Samuel Martin Stepenson (1742 - 1833):
Physician and writer
Samuel Stephenson was born in County Antrim and was educated at Glasgow. In 1773 he was ordained a Presbyterian minister at Greyabbey, County Down. He graduated as a Doctor of Medicine in 1776 and settled in Belfast where he helped to found the Dispensary (1792) and the Fever Hospital (1797). He wrote a History of Greyabbey and a History of Templepatrick among other works. He was Vice-President of the Linen Hall Library from 1814 to 1817 and President from 1817 to 1828.
||13 January 1833