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…...
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…...
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…...