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Jameson, Joan

Jameson, Joan (1892–1953), still life, figure and landscape painter, was born Joan Moira Maud, in London on 4 October 1892, elder of the two daughters of Sir Richard John Musgrave , 5th baronet, DL and JP…

Jameson, John

Jameson, John (1773–1861), distiller, was born in August 1773 in Scotland, the second son of John Jameson (d.1823), sheriff clerk of Clackmannanshire, and his wife Margaret, daughter of John Haig of Alloa, the original proprietor of John Haig & Co., distillers. John Jameson…

Jameson, John (‘Jackie’)

Jameson, John (‘Jackie’) (1957–2002), soccer player, was born 27 March 1957 in Cashel Avenue, Crumlin, Dublin, youngest son of John Jameson, CIÉ employee, and Margaret Jameson (née Stephens) of Cashel Avenue. As a…

Jameson, William George (‘Willie’)

Jameson, William George (‘Willie’) (1851–1939), sportsman, was the younger son among two sons and three daughters of John Jameson (1804–81), JP, of St Marnock's, Malahide, Co. Dublin, high sheriff of Dublin city (1869), and Anne Jameson (…

James, William

James, William (1771–1832), business magnate, financier, and progenitor of a major American intellectual family, was born 29 December 1771 in Corkish, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, second of three sons of William James (1736–1822), tenant farmer, probably of Welsh stock, and Susan…

Jammet Jammet, François

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Jammet Jammet, Michel

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Jammet, Louis

Jammet, Louis (1894–1964), restaurateur, was born July 1894 in London, educated at Belvedere College, Dublin, and joined the French army as an ordinary soldier during the first world war. He was wounded in his right arm and was fortunate not to lose it. After the war he studied…

Jammet, Yvonne

Jammet, Yvonne (1900–67), landscape painter and sculptor, was born Yvonne Auger in Paris, the daughter of Félix Auger and his wife Catherine (née Jammet), restaurateurs; her mother was a second cousin once removed from her future husband. Yvonne studied art at the Académie Julian…

Jebb, Frederick

Jebb, Frederick (d. 1782), obstetrician, was probably born in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, elder son among two sons and two daughters of Edward Jeeb (d. 1771), apothecary, and Elizabeth Jeeb (maiden name unknown). He trained as a doctor in Paris. Returning to Dublin in 1765 he…

Jebb, Henry

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Jebb, John

Jebb, John (1775–1833), theologian and Church of Ireland bishop of Limerick, was born 27 September 1775 in Drogheda, second son of John Jebb (1719–96), town alderman and merchant, and his second wife, Alicia (née Forster; d. 1782). On the sudden failure of his father's business in…

Jebb, Richard

Jebb, Richard (1766–1834), author and judge, was born in Drogheda, Co. Louth, and baptised on 24 July 1766, elder son among two sons and three daughters of John Jebb (d. 1796), alderman of the borough, and his second wife Alice or Alicia (née Forster; d. 1790). His younger brother…

Jeffares, Alexander Norman

Jeffares, Alexander Norman (1920–2005), literary scholar (known in academia as A. Norman Jeffares, to friends as 'Derry ') was born 11 August 1920 at Elmgrove House, Milltown, Co. Dublin, son of Cecil Norman Jeffares, accountant to the

Jeffcott, Henry Homan

Jeffcott, Henry Homan (1877–1937), engineer, was born 6 February 1877 at Muff Lodge, Co. Donegal, second son of William Jeffcott, land agent and magistrate, and his wife Ellen (née Roche?). He was educated at the High School, Dublin, and TCD…

Jeffereyes (Jeffereys, Jeffries, Jeffreys), (James) St John

Jeffereyes (Jeffereys, Jeffries, Jeffreys), (James) St John (1734–80), MP and improving landlord, was born perhaps on the family estate at Blarney, Co. Cork, His grandfather, Brig.-gen. James Jeffreys (c.1650–1719/22), MP for Lismore (1703–15), married in succession two…

Jeffereyes (Jeffries, Jeffereys), Arabella

Jeffereyes (Jeffries, Jeffereys), Arabella (c.1734–c.1810), landowner and social radical, was born Arabella Fitzgibbon , eldest daughter among three daughters and four sons of John Fitzgibbon and Elinor Fitzgibbon (née Grove); her younger brother was…

Jellett, Eva Josephine

Jellett, Eva Josephine (1868–1958), doctor, was born 6 January 1868 at 40 Wellington Row, Dublin, youngest daughter of John Hewitt Jellett (qv), clergyman, mathematician, and provost of TCD…

Jellett, Henry

Jellett, Henry (1872–1948), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born 29 May 1872 at Aghinagh, Killinardrish, Co. Cork, youngest among four sons and four daughters of the Rev. Henry Jellett (1821–1901), theologian and dean of St Patrick's cathedral, Dublin, and Elizabeth Rebecca…

Jellett, John Hewitt

Jellett, John Hewitt (1817–88), mathematician and provost of TCD, was born 25 December 1817 at Cashel, Co. Tipperary, eldest among four sons and one daughter of the Rev. Morgan Jellett (d. 1831), rector of Pallasgrean, near Cashel, and Harriette Anne Jellett (née Poole; d. 1829),…

Jellett, Mainie

Jellett, Mainie (1897–1944), artist, was born Mary Harriet Jellett on 29 April 1897 into a protestant family at 37 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, the eldest of four daughters of William Morgan Jellett, a barrister, and Janet Jellett (née Stokes). Her father, the son of…

Jellicoe, Anne

Jellicoe, Anne (1823–1880), pioneer of women's education and founder of Alexandra College, Dublin, was born 26 March 1823 at Mountmellick, Queen's Co., the daughter of William Mullin (1796–1826), a quaker schoolmaster, and his wife, Margaret Mullin (née Thompson; 1801–1840). She…

Jemison, Mary ('Deh-he-wä-mis')

Jemison, Mary ('Deh-he-wä-mis') (1743?–1833), American frontierswoman, was born aboard the ship William and Mary, when her parents, Thomas Jemison and his wife Jane (née Erwin), (both of protestant Scotch-Irish heritage) were emigrating to colonial Pennsylvania, departing from…

Jenison (Jenyson, Genyson), Thomas

Jenison (Jenyson, Genyson), Thomas (d. 1587), auditor general of Ireland, was the eldest son of Robert Jenison of Yokeflete, Yorkshire, England, and his wife Agnes, daughter of William Wren of the Isle of Ely. In early 1550 he entered the royal service and was dispatched to the…

Jenkinson, David Stewart

Jenkinson, David Stewart (1928–2011), soil scientist, was born on 25 February 1928 in Hollywood Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA, the eldest of three sons of Hugh McLoughlin Jenkinson, investor and businessman, and his wife Isabel Frances (née Glass). His father, an Irish…