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Adair, Sir Robert Alexander Shafto

Adair, Sir Robert Alexander Shafto (1811–86), 2nd baronet, Baron Waveney , MP and author, was born 25 August 1811, elder son of Sir Robert Shafto Adair (1st baronet, of Flixton Hall, Suffolk, and Ballymena, Co. Antrim) and Elizabeth Adair (née Strode), and educated at Harrow (1823…

Adams, William George Stewart

Adams, William George Stewart (1874–1966), economist, academic, and public servant, was born 8 November 1874 at Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, youngest child of John Adams, headmaster of St John's Grammar School, Hamilton, and Margaret, daughter of John Stewart, Glasgow cotton…

Arensberg, Conrad Maynadier

Arensberg, Conrad Maynadier (1910–97), anthropologist and sociologist, was born 12 September 1910 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the eldest of the four sons of Charles F. C. Arensberg, attorney, from a steel and banking dynasty, and his wife, Emily Wright Maynadier Arensberg (née…

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…

Bates, Daisy May

Bates, Daisy May (1859–1951), welfare worker for Aborigines, anthropologist, and eccentric, was born 21 October 1859 in Roscrea, Co. Tipperay, third among six children of James Dwyer , catholic tradesman and blacksmith, and Bridget Dwyer (née Hunt). Her twin brother, Francis, died…

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…

Busteed, John

Busteed, John (1895–1964), economist, was born 30 June 1895 at Mayfield, a suburb of Cork city, son of John Busteed, ship's steward, and Mary Busteed (née Hickey). Educated at the North Monastery School, Cork, he was the first recipient of the Honan scholarship to…

Cairnes, John Elliot

Cairnes, John Elliot (1823–75), economist, was born 26 September 1823 in Castlebellingham, Co. Louth, sixth child and eldest surviving son of William Cairnes, a prosperous brewer, and Marianne Cairnes, daughter of the Rev. William Woolsey. After six years in a boarding school in…

Cantillon, Richard

Cantillon, Richard (1687?–1734?), financier and economist, was born between 1680 and 1690 (most likely in 1687) at Ballyronan, in the parish of Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry, second son of Richard Cantillon, a farmer whose ancestors had been dispossessed under Cromwell, and his wife Brigid…

Chubb, (Frederick) Basil

Chubb, (Frederick) Basil (1921–2002), political scientist, was born 8 December 1921 in Branksome, near Bournemouth, Dorset, eldest son of Frederick John Bailey Chubb and Gertrude May Chubb. After early education at Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury, he entered Merton College,…

Colbert, John Patrick

Colbert, John Patrick (1898–1975), public servant and economist, was born 12 February 1898, the son of William Colbert JP, a farmer of Templeathea, Co. Limerick, and Norah Colbert (née Danaher). Educated at Rockwell College, near Cashel,…

Conefrey, Peter

Conefrey, Peter (1880–1939), catholic priest and social critic, was born 9 June 1880 in Mohill, Co. Leitrim, son of James Conefrey, publican, and his wife Mary McGivney. There were many priests on both sides of the family. His uncle, Fr Thomas Conefrey, parish priest of Drumlish,…

Conniffe, Denis

Conniffe, Denis (1942–2011), economist, was born on 10 January 1942 in Dublin, the only child of Patrick Conniffe, of Dublin, who had a career in law, and his wife Brigid (née Toland), of Derry. The family lived in Whitehall on the north side of the city and he attended the School of…

Coote, Sir Charles

Coote, Sir Charles (1765–1857), baronet and author, was the illegitimate son of Charles Coote (qv) (1738–1800), earl of Bellamont, and Rebecca Palmer. The earl, who had eleven other illegitimate children by four other women, had obtained…

Coyne, William Patrick

Coyne, William Patrick (1866–1904), statistician, was born 18 May 1866 at Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, the second son of a merchant, Edward Coyne, and his wife, Maria (née Hayes). He was educated at St Stanislaus’ College, Tullabeg, and St Ignatius’ College, Temple Street, Dublin, from…

Crotty, Raymond Dominick

Crotty, Raymond Dominick (1925–94), economist, radical, author, and opponent of European integration, was born 22 January 1925 at Parliament St., Kilkenny, one of four sons and five daughters of Raymond Crotty, baker and shopkeeper of Kilkenny, and Elizabeth Crotty (née Keoghan). His…

Darby, John Patrick

Darby, John Patrick (1941–2012), social and political scientist, was born on 18 November 1940 at 149 Springfield Road, Belfast, where his parents Sadie (née Mackle) and Patrick Darby ran a pub. When he was a young child his family moved to Portrush, Co. Antrim, where he attended St…

Duff, Charles St Lawrence

Duff, Charles St Lawrence (1894–1966) author, barrister and linguist, was born on 7 April 1894 in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, the youngest of ten children to grow to adulthood of John Duff, secretary of the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway, and his wife Anne Marie Duff (…

Duncan, George Alexander

Duncan, George Alexander (1902–2006), economist, was born 15 May 1902 in the family home in Bridge Street, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, the second son of Alexander Duncan, a physician and surgeon, and his wife Elizabeth (née Linn). He was educated at Ballymena Academy and Campbell College…

Edgeworth, Francis Ysidro

Edgeworth, Francis Ysidro (1845–1926), economist and statistician, was born 8 February 1845 at Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, fifth of six sons of Francis Beaufort Edgeworth and his Spanish wife Rosa Florentina Eroles, daughter of a political refugee from Catalonia; he was a grandson…

Edgeworth, Kenneth Essex

Edgeworth, Kenneth Essex (1880–1972), soldier, engineer, economist, and astronomer, was born 26 February 1880 at Daramona House, Streete, Co. Westmeath, eldest child among two sons and a daughter of Thomas Newcomen Edgeworth (1850–1931) and Elizabeth Dupré (née Wilson; d. 1929),…

FitzGerald, Alexis James Oliver

FitzGerald, Alexis James Oliver (1916–85), solicitor and economist, was born 4 September 1916, the fourth child of Alexis FitzGerald and his wife, Elizabeth O'Halloran. He was born, as he would later say himself, ‘under the clock’ in the Waterford Mental Hospital, where his father was…

Geary, Robert Charles (‘Roy’)

Geary, Robert Charles (‘Roy’) (1896–1983), statistician, was born in Dublin on 11 April 1896, the first child in the family of two sons and two daughters of Edmond Geary (who probably died in the late 1920s), an official in the general registrar's office, a keen mathematician and…

Gorman, William Moore (Terence)

Gorman, William Moore (Terence) (1923–2003), economist, was born 17 June 1923 at Letterkeen, near Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, the son of Richard Gorman (d. 1927) and his wife Sarah Crawford (née Moore) (d. 1963). His father was a vet who practised in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia (…

Graham, William

Graham, William (1839–1911), academic, writer, philosopher, and economist, was born at Saintfield, Co. Down, son of Alexander Graham, farmer and horse-dealer, and Maria Graham (née Crawford). Educated at the Educational Institute, Dundalk, on a scholarship, he later worked as a…