Blomfield, Sara Louisa , Lady (1859–1939), Bahá'í pioneer and humanitarian, was born in Knockanevin,
Borrisoleigh, near Thurles, Co. Tipperary, the
daughter of Matthew (Matthias) John Ryan and his wife Emily (née Crowe). Religious
tension between her catholic father and anglo-…...
Cousins, James Henry Sproull
(1873–1956), writer, teacher, and theosophist, was born 22 July 1873 in Cavour Street, Belfast, the eldest child of James Cousins, a deep-sea mariner of Glastry, Co. Down, and Susan Cousins (née Davey), of Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. Educated at a…...
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…...
Orpen, Adela Elizabeth (née Richards)
(1855–1927), writer, was born on a slave plantation in Virginia, USA, on 3 February
1855, the only surviving child of Edward Moore Richards and his wife, Sarah
Elizabeth (née Tisdale). Following the death of her mother on 19 February 1860, her…...