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Piers, William (d. 1603), soldier and founder of the town of Carrickfergus, was the son of Richard or Henry Piers of Piers-Hall, near Ingleton, Yorkshire. Nothing is known about his education. He may have been a younger son, which would explain his early career as a soldier....

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Wilson, Allan (1856–1893), soldier and pioneer in Africa, was born possibly at Urquhart, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Robert Wilson, road and railway contractor, who in the early 1860s was building roads and bridges in Orkney and who resided with his family at ...