Ellie Stewart (c.1867 - c.1948):
Poet and suffragist
Ellie Stewart grew up in Derry, and was educated at Victoria High School, Derry. She taught French in Scotland. When she retired, she lived in Ann Street, Ballycastle, County Antrim, and attended the Presbyterian College in Belfast. Women could not be ordained, but she did preach widely from the pulpit, and wore a cap and gown. She published a volume of poetry and prose, From a Ballycastle Garden. She was a Suffragist and published monthly articles in the People's Friend. During the period when she was studying for her degree, rheumatic fever confined her to a wheel-chair.