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Boyle, Richard, first earl of Burlington and second earl of Cork (1612–1698), royalist army officer and politician, was born on 20 October 1612 at Youghal, co. Cork, the second child but eldest surviving son of Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork (1566–1643), and his wife, ...

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Dillon, Thomas, fourth Viscount Dillon (1614/15–1673x5), royalist army officer, was the second son of Sir Christopher Dillon (d. 1624), Irish administrator, and Lady Jane, daughter of James Dillon, first earl of Roscommon. His father, of Ballylagham, co. Mayo, was president of Connaught...

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Jones, Michael (1606x10–1649), parliamentarian army officer, was the second son of Lewis Jones (1560–1646), later bishop of Killaloe, and his wife, Mabel (b. c.1580), daughter of Arland Ussher and Margaret Stanihurst. He was born between 1606 and 1610, a range of dates inferred from his elder brother's date of birth and his own likely age at university matriculation. The couple's other sons included two bishops, ...

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O'Connolly, Owen (d. 1649), plot discloser and parliamentarian army officer, was born in co. Monaghan; his parents' names are unknown. He was brought up a puritan in the household of Sir Hugh Clotworthy and was the servant of the latter's son, Sir John Clotworthy...

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Townsend [Townesend], Richard (1618/19–1692), parliamentarian army officer, is of obscure origins and unknown parentage. According to tradition he was descended from the Townshends of Raynham, Norfolk, and he evidently laid claim to such kinship, adopting the arms of Sir Roger Townshend (1588–1637), the head of that family. It has been suggested, rather doubtfully and owing to no more than a rough similarity in age, that he was the ...

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Trevor, Marcus [Mark], first Viscount Dungannon (1618–1670), royalist army officer and politician, was born at Rostrevor, co. Down, on 15 April 1618, the son of Sir Edward Trevor (d. c.1649) of Rostrevor and of Bryneunallt, Denbighshire, and his second wife, Rose (...