Boyce, James (1909–66), actor and broadcaster, was born on 17 March 1909 in Belfast, the oldest of three sons of Hugh Boyce, a coachbuilder, and his wife Ellen (née Hayes), a dressmaker before marriage. The family, who were Christian Brethren in religion, lived in Rosebury Road, Ormeau…...
(1912–2002), radio producer and
playwright, was born 19 July 1912 at 9 Baskin Street, in a working-class area of
east Belfast, the first of three children (two boys
and a girl) of Robert Boyd, a fireman on steam engines and later an engine driver, and Jane
Pinkerton, John (1845–1908), tenant
and MP, was the son of John Pinkerton of Seacon, near
Ballymoney, north Antrim, and his wife Nancy (née Pinkerton). John Pinkerton senior
was a unitarian tenant farmer and linen merchant who died young after falling from his…...
Rocque, John (Jean)
(c.1704–1762), cartographer, surveyor, and landscape designer, was born in France into a huguenot family of four children. After spending some time in Geneva, Rocque arrived in England (c.1709). His earliest published works, consisting mainly…...