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Talbot, Rose Maud

Talbot, Rose Maud (1915–2009), chatelaine, farmer and philanthropist, was born 14 September 1915 at Hartham Park, Wiltshire, England, the younger of two children of Milo George Talbot (1854–1931), a soldier, and his wife Eva (née Joicey) (d. 1951), a native of Northumberland. Her…

Talbot, Sir Robert

Talbot, Sir Robert (b. 1608; d. in or after 1671), 2nd baronet, lawyer, and politician, was the son of Sir William Talbot (qv) (d. 1634) of Carton, Co. Kildare, and Alison, daughter of John Netterville of Castleton, Co. Meath. He…

Talbot, Sir William

Talbot, Sir William (d. 1634), 1st baronet, recusant lawyer and MP, was the son of Robert Talbot of Carton and grandson of Sir Thomas Talbot of Malahide. The Talbots were one of the most important Old English families of the Pale, and he held extensive lands in Kildare. The Old…

Talbot, Theresa Chetwynd

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Talbot, Thomas

Talbot, Thomas (1771–1853), soldier and colonial administrator, was born 19 July 1771 at Malahide Castle, Malahide, Co. Dublin, fourth son of Richard Talbot (d. 1788), soldier and landowner, and his wife Margaret (née O'Reilly) (d. 1834) of Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath, from 1831…

Talbot, William (William of the Holy Spirit Talbot)

Talbot, William (William of the Holy Spirit Talbot) (fl. 1613–31), Dominican priest and political agent, was born near Navan, Co. Meath. He was a member of one of the most distinguished Old English catholic families, which had settled in Ireland in 1170 and resided…

Tallents, Sir Stephen George

Tallents, Sir Stephen George (1884–1958), civil servant, was born 20 October 1884 in London, eldest son of George William Tallents, barrister, and Mildred Sophia Tallents (née Cubitt), daughter of the 1st Baron Ashcombe. He was educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford, where…

Tallon, Daniel

Tallon, Daniel (1836–1908), wine merchant and nationalist politician, was born in Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. He set up in business as a tailor in Dublin, but later became a wine and spirits merchant, eventually establishing two branches of his business – in Wexford Street and South…

Tandy, James

Tandy, James (c.1766–1836?), soldier, wine merchant, and early United Irishman, was born possibly in the Cornmarket area of Dublin, only son of James Napper Tandy (qv), ironmonger and radical politician, and his wife, Ann,…

Tandy, James Napper

Tandy, James Napper (1737?–1803), merchant, Volunteer, and radical politician, was born probably in the Cornmarket, Dublin. His father, James (1706?–1790), was one of six sons of John Tandy (d. 1741), who had land at Drewstown, near Kells, Co. Meath. James was a member of the guild…

Tanner, William Kearns

Tanner, William Kearns (c.1811–1882), surgeon, was born probably in Cork, but details of his birth, background, and early life are unknown. He received his MD from the University of Glasgow in 1835, and studied under Dupuytren in…

Tansey, Paul Joseph Anthony

Tansey, Paul Joseph Anthony (1949–2008), economist and journalist, was born 17 August 1949 in the Leinster private nursing home, Pembroke Street, Dublin, eldest child of John Joseph Tansey, of 8 North Earl Street, who was owner of the Wolfe Tone Café at that address, and had served in…

Tany, William

Tany, William (fl. 1365–83), chancellor of Ireland and prior of Kilmainham, first appears (May 1365), with no indications of his background, as preceptor of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem's house at Kilteel, Co. Kildare. By December 1365 he was prior of Kilmainham and…

Tate (Teate), Nahum

Tate (Teate), Nahum (1652–1715), poet and dramatist (who himself dropped the ‘e’ from the family name when he reached adulthood), was born in Dublin. His father, the Rev.…

Tautphoeus, Jemima Montgomery von

Tautphoeus, Jemima Montgomery von (1807–93), Baroness, novelist, was born 23 October 1807 in Seaview, Co. Donegal, daughter of James Montgomery , landowner and brother of Sir Henry Conyngham Montgomery (d. 1830), and Jemima Montgomery (née Glasgow). Nothing is known of her life before…

Taylor, Alexander

Taylor, Alexander (1746–1828), military engineer, surveyor, and cartographer, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland; his father may have been William Taylor, a surveyor at Fort George, near Inverness. Having first worked as a land surveyor in Scotland, Alexander joined the army in 1777 and…

Taylor, Francis

Taylor, Francis (d. 1621), politician and catholic martyr, was the second son of Robert Taylor of Swords, Co. Dublin, and his wife Elizabeth Golding of the Grange, Portmarnock. As befit the son of a wealthy merchant family with ties to the civic government of Dublin, Taylor was…

Taylor, Geoffrey Basil

Taylor, Geoffrey Basil (1900–56), poet, was born 5 April 1900 in Wroxham, Norfolk, England, eldest son of Basil Phibbs, soldier and member of the Sligo landed gentry, and Rebekah Wilbraham Taylor, of Hall Place, Hertfordshire. He spent his early years in England before his father…

Taylor, George

Taylor, George (1716?–1781), signer of the American declaration of independence, was born in Ireland, probably in the north of the country. His father may have been a clergyman or minister; the boy received a good education, but it is said that he was unhappy when apprenticed to a…

Taylor, George Watson

Taylor, George Watson (c.1770–1841), MP and private secretary, was probably born in 1770, fourth son of George Watson and Isabella Watson (née Stevenson), of Saul's River, Jamaica. He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn, London, in 1788 but it is unlikely that he ever practised…

Taylor, Jeremy

Taylor, Jeremy (1613–67), Church of Ireland bishop of Down and Connor, was born in Cambridge, England, third son and fourth among six children of Nathaniel Taylor, barber, and his wife Mary Dean; he was baptised 15 August 1613. Education and early career Having…

Taylor, John Francis

Taylor, John Francis (1853–1902), lawyer, orator and man of letters, was born 13 February 1853, third son of John Taylor, farmer, of Riverstown, Co. Sligo, and his wife Maria (née Feely). His father died soon after Taylor's birth, and his mother supported herself and her young…

Taylor, John Shawe-

Taylor, John Shawe- (1866–1911), reforming landlord, was born 3 January 1866, eldest son of Walter Taylor Newton Shawe-Taylor (1832–1912) of Castle Taylor, Ardrahan, Co. Galway, landowner and high sheriff of Galway 1868, and his wife Elizabeth (d. 1896), daughter of Dudley Persse of…

Taylor, John Sydney

Taylor, John Sydney (1795–1841), barrister and journalist, was born in Donnybrook, Dublin, son of John Taylor, artist. His father had been born John McKinley but had assumed the surname of Taylor, and was descended from Capt. David McKinley who had commanded a company of the…

Taylor, Sir William

Taylor, Sir William (1871–1933), surgeon, was born 21 September 1871 in Castlefin, Co. Donegal, the son of John Taylor, farmer, and Mary Jane Taylor (née Taylor). While at the Academy School, Strabane (1884–6), he showed little interest in his lessons and left to work on his father'…