Fitzpatrick, Sir Jeremiah (c. 1740–1810), physician and campaigner for prison reform, was born in Kilbeggan, co. Westmeath. His background and early years are shrouded in obscurity, but circumstantial evidence points to the conclusion that his parents, of whom nothing is known, were Catholic and that they were comfortably off. He received a medical education abroad and though his graduating institution has not been identified ...
Maker: William Barnard
C. L. Kingsford
revised by M. J. Mercer
Hensey, Florence (fl. 1748–1760), physician and spy, was born in co. Kildare, the son of Florence Hensey (d. 1757) of Ballycumeen, and his wife, Mary (d. 1748). Brought up as a Catholic, he moved to England when very young; he then apparently was educated at the ...
Maker: Frederik van Hulsen
Lopez [Lopes], Roderigo [Ruy, Roger] (c. 1517–1594), physician and alleged conspirator, was born in Portugal, where his father, António Lopes, was physician to João III. A New Christian, or son of a Jew baptized by force in 1497, he studied at the University of Coimbra...
Henry R. Rollin
McGrath, Patrick Gerard (1916–1994), forensic psychiatrist, was born in Glasgow on 10 June 1916, the only son of Patrick McGrath (1873–1960), headmaster, and his wife, Mary, née Murray (1874–1925), schoolteacher. He had two sisters, Sarah and Molly. His family were of Irish Catholic immigrant stock. His father, the headmaster of 'a large school in a ...