- D. George Boyce
Davitt, Michael (1846–1906), Irish nationalist, was born in Straide, co. Mayo, on 25 March 1846, the second child of Martin Davitt and his wife, Catherine. Both parents were of peasant origins, but Davitt's father received a good early education and spoke English and Irish. The family survived the great famine of 1846–9, but emerged impoverished and in arrears of rent. They were evicted in 1850, ...