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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Drury, Sir William (1527–1579), soldier and lord justice of Ireland, was born on 2 October 1527 at Hawstead, Suffolk, the third of five sons of Sir Robert Drury (b. before 1503, d. 1577), landowner, of Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of ...
Hind, James (bap. 1616, d. 1652), highwayman and royalist soldier, was baptized at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, on 15 July 1616, the tenth of thirteen children of Edward Hind (d. 1656), a saddler, and his wife, Anne Smythe. His father was evidently a man of some position in the parish, three times serving as churchwarden. On 24 February 1638 ...