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Tillie, William

Tillie, William (1822–1904), shirt manufacturer, was born in October 1822 in Crookston Mains, in the parish of Stow, Midlothian, Scotland, son of John Tillie and his wife Jannet Tillie (née Brown), who were substantial farmers; he had at least two brothers and a sister. Until Tillie…

Timoney, Séamus Gearóid

Timoney, Séamus Gearóid (1926–91), engineer and university professor, was born 13 September 1926 in Galway, eldest among seven sons and three daughters of Lt.-col. Séamus Timoney and Nora Timoney. He belonged to a devout catholic family, of whom two brothers and one sister entered…

Tindal (-Carill-Worsley), Nicolas Henry Joseph ('Nick')

Tindal (-Carill-Worsley), Nicolas Henry Joseph ('Nick') (1911–2006), RAF pilot and farmer, was born 7 March 1911, the only son of Ralph Tindal-Carill-Worsley (1881–1966), an officer in the Royal Navy, and his wife Kathleen (née Mangan) (d. 1961), the third daughter of Simon Mangan,…

Tinney, Mary Catherine

Tinney, Mary Catherine (1924–2006), diplomat, was born on 15 February 1924 in Scotland, where her parents were living briefly. When her father, Eamonn Tinney, an income tax official, was posted to Letterkenny, they returned to his home county, Donegal; her mother, Winifred Tinney (née…

Tinney, Sheila Christina (née Power)

Tinney, Sheila Christina (née Power) (1918–2010), mathematical physicist, was born on 15 January 1918 in Galway city, fourth daughter of Michael Power (1885–1974), professor of mathematics in UCG (1912–55), and Christina Power (née…

Tiptoft, John

Tiptoft, John (1427–70), earl of Worcester , lieutenant and chancellor of Ireland, was eldest son of John, Lord Tiptoft, and Joyce, daughter and coheir of John, Lord Cherleton of Powis, and stands out as one of the most educated magnates of his generation. He had rooms in the…

Tírechán

Tírechán (fl. late 7th cent.), bishop of the church of Ardbraccan (Co. Meath), was descended from Conall, son of Énnae and grandson of Amolngid, and was therefore a native of Tír Amalgado (Tirawley, Co. Mayo). He was the author of a collection of materials on St…

Tirry, William

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Tirry, William

Tirry, William (1573–1646), catholic bishop of Cork, was the son of Edmund Tirry, twice mayor of Cork; nothing is known of his mother. After receiving a classical education in Cork, he went to the University of Louvain to study philosophy and theology, and had completed his thesis…

Tisdall, Margaret (Dell, Peggy)

Tisdall, Margaret (Dell, Peggy) (1906–79), pianist and bandleader, was born 8 January 1906 in the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, daughter of William Tisdall, musician, and Margaret Tisdall (née Gibbons). She was raised on the North Circular Road and educated locally. Known from childhood…

Tisdall, Philip

Tisdall, Philip (1703–77), politician, was born in March 1703 at Spa (then in the Spanish Netherlands), eldest son of Richard Tisdall (c. 1678–1742), lawyer and MP, and his wife Mary, daughter of Richard Boyle, MP. Tisdall was educated at the school of Dr…

Tisdall, Robert Morton Newburgh (Bob)

Tisdall, Robert Morton Newburgh (Bob) (1907–2004), Olympic gold medallist, was born 16 May 1907 at a nursing home in Hatton, a small town in up‑country Ceylon (latterly Sri Lanka), the only son and younger child of William Newburgh Tisdall, originally from Donemark, Bantry, Co. Cork…

Tisdall, William

Tisdall, William (1669–1735), clergyman and author, was born in Dublin, the eldest of four sons of William Tisdall (1641–1702) and his, wife Anne; the couple also had two daughters. His father, who was sheriff of Carrickfergus, 1690–94, was the youngest son of Michael Tisdall of…

Toal, Maureen

Toal, Maureen (1930–2012), actress, was born Mary Toal on 7 September 1930 in a nursing home on the North Circular Road, Dublin, one of five children (two boys and three girls) of Thomas Toal, a clerk in Irish Shell, and his wife Mary (née Bates). The family lived in Kincora Park,…

Tobin, Daniel Joseph

Tobin, Daniel Joseph (1872–1955), trade union leader, was born 2 April 1872 in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, son of John Tobin, shopkeeper, and Bridget Tobin (née Kennelly). He attended national school locally before emigrating with a brother to the United States, settling in Cambridge…

Tobin, Liam

Tobin, Liam (1895–1963), republican, soldier, businessman, and civil servant, was born 15 November 1895 at 13 North Great George's St., Cork, son of David Tobin of Clolefin (Cloughleafin, near Mitchelstown, north Co. Cork), furniture salesman at Clery's department store, Dublin, and…

Tobin, Sir Thomas

Tobin, Sir Thomas (1807–81), gunpowder factory owner and public figure in Cork, was born in Liverpool, eldest son among six sons and six daughters of Thomas Tobin (1775–1863), businessman, and Esther Tobin (née Watson). The family was of Irish origin, descended from a periwig maker…

Todd, Charles Hawkes

Todd, Charles Hawkes (1782–1826), surgeon, was born 6 November 1782 in Sligo, son of Andrew Todd, a surgeon apothecary, and Alicia Todd (née Hawkes). He was educated in Dublin and subsequently indentured (1797) to James Henthorn (1744–1832), the much esteemed surgeon of the House…

Todd, James Eadie

Todd, James Eadie (1885–1949), professor of history at QUB, was born on 2 September 1885 in Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, son of the Rev. James Todd and Isabella Todd. He was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, the University of Edinburgh (MA…

Todd, James Henthorn

Todd, James Henthorn (1805–69), librarian and scholar, was born 23 April 1805 at Kildare St., Dublin, eldest son among fifteen children of Charles Hawkes Todd (qv), professor of surgery,…

Todd, John

Todd, John (d. c.1612), Church of Ireland bishop of Down and Connor, and of Dromore, had originally been a Jesuit; he had trained at Rome. After his conversion to the Church of Ireland, the circumstances of which are unknown, his ascent in the church was rapid. He was…

Todd, Robert Bentley

Todd, Robert Bentley (1809–60), physician, teacher, and physiologist, was born 9 April 1809 in Dublin, second among nine sons and six daughters of Charles Hawkes Todd (qv), surgeon, and Elizabeth Todd (née Bentley). He was…

Todhunter, John

Todhunter, John (1839–1916), poet, playwright, and physician, was born 30 December 1839 at 19 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin, elder son of Thomas Harvey Todhunter, merchant, and Hannah Todhunter (née Harvey), a native of Limerick city. His paternal grandfather, also John…

Tod, Isabella Maria Susan

Tod, Isabella Maria Susan (1836–96), feminist and reformer, was born 18 May 1836 in Edinburgh, daughter of James Banks Tod, merchant, and Maria Isabella Tod (née Waddell). There was at least one other child, a brother who became a prosperous merchant in London. Tod seems to have had no…

Toksvig, Signe

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