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Sir Frances Beaufort
Sir Frances Beaufort was born Navan 1774. He was to have a successful career in the Navy, and surveyed the coasts of Brazil and the south coast of Turkey, and was the creator of the Beaufort Scale of wind velocities
Elizabeth Casey born Slane in 1845, was a novelist who wrote under the name *E Owens Blackburne*. She went blind at the age of 11 years but after her sight was restored whe went on to write 20 novels mainly of Irish interest.
Born in 1857, Holywood, Meath, Ireland and died. Dec. 8, 1933, Dublin.
John Joly was an Irish geologist and physicist who, soon after 1898, estimated the age of the Earth at 100,000,000 years. He also developed a method for extracting radium (1914) and pioneered its use in cancer treatment. Joly was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he became professor of geology and mineralogy (1897) after having served as demonstrator in civil engineering (1883) and physics (1893). He first sought to estimate the age of the Earth from the salt content of the oceans, then from rocks containing radioactive zircon and alanite. He also tried to explain the formation of the Earth's crust by convection of heat generated by radioactive decay in the Earth's interior. Joly is also noted for his inventions of a thermometer, a steam calorimeter for measuring heat energy, and a photometer for measuring light frequencies. The recipient of many honours, Joly was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London (1892).
Kate Kennedy was born 1827 in Gaskinstown Co Meath, Kate was a member of a family forced to flee during the famine. As the principal of a school in California she formed the first union of scholl teachers, pressing for fair wages for female teachers.
Matthew Moore (January 8, 1888 – January 20, 1960) was born in Fordstown Crossroads, County Meath, Ireland. He and his brothers Tom and Owen emigrated to America and all went on to Hollywood, California and to successful careers in motion pictures.
Matt Moore made his first movie in 1913 and continued to act in film regularly up to the time of his death. Matt Moore died in Hollywood and was interred in the Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles
Brian's Note: Using Ancestry.com I found Matt (unmarried) in the 1930 census for Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California as:
Matt Moore Age: 42 Birthplace: Irish Free State Occupation: Actor in Motion Pictures Immigrated to America: 1895. Not naturalizedIn the 1920 census, Matt gives his year of immigration as 1897 which fits with his brother Owen being 11 years old when the family immigrated.
Owen Moore (December 12, 1886 - June 9, 1939) was born in Fordstown Crossroads, County Meath, Ireland. With his brothers Tom and Matt, he emigrated to America (Owen was 11 years old when his entire family moved to Toledo Ohio) and they all went on to successful careers in motion pictures in Hollywood, California.
While working at D.W. Griffith's Biograph Studios, Owen Moore met a young Canadian actress named Gladys Smith whom he married on January 7, 1911. Gladys Moore's stage name was Mary Pickford. Before long the marriage ended and Mary Pickford left him for actor Douglas Fairbanks.
Owen Moore married a second time to silent film actress Katherine Perry. Owen Moore died in Beverly Hills, California and was interred in the Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles, California. He has Star #6743 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6727 Hollywood Blvd.
Brian's Note: Using Ancestry.com I found Owen and his 3rd wife Katherine in the 1930 census for Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California as:
Thomas MooreThomas J. Moore (May 1, 1883 - February 12, 1955) was born in Fordstown Crossroads, County Meath, Ireland. With his brothers Owen and Matt, he emigrated to America and they all went on to successful careers in motion pictures in Hollywood, California.
In 1914, he married silent film star Alice Joyce, with whom he had a daughter named Alice. In 1920 Tom Moore met the young French actress Renée Adorée and six weeks after meeting, they were married on February 12, 1921 in his home in Beverly Hills, California. The marriage lasted only a few years and in 1931 Tom Moore married a third time to Eleanor Merry.
(c1770-1801) grew up an errand boy at Dangan Castle.Abandoning training for priest hood in Spain, he went to Peru where he improved roads and postal services. established several towns. And as Governor of Chile he modernised the Colonial administration his son Bernad O'Higgin became known as the Liberator of Chile as he fought for independace from Spain.
Edward Lovett Pearce
Architect 1600-1773, began Irelands first canal, also the first modern canal in the British Isles It ran a total of 18 miles from Lough Neagh to Newry and into the seas at Carlingford Lough.
Born 1692 Loughcrew Co Meath. Roman Catholic Primate of Ireland. The last man to suffer Martyrdom for the catholic faith in England. He was hung, disembowelled and quartered at Tyburn. His preserved head can be seen in Drogheda .
Arthur Wellesley *Duke of Wellington*
1769-1852 Possibly the most decorated soldier of all time, spent some years in the late 1700's as Member of Parliament for Trim in Co Meath. Later as Commander of the British Army in the Peninuslar wars he drove Napoleon's Army from Spain, taking control of the town of Toulouse. As Prime Minister of England in 1823 he agreed to secure Catholic emancipation in Ireland.
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