Martha McTier (c.1743 - 1837):
Martha McTier was a sister of the United Irishman William Drennan and knew many of her brother's friends. Her husband, Samuel McTier, was President of the First Belfast Society of United Irishmen. She was a prolific letter writer, and her letters provide historians with a unique commentary on the political situation in Ireland during this period. She was a keen gambler, and wrote 'I play as well as any of them, and when I lose too much, will quit it'.