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…...
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
Nixon, John William
(1877–1949), policeman and politician, was born 1 June 1877 in Graddum, Co. Cavan, into a methodist family; other family details are unknown. He joined the RIC in 1899, served in Belfast, Donegal, Antrim, Mayo,…...
(1916–2001), economist, was born on 23 June 1916 on
the family farm at Ballylagan, Ballynure, Co.
Antrim, the only child of John Bright Wilson (d. 1948), and his wife
Margaret (née Ellison). His father, while keeping the farm, established a grocery
and animal feed…...