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Bates [née Dwyer], Daisy May (1859–1951), anthropologist and social worker among Aboriginal Australians, was born around 16 October 1859, at Roscrea, co. Tipperary, Ireland, the third of four children of Edward Dwyer, shopkeeper and small farmer, and his wife Bridget, née Hunt...

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Green [née Stopford], Alice Sophia Amelia [known as Alice Stopford Green] (1847–1929), historian and Irish nationalist, was born on 31 May 1847 at Kells, co. Meath, the seventh of the nine children of the Revd Edward Adderley Stopford (1810?–1874), archdeacon of ...

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(Isabella) Augusta Gregory, Lady Gregory (1852–1932) by Sir William Orpen National Gallery of Ireland

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Gregory [née Persse], (Isabella) Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852–1932), playwright, folklorist, and literary patron, was born on 15 March 1852, at Roxborough House, near Loughrea, co. Galway, Ireland, the twelfth of sixteen children of Dudley Persse (1802–1878), and his second wife, Frances, née...

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Grierson [née Crawley], Constantia (1704/5–1732), classical scholar and editor, was born in co. Kilkenny of 'poor illiterate country people' (Pilkington, 1.17) and was tutored in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, English, and French by her local vicar. She was also knowledgeable in mathematics, and her mother insisted that she became efficient in needlework. According to ...

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Hickey, Emily Henrietta (1845–1924), writer and schoolteacher, was born on 12 April 1845 at Castle Macmine, co. Wexford, Ireland (home of her mother's Stewart ancestors), the second of two daughters of Canon John Stewart Hickey and his wife, a Newton-King related to the ...

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Jellicoe [née Mullin], Anne William (1823–1880), educationist, born in Mountmellick, Queen's county, was the daughter of William Mullin (1796–1826), a Quaker schoolmaster, and his wife, Margaret Thompson (1801–1840). Little is known about her early life. Orphaned by the time she was seventeen years of age, she married ...

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Magee [née Stewart], Martha Maria (d. 1846), benefactor, was born, of parents named Stewart, at Lurgan, co. Armagh, where her family had been long settled. She married in 1780 William Magee, who on 12 September of that year had been ordained Presbyterian minister of ...

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Oldham, Alice (1850–1907), promoter of women's education, born at 15 Percy Place, Dublin, on 24 June 1850, was the second of twelve children of Eldred Oldham (1816–1880), linen draper, and his wife, Anne Alker. Her brother Charles Hubert Oldham was professor of national economics at ...

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Rawdon [née Hastings], Elizabeth, suo jure Baroness Botreaux, suo jure Baroness Hungerford, suo jure Baroness Moleyns, suo jure Baroness Hastings, and countess of Moira (1731–1808), literary patron and antiquary, was born at Donington Park, Leicestershire, on 23 March 1731, the eldest surviving daughter of the four sons and three daughters of ...

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Anna Wheeler (1785?–184850) by Maxim Gauci, pubd 1825 (after J. Porter) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wheeler [née Doyle], Anna (1785?–1848), philosopher, born in co. Tipperary, Ireland, was the daughter of Anna Dunbar and her husband, Nicholas Milley Doyle, a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and prebendary of Fennor parish in co. Tipperary. She did not have a formal education but learned French, geography, and skills of repartee from foreign dignitaries visiting her military relatives and gained political insights from her godfather, ...

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White, Henrietta Margaret (1856–1936), educationist and college head, was born on 13 July 1856 at Charleville, Roscrea, Queen's county, Ireland, into a protestant Anglo-Irish gentry family, the second of the four children of Henry White, JP and deputy lieutenant, and his wife, Elizabeth Russell...