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Taylor, Thomas

Taylor, Thomas (1786–1848), botanist, was born 10 May 1786 in the East Indies, eldest son among six children of Joseph Irwin Taylor, colonel in the East Indian army, and his wife, an Indian woman known as Poor Begum. Educated in Ireland from 1793, he attended the French school in…

Taylor, Thomas Edward

Taylor, Thomas Edward (1811–83), politician, was born 25 March 1811 at Ardgillan Castle, Co. Dublin, the eldest son of Rev. Edward Taylor, of Ardgillan Castle, and his wife, Marianne, daughter of the Hon. Richard St Leger. He was educated at Eton and held several military…

Taylor, William Benjamin Sarsfield

Taylor, William Benjamin Sarsfield (1781–1850), artist and art critic, was born in Donnybrook, Dublin, elder son of John McKinley Taylor (1765–1819), artist and engraver. Through his mother (name unknown) he was supposedly descended from

Taylor, William Cooke

Taylor, William Cooke (1800–49), historian and economist, was born 16 April 1800 at Youghal, Co. Cork, son of Richard Taylor, manufacturer, and his wife, Mary (née Cooke). Both his parents’ families had lived at Youghal since Cromwellian times; Mary was descended from the regicide…

Taylor, William Desmond

Taylor, William Desmond (1872–1922), silent film director and celebrity murder victim, was born William Cunningham Deane-Tanner at Straw Hill House, Carlow town, Co. Carlow, on 26 April 1872, second child and oldest son among two daughters and three sons (one of whom died in infancy…

Taylour, Frances Helen ('Fay')

Taylour, Frances Helen ('Fay') (1904–83), racing motorist and fascist, was born on 5 April 1904 at 11 Oxmanton Mall, Birr, King's County (Co. Offaly) to Herbert Fetherstonhaugh Taylour, formerly a lieutenant in the 3rd battalion of the Leinster regiment and then county inspector in…

Teate, Faithful

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Teate, Faithful

Teate, Faithful (d. 1660) puritan minister and vice-provost of TCD, was born around the start of the seventeenth century. Little is known of his background but he was probably born in England, possibly in Kent, before coming to…

Teeling, Bartholomew

Teeling, Bartholomew (1774–98), United Irishman and French army officer, was the first of four sons of Luke Teeling (qv), a linen merchant at Lisburn, Co. Antrim, and his wife Mary (née Taaffe). He was a pupil at the local academy of…

Teeling, Bartholomew John (Bartle)

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Teeling, Charles George

Teeling, Charles George (1806–75), soldier and inspector in the Irish constabulary, was born 1 March 1806, second surviving son of Charles Hamilton Teeling (qv) of Lisburn and Belfast, United Irishman, writer, and newspaper…

Teeling, Charles Hamilton

Teeling, Charles Hamilton (1778–1848), United Irishman, linen merchant and journalist, was the second son of Luke Teeling (qv), a linen merchant at Lisburn, Co. Antrim, and his wife Mary (née Taaffe). He was a younger brother of…

Teeling, Luke

Teeling, Luke (d. 1823), linen merchant and catholic politician, was an elder son in the large family of Bartholomew Teeling of Matt, Co. Louth, and his second wife, Catherine, daughter of Patrick Grace. Luke Teeling is known from a contemporary letter to have had at least five…

Teevan, Thomas

Teevan, Thomas (1902–76), attorney general and high court judge, was born 29 November 1902 in Bawnboy, Co. Cavan, son of Francis Teevan, medical doctor, of Cavan, and Anne Teresa Teevan (née O'Brien). He was educated at Currin national school, Cavan, Dundalk…

Telfair, Charles

Telfair, Charles (c.1778–1833), surgeon and naturalist, was born in Belfast. Telfair qualified as a surgeon and was present on board one of the British naval vessels that blockaded Port Louis in 1810, when the British took the Île de France (Mauritius) from the French. He…

Tempest, Henry Godfrey (Harry)

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Tempest, William

Tempest, William (1835–1918), antiquary and publisher, was born 13 November 1835 in Rostrevor, Co. Down, son of William Tempest and Esther Tempest (née Broughden), originally from Ramelton, Co. Donegal. He was apprenticed at the age of 13 to a newspaper printer in Newry. In 1859,…

Temple, Sir John

Temple, Sir John (1632–1705), lawyer and politician, was born in Blackfriars, London, second son of Sir John Temple (qv), master of the rolls for Ireland and author of The Irish rebellion (1646), and his wife Mary Hammond of…

Temple, Sir John

Temple, Sir John (1600–77), officeholder and politician, was the eldest son of Sir William Temple (qv), provost of TCD, and his wife Martha, daughter of Richard Harrison of Derbyshire,…

Temple, Sir William

Temple, Sir William (1555–1627), philosopher and provost of TCD, was born in Warwickshire, England, son of Anthony Temple. Educated at Eton, William entered King's College, Cambridge, where he was a fellow, graduating BA (1578) and…

Temple, Sir William

Temple, Sir William (1628–99), author and diplomat, was born 25 April 1628 in Blackfriars, London, eldest son of Sir John Temple (qv), master of the rolls for Ireland and author of The Irish rebellion (1646), and his wife…

Templeton, John

Templeton, John (1766–1825), naturalist and philanthropist, was born at Bridge St., Belfast, son of James Templeton, a prosperous wholesale merchant, and his wife Mary Eleanor, daughter of Benjamin Legg of Belfast and Malone. Background and education The…

Templeton, Robert

Templeton, Robert (1802–92), naturalist and artist, was born 12 December 1802 in Belfast, the only son and second among five children of John Templeton (qv), prosperous merchant, philanthropist, and pioneering naturalist, and his wife…

Tenison, Edward

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Tenison, Edward King

Tenison, Edward King (1805–78), pioneer photographer, landed gentleman, and MP, was born 21 January 1805, second son of Col. Thomas Tenison of Castle Tenison (later Kilronan Castle), Co. Roscommon, MP for Boyle 1792, and Lady Frances Anne King, daughter of Edward, 1st earl of…