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(Biography) Saint. a legendary British princess of the fourth or fifth century ad, said to have been martyred together with 11 000 virgins by the Huns at Cologne. Feast day: Oct 21
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Saint, a legendary British princess who, with 11,000 virgins, is said to have been martyred by the Huns at Cologne.
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"That's just what Ursula Townley said when her father locked her in her room the night she was going to run away with Kenneth MacNair," said the Story Girl.
"Who were Ursula Townley and Kenneth MacNair?" I asked.
"Kenneth MacNair was a first cousin of the Awkward Man's grandfather, and Ursula Townley was the belle of the Island in her day.
He said he wrote a little of everything in it; and then I begged him to read me something out of it, and he read me the story of Ursula and Kenneth."
Ursula, that he would not omit to do a good turn to a son-in-law of Timpson's, for Timpson was one of the most useful and influential men in the parish, and had a good deal of business, which he knew how to put into the right hands.
Ursula Hayajneh leapt to her feet in tears and branded Andrew Houston a killer as his defence counsel summed up for the jurors after a three-day trial.
The Catholic Church honors today the life and works of Saint Ursula, the venerated patron of students.
Ursula Martin, 35, from Machynlleth, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer more than three years ago and decided to walk to future hospital appointments to raise money for the charities which supported her through the illness.
Ursula Foley - then Ursula O'Rourke - was one of several people who witnessed an apparition of Mary at Melleray Grotto in Co Waterford in August 16, 1985.