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Alexander, Robert (‘Bob’)

Alexander, Robert (‘Bob’) (1910–43), rugby player and cricketer, was born 24 September 1910 in 57 Distillery St., Belfast, youngest child among two sons and three daughters of David Alexander, shipyard engine fitter, originally from Co. Armagh, and Mary Jane Alexander (née Clark),…

Alibrandi, Gaetano

Alibrandi, Gaetano (1914–2003), papal diplomat, was born 14 January 1914 in Castiglione, Sicily, to an aristocratic family. After secondary education at the diocesan seminary in Acireale, Alibrandi attended the Pontifical Seminary, Rome, and was ordained priest on 1 November 1936; he…

Baron (Barron), Bartholomew (Bonaventure)

Baron (Barron), Bartholomew (Bonaventure) (1610–96), Franciscan theologian and miscellaneous writer, was born 24 July 1610 at Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, the second son of Lawrence Baron (d. 1622), a merchant of Clonmel, and his first wife, Maria (d. 1616), sister of…

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…

Bianconi, Charles

Bianconi, Charles (1786–1875), transport entrepreneur, was born Joachim Carlo Guiseppe Bianconi on 24 September 1786 at Tregolo, near Como in Lombardy, Italy, the second of five children of Pietro and Maria Bianconi. His father owned a farm and a silk mill, and was agent for the…

Blackwood, Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-

Blackwood, Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple- (1826–1902), 1st marquess of Dufferin and Ava , diplomat and writer, was born in Florence on 21 June 1826, the only child of Price Blackwood, 4th Baron Dufferin and Clandeboye (in the Irish peerage), and his wife,…

Bonnell, James

Bonnell, James (1653–99), government official and exemplar of the pious life, was born 14 November 1653 in Genoa, Italy, only son and one of two children of Samuel Bonnell, merchant, and his wife Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Sayer of Norwich, England. Samuel's grandfather had…

Brady, William Maziere

Brady, William Maziere (1825–94), clergyman and historian, was born 8 January 1825 in Dublin, son of Sir Nicholas William Brady (1791–1843), manufacturer of gold and silver lace, of Willow Park and Killiney Park, Co. Dublin, and Catherine Anne Brady (d. 1839), daughter of Peter…

Browne, Michael (David)

Browne, Michael (David) (1887–1971), Dominican and cardinal, was born 6 May 1887 at Grangemockler, Co. Tipperary, son of Maurice Browne and Catherine Browne (née Fitzgerald), and was christened David. He attended the local school, of which his father was headmaster, and later…

Burke, Augustus Nicholas

Burke, Augustus Nicholas (c.1838–1891), painter, was born at Waterslade, Knocknagur, Co. Galway, the sixth son of William Burke, a catholic gentleman and landowner, and Fanny Xaveria Burke (née Tucker) of Brook Lodge, Sussex. Educated at a private catholic school in…

Burke, John Baptist

Burke, John Baptist (d. c.1682), priest, vicar apostolic, was a native of the diocese of Cashel and kin to the earls of Clanricarde. As a youth he served in the Austrian army in northern Italy, before joining the church. He was appointed abbot of Clare, and served as…

Bury, John Bagnell

Bury, John Bagnell (1861–1927), classicist and historian, was born 16 October 1861 in Co. Monaghan, eldest of three (possibly four) sons and one daughter of Rev. Edward John Bury and Anna Bury (née Rogers). He was educated at Foyle College, Derry, and…

Butler, Mary Ellen Lambert

Butler, Mary Ellen Lambert (1873–1920), novelist, was born 28 June 1873 in England, the youngest of the two daughters and a son of Peter Butler (1840–80) of Bunnahow House, Co. Clare, and Mary Ryan of Tipperary. The Butlers were landowners who remained catholic. Through intermarriage…

Caffyn, Kathleen Mannington

Caffyn, Kathleen Mannington (née Hunt ) (c.1853–1926), novelist, also known by her pseudonym Iota , was born in Waterloo House, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, the daughter of William de Vere Hunt and his wife Louisa (née Going). Educated at home by English and German governesses,…

Chichester, Frederick Richard

Chichester, Frederick Richard (1827–53), earl of Belfast and littérateur, was born 25 November 1827, second son of George Hamilton Chichester, 3rd marquess of Donegall, and his wife Harriet, daughter of Richard Butler (qv), 1st earl of…

Columbanus (Colmán, Columba)

Columbanus (Colmán, Columba) (c.540–615), missionary, is mainly associated with his monastic foundations at Luxeuil and Bobbio. Originally named Colmán, he was generally known to his contemporaries by the Latinised forms Columbanus or Columba. He has sometimes…

Concanen, Richard Luke

Concanen, Richard Luke (1747–1810), catholic bishop of New York, was born in Kilbegnet, Co. Roscommon, son of Luke Concanen and Mary Concanen (née Corr), presumably of small farming stock. In 1764 he entered the Dominican order at the Irish college of Holy Cross, Louvain. Soon he…

Craig, Harry (Henry Armitage Llewellyn, 'H. A. L.')

Craig, Harry (Henry Armitage Llewellyn, 'H. A. L.') (1921–78), writer and political activist, was born on 20 October 1921 in Dromtariffe, Kanturk, Co. Cork, one of twin sons of James Robert Hanna Craig, a Church of Ireland clergyman, and his wife Margaret Eva Grace (née Llewellyn),…

Crossley, Hastings

This is a co-subject for the entry on Crossley, Francis (‘Frank’) William. View the original entry.

Cumianus

Cumianus (d. c.735×744) of Bobbio, Irish pilgrim bishop, is known from copies of an inscription on the richly carved cover-slab of a now dismembered sarcophagus, which began: ‘Hic sacra beati membra Cumiani solvuntur’ (here are laid the holy remains of blessed Cumianus). It…

Curran, Amelia

Curran, Amelia (1775–1847), artist, was born in Redmond's Hill, Dublin, eldest child of John Philpot Curran (qv), orator, lawyer, and parliamentarian, and Sarah Curran (née Creagh), both of Newmarket, Co. Cork. Her artistic…

Donnchad

Donnchad (d. 1064), son of Brian, was a son of Brian Bórama (qv) and his wife Gormlaith (qv) (d. 1030), daughter of Murchad son of Finn of the Uí Fháeláin; she had previously been…

Dromgoole, Thomas

Dromgoole, Thomas (c.1750–c.1826), doctor and controversialist, was born in Ireland. Little is known about his early career. Educated at Edinburgh University, he graduated as a medical doctor before moving to Dublin, where he established a practice at Dawson St.…

Ellis, Sir William

Ellis, Sir William (c.1648–1732), chief secretary, was the second son of John Ellis (d. 1681) and his wife, Susanna (d. 1700), a daughter of William Welbore of Cambridge. John Ellis was a fellow of St Catharine Hall, Cambridge, and a chaplain to Archbishop Abbot of…

Esposito, Mario

Esposito, Mario (1887–1975), medievalist and Hiberno-Latinist, was born 7 September 1887 in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, third child and only son of Michele Esposito (qv), professor of music in the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and Natalia…