This was on the edge of the River Thames and this has almost gone now10 as refrigeration eliminates the need for it. Three other provinces of Ulster form part of the Irish Republic. The dominance of a handful of names was so strong that more than half of men and boys were named John or William. A further quarter was divided between Thomas, Richard and Robert. During the late 19th century there was a growing republican sentiment, but the personality and family image of the Queen, her father and grandfather have removed that feeling.