Lowry, Donal

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Chadwick, John Cooper-

Chadwick, John Cooper- (1864–1948), colonial policeman and Rhodesian pioneer, was born 13 May 1864 in Baggotstown, Bruff, Co. Limerick, second son of Richard Austin Cooper-Chadwick (1831–92) of Ballinard House, Emly, Co. Tipperary, and his second wife, Charlotte Sophia (d. 1912),…

Cosgrave, Mary Anne (Patrick)

Cosgrave, Mary Anne (Patrick) (1863–1900), pioneer nurse in Rhodesia, educationist, and Dominican prioress, was born 22 May 1863 in Summerhill, Co. Meath, one of four children of a member of the Irish Constabulary, who came from Ballysilla, near Oulart Hill, Co. Wexford. Her…

Gubbins, Sir Charles Decimus O'Grady

Gubbins, Sir Charles Decimus O'Grady (1855–1911), medical doctor and parliamentarian, was born 23 May 1855 in Ballingarry, Co. Limerick, son of the Rev. George Gubbins and Dorothea Gubbins (née Purdon). He was educated in Tipperary and at TCD…

Hime, Sir Albert Henry

Hime, Sir Albert Henry (1842–1919), road and bridge engineer and Natal statesman, was born 29 August 1842 in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow, seventh son of the Rev. M. C. Hime and his wife Harriette, a daughter of the Rev. Bartholomew Lloyd…

Kay, Dorothy Moss

Kay, Dorothy Moss (1886–1964), artist, was born 3 December 1886 in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, one of seven children of (John) William Elvery , merchant, and his wife, Mary Teresa (d. 1925), daughter of Dr William Moss of Kilternan, Co. Dublin, and Teresa Moss (née Richardson) of…

Kettle, Thomas Michael (‘Tom’)

Kettle, Thomas Michael (‘Tom’) (1880–1916), parliamentarian, writer, and soldier, was born 9 February 1880 in Artane, Co. Dublin, seventh among twelve children of Andrew Kettle (qv), farmer and agrarian activist, and his wife,…

Ledwidge, Francis Edward

Ledwidge, Francis Edward (1887–1917), poet and soldier, was born 19 August 1887 at Janeville, Slane, Co. Meath, eighth among nine children of Patrick Ledwidge (1840/41–1892), farm labourer, and his wife, Anne (1853/4–1926), daughter of Nicholas Lynch of Slane. The Ledwidges (the…

Leonard, Arthur Glyn

Leonard, Arthur Glyn (1856– p.1909?), soldier, ethnographer, and Rhodesian pioneer, was born in August 1856 in Ireland. In 1873 he joined the 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, serving as a transport officer in India and in conflicts in Afghanistan, Egypt, and the…

Olley, Charles

Olley, Charles (1890–1965?), leading Rhodesian politician and journalist, was born 21 February 1890 in Belfast, son of Charles William Olley of Olleys Ltd, booksellers, stationers, and publishers, with outlets throughout Ireland; in 1900 he was declared bankrupt and accused of…