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Charles Francis Bastable (1855–1945) by Chancellor photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy

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Bastable, Charles Francis (1855–1945), economist, was born at Charleville, co. Cork, the only son of the Revd Robert Bastable (1800–1889), rector of Knocktemple and Kilbolane. His mother was a daughter of Dr Little of Sligo. He was educated at Fermoy College, Fermoy, co. Cork...

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Boyd, Hugh (1690–1765), entrepreneur, was born near Ballycastle, Antrim, one of three sons of William Boyd (d. 1727), rector of Ramoan, and Rose, daughter and heir of Daniel MacNeill of Dunaneeny. He married Anne McAlister (1685?–1776), daughter of Rundal McAlister of Kenbaan Castle...

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Cairnes, John Elliot (1823–1875), economist, was born at Castle Bellingham, co. Louth, on 26 December 1823. He was the sixth child and eldest surviving son of William Cairnes (1787–1863) and his wife, Marianne Woolsey. His father was a partner in a brewery in ...

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John Elliot Cairnes (1823–1875) by unknown photographer Picture reproduced courtesy of the James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway

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Croghan, George (d. 1782), colonial official and land speculator in America, was born in Dublin, though further details of his parents and upbringing are uncertain. Before moving to America in 1741 he is known to have married. His daughter Susannah was born in 1750. In later life he lived with the daughter of a Mohawk chief, with whom he had a second daughter, ...

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Guinness, Arthur (1768–1855), brewer and banker, was born on 12 March 1768 in Dublin, the second son of the surviving six sons and four daughters of the twenty-one children born to Arthur Guinness (1725–1803), brewer, and his wife, Olivia (d...

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Hancock, William Neilson (1820–1888), lawyer and economist, was born on 22 April 1820, at Lisburn, co. Antrim, the second son of William John Hancock, land agent and later a poor-law commissioner, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Samuel Neilson of Belfast, who took part in the 1798 rebellion. He was educated at the ...

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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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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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Kinahan, Sir Robert George Caldwell [Robin] (1916–1997), businessman and politician, was born on 24 September 1916 in Belfast, the younger son and second child in the family of two sons and three daughters of Henry Kinahan, wine merchant, of Low Wood, Belfast, and his wife ...

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Leslie, Thomas Edward Cliffe (1826–1882), economist, second son of Edward Leslie (1792–1865), prebendary and treasurer of Dromore and rector of Annahilt, co. Down, a descendant of Charles Leslie, the nonjuror, was born in the county of Wexford on 21 June 1826. His mother was ...

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Longfield, Mountifort (1802–1884), jurist and economist, was born at Church Hill, Desertserges, near Bandon, co. Cork, the second son of the Revd Mountifort Longfield, vicar of Desertserges, and his wife, Grace, daughter of William Lysaght of Fort William and Mount North, near Mallow...

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Macleane, Lauchlin [formerly Laughlin McLean] (1728/9–1778), political agent and speculator, was born some time between 30 May 1728 and 29 May 1729, at either Ballymoney or Rasharkin, both in co. Antrim, Ireland. He was the eldest of four children of the Revd John McLean (1699–1765)...

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Moore, Robert Ross Rowan (1811–1864), political economist, born in Dublin on 23 December 1811, was the eldest son of William Moore, from whom he inherited a taste for literature. His father was the head of a branch of the family of Rowallan which had settled on a small estate in ...

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Poekrich [Pockrich], Richard (1696/7–1759), inventor of musical glasses and social and economic reformer, was born in Aghnamallagh, near the town of Monaghan, Ireland, and was descended from a Cromwellian planter family which had been granted land in co. Monaghan in the seventeenth century. His father, a landed gentleman also named ...

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Thompson, William (1775–1833), socialist and economist, was born into an ascendancy family at Cork. His grandfather was a protestant clergyman and his father, John Thompson, a wealthy Cork merchant who became speaker and mayor of the municipality and later high sheriff of the county. ...

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Robert Torrens (1780?–1864) by unknown photographer, c. 1860 [The Torrens [left to right]: and his son Sir Robert Torrens (1812-1884)] photograph courtesy of the State Library of South Australia; SLSA B7557

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Torrens, Robert (1780?–1864), political economist, was the first of three children of Robert Torrens (fl. 1758–1790) and his wife, Elizabeth (fl. 1762–1790), third daughter of the Revd Skeffington Bristow and his wife, Elizabeth Gore Grattan. He was born either at his paternal grandfather's house, ...

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Worsley, Benjamin (1617/18–1677), physician and projector, was the eldest son of Francis Worsley of Kenton, Warwickshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Shipman Hopkins of Coventry. He was probably brought up in London. The only certain detail concerning his formal education is his admission as a pensioner at ...