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Abell, Abraham

Abell, Abraham (1783–1851), antiquary and public figure at Cork, was born 11 April 1783 in Pope's Quay, Cork, son of Richard Abell, a quaker merchant. Abraham Abell too was a merchant, but he is to be remembered for his prominence in voluntary bodies, both cultural and…

Abell, Joshua

Abell, Joshua (1793–1846), philanthropist, was born 15 November 1793 in Cork city into a long established and talented quaker family, among eleven children of Richard Abell, a well known merchant, and his wife Elizabeth Beale. He was educated at the quaker boarding school of…

Allen, Richard

Allen, Richard (1803–86), philanthropist and anti-slavery and temperance campaigner, was born 8 January 1803 at Harold's Cross, Dublin, into a quaker family, fourth child and second son among fifteen children of Edward Weston Allen, draper, and Ellen/Eleanor Allen (née Burton),…

Barcroft, Henry

Barcroft, Henry (1839–1905), inventor, was born 6 June 1839, the only son of Joseph Inman Barcroft of Lisburn, Co. Antrim, and of Stangmore Lodge, Tyrone, and Mary Barcroft (née Wright), whose father lived in New York. The family were involved in the linen business in Lisburn, and were…

Barcroft, Sir Joseph

Barcroft, Sir Joseph (1872–1947), physiologist, was born at The Glen, Newry, Co. Down, second of five children of the quakers Henry Barcroft (qv), DL, and Anna (Richardson) Barcroft, daughter of…

Bax, Sir Arnold Edward Trevor

Bax, Sir Arnold Edward Trevor (1883–1953), composer, was born 8 November 1883 in Streatham, London, the son of prosperous quaker parents. His father, Alfred Ridley Bax, was a barrister of the Middle Temple, who, possessed of private means, devoted the greatest part of his…

Beale, Abraham

Beale, Abraham (1793–1847), ironmonger and philanthropist, was born 16 August 1793 in Cork, into a quaker family, second of five sons and four daughters of Thomas Beale and Elizabeth Beale (née Abell). He was educated at the Friends' Provincial School, Newtown, Co. Waterford. He…

Beale, James

Beale, James (1798–1879), entrepreneur in Cork, was a member of a prominent quaker family that included Abraham Beale (qv) who established an ironworks at Monard, Co. Cork, and may have been James's brother; if so, his parents were…

Bentham, Ethel

Bentham, Ethel (1861–1931), doctor and MP, was born 5 January 1861 in London, second daughter of William Bentham (an inspector, secretary, and later general manager with the Standard Life Assurance Company in London) and Mary Ann Bentham (née Hammond). Her father, a quaker, was…

Bewley, Arthur Geoffrey

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Bewley, Charles Henry

Bewley, Charles Henry (1888–1969), barrister and diplomat, was born 12 July 1888 in Dublin, eldest son among four children of Henry Theodore Bewley (qv), MD and quaker, and Elizabeth…

Bewley, Ernest

Bewley, Ernest (1860–1932), founder of Bewley's Oriental Cafés, was born 14 November 1860 at Donore, Bray, Co. Wicklow, into a well established quaker business family, grandson of Samuel Bewley (qv) and younger son among two sons and…

Bewley, Henry

Bewley, Henry (1804–76), businessman and evangelist, was born 4 July 1804, fifth of ten sons of Samuel Bewley, Dublin businessman, and Elizabeth Bewley (née Fayle); they also had three daughters. An older brother, who had been named Henry, died aged two in January 1804, and the name…

Bewley, Henry Theodore

Bewley, Henry Theodore (1860–1945), physician and lecturer, was born 25 June 1860 at Willow Park, Booterstown, Co. Dublin, into a leading quaker family, only surviving son of Henry Bewley (qv), businessman, and Anne Bewley (née Pike). He…

Bewley, Joseph

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Bewley, Joshua

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Bewley, Samuel

Bewley, Samuel (1764–1837), silk merchant, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, was born 21 April 1764 into a quaker family, youngest son of Thomas Bewley (1719–95) of Mountmellick, Queen's Co. (Laois), and Susanna Bewley (née Pim). He was probably apprenticed to a silk merchant in…

Bewley, (Thomas) Kenneth

Bewley, (Thomas) Kenneth (1890–1943), civil servant, was born 3 July 1890 in Dublin, one of four children of quakers Henry Theodore Bewley, MD, of 26 Lower Baggot St., and his wife Eveleen, daughter of Thomas Pim of Greenbank, Monkstown, Co…

Bewley, Victor Ernest Henry

Bewley, Victor Ernest Henry (1912–2000), quaker businessman and philanthropist, was born on 24 May 1912, at Danum, the family estate in Rathgar, one of five children to Ernest Bewley (qv) and Susan Emily Bewley (née Clarke) from Doncaster…

Burneyeat (Burnyeat), John

Burneyeat (Burnyeat), John (1631–90), quaker missionary, was born in Crabtreebeck, Cumberland. A pious, industrious farmer, he attended a meeting held by George Fox in 1653 and afterwards joined the Society of Friends. Following his conversion, he continued to farm and did not…

Clotworthy, Pauline (Cecily Elizabeth)

Clotworthy, Pauline (Cecily Elizabeth) (née Keohler , later Keller ) (1912–2004), teacher of fashion design, was born 17 May 1912 in Dublin. She was the daughter of Robert Nesbitt Keohler, a solicitor, and his second wife, Ethel M. Keohler (née Thompson), the daughter of William…

Coghill, Rhoda Sinclair

Coghill, Rhoda Sinclair (1903–2000), pianist, composer, and poet, was born 14 October 1903 in Dublin, the youngest of eight children of Alexander Sinclair Coghill, printing manager, from Thurso, Scotland, and his wife, Rhoda Ann Sinclair (née Baily). Coghill attended Alexandra…

Conway, Anne

Conway, Anne (1631–79), Viscountess Conway , woman of learning, was born in London, youngest child of Heneage Finch (1580–1631) and his second wife, Elizabeth Cradock (d. 1655). Elizabeth, from Staffordshire, brought both sturdy independence and wealth into her second marriage,…

Douglas, James Green

Douglas, James Green (1887–1954), senator and businessman, was born 11 July 1887 in 19 Brighton Square, Dublin, eldest among five sons and three daughters of John Douglas (proprietor of John Douglas & Sons Ltd, drapers and outfitters, of Wexford St.) and Emily Douglas (née…

Dunlop, Ronald Ossory ('R. O.', 'ROD')

Dunlop, Ronald Ossory ('R. O.', 'ROD') (1894–1973), artist, was born 28 June 1894 at 71 Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin, second of three children and only son of Daniel Nicol Dunlop (qv), a Scottish-born clerk and theosophist, and…