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Pike, Ebenezer

Pike, Ebenezer (1806–83), shipowner and philanthropist, was born 25 March 1806 in Cork, eldest son of two sons of Joseph Pike and his second wife, Lydia Fennell of Cahir Abbey, Cahir, Co. Tipperary. Joseph Pike (1768–1826), banker, was born in Cork, second among two sons and one…

Pike, Joseph

Pike, Joseph (1658–1729), quaker merchant and author, was born at Kilcrea, Co. Cork, the eldest son of Richard Pike and Elizabeth Jackson (1636–88). His mother was from London, where some of her relations had enjoyed civic office, while his father was from a landowning family at…

Pike, Joseph

Pike, Joseph (1851–1929), company director and parliamentary candidate, was born 30 December 1851 in Cork, eldest son of Ebenezer Pike (qv) and his wife, Lydia Clibborn, daughter of Jonathan Pike, of Beechgrove, Co. Tyrone, and his…

Pike, Joseph

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Pike, Mary

Pike, Mary (1776–1832), quaker heiress, was the only surviving daughter of Samuel Pike and his wife Catherine Hutchinson (d. 1813), a son and daughter both having died in infancy. Samuel (d. 1796) was a partner with his older brother Ebenezer in the family bank in Cork city,…

Pike, Richard

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Pilkington, Ellice

Pilkington, Ellice (1869–1936), women's activist and artist, was born 1 September 1869 as Louisa Ellice Esmonde , second daughter of Sir John Esmonde, MP and lieutenant-colonel of Waterford artillery militia, of Ballynastragh, Gorey, Co. Wexford, and Louisa Esmonde (née Grattan),…

Pilkington, John Carteret (Jack)

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Pilkington, Laetitia

Pilkington, Laetitia (c.1709–1750), author, was born in Dublin or Co. Cork, eldest child of John van Lewen (1684–1737), physician and obstetrician, and his wife Elizabeth Corry (d. c.1742), niece of Sir John Meade (qv…

Pilkington, Matthew

Pilkington, Matthew (1700/01–1774), anglican clergyman and poet, was born in Ballyboy, between Tullamore and Birr, King's Co. (Offaly), son of William Pilkington, watchmaker. The family subsequently transferred to the Lazar's Hill (Hawkins St.) area of Dublin. Matthew was tutored…

Pilkington, William (‘Liam’, ‘Billy’)

Pilkington, William (‘Liam’, ‘Billy’) (1894–1977), republican activist and Redemptorist priest, was born 2 June 1894 in Abbey St, Sligo town, eldest among ten children (eight boys and two girls) of John Pilkington, a postman, and his wife Margaret (née Torsney), a native of…

Pim, Frederic William

Pim, Frederic William (1839–1925), businessman and pamphleteer, was born 8 May 1839 in Dublin, one of four sons and seven daughters of Jonathan Pim (qv), merchant and MP, and his wife Susanna Todhunter. He was educated in England at…

Pim, Herbert Moore

Pim, Herbert Moore (1883–1950), writer and political activist, was born 6 June 1883 in Belfast, son of Robert Barclay Pim and Caroline Pim (née Moore). The Pims were a leading quaker business and professional dynasty; his father was secretary of the Friends Provident Insurance…

Pim, James

Pim, James (1796–1856), banker, stockbroker, and railway entrepreneur, was born 7 May 1796 in Dublin, son of James Pim (1767–1848) of Mountmellick, Queen's Co. (Laois), and Dublin, and his wife Anne (1768–1847), daughter of Benjamin Greenwood of Portarlington, Queen's Co. The Pims…

Pim, John Harold

Pim, John Harold (1866–1932), accountant, was born 23 October 1866 in Dublin, youngest son among five sons and six daughters of Thomas Pim (1815–96), of Glenageary, Co. Dublin, merchant, and his wife, Isabella Sophia (1823–70), daughter of Lord Lister of Pharistow, Sussex, England…

Pim, Jonathan

Pim, Jonathan (1806–85), merchant, politician, and philanthropist, was born in Dublin, the eldest of seven children of Thomas Pim (qv), merchant, and Mary Pim (née Harvey), of Youghal, Co. Cork. The Pims were prominent quakers, established…

Pim, Jonathan Ernest

Pim, Jonathan Ernest (1858–1949), judge and attorney general for Ireland, was born 2 May 1858 at Monkstown, Co. Dublin, eldest among three sons and six daughters of Thomas Pim of Greenbank, Monkstown, company director of Pim Brothers & Co., a substantial Dublin firm, and Susan…

Pim, Joseph Pike

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Pim, Joseph Robinson

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Pim, Joshua

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Pim, Joshua

Pim, Joshua (1869–1942), tennis player, was born 20 May 1869 at Milward Terrace, Bray, Co. Wicklow, son of Joshua Pim, barrister, and Susan Pim (née Middleton). His father died in 1871 and the family moved to Crosthwaite Park, Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire), Co. Dublin. He had two or…

Pim (later Grubb), Sarah

Pim (later Grubb), Sarah (1746–1832), and her brothers Joshua Pim and Joseph Pike Pim, entrepreneurs, were among the sixteen children of John Pim, quaker businessman of Mountrath, Queen's Co. (Laois), and his wife Sarah (née Clibborn), who was also of a quaker family from Moate,…

Pim, Sir Richard Pike

Pim, Sir Richard Pike (1900–87), inspector-general of RUC, was born 10 July 1900 in Dunmurry, outside Belfast, second son of Cecil Pim (1870–1942), managing director of the Greenmount Spinning Co., and his wife, Marie Pike of Keady, Co. Armagh. Both parents came from renowned quaker…

Pim, Thomas

Pim, Thomas (1771–1855), merchant, was born 27 October 1771 in Mountmellick, Queen's Co. (Laois), second son among nine sons and four daughters of Jonathan Pim (1741–1824), tanner, originally of Rushin, Queen's Co., and later of Mountmellick, and his second wife, Sarah (1746–1805…

Pinkerton, Emily (Emilie) Cordner-

Pinkerton, Emily (Emilie) Cordner- (c.1859–1902), publisher, was born probably in Newry, Co. Down, where her parents, William Henry Cordner (d. 1890) and Matilda Cordner (née McCracken), had a jewellery and watchmaker's shop. There were also at least three sons in the family…