Bennis, Elizabeth (Eliza)
activist and diarist, was probably born in
Limerick, one of two surviving daughters of Isaac and Alice (née Mitchell)
Patten . The Pattens were
presbyterian, and Elizabeth had a conventionally pious upbringing and evidently received…...
Hutton, Mary Ann (1862–1953),
Irish-language scholar and writer, was born in Manchester, England, the eldest child of James Drummond (qv) and his wife Frances (née Classon),
who later had two sons and five more daughters. Secondary sources…...
Huxley, Margaret Rachel
(1855–1940), nursing pioneer, was born in Croydon, Surrey, England, sixth among eight children of William Thomas Huxley (eldest brother of T. H. Huxley, FRS), and his wife, Esther (née Hopkins). She was…...
McDougall, Margaret Moran
(1826–99), author and journalist, was born 25 December 1826, according to family records (though her obituary said 25 December 1828), probably in Co. Antrim. Her father, J. Moran (or William Henry) Dixon , tailor, died in Galgorm, Co. Antrim, when…...
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…...