William McIlwaine (1807 - 1880):
William MacIlwaine was minister of St George's Church, Belfast. He was a classical and English scholar and was a member of the board of the Linen Hall Library. His works include Death Conquered and other poems; A Vision of Italy: a poem; Heotha and Melech and other poems; and The Thistle, Rose and Shamrock, as well as several religious texts. He was editor of the second edition of Lyra Hibernica Sacra in 1879.