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Bingham, Sir Richard (1527/8–1599), soldier and president of Connacht, was the third son of Robert Bingham of Melcombe-Bingham, Dorset, and his wife, Alice, daughter of Thomas Coker of Mappowder in the same county. His elder brothers were Robert and Christopher; he also had two sisters and five younger brothers, ...

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Sir Richard Bingham (1527/88–1599) by unknown artist, 1564 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clifford, Sir Conyers (d. 1599), soldier and president of Connacht, was the eldest son of George Clifford of Bobbing Court in Kent and his wife, Ursula, daughter of Roger Finch. William, Richard, Thomas, and Conyers Clifford went to Ireland as a family group in the 1570s (the precise relationship between them is unknown), and settled in ...

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Grey, Arthur, fourteenth Baron Grey of Wilton (1536–1593), lord deputy of Ireland and soldier, was born between 1 January and 13 October 1536 at Hammes Castle in the Pas-de-Calais, the elder son of the three children of William Grey, thirteenth Baron Grey of Wilton...

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Malby, Sir Nicholas (c. 1530–1584), soldier and president of Connacht, was probably born in the West Riding of Yorkshire. His father died when Nicholas was four years old, and the boy was evidently reared, along with his brother John, in the family of a ...

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Mitchelburne [Michelborne], John (1648–1721), army officer and military governor, was born on 2 January 1648 and baptized six days later in Horsted Keynes church, Sussex, the son of Abraham Michelborne (d. 1664) of Horsted Keynes, and his first wife, Penelope (d...