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Pakenham, Sir Thomas (1757–1836), naval officer and politician, fourth son of Thomas Pakenham, first Baron Longford (1713–1766), and Elizabeth Cuffe (1719–1794), was born on 29 September 1757, possibly at Pakenham Hall, co. Westmeath. Owing to the modest circumstances of his father, Pakenham was destined early on for a military career. Following the example of his eldest brother, ...

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Warren, Sir Peter (1703/4–1752), naval officer and politician, was the youngest son of Michael Warren of Warrenstown, co. Meath, an officer in the army of James II, and Catherine, only daughter of Sir Christopher Aylmer, baronet, brother of Admiral Matthew Aylmer. Born into a Roman Catholic family, ...