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Boyle, Michael (1609/10–1702), lord chancellor of Ireland and Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh, was the eldest son of Richard Boyle (c. 1574–1645), archbishop of Tuam between 1638 and 1645, and his wife, Martha, daughter of Richard or John Wright of Catherine Hill...

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Cromer, George (d. 1543), archbishop of Armagh and lord chancellor of Ireland, is of uncertain background, but it has been plausibly suggested that he was a member of 'a solidly established Kentish family' (Gwynn, 53–4). He was a scholar of Oxford University...

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Jones, Thomas (c. 1550–1619), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin and lord chancellor of Ireland, was born in Middleton, Lancashire, the younger son of Henry Jones of Middleton. Lodge's Peerage and Mason's history of St Patrick's Cathedral both state that his father was ...

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Adam Loftus (1533/44–1605) by unknown artist by kind permission of the Board of Trinity College Dublin

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Loftus, Adam (1533/4–1605), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin, was born at Swineside in the parish of Coverham, Yorkshire, the second son of Edward Loftus. His father was bailiff to the abbot of Coverham; Robert Loftus (d. 1606), father of Adam Loftus, ...