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Francis was born c.1768, possibly in or near Newtownforbes.
Francis participated in the 1798 Rebellion on the side of the joint Irish-French forces. After the rebellion, he was tried by court martial on the 22 November 1798 for going with a French corporal to Longford. He was intially sentenced to death, but this was later commuted to serving with an overseas regiment.
Mention in 'The Courts Martial of 1798-9' by Patrick C. Power (account may be required to view the reference);