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Barrett, Eaton Stannard

Barrett, Eaton Stannard (1785/6–1820), satirical writer, was born in Cork city, eldest son of Richard Barrett, gentleman; nothing is known of his mother. He was educated at a private school in Surrey (where he wrote a play, which was performed at the school), and at…

Berwick, Walter

Berwick, Walter (1800–68), barrister and judge, was the second son of Rev. Edward Berwick (qv), rector of Esker, Lucan, Co. Dublin, and his first wife, Annie Bermingham. He entered TCD in…

Blundell, Mary

Blundell, Mary (1859–1930), novelist, better known under the pen name ‘M. E. Francis ’, was born 22 August 1859 at Killiney Park, Co. Dublin, second of four daughters of Michael James Sweetman , a wealthy catholic, and Margaret Sweetman (née Powell), heiress, of Fitzwilliam Sq.…

Brambell, Francis William Rogers

Brambell, Francis William Rogers (1901–70), zoologist, was born 25 February 1901 at Combridge House, Sandycove, Dublin, the eldest of the three sons of Louis Alfred Brambell, an accountant at the Guinness brewery, and his wife, Amelia Jane Mary, née Rogers. One of the three brothers…

Burnaby, Elizabeth Alicia Hawkins

Burnaby, Elizabeth Alicia Hawkins (1860–1934), alpinist, photographer, and author, was the only child of Sir St Vincent Hawkins-Whitshed , 3rd and last baronet, of Killincarrig, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and his wife Anne Alicia, third daughter of the Rev. Hon. John Gustavus Handcock…

Butler, Lady (Charlotte) Eleanor

Butler, Lady (Charlotte) Eleanor (c. 1739–1829), recluse of Llangollen, was born in Cambrai, France, the youngest daughter of Walter Butler of Garryricken, Co. Tipperary, and his wife, Ellen (née Morres), of Latargh, Co. Tipperary. Her family were members of the old…

Byers, David

Byers, David (1953–2008), architect and civil servant, was born in January 1953 in Newry, Co. Down, the only son among three children of John Byers and his wife Phyllis. The family had links with Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, where Byers spent much of his childhood and youth. He was…

Cadogan, William

Cadogan, William (1601–61), soldier and MP, was born 5 February 1601 at Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales, eldest son of Henry Cadogan of Trostry Fach, Monmouthshire, and Catherine Cadogan (née Stradling). As a captain of horse, he became private secretary to…

Cherry, Andrew

Cherry, Andrew (1762–1812), actor and playwright, was born 11 January 1762 in Limerick, eldest son of John Cherry, printer and bookseller; nothing is known of his mother. Educated at the Limerick grammar school, he left at the age of 11 to work in Dublin for…

Cleaver, Euseby Digby

Cleaver, Euseby Digby (1826–94), clergyman and Gaelic revivalist, was born 8 March 1826 in Delgany, Co. Wicklow, eldest son of William Cleaver, rector of Delgany, and Mary (née Mackworth) Cleaver, and grandson of Euseby Cleaver (qv) (…

Cobbe, Frances Power

Cobbe, Frances Power (1822–1904), feminist, journalist, anti-vivisectionist, and philanthropist, was born 4 December 1822 in Dublin, the fifth child and only daughter of Charles Cobbe (1781–1857), a landlord and magistrate of Newbridge House, Co. Dublin, and Frances Cobbe (née…

Cohen, Isaac

Cohen, Isaac (1914–2007), chief rabbi of the Republic of Ireland (1959–79), was born 26 July 1914 in Llanelli, Wales, one of three children born to shopkeeper parents of Lithuanian birth. Growing up amongst a community of fifty or so orthodox Jewish families, Cohen retained rich…

Cohen, Joseph Wolfe

Cohen, Joseph Wolfe (1780–1869), president of the Dublin Hebrew Congregation, was born September 1780 in Poznan, Poland (soon to become a Prussian possession as ‘Posen’). After living in Birmingham, he settled in Dublin c.1819. One of the principal founders of the revived…

Collisson, William Alexander Houston

Collisson, William Alexander Houston (1865–1920), clergyman and musician, was born 20 May 1865 in Dublin, son of William Houston Collison and Elizabeth O'Callaghan. Before graduating from TCD (Mus.D.…

Connolly, Sybil Veronica

Connolly, Sybil Veronica (1921–98), fashion designer, was born 24 January 1921 at Clanllienwen Road, Morriston, Swansea, Wales, elder of two daughters of John Connolly, insurance salesman, from Waterford, Ireland, and Evelyn Connolly (née Reynolds) from Wales. On the death of the…

Davies, Stan Gébler

Davies, Stan Gébler (1943–94), journalist, was born 16 July 1943 in Wales, son of Max Davies, furniture manufacturer, and his wife Olive, sister of the writer Ernest Gébler (1915–98). His protestant father was apparently of Russian Jewish origin, and his maternal grandfather,…

Deane, Thomas Manly

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Devereux, Walter

Devereux, Walter (1539–76), 1st earl of Essex , colonist in Ireland, was born 16 September 1539 at Carmarthen castle, Wales, elder son and heir of Sir Richard Devereux and Dorothy, daughter of George Hastings, earl of Huntingdon. On the death of his grandfather, Walter, on 27…

Doherty, John

Doherty, John (1783–1850), politician and chief justice of the common pleas, was second son of John Doherty, attorney, of Aungier St., Dublin, and his wife Margaret, daughter of David Verner. Educated at Chester School, he entered TCD

Dowdall, James Charles

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Evans, Richard

Evans, Richard (c.1740?–1802), canal engineer, was born in Wales but little is known of his early life there until the mid 1760s, when he worked on Kymer's canal. In the mid 1770s he moved to Ireland and conducted a very public career as a canal engineer on major projects.…

Freeman, Spencer

Freeman, Spencer (1892–1982), Irish Hospitals Sweepstake director, was born 10 December 1892 in Swansea, Wales, youngest son among five sons and four daughters of A. Freeman, a financier. At the age of nine Freeman's family moved from London to Johannesburg, South Africa, where…

Gerald of Wales (Giraldus Cambrensis)

Gerald of Wales (Giraldus Cambrensis) (c.1146–c.1223), cleric and writer, was born at Manorbier (Maenor Pyr) castle, Pembrokeshire (Dyfed), Wales, of mixed Norman and Welsh ancestry, youngest son of William de Barri and his wife Angharad, daughter of Nesta, the…

Graves, Alfred Perceval

Graves, Alfred Perceval (1846–1931), writer, folklorist, and schools inspector, was born 22 July 1846 at 12 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, the second son of nine children of Charles Graves (qv), clergyman and mathematician, and Selina…

Griffith, Elizabeth

Griffith, Elizabeth (1727–93), playwright, novelist, and actress, was born in Glamorgan, Wales, on 11 October 1727, the daughter of Thomas Griffith (1680?–1744), at one time actor–manager of the Smock Alley theatre, Dublin, and originally from Wales, and his wife, Jane (née Foxcroft…