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Lythe, Robert

Lythe, Robert (d. c. 1574), cartographer, was first recorded in 1556 when he was employed by the auditor of Calais, John Challoner (qv), to map the surrounding English Pale. Chaloner, a client of Sir William…

Lyttle, Richard

Lyttle, Richard (1866–1905), land campaigner, nationalist, and non-subscribing presbyterian minister, was born 6 March 1866 at Barnhill, a farm near Dromore, Co. Down, owned by his father, Richard Lyttle, a merchant in Dromore whose family had been gentlemen farmers near…

Lyttle, Thomas (‘Tucker’)

Lyttle, Thomas (‘Tucker’) (1939–95), loyalist paramilitary leader, was born in the Shankill area of Belfast and lived in Sydney Street (off the Shankill Road). He was a machinist at Mackie's foundry at the time when he became a founding member of the…

Lytton, Rosina Anne Doyle Bulwer

Lytton, Rosina Anne Doyle Bulwer (‘Lady Lytton’) (1802–82), novelist, was born 2 November 1802 at Ballywhire, Co. Limerick, the youngest of two surviving daughters of Francis Massy Wheeler (d. 1820), a landlord, and the feminist philosopher…