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Armour, James Brown (1841–1928), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born on 20 January 1841 in the townland of Lisboy, near Ballymoney, co. Antrim, the youngest of the six children of William Armour (1795?–1864), farmer, and his wife, Jane Brown, daughter of ...

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James Brown Armour (1841–1928) by William Conor University of Ulster permanent works of art collection

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Campbell, Henry James (1813–1889), textile merchant and school founder, was born in Newtownards, co. Down, the youngest of four children of Henry Campbell (c.1778–1814) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Campbell (1770–1852), who may have been related before their marriage. Henry and his three older siblings (a brother and two sisters) were brought up in the ...

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Carlile, James (1784–1854), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and educationist, was born on 5 February 1784 at Paisley, the son of James Carlile, a merchant and magistrate; his mother died in 1800. He was educated at Paisley grammar school, and after a brief business career in ...

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Henry Cooke (1788–1868) by Sir Daniel Macnee, c. 1856 photograph © Ulster Museum. Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the Trustees of the National Museums & Galleries of Northern Ireland

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Cooke [formerly Macook, Cook], Henry (1788–1868), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born on 11 May 1788, the fourth and youngest child of Jane Howe, the second wife of John Macook, a tenant farmer of the Grillagh, near Maghera, in ...

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Croskery, Thomas (1830–1886), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and journalist, son of Thomas Croskery and Agnes Cosby (d. 1883), was born in the village of Carrowdore, co. Down, on 26 May 1830. Most of his childhood was spent in Downpatrick...

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Davey, (James) Ernest (1890–1960), theologian, was born on 24 June 1890 in the manse of the First Presbyterian Church, Castle Street, Ballymena, co. Antrim, the eldest of the seven children (four boys and three girls) of the Revd Charles Davey (1857–1919), Presbyterian minister, and his wife, ...

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Dowden, John (1840–1910), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh and scholar, was born on 29 June 1840 at Cork, the fifth of the five surviving children of John Wheeler Dowden (1799–1891), linen draper, and his wife, Alicia Bennett (d. 1869), daughter of John Barter Bennett...

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Fraser, Sir Ian James (1901–1999), surgeon, was born on 9 February 1901 at 211 Albertbridge Road, Belfast, the only child of Robert Moore Fraser (1856–1952), general practitioner, and his first wife, Margaret (d. 1903), daughter of Adam Boal Ferguson, farmer. His mother died when he was two but he grew up in a happy home with his father, stepmother (...