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Bertie, Peregrine, thirteenth Baron Willoughby of Willoughby, Beck, and Eresby (1555–1601), nobleman and soldier, was born on 12 October 1555 in Wesel, Cleves, the only son of Richard Bertie (1517–1582), landowner and religious evangelical, and his wife, Katherine [see Bertie, Katherine, duchess of Suffolk (1519–1580)...

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Devereux, Walter, first earl of Essex (1539–1576), nobleman and adventurer, was born on 16 September 1539 at Chartley, Staffordshire, the eldest son of Sir Richard Devereux and his wife, Dorothy, daughter of George Hastings, first earl of Huntingdon. Sir Richard, who was created a knight of the Order of the Garter on 20 February 1548, died the same year, in the lifetime of his father, ...

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Hastings, Edward, Baron Hastings of Loughborough (1512x15?–1572), nobleman and soldier, was the third son of George Hastings, third Baron Hastings of Hastings and first earl of Huntingdon (1486/7–1544), and Anne Stafford, sister of Edward Stafford, third duke of Buckingham. Anne had previously been the wife of ...

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O'Brien, Murrough, first earl of Inchiquin (c. 1614–1674), nobleman and army officer, was the eldest son of Dermod O'Brien, fifth Baron Inchiquin (1594–1624), and his wife, Ellen, eldest daughter of Sir Edmond Fitzgerald of Cloyne.