John Charles Kinoulty (1910 - 1981):
John Charles Kinoulty was born in Belfast and when he was two years old, moved to County Kilkenny. He was educated there, in Cork and at the Bablake School, Coventry. He worked in commercial offices and qualified as a solicitor in 1942. He entered local government and was assistant solicitor at Batley, and Deputy Town Clerk of Bilston. He was assistant legal adviser to West Midland Gas in 1950, and later was legal adviser. When he retired in 1975, he began to compile A Dictionary of Irish Biography, which contains 2468 entries and which covers the period 1500 to 1980. He completed the book three months prior to his death. A copy presented by Mary Kinoulty is in the library of Queen's University, Belfast.