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James Brown Armour (1841–1928) by William Conor University of Ulster permanent works of art collection

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Armour, James Brown (1841–1928), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born on 20 January 1841 in the townland of Lisboy, near Ballymoney, co. Antrim, the youngest of the six children of William Armour (1795?–1864), farmer, and his wife, Jane Brown, daughter of ...

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Campbell, Henry James (1813–1889), textile merchant and school founder, was born in Newtownards, co. Down, the youngest of four children of Henry Campbell (c.1778–1814) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Campbell (1770–1852), who may have been related before their marriage. Henry and his three older siblings (a brother and two sisters) were brought up in the ...

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Carlile, James (1784–1854), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and educationist, was born on 5 February 1784 at Paisley, the son of James Carlile, a merchant and magistrate; his mother died in 1800. He was educated at Paisley grammar school, and after a brief business career in ...

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Henry Cooke (1788–1868) by Sir Daniel Macnee, c. 1856 photograph © Ulster Museum. Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the Trustees of the National Museums & Galleries of Northern Ireland

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Cooke [formerly Macook, Cook], Henry (1788–1868), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born on 11 May 1788, the fourth and youngest child of Jane Howe, the second wife of John Macook, a tenant farmer of the Grillagh, near Maghera, in ...

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Croskery, Thomas (1830–1886), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and journalist, son of Thomas Croskery and Agnes Cosby (d. 1883), was born in the village of Carrowdore, co. Down, on 26 May 1830. Most of his childhood was spent in Downpatrick...

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Davey, (James) Ernest (1890–1960), theologian, was born on 24 June 1890 in the manse of the First Presbyterian Church, Castle Street, Ballymena, co. Antrim, the eldest of the seven children (four boys and three girls) of the Revd Charles Davey (1857–1919), Presbyterian minister, and his wife, ...

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Dowden, John (1840–1910), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh and scholar, was born on 29 June 1840 at Cork, the fifth of the five surviving children of John Wheeler Dowden (1799–1891), linen draper, and his wife, Alicia Bennett (d. 1869), daughter of John Barter Bennett...

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Fraser, Sir Ian James (1901–1999), surgeon, was born on 9 February 1901 at 211 Albertbridge Road, Belfast, the only child of Robert Moore Fraser (1856–1952), general practitioner, and his first wife, Margaret (d. 1903), daughter of Adam Boal Ferguson, farmer. His mother died when he was two but he grew up in a happy home with his father, stepmother (...

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Gallaher, Thomas (1840–1927), tobacco manufacturer, was born on 27 April 1840 in the townland of Templemoyle, near Eglinton, co. Londonderry, the fourth of the ten children of Thomas Gallaher (d. 1855), corn miller, and his wife, Martha. Both his parents were Irish. The younger ...

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Gibson, William (1808–1867), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was the only son of James Gibson, a merchant in Ballymena, co. Antrim, where he was born on 8 May 1808. He attended school in Ballymena and later at the Belfast Academical Institution...

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Goudy, Alexander Porter (1809–1858), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and religious controversialist, was the son of Andrew Goudy, Presbyterian minister of Ballywalter, co. Down, from 1802 to 1818, and Matilda, daughter of the Revd James Porter of Greyabbey (who was executed in 1798 for supposed complicity with the ...

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Graham, William (1810–1883), missionary and religious writer, was the youngest of seven children of a farmer at Clogh, co. Antrim, where he was born. A local school gave him his early education, and his college training was obtained at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution...

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Hanna, Hugh (1821–1892), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born in Derry, Dromara, co. Down, on 21 February 1821, the son of Peter Hanna, a tenant farmer and former soldier, and Ellen Finiston, daughter of a soldier in the Black Watch...

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Hanna, Samuel (1771–1852), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born at Kellswater, near Ballymena, co. Antrim, the fifth son of Robert Hanna, a merchant. He was educated locally and at Glasgow University, graduating MA in 1789. In 1790 he was licensed by ...

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Herbison, David [called the Bard of Dunclug] (1800–1880), poet, was born on 14 October 1800 at Mill Street, Ballymena, co. Antrim, the fourth child of William Herbison (d. 1825), an innkeeper, and his wife, Elizabeth Wilson. At the age of three, following an attack of smallpox, he lost his sight. For four years he remained totally blind, but regained the sight in one eye after medical treatment. His education was adversely affected by his weak eyesight and poor health. He attended school for barely two years, and considered himself to be self-educated. In 1810 his father gave up his inn and moved to a small farm at ...

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Killen, Thomas Young (1826–1886), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, son of Edward Killen, a merchant in Ballymena, co. Antrim, was born at Ballymena on 30 October 1826. His boyhood was spent at Glenwherry, to which his father moved in 1832. He was educated initially by a private tutor, and in 1842 entered the ...

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Killen, William Dool (1806–1902), ecclesiastical historian, born at Church Street, Ballymena, co. Antrim, on 5 April 1806, was the third of four sons and nine children of John Killen (1768–1828), grocer and seedsman in Ballymena, and his wife, Martha, daughter of Jesse Dool...

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Kirkpatrick, William Baillie (1802–1882), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born near Ballynahinch, co. Down, in March 1802. After spending some time at a local classical school conducted by the Revd Arthur Neilson of Rademon, he went to the Royal Belfast Academical Institution...