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    Mary Ellen ‘Molly’ Adrien (1873-1949): Cumann Na mBan Volunteer: & descendant of Dr John Adrien (Adreen) of 19 Dawson Street, Dublin

    Whearity, Peter Francis (2019) Mary Ellen ‘Molly’ Adrien (1873-1949): Cumann Na mBan Volunteer: & descendant of Dr John Adrien (Adreen) of 19 Dawson Street, Dublin. Project Report. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    Mary Ellen Adrien, fondly known as Molly, was born on 21 September 1873, at Micknanstown, County Meath. She came from a prosperous middle-class Roman Catholic professional family; whose menfolk had a propensity to have become medical doctor-surgeons of some repute. The Adrien’s, according to Sir Charles Cameron, had been of Huguenot extraction, which in general terms, were Protestants who fled persecution in France after the terms of the Edict of Nantes were abolished by King Louis X1V in 1685.1 Molly’s family linkages in Dublin City were through her great-great-grandfather, William Adrien, who was a tallow-chandler at 42 Thomas Street, Dublin, in c. 1783.2 Along the way some of the Adrien’s became Roman Catholics through inter-marriage as was the case with Molly’s forebears in the lineage from the William Adrien discussed here, who was her great-great-grandfather, while her great-great-grandmother was Mary Betagh.

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Keywords: Mary Ellen ‘Molly’ Adrien; 1873-1949; Cumann Na mBan; Volunteer; descendant; Dr. John Adrien (Adreen); 19 Dawson Street, Dublin;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History
    Item ID: 11043
    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 14:30
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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