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Cosby, Francislocked

(d. 1580)
  • Colm Lennon


Cosby, Francis (d. 1580), soldier and planter in Ireland, was the second son of John Cosby of Hermaston, Lincolnshire, and Mabel Agard. Arrived in Ireland by 1548, he distinguished himself as a soldier in the midlands, writing detailed accounts of his exploits against the Gaelic clans of ...

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