(1773?–1820), barrister, satirist, and bon vivant, was eldest son of William Norcott of Charleville, Co. Cork, and Mary Norcott (née Knight). He entered TCD in July 1790, graduating BA…...
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…...
Roddie, Ian Campbell (1928–2011), physiologist and academic, was born on 1
December 1928 in Belfast,
third of four sons of J. R. Wesley Roddie (d. 1953), a methodist minister, and his wife
Mary Hill (née Wilson; d. 1973); the four brothers all entered the medical
Walton, Ernest Thomas Sinton (1903–95), scientist, educator, and Nobel prize laureate, was born 6 October 1903 in Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, elder of two children of the Rev. John Arthur Walton and Anna Elizabeth Walton (née Sinton). His father, a methodist minister, was born…...
(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…...