Firth, Virginia Arabella ('Gay') (1937–2005),
author, journalist and political campaigner, was born in Belfast on 9 January
1937, the eldest of three daughters of Lancelot Turtle, a Belfast businessman
and stockbroker, and Helen Ramsey Turtle
(1911–46), born in Denver, Colorado,…...
Hobson, Florence Fulton (1881–1978), architect,
was born 11 February 1881 at
Monasterevin, Co. Kildare, the daughter of
Benjamin Hobson, grocer, and Mary Ann Hobson (née Bulmer), a women's rights
campaigner and amateur archaeologist. Her family moved to Belfast shortly after her…...
(1804–73), philanthropist and author, was born at Peartree Hill, near Lisburn, Co. Antrim, youngest child among two sons and one daughter of Thomas Lamb and his wife Dorothy, both members of the Religious Society of Friends. She was largely self-educated. In 1828 she…...