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Farrell, Mairead

Farrell, Mairead (1957–88), republican paramilitary, was born 3 August 1957 in Belfast, youngest of six children and only daughter of Daniel Farrell and his wife, whose surname was Gaffney. Farrell's family were middle-class Catholics who owned a hardware and grocery shop. Her…

Hezlet, Mary Elizabeth Linzee (‘May’)

Hezlet, Mary Elizabeth Linzee (‘May’) (1882–1978), amateur golfer, was born in Gibraltar on 29 April 1882, one of eight children of Richard Jackson Hezlet, an officer in the Royal Artillery and his wife Emily Mary Linzee Owen. The Hezlets were a famous golfing family, linked to the…

Kavanagh, Thomas Henry (‘Lucknow Kavanagh’)

Kavanagh, Thomas Henry (‘Lucknow Kavanagh’) (1821–82), East India Company official and first civilian recipient of the VC, was born 15 July 1821 in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Details of his early life are scarce but it is believed that his father…