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Dillon, Thomas Patrick

Dillon, Thomas Patrick (1884–1971), nationalist and chemist, was born 15 January 1884 in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, first child among four sons and a daughter of John Dillon, engineer, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of William Kirby…

Drumm, Peter John

Drumm, Peter John (1897–1952), chemist, was born 24 October 1897 in Drumard, Co. Monaghan, son of John Drumm, RIC constable based in Dundrum, Co. Down, and Bridget Drumm (née Connolly). His elder brother was…

Ellis, John

Ellis, John (c.1714–1776), naturalist, linen merchant, and administrator, was born probably in Dublin, son of John Ellis, reputedly a cutler, and Martha Ellis (née Sissons), whose father was a public notary, probably Thomas Sissons (d. 1724). Little is known of Ellis's…

Everett, Alice

Everett, Alice (1865–1949), astronomer and physicist, was born 15 May 1865 in Blythswood, Glasgow, one of three daughters and three sons of Joseph David Everett (1831–1904), lecturer in natural philosophy at Glasgow University, and his wife Jessie, daughter of Alexander Fraser,…

Getty, Edmund

Getty, Edmund (1799–1857), antiquarian, was born 2 March 1799 in North St., Belfast, youngest and only surviving son among four sons of Robert Getty (1761–1829), merchant, and his wife Susanna (d. 1802), eldest daughter of Nicholas Grimshaw of Whitehouse, cotton spinner and a…

Getty, Robert

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Grundon, Michael Francis

Grundon, Michael Francis (1926–89), chemist, was born 21 June 1926 in London, son of H. S. Grundon and Sheila Lock. He was educated at Wellington school, Somerset, where he won a scholarship to read chemistry at Magdalen College, Oxford. He gained a second-class degree in natural…

Hennessy, Henry

Hennessy, Henry (1826–1901), physicist and mathematician, was born 19 March 1826, probably at 4 Mount Verdon Terrace, Cork city, second son among five sons and three daughters of John Hennessy of Ballyhennessy, hide merchant on Pope's Quay, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of…

Hincks, Thomas David

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Hincks, Thomas Dix

Hincks, Thomas Dix (1767–1857), presbyterian minister, naturalist, and scholar, was born 24 June 1767 at Bachelor's Quay, Dublin, son of Edward Hincks (d. 1772), a customs officer from Chester, England. His mother's maiden name was Dix, and after the premature death of her…

Hincks, William

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Huggins, Margaret Lindsay

Huggins, Margaret Lindsay (1848–1915), pioneer astrophysicist, was born 14 August 1848 at 62 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, first child of John Majoribanks Murray (1822–93), a Dublin solicitor who had been born in Scotland, and Helen Murray (née Lindsay) from Taree, Arbroath. A…

Jeffcott, Henry Homan

Jeffcott, Henry Homan (1877–1937), engineer, was born 6 February 1877 at Muff Lodge, Co. Donegal, second son of William Jeffcott, land agent and magistrate, and his wife Ellen (née Roche?). He was educated at the High School, Dublin, and TCD…

Kavanagh, James Blake

Kavanagh, James Blake (1822–86), priest, nationalist, and philosophical and scientific writer, was born in Kilballyowen, in the parish of Killaveny, Co. Wicklow, son of Thomas Kavanagh and Mary Kavanagh (née McDonald). He received his early education at St Peter's College, Wexford…

Knott, John Freeman

Knott, John Freeman (1853–1921), surgeon and author, was born 5 June 1853 at Kingsland, near Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon, the only son of William Knott (1798–1887), farmer and bailiff; his mother may have been a daughter of a John Freeman. He was educated at Kingsland national school…

Law, John

Law, John (1745–1810), Church of Ireland bishop, was born in Greystoke, Carlisle, Cumberland (Cumbria), eldest son of twelve children of Edmund Law (1703–97), bishop of Carlisle, and his wife Mary Christian (d. 1772). He was educated at Charterhouse and Christ's College, Cambridge…

Lentaigne, John Francis O'Neill

Lentaigne, John Francis O'Neill (1803–86), physician, of Tallaght, Co. Dublin, was born 21 June 1803, eldest son among four children of Benjamin Lentaigne (qv) (1773–1813), a French physician who settled in Dublin after the French…

Lentaigne, John Vincent

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Lonsdale, Kathleen

Lonsdale, Kathleen (1903–71), X-ray crystallographer and pacifist, was born 28 January 1903 in Charlotte House, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, youngest among ten children of Henry Frederick Yardley (d. 1923), an English-born former soldier and postmaster of Newbridge, and his wife Jessie…

MacCullagh, James

MacCullagh, James (1809–47), mathematician and mathematical physicist, was born in Landahussy townland in the parish of Upper Badoney, Co. Tyrone, eldest among twelve children of James MacCullagh (1777–1857), farmer, and his wife Margaret (née Ballentine; 1784–1839). He was educated…

Mackay, James Townsend

Mackay, James Townsend (1775–1862), botanist, was born 29 January 1775 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. His parents may have been Hugh McKay and Margaret (née Mitchel). He was educated at the local parish school and subsequently trained as a gardener, holding several posts before…

Mallet, John William

Mallet, John William (1832–1912), chemist, was born 10 October 1832 in Dublin, eldest among three sons and two daughters of Robert Mallet (qv), engineer and seismologist, of Ryder's Row, Dublin, and Cordelia Mallet (née Watson; d. 1854),…

Mallet, Robert

Mallet, Robert (1810–81), engineer and seismologist, was born 3 June 1810 in Ryder's Row, Dublin, eldest child and only son among three children of John Mallet (1780–1868), plumber, hydraulic-engine maker, and iron founder, and his wife and first cousin Thomasina Mallet (d. 1861).…

Maple, William

Maple, William (1661/71?–1762), chemist, of Fishamble St., Dublin, was one of the founding members of the Dublin Society. Nothing is known of his background, save that he was not a native of Ireland. He was employed as an operating chemist in

Maunder, Annie Scott Dill Russell

Maunder, Annie Scott Dill Russell (1868–1947), astronomer, was born 14 April 1868 at the Manse, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, third child among two daughters and two sons of the Rev. William Andrew Russell (1824–99), presbyterian minister, and his second wife, Hester Nesbitt (née Dill).…