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Darley, John Richard (1799–1884), schoolmaster and bishop of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh, a member of a mercantile family long connected with the city of Dublin, was the second son of Richard Darley of Fairfield, co. Monaghan, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of B. Brunker...

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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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Knowles, James (1759–1840), schoolmaster and lexicographer, was probably born in Dublin, the youngest of three sons and one daughter of John Knowles of Dublin, and Frances, daughter of the Revd Dr Dennis Sheridan of Quilca; he also had a sister. His father, who worked as treasurer in ...

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Robertson, William (1705–1783), theological writer and schoolmaster, was born on 16 October 1705 in Dublin, the son of a Scottish-born linen manufacturer and his wife, Diana Allen, 'of a very reputable family in the Bishoprick of Durham' (Disney, 746). He did not start school until he was twelve because of poor health and weak eyesight. When ...

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Sheridan, Thomas (1687–1738), schoolmaster and Church of Ireland clergyman, was born in co. Cavan, Ireland, the son of Patrick Sheridan, a farmer of whom nothing more is certainly known. He attended the school of John Jones, the Dublin schoolmaster who was Jonathan Swift's...

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Whyte, Samuel (1734–1811), schoolmaster and poet, was born aboard ship on a voyage between Dublin and Liverpool. His mother, whose name has not been discovered, died soon after giving birth. He was once thought to be the natural son of Solomon Whyte, a very extensive landowner from ...