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Mitchell, James (d. 1678), presbyterian preacher and insurgent, was born and raised in Edinburghshire. He studied at Edinburgh University under the theologian David Dickson and graduated on 9 July 1656. During the 1650s he adhered to the militant wing of the Scottish covenanters, the remonstrants, but his clerical career was less than distinguished, perhaps because he was 'a weak scholar' (...


Nugent, William (1550–1625), insurgent, was born in Westmeath, probably at Clonin, the younger son of Richard Nugent, fourth Baron Delvin (1522/3–1559), and his wife, Elizabeth (d. in or before 1580), daughter of Jenico Preston, fifth Viscount Gormanston. His father was a member of the Irish council and ...


Sir Phelim Roe O'Neill (1603–1653) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London


O'Neill, Sir Phelim Roe [Felim Ruadh] (1603–1653), landowner and insurgent, was the eldest son of Tirlough Oge O'Neill (d. 1608), landowner and heir to Sir Henry Oge O'Neill of Kinnard from co. Tyrone, and Catherine, daughter of Tirlough McHenry O'Neill of the ...