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Ashe, St George (1658–1718), Church of Ireland bishop of Derry and scholar, was born at Castle Strange, co. Roscommon, on 3 March 1658, the second of the three sons of Thomas Ashe, who belonged to a Wiltshire family that had settled in Ireland...

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Dowden, John (1840–1910), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh and scholar, was born on 29 June 1840 at Cork, the fifth of the five surviving children of John Wheeler Dowden (1799–1891), linen draper, and his wife, Alicia Bennett (d. 1869), daughter of John Barter Bennett...

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John Kells Ingram (1823–1907) by Sarah Purser, 1890 © Estate of Sarah Henrietta Purser. Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the Trustees of the National Museums & Galleries of Northern Ireland

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Ingram, John Kells (1823–1907), scholar and economist, born at the rectory of Temple Carne, near Pettigo, Donegal, on 7 July 1823, was the eldest son of William Ingram (1771–1829), then curate of the parish, and his wife, Elizabeth Cooke. Thomas Dunbar Ingram was his younger brother. The family was descended from Scottish Presbyterians who settled in ...

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Kearney, Michael (1734–1814), scholar, was the elder of two sons of Michael Kearney, barber–surgeon of Dublin. After being educated at Ballitore School he entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1748. Elected to a scholarship in 1750, he graduated BA in 1752 and was elected to a fellowship in 1757. He held the posts of professor of modern history (1769–78), regius professor of law (1776–8), and Archbishop King's lecturer (1774, 1777). In 1778 he resigned the former two on being presented to the college living of ...

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Stack, Richard (d. 1812), Church of Ireland clergyman and scholar, was an elder son of Edward Stack, a farmer in co. Cork, and his wife, Sarah Ball. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a sizar on 27 May 1766, becoming a scholar (1769), and graduating BA (1770), MA (1779), BD (1783), and DD (1786). He became a fellow there in 1779. After ordination to the ministry of the ...

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Ussher, Ambrose (c. 1582–1629), Church of Ireland clergyman and scholar, was born in Dublin, one of the ten children of Arland Ussher (d. 1598), a clerk of chancery, and his wife, Margaret, the daughter of James Stanyhurst and Anna Fitzsimons. He was the younger and only surviving brother of ...

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James Ussher (1581–1656) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1654 private collection

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Ussher, James (1581–1656), Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh and scholar, was born in Nicholas Street, Dublin, on 4 January 1581, the fifth of ten children of Arland Ussher (d. 1598), one of the clerks of chancery, and his wife, Margaret (...