Cusack, Margaret Anna (‘The nun of Kenmare’) (1829–99), nun and author, was born 6 May 1829 at Coolock, Co. Dublin, the elder of two children of Dr Samuel Cusack and his wife, Sarah (née Stoney).
Early life and conversion to catholicism
She was educated privately, learning informally…...
Malley, James Young (‘Jim’)
(1918–2000), civil servant
and airman, was born 24 July 1918 near Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone, one of four sons and one daughter of
Francis William Malley, a local farmer and merchant, and his wife Ruby Elizabeth
(née Young). The family was methodist. He…...
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…...
(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…...