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Burgh, Thomas (1670–1730), military engineer and architect, was the third son of Ulysses Burgh (d. 1692) of Drumkeen, co. Limerick, dean of Emly and later bishop of Ardagh, and Mary, daughter of William Kingsmill of Ballibeg, co. Cork. After education at Delany's school...

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Lee, Sir Richard (1501/2–1575), military engineer and architect, was the eldest son of Richard Lee of Sopwell, Hertfordshire, and Elizabeth Hall of Ore, Sussex. His mother was a relative (possibly a niece) of Edmund Dudley, minister to Henry VII. It was perhaps through the ...

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Papillon, David (1581–1659), architect and military engineer, was born on 14 April 1581 in Dijon, France, the younger son of Thomas Papillon (d. 1608), captain of the guard and valet de chambre to Henri IV, and his wife, Jeanne Vieue de la Pierre...