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
Lawrence, William John
(1862–1940), drama critic, was born 29 October 1862 in Belfast, son of Joseph Lawrence, railway station manager; nothing is known of his mother. He was educated at the dowager countess of Annesley's private school at Newcastle, Co. Down, and at Methodist…...
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…...