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Bellingham, Sir Edward (d. 1550), lord deputy of Ireland, was the eldest son of Edward Bellingham, a gentleman of Erringham in Sussex, and Jane, daughter of John Shelley of Michelgrove in the same county. Raised in the household of the duke of Norfolk...

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

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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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Buckley, Daniel Richard [Domhnall Ua Buachalla] (1866–1963), Irish nationalist and last governor-general of the Irish Free State, was born on 3 February 1866 at Maynooth, co. Kildare, the fourth of the six children of Cornelius Buckley, merchant, and his wife, Sarah (1838–1918), daughter of ...

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Butler, Piers [called Red Piers], first earl of Ossory and eighth earl of Ormond (b. in or after 1467, d. 1539), magnate and lord deputy of Ireland, was born after May 1467, at Pottlerath, co. Kilkenny (or possibly at Kilkenny), the third son of ...

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See Carew, George, earl of Totnes

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Cary, Henry, first Viscount Falkland (c. 1575–1633), lord deputy of Ireland, said to have been born at Aldenham, was the son of Sir Edward Cary (d. 1618) of Berkhamsted and Aldenham, Hertfordshire, master of the jewel house, and his wife, Catherine (...

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Henry Cary, first Viscount Falkland (c. 1575–1633) by Paul van Somer by kind permission of the Viscount Cobham, Hagley Hall. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Childers, Erskine Hamilton (1905–1974), president of Éire (Ireland), was born at 13 Embankment Gardens, London, on 11 December 1905, the eldest child and first of the two sons born to (Robert) Erskine Childers (1870–1922), author and politician, and Mary Alden Osgood (1878–1964), formerly of ...

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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 ...