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Lambart (Lambert), Sir Oliver

Lambart (Lambert), Sir Oliver (d. 1618), 1st Baron Lambart of Cavan , soldier and Irish administrator, was the son of Walter Lambart, of Preston, Yorkshire, England, and Rose, daughter of Sir Oliver Wallop and niece of Sir Henry Wallop…

Lamb, Charles Vincent

Lamb, Charles Vincent (1893–1964), painter, was born 30 August 1893 in Bridge Street, Portadown, Co. Armagh, the eldest of seven children of John Lamb, a painter and decorator, and Mary Theresa Lamb (née Murray). Apprenticed to his father, he attended Portadown Technical School…

Lambert, Bob Robert James

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Lambert, (Charles) Gordon

Lambert, (Charles) Gordon (1919–2005), businessman and art collector, was born 9 April 1919 in the family home at Highfield Road, Rathmines, Dublin, the youngest of four sons of Bob (Robert James Hamilton) Lambert (qv), veterinarian and renowned cricketer, and…

Lambert, Eric Thomas Drummond

Lambert, Eric Thomas Drummond (1909–96), colonial administrator, army officer, and scholar, was born 3 November 1909 in Dublin, son of Septimus Drummond Lambert and Kathleen Lambert (née Barrett). He had an older and a younger sister. His father and his uncle Robert Lambert both…

Lambert, Eugene

Lambert, Eugene (1928–2010), puppeteer and entertainer, was born in spring 1928 in Bayview Terrace, Sligo, one of two sons and one daughter in the family of John Malachy ('Jack') Lambert (d. 1943), county librarian of Sligo, and Eileen Lambert (née O'Connor; d. 1985). His mother had…

Lambert, Ham (Noel Hamilton)

Lambert, Ham (Noel Hamilton) (1910–2006), sportsman and veterinary surgeon, was born 10 June 1910 in Dublin, the eldest son of Robert James Hamilton (Bob) Lambert (see below), veterinary surgeon and cricketer, of Rathmines, Dublin, and his wife Nora (née Mitchell). He was educated in…

Lambert, Matthew

Lambert, Matthew (d. 1581), catholic martyr, was a Wexford baker of whom little is known apart from the circumstances of his death, which were described in the contemporary martyrology of Fr John Houling (qv). He inadvertently…

Lambert, Thomas Drummond

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Lamb, John George Dalkeith ('Keith')

Lamb, John George Dalkeith ('Keith') (1919–2011), horticultural scientist and plantsman, was born on 19 August 1919 in Dublin, the younger son of John Lamb, who had been a doctor in the British army, and his wife Constance (née Johnston). Constance's father, also a doctor, was a…

Lamb, William

Lamb, William (1779–1848), 2nd Viscount Melbourne , chief secretary for Ireland and British prime minister, was born 15 March 1779 at Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, the second son of Peniston Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne, and his wife, Elizabeth Lamb (née Milbanke). Because of his…

Lamont, Donal Raymond

Lamont, Donal Raymond (1911–2003), missionary bishop and critic of the Rhodesian government, was born Daniel Patrick Lamont in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, on 27 July 1911, son of Daniel Lamont, master shoemaker and merchant, and his wife Margaret (née Tumelty), music teacher; he had…

Lamont, Hubert Gibson

Lamont, Hubert Gibson (1901–85), veterinary surgeon and researcher, was born in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, younger son among two sons and two daughters of William S. Lamont (d. 1947), a well known and popular Cookstown vet, and his wife Sara Maude (née Gibson). He was a boarder at…

Lamont (La Mont, La Monte), Elish

Lamont (La Mont, La Monte), Elish (1816–70), artist and writer, was born in Belfast into a prominent business family, daughter of John Lamont, stationer and printer. Having trained as a miniaturist in London, she subsequently returned to Belfast, where by 1837 she had established…

Lamport, William

Lamport, William (1611?–1659), adventurer, was baptised in Wexford town, Co. Wexford, soon after his birth, which was probably on 25 February 1611, though he later claimed it occurred up to four years later. He was the youngest of four children of Richard Lamport, a ship's pilot of…

Lancaster, Thomas

Lancaster, Thomas (d. 1583), protestant archbishop of Armagh, was born in England, possibly in Cumberland, and by 1536 had graduated B.Th., probably from Oxford. Around 1550 he penned and published a statement of his doctrinal beliefs…

Lánczos, Cornelius

Lánczos, Cornelius (Kornél) (1893–1974), theoretical physicist, was born 2 February 1893 in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, eldest of five children of Carolus Löwy, lawyer, and Adél Hahn. During the early 1900s the family changed their name to Lánczos, a Hungarian form of the Jewish name…

Landers, John Joe (‘Purty’)

Landers, John Joe (‘Purty’) (1907–2001), GAA footballer and IRA activist, was born 23 April 1907 at Dawson's Terrace, Tralee, Co. Kerry, son of Garret Landers, engine fitter and noted footballer, and Katherine Landers (née Roche) of Listowel. He was educated locally at the…

Landers, Maurice Finbar (‘Mossie’)

Landers, Maurice Finbar (‘Mossie’) (1878–1948), rugby player, was born 15 April 1878 in Cork city, son of William Landers, vintner, of 50 South Main St., Cork, and Mary Anne Landers (née Gammel). In 1894 he made his club debut for Cork Constitution Rugby Club, playing in the…

Landers, Tim (Roundy)

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Landers, William (Lang)

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Lane, Denny

Lane, Denny (1818–95), Young Irelander and businessman, was born 7 December 1818 in Cork, the only son of Maurice Lane (d. 1845), proprietor of the Riverstown distillery and member of Cork corporation, and Ellen Lane (née Madden). Educated at Hamblin and Porter's school in Queen…

Lane, George

Lane, George (c.1620–83), 1st Viscount Lanesborough , politician and administrator, was born near Elphin, Co. Roscommon, eldest son of Sir Richard Lane of Tulsk, Co. Roscommon, and his second wife, Mabel, daughter and heir to Gerald Fitzgerald. His English grandfather…

Lane, Patrick ('Paddy')

Lane, Patrick ('Paddy') (1934–2012), farm leader and politician, was born on 7 September 1934 in the family home at Parteen, Co. Clare, the only son among three children of Thomas Lane, farmer, and his wife Gertrude (née McCormack). A sports enthusiast, Paddy was a four-time Munster…

Lane, Sir Hugh Percy

Lane, Sir Hugh Percy (1875–1915), art dealer and collector, was born 9 November 1875 at Ballybrack, Co. Cork, third eldest among five sons and one daughter of the Rev. James Willliam Lane, of Cork, and Frances Adelaide Lane (née Persse), of Roxborough, Co. Galway. Two other…