Dempsey, Pauric J.

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Alton, Bryan Gerard

Alton, Bryan Gerard (1919–91), physician, politician, and goldsmith, was born in Dublin on 5 June 1919, the only child of Norman Bindon Alton, bank inspector, and his wife, Mary Frances (née Hayes). The family lived at 119 Morehampton Road until his father died in 1925. Bryan and his…

Andrews, Sir John Lawson Ormrod (‘Jack’)

Andrews, Sir John Lawson Ormrod (‘Jack’) (1903–86), politician and businessman, was born 15 July 1903 at Maxwell Court, Comber, Co. Down, the only son among the three children of John Miller Andrews (qv), later prime minister of…

Anthony, Richard Sydney

Anthony, Richard Sydney (1875–1962), trade unionist and politician, was born 20 October 1875 in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, son of John Anthony, printer, and Mary Anthony (née Clancy or Clooney). Little is known about his early life or education except that the family moved to Cork when…

Arnott, Sir John

Arnott, Sir John , (1814–98), first baronet, businessman, philanthropist, and politician, was born in Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland, on 26 July 1814, the third son of John Arnott (d. 1878), JP, manufacturer, of Greenfield, Auchtermuchty, and…

Arnott, Sir Lauriston John

Arnott, Sir Lauriston John (1890–1958), soldier, newspaper proprietor, and philanthropist, was born 27 November 1890, second (and eldest surviving) son of Sir John Alexander Arnott (d. 1940), 2nd baronet, and his wife Caroline Sydney, eldest daughter of Sir Frederick Martin Williams…

Atkinson, John

Atkinson, John (1844–1932), lawyer, politician, and judge, was born 13 December 1844 at Ballynoe, Drogheda, Co. Louth, the elder son of Dr Edward Atkinson (1801–76), of Glenwilliam Castle, Co. Limerick, and Skea House, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, and his first wife, Rosetta…

Babington, Sir Anthony Brutus

Babington, Sir Anthony Brutus (1877–1972), lawyer and politician, was born 24 November 1877, eldest son of Hume Babington, architect and civil engineer, of Creevagh House, Co. Londonderry, with an estate of 1,540 acres in 1876. The family were direct descendants of…

Bagwell, John Philip (‘Jack’)

Bagwell, John Philip (‘Jack’) (1874–1946), railway executive and politician, was born 11 August 1874, only son of the historian Richard Bagwell (qv), of Marlfield, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, and

Bagwell, Richard

Bagwell, Richard (1840–1918), barrister, historian, and political activist, was born 9 December 1840, eldest son of John Bagwell, MP, of Marlfield, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, and his wife the Hon. Frances, youngest daughter of Francis Aldborough Prittie,…

Barniville, Henry Leo (‘Harry’ or ‘Barney’)

Barniville, Henry Leo (‘Harry’ or ‘Barney’) (1887–1960), surgeon and senator, was born in Belfast 10 April 1887, fourth son of John Barniville, DL, of Co. Tipperary and Mary Barniville (née Bourke) of Co. Galway. Educated at St Malachy's…

Barrett, Stephen Declan

Barrett, Stephen Declan (1913–76), journalist, lawyer, politician, and judge, was born 26 December 1913 in Cork, second of three children of George Barrett, leader-writer for the Cork Examiner and later editor of the Evening Echo, and Alice Mary Barrett (née O'…

Barrington, Thomas

Barrington, Thomas (1881–1930), civil servant, was born 17 December 1881 at Carhuclough, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, eldest of ten children of Peter Barrington and Ann Barrington (née Barry), small farmers. Five of the children emigrated; seven never married. A bright student, he joined…

Barry, Anthony (‘Tony’)

Barry, Anthony (‘Tony’) (1901–83), merchant and politician, was born 7 June 1901 in Cork, eldest among eleven children of James J. Barry, tea and wine merchant of Ballyhooly, Co. Cork, and Annie Barry (née Ryan; d. February 1950). The family lived at ‘Lansdowne’, St Patrick's Hill…

