Not your average clergyman’s daughter
Photo By Henry Herschel Hay Cameron – Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37933743
Alice Stopford Green, Historian and Nationalist (born Co. Meath 1847 – 1929). Lived at 30 Grosvenor Road SW1 where she helped plan the Howth gun-running.
She used her own money to partly pay for 1,500 rifles plus 45,000 rounds of ammunition. In 1914 these were brought across the North Sea in the yacht, Asgard, whose skillful crew included Erskine Childers. The arms and ammunition were landed at Howth Harbour on July 26th. She was the daughter of a Church of Ireland clergyman and married to the Oxford historian J R Green.
Entry courtesy of research by Tony McDonnell.
See the blue plaque to Stopford Green at the back of the London Hospital in Whitechapel where she lived with her husband, the historian John Richard Green.
Many thanks Bernard. Hope you enjoy the future posting and feel free to comment and contribute. All the best, Jack