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Bingham, Sir Richard (1527/8–1599), soldier and president of Connacht, was the third son of Robert Bingham of Melcombe-Bingham, Dorset, and his wife, Alice, daughter of Thomas Coker of Mappowder in the same county. His elder brothers were Robert and Christopher; he also had two sisters and five younger brothers, ...

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Cary, Henry, first Viscount Falkland (c. 1575–1633), lord deputy of Ireland, said to have been born at Aldenham, was the son of Sir Edward Cary (d. 1618) of Berkhamsted and Aldenham, Hertfordshire, master of the jewel house, and his wife, Catherine (...

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Croft, Sir James (c. 1518–1590), lord deputy of Ireland and conspirator, was the eldest surviving son of Richard Croft (d. 1562) of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, and his second wife, Katherine, daughter of Sir Richard Herbert of Montgomery. His great-grandfather Sir Richard Croft (d. 1509)...

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Fitzgerald, Gerald, ninth earl of Kildare (1487–1534), lord deputy of Ireland, was the only son of Gerald Fitzgerald, eighth earl of Kildare (1456?–1513), lord deputy of Ireland, and his first wife, Alison Eustace (d. 1495), daughter and coheir of Roland FitzEustace or Eustace, ...

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Healy, Timothy Michael (1855–1931), politician and first governor-general of the Irish Free State, was born on 17 May 1855. He was the second son of Maurice Healy (d. 1906) and his wife, Eliza, née Sullivan (d. 1859). His elder brother was ...

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Sidney, Sir Henry (1529–1586), lord deputy of Ireland and courtier, was the eldest and only surviving son of Sir William Sidney and Anne (d. 1543), daughter of Sir Hugh Pagenham and widow of Thomas Fitzwilliam, elder brother of William Fitzwilliam, earl of Southampton...

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Valera, Eamon De (1882–1975), taoiseach and president of Éire, was born on 14 October 1882 at the Nursery and Child's Hospital, Lexington Avenue, New York. There is dispute about the details of his birth. He was the son of a Spanish father, Juan Vivion De Valera (1864/5?–1885?)...