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Sir (Ernest) Donald Acheson (1926–2010) by Nick Sinclair, 1996 © Nick Sinclair

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Acheson, Sir (Ernest) Donald (1926–2010), medical officer, was born on 17 September 1926 at 74 Osborne Park, Belfast, the younger son of Malcolm King Acheson (d. 1962), a doctor who specialized in public health, and his wife, Dorothy Josephine, née Rennoldson (...

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Acheson, Roy Malcolm (1921–2003), epidemiologist, was born at 67 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, on 18 August 1921, the elder son of Malcolm King Acheson (d. 1962), medical doctor, and his wife, Dorothy Josephine, née Rennoldson d. 1976. He was originally named Malcolm Roy...

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Andrews, Thomas (1813–1885), chemist, was born on 19 December 1813 at 3 Donegall Square, Belfast, eldest of the six children of Thomas John Andrews, a linen merchant of Belfast, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of James Stevenson. He received his early education at the ...

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Arbuckle, James (d. 1742), poet and essayist, was probably born in Belfast, where he grew up. He belonged to an extended Belfast merchant family of Scottish descent and was perhaps the nephew of James Arbuckle (d. 1736), an international trader and a prominent lay elder in ...

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Armstrong, Edward Allworthy (1900–1978), ornithologist and Church of England clergyman, was born at Corlea, Lowwood, Belfast, on 8 October 1900, the younger child and only son of Hamilton Armstrong, manufacturer's agent, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Susan, daughter of Dr Samuel W. Allworthy...

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Armstrong, John Ward (1915–1987), Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh, was born in Belfast on 30 September 1915, the eldest of four sons (there were no daughters) of John Armstrong, a Belfast corporation official, and his wife, Elizabeth Ward. While attending Belfast Royal Academy...

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Anthony Louis Banks, Baron Stratford (1942–2006) by David Mansell, 2002 Camera Press, London

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Banks, Anthony Louis [Tony], Baron Stratford (1942–2006), politician, was born on 8 April 1942 at Jubilee Maternity Hospital, Belfast, the only son and elder child of Albert Herbert Banks, a sergeant in the Royal Army Service Corps, who before the Second World War had been a toolmaker, and his wife, ...

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Baskett, Peter John Firth (1934–2008), anaesthetist, was born in Belfast on 26 July 1934, the eldest of three sons of Sir Ronald Gilbert Baskett (1901–1972), agriculturist, and his wife, Joan Shirley Staples, née Firth (1903–1982). His parents were originally from Essex. At the time of his birth his father was head of the chemical and animal nutrition division of the ...