(1815–1905), woollen merchant, geologist, bibliographer, and local politician, was born 8 July 1815 near Coleraine, Co. Londonderry. After moving to Belfast he entered (1840) the woollen business in Donegall St. founded by James Young in 1795. Anderson's eminence…...
Gailey, Robert Alan (1935–2013), folklife
scholar and museum director, was born on 4
October 1935 in Galway.
Known by his middle name, Alan was the second child of Andrew J. Gailey (d. 1963), a
presbyterian minister in Galway, and Mary Gailey (née Porter). He had two sisters.
Strain, Alexander (c.1877–1943), Dublin builder and
property developer, was born in Markethill, Co. Armagh, eldest son of Robert Douglas Strain, builder, and his wife
Margaret (née McFadden). Alexander moved to Dublin in 1893 and initially worked for
a timber dealer in…...
(1759/60–1830), postmaster and spy, was in business at Newry, Co. Down, as a wine and spirit merchant until 1794 or 1795, when he was appointed postmaster of Belfast. As a state official he had a duty to open and read letters passing through his premises at 6…...