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Barnardo, Thomas John (1845–1905), philanthropist and founder of Dr Barnardo's Homes, was born on 4 July 1845 at 4 Dame Street, Dublin, the fourth of five children of John Michaelis Barnardo (1800–1874), a Prussian subject and furrier, and his second wife, Abigail, daughter of ...

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Thomas John Barnardo (1845–1905) by Stepney Causeway Studios, in or before 1905 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barr [née Moyles], (Sarah) Venie (1875–1947), political activist and philanthropist, was born at Abbeyleix, Queen's county, on 3 October 1875, the daughter of James Moyles, a trader, and his wife, Eliza Jane Pratt. On 2 July 1901 she married Ainsworth Barr (...

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Bates [née Dwyer], Daisy May (1859–1951), anthropologist and social worker among Aboriginal Australians, was born around 16 October 1859, at Roscrea, co. Tipperary, Ireland, the third of four children of Edward Dwyer, shopkeeper and small farmer, and his wife Bridget, née Hunt...

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Blachford [née Tighe], Theodosia (c. 1745–c. 1817), philanthropist, was the only daughter of four children born to William Tighe MP and his first wife, Lady Mary Bligh, granddaughter of the first earl of Darnley, of Rosanna, co. Wicklow, Ireland. Her mother died while she was young, and ...

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Blackburn, Helen (1842–1903), campaigner for women's rights, was born at Knightstown, Valentia Island, co. Kerry, Ireland, on 25 May 1842. She had one brother, and was the only surviving daughter of Bewicke Blackburn (1811–1897), civil engineer and manager of the knight of Kerry's...

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Helen Blackburn (1842–1903) by Elizabeth S. Guinness The Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Cousins [née Gillespie], Margaret Elizabeth (1878–1954), social reformer and women's activist, was born on 7 November 1878 at Boyle, co. Roscommon, Ireland, the first child of Margaret Shera and her husband, Joseph Gillespie (d. 1930). Her father was the clerk of petty sessions in the ...

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Vere, Sir Stephen Edward De, fourth baronet (1812–1904), philanthropist and classical scholar, was the son of Sir Aubrey De Vere, second baronet (1788–1846), and his wife, Mary Rice (d. 1856); his younger brother was Aubrey Thomas de Vere. He was born at ...

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Denny [née Fitzmaurice], Lady Arbella (1707–1792), philanthropist, was the second daughter of Thomas Fitzmaurice (d. 1741), twenty-first lord of Kerry, and his wife, Anne (d. 1737), the daughter of Sir William Petty. She grew up at Lixnaw Castle, Tralee, becoming ...

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Ewart, Sir William, first baronet (1817–1889), linen manufacturer, politician, and philanthropist, was born on 11 November 1817 in Sydenham, on the outskirts of Belfast, the eldest son of William Ewart (1789–1873) and Mary Anne, née Rosen. He was educated at the Belfast Royal Academy...

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Foster, Vere Henry Louis (1819–1900), philanthropist and educationist, was born in Copenhagen on 26 April 1819, the third son of Sir Augustus John Foster, first baronet (1780–1848), then British minister to Denmark, and his wife, Albinia Jane (d. 1867), daughter of George Vere Hobart...

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Gilbert, Claudius, the younger (1670–1742), benefactor, was born in Belfast, the only son and heir of Claudius Gilbert the elder, minister at Limerick and Belfast. He received his early education in Belfast and entered Trinity College, Dublin, on 23 March 1686. He became a fellow of the college in 1693, and received the degrees of doctor of laws and doctor of divinity in 1706. ...

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Gildea, Sir James (1838–1920), army officer and philanthropist, was born at Kilmaine, co. Mayo, on 23 June 1838, the third son of George Robert Gildea (1803–1887), Church of Ireland clergyman, later provost of Tuam, and his wife, Esther (1802–1894), only daughter and heiress of ...

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Guinness, Arthur Edward, Baron Ardilaun (1840–1915), politician and philanthropist, was the eldest son of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, first baronet (1798–1868), MP, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1865), daughter of Edward Guinness, of Dublin. He was born at St Anne's, Clontarf, co. Dublin...

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Guinness, Edward Cecil, first earl of Iveagh (1847–1927), brewer and philanthropist, was born at St Anne's, Clontarf, co. Dublin, on 10 November 1847, the youngest of the three sons of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness (1798–1868), brewer, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1865)...

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Edward Cecil Guinness, first earl of Iveagh (1847–1927) by Werner & Son, pubd 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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King, Lady Isabella Lettice (1772–1845), philanthropist, was born in September 1772 at the family's town house, 15–16 Henrietta Street, Dublin, the third daughter and sixth of the seven children of Edward King, first earl of Kingston (1726–1797), before his elevation to the peerage MP for ...

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Lynn, Kathleen (1874–1955), physician and political activist, was born on 28 January 1874 at Mullafarry, near Killala, co. Mayo, Ireland, the second of four children of Robert Lynn (d. 1923), an Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Katharine Wynne (d. 1915). By 1886 the family had moved to ...

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Madden, Samuel Molyneux [called Premium Madden] (1686–1765), writer and benefactor, was born on 23 December 1686 in Dublin, the eldest of the five sons and one daughter of John Madden (bap. 1649, d. 1703/4), one of the original members of the Irish ...