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Beresford, Henry de la Poer, third marquess of Waterford (1811–1859), reprobate and landowner, was born on 26 April 1811 at 5 Mansfield Street, Marylebone, Middlesex, the second son of Henry de la Poer Beresford, second marquess of Waterford (1772–1826), and his wife, Lady Susanna Hussey Carpenter (1784–1827)...

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Brownlow [formerly Chamberlain], Arthur (1645–1711), landowner, was born on 20 March 1645 at Ardee, co. Louth, the eldest son of Patrick Chamberlain of Nizelrath, co. Louth, and his wife, Lettice (d. 1699), eldest daughter of Sir William Brownlow of Brownlows Derry...

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Canning, Hubert George de Burgh, second marquess of Clanricarde (1832–1916), landlord in Ireland, was born on 30 November 1832, the younger son of Ulick John de Burgh, first marquess and fourteenth earl of Clanricarde (1802–1874), and his wife, Lady Harriet, the only daughter of ...

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Caulfeild, Toby, first Baron Caulfeild of Charlemont (bap. 1565, d. 1627), soldier, politician, and landowner, was baptized on 2 December 1565 at Great Milton, Oxfordshire, a younger son of Alexander Caulfeild. Nothing is known of his early years or education, but from 1590 he pursued a military career, sailing on ...

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Cole, Sir William (bap. 1576, d. 1653), army officer and landowner in Ulster, was baptized on 7 October 1576 at St Mary Woolnoth, London, the only son of Emmanuel Cole (c.1542–1592?), a member of the Goldsmiths' Company, of St Botolph, Aldersgate...

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A. M. Clerke

revised by P. A. Wayman

Cooper, Edward Joshua (1798–1863), landowner and astronomer, was born in May 1798 at St Stephen's Green, Dublin, the eldest of the three sons of Edward Synge Cooper (d. 1830), a landowner, and his wife, Anne, the daughter of Harry Verelst, governor of ...

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Digby [née Fitzgerald], Lettice, Lady Digby and suo jure Baroness Offaly (c. 1580–1658), landowner, was the only surviving child of Gerald Fitzgerald (1559–1580), Lord Gerald, and his wife, Catherine (d. 1632), daughter of Sir Francis Knollys (1511/12–1596). She may have lived first on her mother's Irish jointure lands at ...

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Esmonde, Laurence, Baron Esmonde of Limerick (c. 1570–1645), army officer and landowner, was the second son of Walter (also known as William) Esmonde of Johnstown, co. Wexford, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Michael Furlong of Horetown, barony of Shelmalier, co. Wexford, one of a family of seven daughters and four sons. The ...

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James Fitzgerald, first duke of Leinster (1722–1773) by Allan Ramsay, 1762 © reserved

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Fitzgerald, James, first duke of Leinster (1722–1773), politician and landowner, was born on 29 May 1722 at Carton, co. Kildare, Ireland, the second son but surviving heir of Robert Fitzgerald, nineteenth earl of Kildare (1675–1744), landowner, and Lady Mary O'Brien (1692–1780), eldest daughter of ...

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Fitzgerald, Sir John fitz Edmund (1528–1612), landowner, was the son of Edmund fitz James Fitzgerald, and succeeded his father as lay dean of Cloyne following his father's death in 1567. His mother may have been a daughter of either a seneschal of Imokilly...

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Fitzgerald, Sir Peter George, nineteenth knight of Kerry (1808–1880), civil servant and landowner, eldest surviving son of Maurice Fitzgerald, eighteenth knight of Kerry (1774–1849), and his first wife, Maria (d. 1829), daughter of the Rt Hon. David La Touche of Marlay, co. Dublin...

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William Robert Fitzgerald, second duke of Leinster (1749–1804) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1774 photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

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Fitzgerald, William Robert, second duke of Leinster (1749–1804), landowner and political reformer, was born on 12 March 1749 at Arlington Place, Piccadilly, London, the second of nineteen children of James Fitzgerald, first duke of Leinster (1722–1773), politician, and his wife, Lady Emily Mary Lennox (1731–1814)...

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French, Robert (1716–1779), landowner and politician, was the eldest son of Patrick French (d. 1744), barrister, and Jane Digby, the daughter of Simon Digby, successively bishop of Limerick and Elphin. The Frenches, of Anglo-Norman origins, had settled originally in the port of ...

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James Hamilton, first duke of Abercorn (1811–1885) by Bassano © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hamilton, James, first duke of Abercorn (1811–1885), landowner and politician, eldest son of James, Viscount Hamilton (d. 1814), and his wife, Harriet, daughter of the Hon. John Douglas, was born on 21 January 1811 in Seamore Place, Mayfair, Westminster. He succeeded as ...

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Jocelyn, Robert, first earl of Roden (1720/21–1797), landowner and politician, was the son of Robert Jocelyn, first Viscount Jocelyn (1687/8–1756), and his first wife, Charlotte (d. 1747), daughter of Charles Anderson of Worcester. The date of his baptism is usually given as 31 July 1731 but this may be an error for 1721. He matriculated at ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Terry Clavin

King, Sir John (d. 1637), politician and landowner, was born of a Yorkshire family, although the name of his parents and details of his early years remain unknown. He is first recorded in Ireland in July 1585 as secretary to Richard Bingham, governor of ...

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Valentine Browne Lawless, second Baron Cloncurry (1773–1853) by John Hogan, 1841 National Museum of Ireland; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London