Robert Lloyd Patterson (1836 - 1906):
Robert Patterson was born in Belfast and was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Instution and at Stuttgart before becoming an apprentice in the linen business. He was President of the Chamber of Commerce on three occasions and served as President of the Natural History and Philosophical Society. In 1902 he was knighted. He published The Birds, Fishes and Cetacea of Belfast Lough. He was an art collector and bequeathed his collection to the city of Belfast.