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Casement, Roger David (1864–1916), diplomatist and Irish rebel, was born on 1 September 1864 at Doyle's Cottage, Lawson Terrace, Sandymount, near Dublin, the youngest son of Captain Roger Casement (1819–1877) of the 3rd dragoon guards. His father was of Ulster protestant stock and his mother, ...

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Emmet, Robert (1778–1803), Irish nationalist, was the youngest son of Robert Emmet (1729–1802), state physician, and his wife, Elizabeth Mason (1740–1803). He was born in Dublin on 4 March 1778, and baptized in St Peter's Church there on 10 March. There were three other children in the family, two sons and a daughter, ...

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Emmet, Thomas Addis (1764–1827), barrister and Irish nationalist, was born on 24 April 1764 in Cork, the second of the four children of Dr Robert Emmet (1729–1802), state physician, and his wife, Elizabeth Mason (1740–1803). His younger brother was Robert Emmet (1778–1803), fellow United Irishman. The family moved to ...

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Fitzgerald, Lord Edward (1763–1798), Irish nationalist and army officer, was born on 15 October 1763 in London, the twelfth of nineteen children of James Fitzgerald, first duke of Leinster (1722–1773), and his wife, Emily Mary (1731–1814) [see Fitzgerald, Emilia Mary, duchess of Leinster...

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Gifford [married name Plunkett], Grace Evelyn Mary Vandeleur (1888–1955), artist and Irish nationalist, was born at 8 Temple Villas, Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin, on 4 March 1888, one of the twelve children of Frederick Gifford (d. 1917), a solicitor, and his wife, ...

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Gonne, (Edith) Maud (1866–1953), Irish nationalist, was born on 21 December 1866 at Tongham Manor, near Farnham, Surrey, eldest daughter of Captain Thomas Gonne (1835–1886) of the 17th lancers and his wife, Edith Frith Cook (1844–1871), daughter of William Cook, merchant, and Margaretta Cockayne Frith...

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Hall [née Waddington], Augusta, Lady Llanover (1802–1896), promoter of the Welsh national revival, was born on 21 March 1802 at Tŷ Uchaf, Llanofer, Monmouthshire, the youngest daughter of Benjamin Waddington (1749–1828), landowner, and of Georgina Mary Ann (1771–1850), daughter of John Port...

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Holt, Joseph (1756x9–1826), Irish nationalist, was born in Ballydonnell, co. Wicklow, the second eldest of six children of John and Mary, of a Church of Ireland farming family of English ancestry. His tombstone records his date of birth as 1756, yet he was baptized in ...

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Markievicz [née Gore-Booth], Constance Georgine, Countess Markievicz in the Polish nobility (1868–1927), Irish republican and first woman elected to parliament, was born on 4 February 1868 at 7 Buckingham Gate, Pimlico, London, the eldest of the three daughters and two sons of ...

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O'Brien, William Smith (1803–1864), Irish nationalist, was born on 17 October 1803 at Dromoland Castle, near Newmarket-on-Fergus, co. Clare, the second son of Sir Edward O'Brien, fourth baronet (1773–1837), and his wife, Charlotte (1781–1856), elder daughter of William Smith of Cahirmoyle (or Cahermoyle)...

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O'Connor [formerly Conner; afterwards Condorcet-O'Connor], Arthur (1763–1852), Irish nationalist and political theorist, was born on 4 July 1763 at Connorville, near Bandon in co. Cork, the second youngest of nine children, four daughters and five sons, of Roger Conner (d. 1798)...

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Parnell, (Catherine Maria) Anna Mercer (1852–1910), Irish nationalist and artist, was born on 13 May 1852 at home at Avondale, co. Wicklow, the tenth of eleven children and fifth daughter of John Henry Parnell (1811–1859) and Delia Tudor, née Stewart (1816–1896). Her older brothers were ...

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Parnell, Fanny Isabel (1848–1882), Irish nationalist and poet, was born on 4 September 1848 at Avondale, co. Wicklow, the eighth child and fourth daughter of John Henry Parnell (1811–1859) and his wife, Delia Tudor Stewart (1816–1896), daughter of Commodore Charles Stewart of the ...

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Richardson, Sir George Lloyd Reily (1847–1931), army officer and commander of the Ulster Volunteer Force, was born in Bengal, India, on 20 September 1847, the eldest son of Major-General Joseph Fletcher Richardson (1822–1900) and his wife, Mary Hannah (1828/9–1908), daughter of James Reily...

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Russell, Thomas (1767–1803), Irish nationalist, was born on 21 November 1767 in Drommahane townland, Kilshannig parish, co. Cork, the fifth and youngest child of John Russell (c.1720–1792), a native of co. Kilkenny and a lieutenant in the 83rd foot regiment, and his wife, whose maiden name was ...

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Sheares, John (1766–1798), Irish nationalist, was born at Goldenbush, co. Cork, the fourth son of Henry Sheares (d. 1776), banker and MP, and Jane Anne Bettesworth (d. 1803) of Glasheen, co. Cork. He spent his early years at Glasheen and almost died in a swimming accident that claimed the life of his elder brother ...

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Tandy, James Napper (1737–1803), Irish nationalist, was born in Dublin, the eldest son of James Tandy (1706–1790), ironmonger, and Maria Bella Jenkins. The testimony given by his son in October 1802 that he was then sixty-five years old makes his birth date 1737 rather than 1740 as traditionally stated. He was descended from the ...

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Tone, (Theobald) Wolfe (1763–1798), Irish nationalist and political writer, was born in Dublin on 20 June 1763, probably at 27 St Bride Street, the eldest son of Peter Tone (d. 1805), a successful coach builder, and his wife, Margaret Lamport (d...

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Wilde [née Elgee], Jane Francesca Agnes, Lady Wilde [pseud. Speranza] (1821–1896), writer and Irish nationalist, was born on 27 December 1821 in Dublin, the last of the four children of Charles Elgee (1783–1824), attorney, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1851)...