Quinn, James

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Armstrong, John Warneford

Armstrong, John Warneford (1770–1858), soldier and informant, was born 28 August 1770 at Ballycumber, near Clara, King's Co. (Offaly), eldest among two sons and three daughters of George Armstrong (1734–80), landed gentleman, of Ballycumber, and his wife Constantia Maria (d. 1826),…

Bagenal, Beauchamp

Bagenal, Beauchamp (c.1735–1802), landowner and MP, was the eldest of three surviving children (one son and two daughters) of Walter Bagenal (c.1670–1745), landowner of Dunleckney, Co. Carlow, and MP for Co. Carlow (1725–7), and his second wife, Eleanor (née…

Bagwell, John

Bagwell, John (1752–1816), landowner and MP, was the only son among four children of William Bagwell (c.1728–1756) of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, presbyterian, banker, merchant, and MP for Clonmel (January–July 1756), and Jane Bagwell, daughter of John Harper of Belgrove,…

Bagwell, William

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Baldwin, Richard

Baldwin, Richard (1668?–1758), provost of TCD (1717–58), was born in Athy, Co. Carlow (sic in Alumni Dubl.), son of Richard Baldwin, a gentleman of Athy. Educated at Kilkenny school under Mr Hinton, he entered TCD aged…

Balfour, Arthur James

Balfour, Arthur James (1848–1930), chief secretary for Ireland (1887–91), was born 25 July 1848 at Whittingehame, East Lothian, Scotland, eldest son among five sons and three daughters of James Maitland Balfour (1820–56), country gentleman and MP, and Lady Blanche Harriet Cecil (…

Balfour, Gerald William

Balfour, Gerald William (1853–1945), chief secretary for Ireland, was born 9 April 1853 in Edinburgh, fourth son of James Maitland Balfour, country gentleman and MP, and Lady Blanche Harriet Cecil, daughter of the 2nd marquis of Salisbury. Educated at Eton and Trinity College,…

Ball, John

Ball, John (1818–89), scientist, politician, and mountain traveller, was born 20 August 1818 in Dublin, eldest son among four children of Nicholas Ball (qv), politician and judge, and Jane Ball (neé Sherlock) of Butlerstown, Co.…

Ball, Nicholas

Ball, Nicholas (1791–1865), lawyer and politician, was born on 6 July 1791 in Dublin, only son of John Ball (…

Bambrick, James (Joe)

Bambrick, James (Joe) (1905–83), association footballer, was born 3 November 1905 at 20 Buckingham St., Belfast, son of Henry Bambrick, trunk-maker, and Elizabeth Bambrick (née Henning). After several years with local sides Rockville, Ulster Rangers, and Bridgemount, he joined (1926…

Barber, Samuel

Barber, Samuel (1738?–1811), presbyterian minister and radical, was born in the parish of Killead, Co. Antrim, younger son of John and Sarah Barber, farmers. He entered Glasgow University in 1757 and graduated MA in 1759. On 28 August 1761 he…

Barker, Francis

Barker, Francis (1773–1859), physician and chemist, was born in Waterford, the eldest son of six children (five sons and a daughter) of William Barker (1731–88), pharmacist, alderman and sheriff of Waterford (1759–63), and Elizabeth Barker (née Acheson) of Duncormuck, Co. Wexford.…

Barré, Isaac

Barré, Isaac (1726–1802), politician and soldier, was born 15 October 1726 in Dublin, son of Peter Barré (d. 1776), merchant, and Marie Madelaine Barré (née Raboteau), both huguenot refugees from La Rochelle. His father arrived in Dublin c.1720 and prospered, becoming high…

Barrett, Joseph

Barrett, Joseph (1902–52), GAA footballer, was born 17 July 1902 at 67 Rock St., Tralee, Co. Kerry, seventh of ten children of John Barrett, Tralee livestock dealer, and Nora Barrett (née O'Mahony) of Ballyduff, Co. Kerry. Educated locally, at the age of 14 he took up the family…

Barrett, Richard

Barrett, Richard (c.1793/4–1854), journalist, was born possibly in Co. Cork, son of Richard Barrett, gentleman. His mother may have been Eleanor Stannard. Little is known of his early life but after working briefly as a brewer he became a journalist. A protestant, he was…

Barrington, Sir Jonah

Barrington, Sir Jonah (1756/7–1834), memoirist, judge, and MP, was born at Knapton, near Abbeyleix, Queen's Co. (Laois), third son among sixteen children of John Barrington, country gentleman, and his wife Sibella, daughter of Patrick French of Peterswell, Co. Galway. He spent his…

Barry, John Maxwell-

Barry, John Maxwell- (1767–1838), MP, soldier, and 5th Baron Farnham , was born 18 January 1767 in Dublin, eldest of two sons of Henry Maxwell (d. 1798) – bishop of Dromore (1765–6) and Meath (1766–98), and third son of John Maxwell (d. 1759), 1st Baron Farnham, of Farnham, Co.…

Barry, Michael Joseph

Barry, Michael Joseph (1817–89), Young Irelander, poet, and journalist, was born 26 March 1817 in Blackrock, Cork city, eldest among five children of Michael Joseph Barry, a catholic merchant, and his wife Anne (née England). John England…

Barry, Sir Edward

Barry, Sir Edward (1696–1776), physician and MP, was born in Cork city, second son among seven children of Edward Barry, MD, and Jane Barry of Cork. He graduated BA at…

Batt, Narcissus

Batt, Narcissus (1767?–1840), banker and merchant, was born in Belfast, eldest of five sons of Capt. Robert Batt, who sold his commission in the 18th Regiment after marriage to become a Belfast merchant, and his wife Hannah, daughter of Samuel Hyde, a Belfast linen draper. In 1779…

Beach, Sir Michael Edward Hicks

Beach, Sir Michael Edward Hicks (1837–1916), chief secretary for Ireland, was born 23 October 1837 in London, elder son of Sir Michael Hicks Hicks Beach, 8th baronet, and Harriet Vittoria Beach (née Stratton) of Northamptonshire. Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford (…

Beamish, Francis Bernard

Beamish, Francis Bernard (1802–68), politician and brewer, was born 5 April 1802, eighth son among twelve children of William Beamish (qv), founder of the Beamish & Crawford porter brewery, and his wife Anne, daughter of Robert…

Beamish, Sir George Robert

Beamish, Sir George Robert (1905–67), rugby international and air marshal, was born 29 April 1905 in Dunmanway, Co. Cork, son of Frank George Beamish of Carthall, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, inspector of schools for Ireland, and Mary Elizabeth (‘May’) Beamish (née Graham), teacher,…

Beattie, John (‘Jack’)

Beattie, John (‘Jack’) (1886–1960), socialist and trade unionist, was born 14 April 1886 into a presbyterian family in Ballymacarrett, Belfast, son of Robert Beattie, dealer, and Eliza Beattie (née Downey). He left school aged 13 and worked at the Belfast Ropeworks before joining…

Bellew, Dominic

Bellew, Dominic (1745–1813), catholic bishop of Killala, was born in May 1745, probably in Co. Louth. Since the forebears of his mother Judith (née Byrne) were the McDermotts of Thomastown, and his father probably a Castletown Bellew, he was accorded descent from two of the chief…