Barry, David

Barry, David (1873–1938), businessman, was born 4 April 1873 in Ballycarry, Co. Antrim, son of William Barry, teacher, and Sarah Barry (née Weatherhead). In 1887 he joined the Belfast & Northern Counties Railway Co. and in 1891 he joined the shipping firm of G. & J. Burns…

Barry, Ralph Brereton

Barry, Ralph Brereton (1899–1943), lawyer, was born 2 October 1899 in 18 Upper Mount St., Dublin, youngest son of Ralph Brereton Barry, QC (later judge), and Clare Mary Barry (née Roche). Educated at Mount St Benedict, Gorey, Co. Wexford, and the…

Bartley, Gerald (Gerry)

Bartley, Gerald (Gerry) (1898–1975), politician, was born 12 June 1898 in Cloghan RIC barracks, Co. Mayo, son of John Bartley, RIC sergeant, and Ann Bartley (née Costello). He was educated at Clifden, Co. Galway, and O'Connell's School,…

Bartley, Patrick Joseph Plunkett Sheridan

Bartley, Patrick Joseph Plunkett Sheridan (1878–1948), journalist and local government official, was born 6 May 1878, son of William Bartley, farmer, and Mary Bartley (née Plunkett) of Prospect House, Mountnugent, Co. Cavan. Little is known of his early years, but he was said to…

Barton, Robert Childers

Barton, Robert Childers (1881–1975), agriculturist and revolutionary, was born 14 March 1881, eldest son of Charles William Barton, DL, landowner, of Glendalough House, Annamoe, Co. Wicklow, and Agnes Alexandra Frances, fourth daughter of the…

Bastable, Charles Francis

Bastable, Charles Francis (1855–1945), economist and academic, was born in Charleville, Co. Cork, the only son of the Rev. Robert Bastable, rector of Knock Temple and Kilbolane, and his wife Louisa, daughter of a Dr Little of Sligo. Educated at Fermoy College and…

Battersby, Thomas Stephenson Francis (‘Frank’)

Battersby, Thomas Stephenson Francis (‘Frank’) (1855–1933), lawyer, was born 17 April 1855, son of Francis Battersby and his wife Elizabeth (who died shortly after the birth), daughter of the Rev. Robert Stephenson Crooke. His father, though a qualified doctor, never practised,…

Bayne, Alexander Wallace (‘Alec’)

Bayne, Alexander Wallace (‘Alec’) (1902–73), civil servant and businessman, was born 21 February 1902, son of Thomas Alexander Bayne, iron-turner, of Carrignafoy, Cobh, Co. Cork, and Sarah Edith Bayne (formerly Prefscott; née Jones). His education at the Cork Grammar School,…

Beamish, Richard Henrik

Beamish, Richard Henrik (1861–1938), brewer and politician, was born 16 June 1861 at Ashbourne, Glounthaune, Co. Cork, eldest child of Richard Pigott Beamish, DL, brewer, and his wife Hulda Elizabeth Constance, only daughter and heiress of…

Beckett, James Walter

Beckett, James Walter (1875–1938), building contractor and politician, was born 5 August 1875 in Dublin, son of James Beckett, building contractor, of Riverside, Sandymount, and Fannie Beckett, daughter of Roger Horner of 138 Leinster Rd, Rathmines. Among nine children he was the…

Beddy, James Patrick

Beddy, James Patrick (1900–76), public servant and economist, was born 28 September 1900 in Cobh, Co. Cork, the eldest son and second of the three children of Thomas Robert Beddy, RIC constable, and Mary Beddy (née Barry), of Macroom, Co…

Belton, Patrick

Belton, Patrick (1884–1945), revolutionary, politician, and businessman, was born 7 November 1884, youngest of seven children of Richard Belton, farmer, and Mary Belton (née Rhatigan), of Rathcline, Lanesborough, Co. Longford. Educated at McKenna's School, he joined the civil…