Butt, Mahmood (‘Mike’)
(1927–88), restaurateur, was born 7 May 1927 in Nairobi, Kenya, into an Islamic Indian family of one daughter and five sons of Ahmed Butt, railway engineer, and Zakia Butt. He was educated at a catholic school in Nairobi. After running a fleet of hire cars…...
Duffin, Adam (1841–1924), stockbroker and public figure, was born
6 December 1841, second son of
Charles Duffin of Belfast, a linen manufacturer, and linen and flaxseed merchant, and his wife
Theodosia (née Grimshaw), granddaughter of …...
Laffan, William Mackay
(1848–1909), journalist, newspaper owner, and art connoisseur, was born 24 January 1848 at 41 Philipsburgh Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin, eldest of six children of Michael Laffan, clerk in the Custom House, and Ellen Sarah Laffan (née Fitzgibbon). William's…...
Musa, Jennifer ('Mummy'; Jennifer Jehanzeba Qazi Musa)
Musa, Jennifer ('Mummy'; Jennifer Jehanzeba Qazi Musa) (1917–2008), politician, tribal
elder and nurse, was born Bridget Wren on
11 November 1917 in Tarmons,
Tarbert, Co. Kerry, one of five daughters and two
sons of John Wren, a small-holding farmer, and his wife Johanna (née…...