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Barton, Robert Childers (1881–1975), Irish nationalist and politician, was born on 14 March 1881 at Glendalough House, Annamoe, co. Wicklow, son of Charles William Barton (1836–1890), a landowner, and his wife, Agnes Alexandra Frances, née Childers (d. 1918). The family owned a large estate in ...

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Ernest Blythe (1889–1975) by unknown photographer, 1922 Getty Images

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Blythe, Ernest [Earnán de Blaghd] (1889–1975), politician and theatre director, was born on 13 April 1889 in Magheragall, Lisburn, co. Antrim, the eldest child of James and Agnes Blythe. He came from a Church of Ireland and staunchly Orange background and was a most unlikely convert to Irish nationalism. Educated at the local ...

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Childers, Erskine Hamilton (1905–1974), president of Éire (Ireland), was born at 13 Embankment Gardens, London, on 11 December 1905, the eldest child and first of the two sons born to (Robert) Erskine Childers (1870–1922), author and politician, and Mary Alden Osgood (1878–1964), formerly of ...

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Bryan Ricco Cooper (1884–1930) by Chancellor © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cooper, Bryan Ricco (1884–1930), politician in Ireland and army officer, was born on 17 June 1884 at Jutogh, in the canton of Simla, India, the eldest son of Major Francis Edward Cooper (1859–1900), of the Royal Field Artillery, and his wife, Ella (...

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Craddock, Sir Reginald Henry (1864–1937), administrator in India and Burma, was born at Dharmsala, Punjab, on 11 March 1864, the youngest son of Surgeon-Major William Craddock, of the Bengal medical service, and his wife, Mary Charlotte, daughter of Francis Spencer Hawkins. Craddock was sent to ...

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Thomas Ryder Johnson (1872–1963) by Keogh Brothers courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

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Johnson, Thomas Ryder (1872–1963), trade unionist and politician, was born on 17 May 1872 at 10 South Hunter Street, off Maryland Street, Liverpool, the only child of Thomas Johnson, foreman sailmaker, and his wife, Margaret Boardman. His parents were both English. Although his father was Anglican by upbringing, ...

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MacLysaght, Edward Anthony Edgeworth [Ned] (1887–1986), historian and Irish nationalist, was born on 6 November 1887 at Flax Bourton near Nailsea, Somerset, the elder of two sons of Sidney Royse Lysaght (1856–1941) and his wife, Kathrine (c.1860–1953), youngest daughter of Joseph Clarke...