Carroll, Francis M.

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Brown, Alexander

Brown, Alexander (1764–1834), linen dealer and merchant banker, was born 17 November 1764 in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, one of four surviving children of William Brown and Margaret Brown (née Davison). As a young man, Brown achieved some success as a linen dealer and auctioneer in Belfast.…

Brown, George

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Brown, James

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Brown, John Alexander

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Brown, William

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Carleton, Sir Guy

Carleton, Sir Guy (1724–1808), 1st Baron Dorchester , soldier, and colonial governor, was born 3 September 1724 in Strabane, Co. Tyrone, third son of Christopher Carleton of Newry and his wife Catherine (née Ball) from Co. Donegal. He had three brothers and three sisters. Guy…

Cohalan, Daniel Florence

Cohalan, Daniel Florence (1867–1946), judge and Irish-American leader, was born 21 December 1867 in Middletown, New York, eldest of five sons of Timothy E. Cohalan and Ellen Cohalan (née O'Leary), both Irish immigrants. Educated at Manhattan College, Cohalan graduated in 1885, took…

Johnston, John

Johnston, John (1762–1828), fur trader, was born 25 August 1762 near Portrush, Co. Antrim, son of William Johnston and Elizabeth Johnston (née McNeil). The family, which had come from Scotland two generations earlier, owned Craige, an estate near the Giant's Causeway. Johnston's…

McGarrity, Joseph

McGarrity, Joseph (1874–1940), businessman, poet, and republican, was born 28 March 1874 on a thirty-acre (12 ha) farm at Creggandeveskey, Carrickmore, Co. Tyrone, second youngest among eight children of John McGarrity and Catherine McGarrity (née Bigley). While not well-to-do, John…

McGee, Thomas D'Arcy

McGee, Thomas D'Arcy (1825–68), poet, journalist, revolutionary, and politician, was born 3 April 1825 in Carlingford, Co. Louth, son of James McGee of the Coast Guard service and his wife Dorcas Catherine Morgan. His mother's father had been a Dublin bookseller who was imprisoned…

O'Donel, James Louis

O'Donel, James Louis (1737–1811), OFM, first Roman catholic bishop of Newfoundland, was born near Knocklofty, Co. Tipperary, son of Michael O'Donel and Ann O'Donel (née Crosby), well-to-do farmers. He had at least one brother, Michael (d. 1790), also a Franciscan. Initially…

Pakenham, Sir Richard

Pakenham, Sir Richard (1797–1868), diplomat, was born 19 May 1797 at Pakenham Hall, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath, fifth son of Admiral Sir Thomas Pakenham and Louisa Anne Pakenham (née Staples), granddaughter of William Conolly of Castletown, Co. Kildare. He was the nephew of…