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Babington, Anthony Patrick

Babington, Anthony Patrick (1920–2004), judge, writer, and disability advocate, was born at 4 Mount Verdon Terrace, Cork city, on 4 April 1920, the youngest of two sons and two daughters of Oscar John Gilmore Babington (1879–1930), engineer and army officer, and his wife Annie Honor…

Babington (Bebington), Brutus (Brute, Bruce)

Babington (Bebington), Brutus (Brute, Bruce) (c.1558–1611), bishop of Derry, was born in Cheshire, England, second of five sons of Richard Bebington of Nantwich, Cheshire, and Anne Bebington (née Starkey). He entered Christ's College, Cambridge (1572), and graduated…

Babington, Sir Anthony Brutus

Babington, Sir Anthony Brutus (1877–1972), lawyer and politician, was born 24 November 1877, eldest son of Hume Babington, architect and civil engineer, of Creevagh House, Co. Londonderry, with an estate of 1,540 acres in 1876. The family were direct descendants of…

Babington, William

Babington, William (1756–1833), doctor and mineralogist, was born 21 May 1756 in Portglenone, Co. Antrim, son of Humphrey Babington, curate of Ahoghill, and his wife Dorothea (née Buttle or Battle). His brothers Thomas and Richard became clergymen; another brother, David Babington…

Bačík, Charles

Bačík, Charles (1910–91), co-founder of modern Waterford Glass, later Waterford Crystal, was born in Nová Říše, near Prague, Czechoslovakia, on 25 June 1910, the second son of Dr Karel Bačík and his wife, Milada, née Hora. He graduated from Charles University, Prague, with a science…

Bacon, Francis

Bacon, Francis (1909–92), artist, was born 28 October 1909 at 63 Lower Baggot St., Dublin, second eldest of three sons and two daughters of Anthony Edward (‘Eddy’) Mortimer Bacon, and his wife Christina Winifred (‘Winnie’) Loxley Firth, both of England. His father, a former captain…

Báetán

Báetán (d. 581), son of Cairell and overking of Ulaid, belonged to the Dál Fiatach dynasty. His father Cairell, allegedly a son of Muiredach Muinderg, is included in the Ulster king-lists. His mother, according to genealogical tradition, was Cummíne daughter of Furudrán. He had a…

Báetán

Báetán (d. 572), son of Muirchertach and putatively king of Tara, belonged to the Cenél nÉogain dynasty. The genealogies represent him as a son of Muirchertach/Mac Ercae (qv) and as a brother of Domnall and Forggus, who are…

Báetán

Báetán (d. 586), son of Ninnid and putatively king of Tara, belonged to the Cenél Conaill dynasty. His father, Ninnid son of Duí, was an early representative of the lineage of Cenél Duach. He had at least two brothers: Eochaid, who was slain by the Cianachta, and Feradach,…

Báetán

Báetán (d. 664) of the moccu Chormaic, abbot of Clonmacnoise, belonged to a prominent line of Conmaicne Mara. He became ninth abbot (653) in succession to Áedlug son of Camán, and held office into the twelfth year, which was quite a long period in power given that candidates…

Bagenal (Bagnal(l)), Sir Henry

Bagenal (Bagnal(l)), Sir Henry (c.1556–1598), soldier, was born in England, eldest son of Sir Nicholas Bagenal (qv) and his wife Eleanor (née Griffith; d. 1573) of Penrhyn, north Wales. Henry apparently left…

Bagenal (Bagnal(l)), Sir Nicholas

Bagenal (Bagnal(l)), Sir Nicholas (1510?–1591), soldier, was second son of John Bagnal (d. 1558), tailor and mayor of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, and his wife Eleanor (Elinor) Whittingham of Middlewich, Cheshire. In 1539 Nicholas, as a gentleman pensioner, went to…

Bagenal, Beauchamp

Bagenal, Beauchamp (c.1735–1802), landowner and MP, was the eldest of three surviving children (one son and two daughters) of Walter Bagenal (c.1670–1745), landowner of Dunleckney, Co. Carlow, and MP for Co. Carlow (1725–7), and his second wife, Eleanor (née…

Bagenal, Dudley

Bagenal, Dudley (d. 1712), Jacobite, was eldest son of Col. Walter Bagenal (qv) of Dunleckney, Co. Carlow, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Roper, 3rd Lord Teynham, and widow of John Plunkett of Dunsoghly. His father, a…

Bagenal (O'Neill), Mabel

Bagenal (O'Neill), Mabel (c.1571–95), countess of Tyrone , was born in Newry, sixth daughter and youngest among eleven children of Sir Nicholas Bagenal (qv), marshal of the army in Ireland, and Eleanor Griffith…

Bagenal, Philip Henry Dudley

Bagenal, Philip Henry Dudley (1850–1927), public official and political writer, was born 18 June 1850, the youngest of the four sons of Philip Bagenal (1796–1856), a landowner, of Benekerry, Co. Carlow, and his wife, Georgiana Thomasina, daughter of James Boyd of Rosslare, Co.…

Bagenal, Walter

Bagenal, Walter (1614–52), soldier and politician, was eldest son of George Bagenal of Dunleckney, Co. Carlow, and Joan, daughter of Walter Butler (qv), 11th earl of Ormond. The Bagenals originated from Staffordshire in England and only…

Bagot (Bagod), Robert

Bagot (Bagod), Robert (d. 1298), knight and chief justice of the common bench, Dublin, was probably (according to Ball) son of Ralph Bagot of Co. Dublin; however, he may have been related to William Bagot, sheriff of Warwick and Bedford, a justice who rose to prominence during the…

Bagot, Robert

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Bagwell, Harriet

Bagwell, Harriet (Philippa Jocelyn) (c.1853–1937), philanthropist and promoter of local industry, was born in Dunleckney Manor, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, eldest child of Phillip Jocelyn Newton (1818–95), DL,…

Bagwell, John

Bagwell, John (1752–1816), landowner and MP, was the only son among four children of William Bagwell (c.1728–1756) of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, presbyterian, banker, merchant, and MP for Clonmel (January–July 1756), and Jane Bagwell, daughter of John Harper of Belgrove,…

Bagwell, John Philip (‘Jack’)

Bagwell, John Philip (‘Jack’) (1874–1946), railway executive and politician, was born 11 August 1874, only son of the historian Richard Bagwell (qv), of Marlfield, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, and

Bagwell, Richard

Bagwell, Richard (1840–1918), barrister, historian, and political activist, was born 9 December 1840, eldest son of John Bagwell, MP, of Marlfield, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, and his wife the Hon. Frances, youngest daughter of Francis Aldborough Prittie,…

Bagwell, William

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Bailey, Kenneth Claude

Bailey, Kenneth Claude (1896–1951), chemist and university administrator, was born 9 May 1896, the son of C. W. Bailey. It is probable that Wellesley Cosby Bailey (qv) was a relative. Bailey was educated at St Andrew's College…