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C. W. Sutton

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Booth, James (1806–1878), mathematician and educationist, was born on 25 August 1806, the first of the three children of John and Ellen Booth of Lavagh, co. Leitrim. The Booths owned a small property and belonged to the Church of Ireland community of Annaduff parish...

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Lardner, Dionysius (1793–1859), writer on science and public lecturer, was born on 3 April 1793 in Dublin, the son of William Lardner (d. 1808), a solicitor.

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Dionysius Lardner (1793–1859) by Alexander Craig, c. 1840 private collection; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lloyd, Humphrey (1800–1881), physicist and university administrator, was born on 16 April 1800, at Dublin, the eldest son of the Revd Bartholomew Lloyd (1772–1837), later provost of Trinity College, Dublin, and his wife, Eleanor McLaughlin. Having received his early education at Mr White's school, Dublin...

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Piers, Sir Henry, first baronet (1628–1691), chorographer and natural historian, was the son of Sir William Piers and his wife, Martha, daughter of Sir James Ware (d. 1632) and sister of Sir James Ware (1594–1666). His grandfather Sir Henry Piers (d....

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George Johnstone Stoney (1826–1911) by Sir Thomas Alfred Jones, 1883 courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

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Stoney, George Johnstone (1826–1911), physicist and university administrator, born at Oakley Park, Clareen, near Birr, in King's county, Ireland, on 15 February 1826, was the elder son of George Stoney and his wife, Anne, second daughter of Bindon Blood of Cranagher, co. Clare...

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Young, Matthew (1750–1800), natural philosopher and bishop of Clonfert, was born on 3 October 1750 at Castlerea, co. Roscommon, and was the fourth son of Owen Young and Olivia Maria Bell. He matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, on 8 July 1766, obtained a scholarship in 1769, and graduated BA (1772), MA (1774), and BD (1782). ...

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Matthew Young (1750–1800) by John Comerford (after Thomas Hickey, 1796) private collection; photograph © Bonhams