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Paparo, Iohannes

Paparo, Iohannes (d. 1154/6), a member of the Papareschi, an aristocratic ecclesiastical Roman family, was a cardinal and papal legate. He is listed as a sub-deacon in a papal document dated 22 April 1138; raised to the diaconate by Pope Celestine II in about December 1143, he was…

Papworth, George

Papworth, George (1781–1855), architect, was born 9 May 1781, third son among ten children of John Papworth, builder and stuccoist, of Great Portland St., London, and Charlotte Papworth (née Searle). He was educated at Dr Thwacken's academy in Hammersmith, exhibiting a design for a…

Papworth, John Thomas

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Pare, William

Pare, William (1805–73), advocate of co-operation, was born in Birmingham, the son of John Pare, cabinet-maker and upholsterer. In his youth he was apprenticed to his father before opening a tobacco shop in New Street, Birmingham. Interested in politics from his teenage years, he…

Paris, Christopher

Paris, Christopher (d. 1535), constable of Maynooth castle, was the son and heir of William Paris of Agher, Co. Meath; nothing is known of his mother. His family were clients of the Fitzgerald earls of Kildare, and Christopher was foster-brother to…

Paris, George

Paris, George (fl. 1533–67), political agent, may be identifiable with the person of that name, son of Nicholas Paris of Agher, Co. Meath, who received a pardon on 10 December 1533. If so he may have been related to Christopher…

Parke, Herbert William

Parke, Herbert William (1903–86), classical scholar, was born 7 September 1903 at Moneymore, Co. Londonderry, only son of William Parke, civil servant, and Bertha Parke (née Blair). He was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution and (when his father moved to the north of…

Parke, James Cecil

Parke, James Cecil (1881–1946), sportsman, was born 26 July 1881 in Clones, Co. Monaghan, son of William Parke, merchant, and Mary Parke (née Pringle). Educated at Lurgan College, he later studied law in TCD and became a solicitor. An all…

Parke (Park, Parks), Edward

Parke (Park, Parks), Edward (d. p.1837), architect, was son of Robert Parke (d. 1792), architect of Dublin and former clerk of Thomas Cooley (qv). Robert worked on the western façade of the Irish house of commons in Foster Place…

Parker, Dame Dehra

Parker, Dame Dehra (1882–1963), politician, was born 13 August 1882 in Dehra Dun, near Delhi, India, the only child of James Kerr-Fisher (1827–91), landowner of Kilrea, Co. Londonderry, and Annie Kerr-Fisher (née Kerr-Forsythe). Educated in Germany and America, where her father…

Parker, Henry

Parker, Henry (1604–52), parliamentarian pamphleteer, was born in 1604, the fifth son of Sir Nicholas Parker (d. 1619) and his third wife, Katherine Temple. His family, important Sussex gentry, was based at Ratton. Little is known of his early life until he attended Oxford, where…

Parker, (James) Stewart

Parker, (James) Stewart (1941–88), playwright and writer, was born 20 October 1941 at 86 Larkfield Road, Sydenham, east Belfast, son of George Herbert Parker (1912–96), tailor's cutter, and his wife Isobella (née Lynas; 1913–87). The family was of protestant, skilled, working-class…

Parker, John

Parker, John (d. 1564), master of the rolls in Ireland, was a Kentishman who came to Ireland in 1540 as private secretary to Lord Deputy St Leger (qv). He may have been the John Parker, scholar of King's College, Cambridge, who…

Parker, John

Parker, John (d. 1681), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin, was born in Dublin, the son of John Parker, prebend of Maynooth. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, and TCD (where he received a DD

Parker, John

Parker, John (c.1654–c.1718?), soldier and Jacobite, was probably born in London, son of William Parker of Margate, a physician who held a number of offices on behalf of the parliamentarian regime, including an excise commissioner (1650–54), and his wife Judith…

Parker, Robert

Parker, Robert (1666–a.1746), soldier and memoirist, was second of three sons of Thomas Parker (d. 1686), a protestant who owned a farm or other small concern near Kilkenny city; nothing is known of his mother. He was educated to the age of 15 in Kilkenny, where he joined a…

Parke, Thomas Heazle

Parke, Thomas Heazle (1857–93), army surgeon and African traveller, was born 27 November 1857 at Clogher House, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon, second son among ten children of William Parke, a well-to-do farmer, and Henrietta Parke (née Holmes). His ancestors were of Kentish stock.…

Parkhill, David

Parkhill, David (fl. 1902–7), dramatist, was probably born in Belfast in the early 1880s. He seems to have attended Belfast Royal Academy, and in 1895 won several prizes for geometry and model-making. He trained as an architect in Belfast, in the same office as the…

Parkinson, James Joseph (‘J. J.’)

Parkinson, James Joseph (‘J. J.’) (c.1870–1948), racehorse trainer and senator, was born near Tramore, Co. Waterford. After qualifying with first-class honours in London as a veterinary surgeon, he returned to Ireland and was apprenticed to one of the leading trainers in…

Park, William

Park, William (1844–1925), presbyterian minister, was born 29 March 1844 in Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone, son of William Park; his mother's maiden name may have been McAlister. He had two uncles who were presbyterian ministers, and his cousin was John Park (d. 1913), professor of…

Parnell, Anna Mercer (Catherine Maria)

Parnell, Anna Mercer (Catherine Maria) (1852–1911), nationalist and land activist, was born 13 May 1852 at Avondale, Co. Wicklow, the family estate of the Parnell family; she was the second youngest of six daughters and five sons of John Henry Parnell, an Anglo-Irish landowner, and…

Parnell, Charles Stewart

Parnell, Charles Stewart (1846–91), politician, was born 27 June 1846 in Avondale House, Co. Wicklow, seventh among eleven children of John Henry Parnell and Delia Tudor Parnell (née Stewart). Ancestry and early life Parnell was a member of the seventh…

Parnell, Fanny Isabel

Parnell, Fanny Isabel (1848–1882), nationalist and poet, was born 4 September 1848 at Avondale, Co. Wicklow, the family estate of John Henry Parnell; she was the eighth of eleven children and fourth of six daughters of John Henry Parnell, an Anglo-Irish protestant landowner, and…

Parnell (- Hayes), William

Parnell (- Hayes), William (1777–1821), writer, landlord, and MP, was born probably in August 1777 (some sources suggest 1780), third son of Sir John Parnell (qv) and his wife Letitia Charlotte, daughter of Sir Arthur Brooke of…

Parnell, John Howard

Parnell, John Howard (1843–1923), farmer and MP, was born at Avondale, Co. Wicklow, third but eldest surviving son among five sons and seven daughters of John Henry Parnell and Delia Tudor Parnell (née Stewart). He was the older brother of…