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Dillon, Thomas, fourth Viscount Dillon (1614/15–1673x5), royalist army officer, was the second son of Sir Christopher Dillon (d. 1624), Irish administrator, and Lady Jane, daughter of James Dillon, first earl of Roscommon. His father, of Ballylagham, co. Mayo, was president of Connaught...

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Esmonde, Laurence, Baron Esmonde of Limerick (c. 1570–1645), army officer and landowner, was the second son of Walter (also known as William) Esmonde of Johnstown, co. Wexford, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Michael Furlong of Horetown, barony of Shelmalier, co. Wexford, one of a family of seven daughters and four sons. The ...

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Hamerton, Atkins (bap. 1804, d. 1857), army officer and first British consul in Zanzibar, was baptized on 29 April 1804 in St Thomas's Church, Marlborough Street, Dublin, the son of Edward Hamerton, clerk of ships' entries at the port of Dublin, and his wife, ...

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Mahon, Sir Bryan Thomas (1862–1930), army officer, was born on 2 April 1862 at Belleville, co. Galway, the eldest son of Henry Blake Mahon, a landowner of Belleville, and his wife, Matilda, second daughter of Colonel Thomas Seymour, Ballymore Castle, co. Galway. After attending ...

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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.

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Murrough O'Brien, first earl of Inchiquin (c. 1614–1674) by John Michael Wright, c. 1660–70 © Manchester City Art Galleries

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O'Connolly, Owen (d. 1649), plot discloser and parliamentarian army officer, was born in co. Monaghan; his parents' names are unknown. He was brought up a puritan in the household of Sir Hugh Clotworthy and was the servant of the latter's son, Sir John Clotworthy...

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O'Connor, Francisco Burdett (1791–1871), army officer in the Bolivian service, was born at Connorville, Bandon, co. Cork, on 12 June 1791, the son of Roger O'Connor (1762–1834), landowner and Irish nationalist, and his second wife, Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline Bowen (d. 1808). The Chartist leader ...

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Prendergast [Pendergrass], Sir Thomas, first baronet (c. 1660–1709), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was the third son of Thomas Prendergast (1614?–1725) and his wife, Eleanor (d. in or before 1705), daughter of David Condon. He was possibly born at Croane, co. Tipperary...