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Fitzgibbon, Edmund fitz John, eleventh white knight (c. 1550–1608), chieftain and rebel, was the second of three children of John Oge Fitzgerald, or Fitzgibbon, tenth white knight (d. 1569), and Ellen (d. c.1579), daughter of Patrick Condon. He was born in ...

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Kavanagh, Cahir Mac Art, baron of Ballyann (d. 1554?), chieftain, was the eldest son of Art Kavanagh of St Mullins, co. Carlow. The available secondary works on Cahir's life are frequently contradictory. The position of MacMurrough, a title to which Cahir aspired, was not strictly hereditary; the holder was the person thus recognized by the '...

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Ker, Andrew, of Cessford (d. 1526), border chieftain, succeeded his grandfather, Walter Ker of Caverton, as a minor in 1501. His father, Sir Robert Ker of Caverton, a courtier who became warden of the Scottish middle march, was killed by John Heron of ...

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Ker, Andrew, of Ferniehirst (d. 1545), border chieftain, was the eldest son of Thomas Ker (d. c.1484), the first Ker laird of Ferniehirst, and his wife, Margaret Ker. He was referred to as Andrew Ker of Crailing in 1491, but had taken his father's designation of ...

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Ker, Sir Thomas, of Ferniehirst (d. 1586), border chieftain and administrator, was the second son of Sir John Ker (d. 1562), laird of Ferniehirst, and his wife, Katherine Ker of Cessford. Thomas inherited the Ferniehirst estates on his father's death in 1562 and married ...

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Mac Leòid, Sir Ruairidh, of Harris and Dunvegan [Roderick MacLeod; called Ruairidh Mòr] (c. 1562–1626), clan chief, was the second son of Tormod Mac Leòid (d. 1585) and his wife, Sìleas NicGilleathain, daughter of Eachann Mòr, Maclean of Duart. Ruairidh, called Mòr (‘great’)...

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Mac Murchadha, Art Caomhánach [Art Kavanagh MacMurrough; called Art Mór Mac Murchadha] (d. 1416/17), chieftain and self-styled king of Leinster, was a descendant of Diarmait Mac Murchada (d. 1171) and the son of the Art Caomhánach Mac Murchadha who had died in captivity after his arrest by ...

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MacCarthy Reagh, Florence [Finian Mac Cárthaigh Riabhach] (1562–c. 1640), chieftain and writer on Ireland, was probably born at Kilbrittan Castle, the eldest son of Sir Donough MacCarthy Reagh (d. 1576), the second of the MacCarthy chiefs, the others being the MacCarthy...

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MacCarthy, Cormac Oge Laidhir, lord of Muskerry (d. 1536), chieftain, was the son of Cormac MacCarthy, lord of Muskerry (d. 1495), and Mary, daughter of Edmund Fitzmaurice, baron of Lixnaw. In 1498 Cormac Oge killed his uncle Eóghan MacCarthy, lord of Muskerry...

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MacColla, Alasdair [Sir Alexander MacDonald] (d. 1647), clan leader, was the third son of Col MacGillespie (d. 1647)—also known as Coll Ciotach or Colkitto, names that many sources wrongly assign to his son—and (probably) Mary MacDonald, who had been repudiated by her former husband, ...

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MacDonald, Alexander, of Dunyvaig and the Glens (d. 1536x9), clan chief, was the eldest son of John Cannoch or Cattenach MacDonald (d. 1499) of Dunyvaig and the Glens, and his wife, Cecilia Savage. His father, who was hanged with his father, Sir John MacDonald of Dunyvaig and the Glens...

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Macdonald, Alexander, of Glencoe [Alasdair Maciain; called Alasdair Ruaidh] (d. 1692), clan chief and victim of massacre, was probably born in Glencoe between the early 1620s and early 1630s, the son of Alexander Macdonald (Alasdair Maciain; d. in or after 1657), who by 1627 was chief (reputedly eleventh chief) of a branch of the clan ...