Aston, William George
(1841–1911), Japanese scholar and diplomat, was born 9 April 1841, near Derry, the son of George Robert Aston, a Unitarian minister. In the early 1850s the family moved to Saintfield, Co. Down, where his father established a school in which Aston himself taught…...
Ireland, John Evan de Courcy (1911–2006), socialist, activist, teacher, and maritime
historian, was born 19 October
1911 in Lucknow, India, only child of
De Courcy Ireland (1873–1915), a British army major of Irish ancestry, and his
English-born wife Gabrielle (née Byron).
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…...