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Gwynn, Lucius Henry

Gwynn, Lucius Henry (1873–1902), cricketer and rugby international, was born 5 May 1873 at Ramelton, Co. Donegal, fourth of seven sons of the Very Rev. John Gwynn (qv), clergyman and author, and Lucy Josephine, eldest daughter of…

Gwynn, Stephen Lucius

Gwynn, Stephen Lucius (1864–1950), man of letters, politician, and soldier, was born 13 February 1864 at St Columba's College, Rathfarnham, Dublin, eldest child of John Gwynn (qv), warden of St Columba's and later professor of divinity at…

Gyles, Althea

Gyles, Althea (1868–1949), poet and artist, was born in Kilmurry, Co. Waterford. Her father, George Gyles, came from a well-connected Anglo-Irish family, who, according to W. B. Yeats (qv), were ‘so haughty that their neighbours…

Gywnn, Denis Rolleston

Gywnn, Denis Rolleston (1893–1971), journalist and historian, was born 6 March 1893, third son among four sons and two daughters of Stephen Lucius Gwynn (qv), writer and MP, and his wife and first cousin Mary Louise, daughter of…