Sir John Conroy, 3rd Baronet
|Sir John Conroy, 3rd Baronet|
16 August 1845|
Kensington, London, England
|Died||15 December 1900
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford|
|Known for||Optical measurements|
|Fields||Physical chemistry, analytical chemistry|
|Institutions||Balliol College, Oxford|
|Doctoral advisor||Augustus George Vernon Harcourt|
|Doctoral students||Sir Harold Brewer Hartley|
Conroy was born in Kensington, west London, the son of Sir Edward Conroy, 2nd Baronet (1809–1869) and Lady Alicia Conroy. He was educated at Eton College and then Christ Church, Oxford, also the college of his father, where he read Natural Science, gaining a first class degree in 1868. His tutor was the chemical kinetics pioneer Augustus George Vernon Harcourt FRS.
He lived mostly with his mother at Arborfield Grange in Berkshire until 1880. His scientific interests were in analytical chemistry, especially optical measurements. He worked mainly in a laboratory at Christ Church in Oxford. He had teaching posts at Keble College (1880–90), and Balliol College and Trinity College (1886–1900). He worked at the Balliol-Trinity Laboratories with Sir Harold Hartley and others. In 1890, he became a Fellow of Balliol College. In 1891, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Conroy never married and died in Rome.
Conroy was descended from the Ó Maolconaire family of Elphin, County Roscommon. The family had been the hereditary Ollamhs to the O'Connor Kings of Connacht. He was descended from Maoilin Ó Maolchonaire who was the last recognised Chief of the Sept.
- Torna Mór Ó Maolchonaire, Chief of the Sept, d. 1435
- Seán Rua Ó Maolchonaire
- Domhnall Rua Ó Maolchonaire, d. 1504
- Conchobhar Ó Maolchonaire, Chief of the Sept, d. 1533
- Maolmhuire Ó Maolchonaire, Chief of the Sept
- Maoilin Ó Maolchonaire, Last Chief of the Sept, d. 1637
- Torna Ó Maolchonaire
- Seán Ó Maolchonaire, d. 1672 fighting for the French during the Franco-Dutch War
- Ferfeasa Conry, d. 1746
- John Conry of Elphin, d. 1769
- John Conry, d. 1795
- Sir John Conroy, 1st Baronet (1786 -1854)
- Sir Edward Conroy, 2nd Baronet (1809–1869)
- Sir John Conroy, 3rd Baronet (1845–1900)
- "Academic Genealogy of the NDSU Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology" (PDF). North Dakota State University, USA. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
- "The Conroy family, their lives, interests and business". Arborfield Local History Society, UK. Retrieved March 18, 2012. External link in
- "The Conroy Collection: Catalogue 84 – 134: Sir John Conroy, 3rd Baronet". Balliol College Archives & Manuscripts. Balliol College, Oxford, UK. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
- "Balliol College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History, UK. 1954. pp. 82–95. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
- Edmund Curtis, 'The O'Maolchonaire Family: Unpublished Letters from Sir Edward Conry, Bart., to H.F. Hoare, Esq., 1864' in Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol 19, No. 3/4, (1941)
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