MORTON, William

MORTON, William. 1794 — 18??. Rev. Irish Missionary in India. In Cossipore, for a while also in Chinsura, working for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. In 1826 he is mentioned as Professor and Chaplain of Calcutta Grammar-School. He had health problems and was temporarily sent to Mauritius and…

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MACALISTER, R. A. Stewart

MACALISTER, Robert Alexander Stewart .Rathmines, Dublin 8.7.1870 — Cambridge 26.4.1950. Irish Archeologist. Professor in Dublin. Son of Alexander M., anatomist and Egyptologist, and Elizabeth Stewart. His mother and paternal grandfather came from Scotland. Father was Professor at Trinity College and from 1883 at Cambridge, thus he grew up in Cambridge, educated at Rathmines…

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CROMPTON, Arthur

CROMPTON, Charles Arthur. Cork, Munster 21.10.1848 — Cherat near Peshawar 6.7.1875. British (Irish) Colonial Officer in India. Educated in England, entered army in 1869. Noted as a rugby player. Now soon to India, joined Royal Engineers. As Lieutenant served Bengal Sappers and Miners in Roorkee, sent to North-West Frontier. The…

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BRUCE, Richard Isaac

BRUCE, Richard Isaac. 1840 — 29.4.1924. British (Irish) Colonial Officer in India. Son of Jonathan Br., a landowner, and Anne Maxwell. Helped by his elder brother, Rev. Robert Br., a missionary in North-West India, came to Dera Ismail Khan (1862?). Served in the Second Afghan War (1878-79), then in various…

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BOR, Norman Loftus

BOR, Norman Loftus. Tramore, County Waterford 2.5.1893 — London 22.12.1972. Irish Botanist. Son of Edward Bor and Mabel Thornton. Educated in Kilkenny and Dublin, studied medicine at Trinity College, but in 1914 joined the army. War service in Greece and Palestine, wounded 1916. B.A. 1921, M.A. 1927, Trinity College. B.Sc.…

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QUIN, Ernest Gordon

QUIN, Ernest Gordon. Dublin 9.6.1910 — 29.8.1986. Irish Linguist also familiar with Sanskrit. Son of Ernest Samuel Quin, From 1934 Lecturer in Sanskrit at Trinity College, Dublin. Publications: Wrote on Old Irish language and lexicography, e.g. Old-Irish Workbook. 163 p. Dublin 1975. Sources: *www.ainm.ie/Bio.aspx?ID=1601, apparently full life, but in Irish;…

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STEVENSON, John Sinclair.

STEVENSON, John Sinclair. Rathgar, Dublin 4.2.1868 — 8.5.1930. Irish Missionary in India, husband of —> Margaret St. Son of Rev. William Fleming St. and Elizabeth Montgomery Sinclair. Studies at Clifton College, at Lincoln College, Oxford, at Edinburgh University and at Princeton Seminary. M.A. Oxford & Dublin. B.D. Edinburgh. In 1894-1924…

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WEST, Raymond

WEST, Raymond. Ballyloughrane, co. Kerry 18.9.1832 — 8.9.1912. Sir. Irish (of English background) Civil Servant in India. Son of Frederick West,a journalist, and Frances Raymond.Studies of law atat Queen’s University, Galway, graduated 1855. In 1869-71 on health leave in Ireland, further studies and to Bar.“Went out to Bombay, 1856. In…

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NOBLE, Margaret E. (Sister Nivedita)

NOBLE, Margaret Elizabeth (Sister Nivedita). Dungannon, co. Tyrone 28.10.1867 — Darjeeling 13.10.1911. Irish follower of Vivekananda. No scholar. Daughter of Samuel Richmond N., a Protestant priest, and Mary Isabel Hamilton. Educated at Halifax College. Worked as teacher in Ireland (Keswick and Wrexham), then in Chester and London. In 1895 she…

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MACAULIFFE, Max Arthur

MACAULIFFE, Max Arthur (born Michael Macauliffe). Glenmore, Monagea, co. Limerick 11.9.1838 (Foley) or Newcastle West, county Limerick 10.9.1841 (Wikip.) — London 15.3.1913. Irish Scholar of Sikhism in India. Son of John McA., a schoolteacher, and Julia Browne. Educated at Glenmore, Templeglantine (his father’s schools) and finally at Springfield College in…

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