Clinton, Georgina

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Guinness, Anne Lee (Annie)

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MacLoughlin, Cornelius

MacLoughlin, Cornelius (1753?–1851), merchant and repealer, was born in Dublin into a family of merchants; no other details of his family background are known. According to W. J. Fitzpatrick he was born in 1761 (Dublin catholic cemeteries, 58); his Freeman's Journal…

Macnaghten, Sir William Hay

Macnaghten, Sir William Hay (1793–1841), diplomat, was born in Calcutta on 24 August 1793, the second child of the six sons and ten daughters of Sir Francis Workman Macnaghten, first baronet, barrister, of Dundarave, Co. Antrim, and Letitia, eldest daughter of Sir William Dunkin of…

McArdle, John Stephen

McArdle, John Stephen (1859–1928), surgeon, was born in September 1859 in Dundalk, Co. Louth, the second child of the six sons and two daughters of Robert McArdle, solicitor, and his wife, Margaret (née Callan), of Francis Street, Dundalk. He was educated in the Christian Brothers…

McArthur, Sir William

McArthur, Sir William (1809–87), politician, was born on 6 July 1809 in Malin, Co. Donegal, the fifth child of the five sons and two daughters of John McArthur, Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Sarah (née Finlay), of Malin. He was educated at private schools in Stranorlar, Co.…

McCann, James

McCann, James (1840–1904), stockbroker and politician, was born in May 1840 in Toomes, Co. Louth, the second child of the four sons and five daughters of James McCann, a farmer, and his wife, Dorothea (née Hickey), both of Co. Louth. The family moved to Channon Rock, Co. Louth,…

McGauley, James William

McGauley, James William (d. 1867), priest, scientist, and inventor, was apparently born into a Roman catholic family in Dublin, and is said to have been the son of a carpenter; it is possible he was in some way related to the family of the Venerable…

O'Connor, James

O'Connor, James (1836–1910), Fenian, journalist, and politician, was born 10 February 1836 in the Glen of Imaal, Co. Wicklow, son of Patrick O'Connor, farmer, and his wife (née Kearney). He received a national school education and from there started on a commercial career. One of…

O'Connor, John

O'Connor, John (1850–1928), Fenian and politician, was born in 1850 in Mallow, Co. Cork, only son of William O'Connor, a soldier, of Mallow, Co. Cork. He was educated by the Christian Brothers, after which he worked in a grocery business as a van driver and a commercial traveller…

O'Connor, John

O'Connor, John (1849–1908), nationalist revolutionary, was born 26 May 1849 in the Glen of Imaal, Co. Wicklow, youngest son of Patrick O'Connor, farmer, and his wife (née Kearney). Educated at a national school, by the age of 16 he was already of a tall and athletic build and,…

O'Hagan, Mary

O'Hagan, Mary (1826–76), abbess, was born in 1826 in Belfast, the only daughter of Edward O'Hagan, a trader in the city, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Captain Thomas Bell. She received little education, and was profoundly affected in her childhood by the early death of both her…

O'Leary, Liam

O'Leary, Liam (1910–92), writer, film director, and archivist, was born William O'Laoghaire on 25 September 1910, the son of Donnachadh O'Laoghaire, a teacher, and his wife, Alice (née Burke), of South Main Street, Youghal. He spent most of his childhood in Wexford, and was…

O'Malley, William

O'Malley, William (1853–1939), journalist and politician, was born in February 1853 at Ballyconneely, Co. Galway, the son of Michael, a farmer, and Honoria O'Malley, both of Ballyconneely, Co. Galway. He was educated at a national school in Ballyconneely and at the Galway Model…

Peacocke, Joseph Ferguson

Peacocke, Joseph Ferguson (1835–1916), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin, was born 5 November 1835 at Abbeyleix, Queen's Co. (Laois), the youngest son of George Peacocke, a Longford doctor, and his wife Catherine (née Ferguson). He was educated at…

Pender, Margaret Teresa

Pender, Margaret Teresa (1850–1920), writer, was born at Ballytweedy, Co. Antrim, the second youngest of the eight children of Daniel Doherty, a farmer, and his wife, Margaret (née White), of Ballytweedy, Killead, Co. Antrim. Her family had a distinct literary tradition (both her…

Pigot, David Richard

Pigot, David Richard (1797–1873), lawyer, politician, and chief baron of the exchequer in Ireland, was born in Kilworth, Co. Cork, the only son of John Pigot, a physician, and his wife, Margaret (née Nagle), also of Kilworth. He was educated in Fermoy before entering…

Pigot, John Edward

Pigot, John Edward (1822–71), Young Irelander, writer, musician, and lawyer, was born 28 February 1822 at Kilworth, Co. Cork, eldest son of David Richard Pigot (qv), chief baron of the exchequer, and his wife Catherine (née Page).…

Plunket, Thomas Span

Plunket, Thomas Span (1792–1866), 2nd Baron Plunket , bishop of Tuam, Killala, and Achonry, was born in Dublin, the eldest son of William Conyngham Plunket (qv), first Baron Plunket, and his wife, Catherine, only daughter of…

Plunket, William Conyngham

Plunket, William Conyngham (1828–97), 4th Baron Plunket , archbishop of Dublin, was born 26 August 1828 at 30 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin, the eldest son of the six sons and eight daughters of John Plunket, QC, and his wife, Charlotte,…

Purser, Louis Claude

Purser, Louis Claude (1854–1932), classical scholar, was born 28 September 1854 at Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, the youngest son of Benjamin Purser, a merchant of Dungarvan, and his wife, Anne, daughter of John Mallet, an ironmonger originally from Devon. Anne's brother was the…

Stacpoole, Henry de Vere

Stacpoole, Henry de Vere (1863–1951), doctor and novelist, was born 9 April 1863 at Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire), Co. Dublin, the youngest child and only son of Rev. William Church Stacpoole, clergyman and director of Kingstown school, and his wife, Charlotte Augusta (née Mountjoy),…

Stafford, Sir Thomas

Stafford, Sir Thomas (1857–1935), 1st baronet, doctor and medical commissioner, was born 3 May 1857 at Portobello, Co. Roscommon, the second son of John Stafford, JP, of Portobello. He qualified as licentiate of the…

Stokes, Whitley

Stokes, Whitley (1830–1909), lawyer and Celtic scholar, was born 28 February 1830 in Dublin, the eldest son of Dr William Stokes (qv), heart specialist, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Black of Glasgow. The Stokes children were…

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 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…