John Wilson Croker was born in Galway, the son of an exciseman. After study at Trinity College, Dublin and Lincoln's Inn he practiced law before election to Parliament (1807-32) and serving as Secretary to the Admiralty (1809-30). He was a notable Tory politician and a prolific contributor to the Quarterly Review from its inception.
The opinion of an impartial observer concerning the late transactions in Ireland. 1803.
Familiar epistles to Frederick J—s, Esq. on the present state of the Irish stage. 1804.
An intercepted letter from J. T. Esq., writer at Canton, to his friend in Dublin, Ireland. 1804.
The history of Cutchacutchoo. 1805.
The Amazoniad; or, figure and fashion: a scuffle in high life: with notes critical and historical. 1806.
Histrionic epistles. 1807.
A sketch of the state of Ireland, past and present. 1808.
The battle of Talavera: a poem. 1809.
A key to the orders in council. 1812.
The letters on the subject of the naval war with America. 1813.
Stories selected from the history of England, from the conquest to the revolution: for children. 1817.
A letter from the King. 1820.
The reply of the people to the Letter from the King. 1821.
Letters to and from Henrietta, Countess of Suffolk, and her second husband, the Hon. George Berkeley; from 1712 to 1767, ed. Croker. 1824.
Letters from the Honble. Horace Walpole, to the Earl of Hertford, during his Lordship's embassy in Paris. To which are added Mr. Walpole's letters to the Rev. Henry Zouch, ed. Croker. 1825.
Two letters on Scottish affairs from E. Bradwardine Waverly Esq. to Malachi Malagrowther Esq. 1826.
Progressive geography for children. 1828.
The speech of the Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, on the Reform Question. 1831.
Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., including a Journal of a tour of the Hebrides, ed. Croker. 5 vols, 1831.
Resolutions moved by Mr. Croker on the report of the Reform-Bill. March 14, 1832. 1832.
Johnsoniana: or supplement to Boswell. 2 vols, 1835.
Hervey, Memoirs of the reign of George the Second from his accession to the death of Queen Caroline, ed. Croker. 2 vols, 1848.
The Croker Papers. 3 vols, 1884.