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Piers, William (d. 1603), soldier and founder of the town of Carrickfergus, was the son of Richard or Henry Piers of Piers-Hall, near Ingleton, Yorkshire. Nothing is known about his education. He may have been a younger son, which would explain his early career as a soldier....

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St Leger, Sir Warham (1525?–1597), colonist, was the second of at least five sons and two daughters of Sir Anthony St Leger (1496?–1559), lord deputy of Ireland, of Ulcombe, Kent, and his wife, Anne or Agnes (d. 1559), daughter and heir of ...