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Adams, William George Stewart (1874–1966), political scientist and college head, was born on 8 November 1874 at Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the second son and youngest of the four children of John Adams, headmaster of St John's Grammar School, Hamilton, with Aberdonian farming ancestors, and his wife, ...

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Richard Baldwin (c. 1666–1758) by Francis Bindon, 1745 by kind permission of the Board of Trinity College Dublin

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Baldwin, Richard (c. 1666–1758), college head, is of uncertain origins. The matriculation register of Trinity College, Dublin, recorded that he entered the college on 29 April 1684, at the age of seventeen, had been born in Athy, in co. Carlow (though Athy is in ...

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Bernard, John Henry (1860–1927), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin and college head, was born on 27 July 1860 at Sooree, Beerbohm, Bengal, the eldest of the three children (one brother who died in infancy and one sister) of William Frederick Bernard (1825–1863)...

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Chappell, William (1582–1649), Church of Ireland bishop of Cork and Ross and college head, was born on 10 December 1582 at Laxton, Nottinghamshire, and baptized at Laxton on 15 December, the son of Robert Chappell. Having narrowly escaped death from smallpox aged two, he was educated, despite the poverty of his parents, at ...

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Hall, George (bap. 1753, d. 1811), college head and Church of Ireland bishop of Dromore, son of the Revd Mark Hall, was born in Northumberland, and baptized on 14 May 1753 at Earsdon by North Shields, but settled early in life in Ireland...

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G. C. Boase

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Jellett, John Hewitt (1817–1888), college head, the son of Morgan Jellett, a clergyman, was born at Cashel in co. Tipperary on 25 December 1817, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he became a fellow in 1840. He graduated BA in 1838, MA in 1843, BD in 1866, and DD on 1 March 1881. He was admitted into priest's orders in 1846. He married ...

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See Kearney, Michael

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Bartholomew Lloyd (1772–1837) by Campanile by kind permission of the Board of Trinity College Dublin

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Thomas Hamilton

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Lloyd, Bartholomew (1772–1837), college head, born at New Ross, co. Wexford, on 5 February 1772, was descended from a Welsh family which, about the end of the seventeenth century, settled in co. Wexford. He was the eldest son of Humphrey Lloyd (1735–1786), himself the son of the ...

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Sir John Pentland Mahaffy (1839–1919) by Fradelle & Young © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mahaffy, Sir John Pentland (1839–1919), college head and classical scholar, was born at Chapponnaire, near Vevey, Switzerland, on 26 February 1839, the seventh and youngest child of the Revd Nathaniel B. Mahaffy, a small landowner in co. Donegal, and his wife, Elizabeth Pentland...

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G. C. Boase

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Sadleir, Franc [formerly Francis] (1775–1851), college head, youngest son of Thomas Sadleir (1753–1815), barrister, and his first wife, Rebecca (d. 1792), eldest daughter of William Woodward of Clough Prior, co. Tipperary, was born on 3 May 1775. He was admitted at ...

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E. J. Gwynn

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Traill, Anthony (1838–1914), college head, was born on 1 November 1838 at Ballylough, co. Antrim, the eldest son of William Traill, of Ballylough House, and his wife, Louisa, daughter of Robert French, of Monivea Castle, co. Galway. His family, of Scottish origin, descended from ...

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White, Henrietta Margaret (1856–1936), educationist and college head, was born on 13 July 1856 at Charleville, Roscrea, Queen's county, Ireland, into a protestant Anglo-Irish gentry family, the second of the four children of Henry White, JP and deputy lieutenant, and his wife, Elizabeth Russell...