Blood, Thomas (1617/18–1680), adventurer and spy, was born at Sarney, co. Meath. His early life is obscure, but it was later claimed that his father (who was possibly Neptune Blood) was a blacksmith and ironworker, 'serious, honest and of no inferior credit' (...
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O'Connolly, Owen (d. 1649), plot discloser and parliamentarian army officer, was born in co. Monaghan; his parents' names are unknown. He was brought up a puritan in the household of Sir Hugh Clotworthy and was the servant of the latter's son, Sir John Clotworthy...