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Warde, Frances Teresa (Sister Mary Frances Teresa)

Warde, Frances Teresa (Sister Mary Frances Teresa) (1810–84), Sister of Mercy and educator, was born in Belbrook House, Abbeyleix, Queen’s Co. (Laois) in 1810, the youngest of six children (three sons and three daughters) of John Warde, a merchant, and Mary Warde (née Maher). Educated…

Warden, David Bailie

Warden, David Bailie (1772–1845), United Irishman, diplomat, and bibliographer, was born at Ballycastle, Co. Down, eldest among three sons of Robert Warden, tenant farmer, and Elizabeth Warden (née Bailie). Educated locally, he studied for the presbyterian ministry, despite being…

Warden, Joseph Frederick

Warden, Joseph Frederick (1836–98), actor and theatre manager, was born 12 December 1836 in Hull, Yorkshire. His first stage appearance was in the role of Lemuel in John Baldwin Buckstone's ‘The flowers of the forest’ at Scarborough Theatre. Eighteen months later he joined Charles…

Ward, Francis Constantine (‘F. C.’, ‘Con’)

Ward, Francis Constantine (‘F. C.’, ‘Con’) (1891–1966), medical doctor and politician, was born 12 February 1891 in Corlygorm, Donaghmoyne, Co. Monaghan, son of Patrick Ward, farmer, and Elizabeth Ward (née Ruddin). He was educated at the Patrician Brothers' schools,…

Ward, James

Ward, James (1851–1924), artist and educator, was born 17 November 1851 at Gavins Buildings, Shankill Road, Belfast, eldest son of James Ward, house painter. He was educated at local schools and received private art lessons before attending the Government School of Art, Belfast. He…

Ward, John

Ward, John (1781–1837), mystic known as ‘Zion ’, was born 25 December 1781 in Cobh, Co. Cork. His birthplace and the fact of his being born on Christmas day to a mother called Mary he later regarded as highly significant: ‘The divine love principle is like cork, it will still be…

Ward, John

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Ward, Marcus

Ward, Marcus (1807–47), printer, stationer, and founder of Marcus Ward & Co., was born in Belfast, second son among five sons and two daughters of John Ward (1770–1836) of Jackson Hall, Co. Down, Ulster paper manufacturer and printer, and his wife Margaret (née Davis) (1782–1832…

Ward, Mary

Ward, Mary (1827–69), artist, naturalist, and astronomer, was born 27 April 1827 in Ballylin, near Ferbane, King's Co. (Offaly), youngest among three daughters and one son of the Rev. Henry King (1799–1857) of Ballylin, and Harriette King (née Lloyd), of Gloster, King's Co. Her…

Ward, Maxwell Richard Crosbie

Ward, Maxwell Richard Crosbie (1868–1950), 6th Viscount Bangor , politician, was born 4 May 1868, third son of Henry William Crosbie (1828–1911), 5th Viscount Bangor, representative peer, JP and DL

Ward, William Humble

Ward, William Humble (1867–1932), 2nd earl of Dudley , lord lieutenant of Ireland and governor-general of Australia, was born 25 May 1867 in London, the eldest of six sons and one daughter of William Ward, 1st earl of Dudley, and his second wife, Georgina Elizabeth, third daughter…

Ware, Hugh

Ware, Hugh (1776?–1846), United Irishman and French army officer, was the only surviving son in the family of six sons and five daughters of Patrick Ware (b. 1730s) of Rathcoffey, Co. Kildare, a surveyor employed by the 2nd duke of…

Ware, Robert

Ware, Robert (1639–96), protestant polemicist and forger of historical documents, was born in Dublin, the second son of Sir James Ware (qv). Robert Ware's learning was of a sufficiently high order to deceive scholars for more than two…

Ware, Sir James

Ware, Sir James (1594–1666), historian, collector of manuscripts, and civil servant, was born 16 November 1594 at Castle St., Dublin, eldest surviving son among ten children of Sir James Ware, auditor general, and his wife Mary, sister of Sir Ambrose Briden of Maidstone, Kent,…

Ware, William

Ware, William (1757–1826), organist, teacher, and concert promoter, was born 17 January 1757 at Armagh city; nothing is known of his parents. It was to Ware that Edward Bunting (qv) was apprenticed in 1784. Trained in Armagh cathedral…

Warnock, John Edmund

Warnock, John Edmund (1887–1971), barrister and politician, was born 8 May 1887 in Belfast, son of John Warnock, commercial traveller, and Mary Warnock (née McDonnell). He was educated at Methodist College, Belfast, and TCD, where he…

Warnock, William

Warnock, William (1911–86), diplomat, was born 22 November 1911 at 59 Tritonville Road, Sandymount, Dublin, eldest of three children of Frank Warnock (1882–1961) and Susan Warnock (née Twamley). He was educated at the High School, Dublin, and

Warren, Nathaniel

Warren, Nathaniel (c.1737–1796), merchant, MP, and first commissioner of police, was born in Dublin. His parentage is unclear, but a number of Warrens were engaged as merchants and glaziers in the city prior to his birth. Alternatively, he may be the son of Oliver Warren…

Warren, Richard Augustus

Warren, Richard Augustus (1705–75), Jacobite and French army officer, was born at Corduff near Castleknock, Co. Dublin, son of John Warren and Mary Warren (née Jones). Two of his brothers became officers in the Irish brigade in the service of France, while a third became a…

Warren, Sir Peter

Warren, Sir Peter (1703–52), admiral in the British navy, was born 10 March 1703 at Warrenstown, Co. Meath, third son among three sons and two daughters of Michael Warren, Roman catholic landowner, and Catherine Warren (née Aylmer). Educated locally, he entered the Royal Navy in…

Wasson, Moore Dunlop

Wasson, Moore Dunlop (1918–2009), presbyterian minister and television producer, was born 2 December 1918, the first-born child of Robert Wasson and Emmeline Wasson (née Bell). His father was at that time a soldier, his mother was a milliner before her marriage, and the family lived…

Waterhouse, Gilbert

Waterhouse, Gilbert (1888–1977), academic, was born at Hipperholme, Yorkshire, on 15 July 1888, son of Harold Waterhouse of Tarleton, Lancashire. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School, renowned for its rigorous teaching of modern languages, and St John's College, Cambridge,…

Waterhouse (Waterhous), Sir Edward

Waterhouse (Waterhous), Sir Edward (1535–91), chancellor of the Irish exchequer, was born at Helmstedbury, Hertfordshire, youngest son of John Waterhouse of Whitechurch, Buckinghamshire, and his wife Margaret, daughter of Henry Turner of Blunt's Hall, Suffolk. Having commenced his…

Waterman, Dudley Mark

Waterman, Dudley Mark (1917–79), archaeologist, was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England, of Somerset stock. On leaving school he worked in an architect's office in Southampton, where he developed his skill in drawing. Several great archaeologists lived in the vicinity at the…

Watson, Edward

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