Capper, Wilfrid Meredyth (1905–89), conservationist and creator of the Ulster Way, was born in
Belfast on 12 July 1905, the second son of four children (two boys and two girls)
of John Malcolmson Capper, a cotton yarn merchant, and Elizabeth Jane Capper (née
Stewart); the family was…...
(1911–99), artist, was born on 23 July 1911 in the family home at
Buxton, Derbyshire, England, the youngest of
two sons of Arthur Ernest Johnson, a wealthy cotton merchant, and his wife Florence
Isobel (née Townsend). His parents' marriage ended (c.1930)…...
(1906–75), painter, was born 16 January 1906 at 4 Lavis St., Belfast, fourth child among seven sons and one daughter of James Luke (1874–1937), boilerman, originally from Ahoghill, Co. Antrim, and Sarah Luke (1877–1953), daughter of a weaver from near Ballymena, Co.…...
McGregor, John James
(c.1773–1834), historian and topographer, was born 24 February c.1773 in Limerick city, the seventh son and youngest of seventeen children (many of whom did not survive to adulthood) of John McGregor (d. 1796), native of Scotland, probably by…...
Pearse, James (1839–1900), sculptor, was
born on 8 December 1839 at 24
Plumtree Street, Bloomsbury, London, the second
of three sons of James Pearse, frame-maker, and his first wife Mary Ann (née
Thompson). The family was impoverished and moved to Birmingham (c.1847), where…...