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Everard, Sir Redmond

Everard, Sir Redmond (1689–1742), 4th baronet, MP, and later Jacobite, was born in Co. Tipperary, probably in Fethard, elder of two sons of Sir John Everard, baronet, of Fethard, and his wife Eleanor, eldest daughter of Pierce Butler, 6th Lord Caher, and Elizabeth Mathew. Sir John…

Everard, Sir Richard

Everard, Sir Richard (c.1590–1660?), 1st baronet and Confederate, was born in Fethard, Co. Tipperary, second among three sons of Sir John Everard (qv), knight, of Fethard, lawyer, second justice of the king's bench, and his…

Everett, Alice

Everett, Alice (1865–1949), astronomer and physicist, was born 15 May 1865 in Blythswood, Glasgow, one of three daughters and three sons of Joseph David Everett (1831–1904), lecturer in natural philosophy at Glasgow University, and his wife Jessie, daughter of Alexander Fraser,…

Everett, James

Everett, James (1890–1967), Labour politician and trade unionist, was born 14 February 1890 in Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow, a son of Robert Everett, a small farmer and waiter, and Margaret Everett (née Doyle). He had one brother and a sister and attended the local national school in…

Evory, Thomas

Evory, Thomas (1758–1828), obstetrician, was born 18 October 1758 in Derry city, elder of at least two children of George Evory, an apothecary, and his wife, née Folliott. He settled in Dublin and was apprenticed (1775–80) to a surgeon at the Meath Hospital, where he was later…

Ewald, Paul Peter

Ewald, Paul Peter (1888–1985), mathematical physicist, was born 23 January 1888 in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Paul Ewald, historian, from a wealthy academic family, and Clara Ewald (née Philippson), artist. His father died of appendicitis three months before he was born, and…

Ewart Biggs, Jane

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Ewing, (Reginald) Cecil

Ewing, (Reginald) Cecil (1910–73), golfer, was born 11 July 1910 at Rosses Point, Co. Sligo, son of Thomas Ewing, hotel proprietor, and Sally Ewing (née Kerrison). His father's hotel at Rosses Point doubled as a clubhouse for the local golf club in its early days, and Cecil became…

Exeter, Richard

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Exeter, Richard

Exeter, Richard of (d. 1286), knight, justice, and deputy justiciar, first appears as a justice of the itinerant bench in 1258 and is regularly mentioned in eyre till 1282; his family background is unknown. He became deputy justiciar of Ireland on 6 March 1270, a position he held…

Exshaw, Charles

Exshaw, Charles (1715?–1771), painter, etcher, and art dealer, was born at Tymon, Co. Dublin, one of the four sons and one daughter of John Exshaw of Dublin, merchant, and his wife Thomasina (née Barry). Their eldest son, Edward (qv) (b.…

Exshaw, Edward

Exshaw, Edward (1710–48), bookseller and publisher, was the eldest of four sons of John Exshaw (1685?–1746), a merchant and landowner of Tymon (later called Kimmage), Co. Dublin, and his wife Thomasine (d. 1777?), daughter of Capt. Charles Barry of Newtown, Co. Meath, and grand-niece…

Exshaw, John

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Exshaw, John

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Eyre, Edward

Eyre, Edward (1626–83), Cromwellian settler, was the sixth son of Giles Eyre of Bickworth, Wiltshire; nothing is known of his mother. He first went to Ireland in 1649–50, serving in the Cromwellian forces, and later settled in Galway city. The commonwealth made various attempts to…

Eyre, John

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Eyre, Robert Hedges

Eyre, Robert Hedges (c.1770–1840), landowner and developer, was born at Macroom, Co. Cork, the younger of two sons (there were also two daughters) of Richard Hedges Eyre, and his wife, Helena Eyre (née Herbert) of Muckross, Co. Kerry. The family owned large estates in Co…