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Archibald Campbell, ninth earl of Argyll (1629–1685) by unknown artist, 1660s [with his first wife, Lady Mary Stuart] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Campbell, Archibald, ninth earl of Argyll (1629–1685), politician and clan leader, was born on 26 February 1629 at Newbattle Abbey, Edinburghshire, the son of Archibald Campbell, Lord Lorne and later eighth earl and marquess of Argyll (1605x7–1661), and his wife, Lady Margaret (1610–1678)...

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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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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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Ker, Sir Walter, of Cessford (1510–1582), border chieftain and administrator, was the eldest son of Andrew Ker of Cessford (d. 1526) and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Sir Patrick Crichton of Cranstoun Riddel. His father was killed near Melrose in 1526 by a follower of ...

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Mackinnon, William Alexander, of Mackinnon (1784–1870), politician and chief of clan Mackinnon, born on 2 August 1784 in Dauphiné, France, was the eldest son of William Mackinnon and his wife, Harriet, daughter of Francis Frye of Antigua. Daniel Mackinnon (1791–1836) was his younger brother. He matriculated at ...

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Norman MacLeod of Dunvegan (1705–1772) by Allan Ramsay, 1747–8 in the collection of MacLeod of MacLeod, Dunvegan Castle; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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MacLeod, Norman, of Dunvegan (1705–1772), politician and chief of clan MacLeod, was born on 29 July 1705 in Perth, the younger son of Norman MacLeod of Dunvegan (c.1685–1706) and Anne Fraser, daughter of Hugh, Lord Lovat, and his wife, Lady Amelia Murray...

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Maguire, Sir Hugh [Aodh Mág Uidhir], lord of Fermanagh (d. 1600), chieftain and rebel, was the eldest son of Cú Chonnacht Maguire, lord of Fermanagh (d. 1589), Irish chieftain, and his wife, Nuala, or Fionnghuala, daughter of Manus O'Donnell, lord of Tyrconnell...

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O'Brien, Murrough, first earl of Thomond (d. 1551), chieftain and rebel, was the third son of Turlough Donn O'Brien (d. 1528), lord of Thomond, and Raghnailt, daughter of John MacNamara, chief of Clancullen. In 1531 Murrough became tanist to his older brother ...

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O'Connor, Brian [Bernard] (d. after 1559), chieftain and rebel, was probably born in Dangan in co. Offaly, the eldest son of Cahir O'Connor (d. 1511), chieftain, and his first wife. Cahir was chieftain of the O'Connor Faly sept or clan from 1474 to 1511. The ...

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O'Donnell, Hugh [Aodh Ó'Dónaill; known as Red Hugh, Hugh Roe, Aodh Rua], lord of Tyrconnell (1572–1602), chieftain and rebel, was born on or about 20 October 1572, the eldest son of Sir Hugh O'Donnell, lord of Tyrconnell (b. in or before 1535, ...

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O'More, Owny MacRory [Uaithne MacRuaidhri ua Mordha] (b. in or before 1577, d. 1600), chieftain and rebel, was born in Gallen, co. Leix (Laois), a son of Rory Oge O'More (c. 1540–1578), chieftain and rebel, and his wife, Margaret (d. 1577), daughter of ...

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O'More, Rory Oge [Ruaidhri Óg Ua Mordha] (c. 1540–1578), chieftain and rebel, was the eldest son of Rory Caoch MacConnell O'More [see below] and his first wife, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Butler and granddaughter of Piers Butler, eighth earl of Ormond...

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O'Neill, Conn Bacach, first earl of Tyrone (c. 1482–1559), chieftain and magnate, was the youngest son of Conn More O'Neill (d. 1493), chieftain, lord of Tyrone, and his wife, Eleanor (d. 1497), daughter of Thomas Fitzgerald, seventh earl of Kildare, and his wife, ...

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O'Rourke, Sir Brian [Briain Ó Ruairc; known as Brian-na-Múrtha] (d. 1591), chieftain and rebel, was a younger son of Brian Ballagh O'Rourke (d. 1562), chieftain, and his wife, Grainne (d. 1551), daughter of Manus O'Donnell (d. 1563), chieftain. Brian Ballagh is considered to have been the last ...

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