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…...
Lewy, Ernst (1881–1966), linguist, was born on
19 September 1881 in Breslau,
Germany (now Wrocław, Poland), the youngest of
ten children of Jacob Lewy, a merchant, and Julia Lewy (née Bielschowsky). The family
background was Jewish. Lewy attended the König-Wilhelms-Gymnasium in…...
MacQuitty, William Baird (1905–2004), traveller, film producer, photographer and polymath, was born in Belfast on 15 May 1905, elder of two sons of James Baird MacQuitty, managing director of the Belfast Telegraph (a cousin of the principal proprietors), and his wife Henrietta…...
(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…...