Agnes Mary Clerke (1842 - 1907)
Agnes Mary Clerke (10 February 1842 – 20 January 1907) was an astronomer and writer, mainly in the field of astronomy. She was born in Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland, and died in London. Agnes Clerke was the daughter of John William Clerke (ca. 1814–1890) who was, at the time, a bank manager in Skibbereen, and his wife Catherine Mary Deasy (b. ca. 1819) whose father was a judge's registrar. She had two siblings; her older sister, Ellen Mary, was born in 1840, and her younger brother, Aubrey St. John, was born in 1843. All of the Clerke children were entirely home schooled.
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