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Piers, Williamlocked

(d. 1603)
  • Mary O'Dowd


Piers, William (d. 1603), soldier and founder of the town of Carrickfergus, was the son of Richard or Henry Piers of Piers-Hall, near Ingleton, Yorkshire. Nothing is known about his education. He may have been a younger son, which would explain his early career as a soldier....

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