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…...
(1760/62–1832), methodist minister and scholar, was born at Moybeg, near Maghera, Co. Londonderry, son of John Clarke (fl. 1762), schoolmaster, whose early marriage to a Miss McLean prevented him from completing a degree in…...
Gamble, James (1803–91), soap manufacturer in
the USA, was born 3 April 1803
in the Graan, near Enniskillen, Co.
Fermanagh, eldest among four sons and two daughters of George Gamble
and his wife Mary Norris. They were related to prosperous farmers, merchants, and linen
(1824–81), professor of Latin and of Greek, was born in January 1824 in Co. Armagh, son of John Nesbitt (d. 1858), methodist minister (whose family moved with him to various congregations), and his wife, who may have been Jane Douglass. Nesbitt was educated mostly…...
Patterson, Sarah (‘Saidie’) (1904–85), trade unionist and peace activist, was born
25 November 1904 at 32
Woodvale St., Shankill Road, Belfast, eldest of
three children of William Patterson (d. 1912), shipyard blacksmith, and Sarah Patterson
(née Moore), both of whom were devout…...