Princes Street, Methodists’ Meeting House [On entrance pillar (north) to Methodist Meeting House]
The Reverend Edward Hincks (19 August 1792 – 3 December 1866) M.A., D.D., was an Anglo-Irish clergyman, best remembered as an Assyriologist and one of the decipherers of Mesopotamian cuneiform. He was one of the three men known as the "holy trinity of cuneiform", with Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson and Jules Oppert.
Edward Hincks was born in Cork on 19 August 1792. He was the eldest son of the Rev. Thomas Dix Hincks, a distinguished Protestant minister, orientalist and naturalist. Edward was an elder brother of Sir Francis Hincks - a prominent Canadian politician who was also sometime Governor of Barbados - and William Hincks, the first Professor of Natural History at Queen's College, Cork and afterwards University College, Toronto.