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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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Vere, Sir Stephen Edward De, fourth baronet (1812–1904), philanthropist and classical scholar, was the son of Sir Aubrey De Vere, second baronet (1788–1846), and his wife, Mary Rice (d. 1856); his younger brother was Aubrey Thomas de Vere. He was born at ...

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Foster, Vere Henry Louis (1819–1900), philanthropist and educationist, was born in Copenhagen on 26 April 1819, the third son of Sir Augustus John Foster, first baronet (1780–1848), then British minister to Denmark, and his wife, Albinia Jane (d. 1867), daughter of George Vere Hobart...

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J. T. Gilbert

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Gilbert, Claudius, the younger (1670–1742), benefactor, was born in Belfast, the only son and heir of Claudius Gilbert the elder, minister at Limerick and Belfast. He received his early education in Belfast and entered Trinity College, Dublin, on 23 March 1686. He became a fellow of the college in 1693, and received the degrees of doctor of laws and doctor of divinity in 1706. ...

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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 ...