Catherwood, Sir Henry Frederick Ross (Fred) (1925–2014), businessman, politician, and evangelical leader, was born on 30 January 1925 in Creagh, near Bellaghy, County Londonderry, the eldest of three children of (Harold Matthew) Stuart Catherwood (1899–1973), haulier and bus company owner, and his wife ...
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Evans, Meredydd (Merȇd) (1919–2015), writer, broadcaster, and political activist, was born on 9 December 1919 at Top Pentre, Llanegryn, Merioneth, the youngest of eleven children of Richard Evans, motor driver, later quarryman, and his wife Charlotte, née Pugh. His Christian name was given on his birth certificate as ...
Porter, Sir Robert Wilson (1923–2014), politician and judge, was born at 97 Creggan Road, Derry, on 23 December 1923, the youngest of eleven children of Joseph Wilson Porter, joiner, and his wife, Letitia Mary, née Wasson. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Beezer’ or ‘...
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Rennie, George (1801–1860), sculptor and politician, was born at Phantassie, East Lothian (Haddingtonshire), on 23 April 1801, the son of George Rennie (1749–1828), agriculturist, and his wife, Marion. He was a suitor of Jane Welsh (who later married Thomas Carlyle) but their relationship ended when he went to ...