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Robert Harrison

revised by Judith Hudson Barry

Barry, David fitz David, first earl of Barrymore (1605–1642), nobleman, was born on 10 March 1605, probably at Buttevant, co. Cork, a posthumous child of David fitz David Barry (d. 1604/5), son of David fitz James Barry, de facto third Viscount Buttevant...

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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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Bloomfield, Benjamin, first Baron Bloomfield (1768–1846), army officer and courtier, the only son of John Bloomfield, of Newport, co. Tipperary, a lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards, and his wife, Anne (d. 1828), daughter of Samuel Waller, barrister, and sister of Sir Robert Waller, baronet...

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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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Butler [née Preston], Elizabeth, duchess of Ormond and suo jure Lady Dingwall (1615–1684), noblewoman, was born on 25 July 1615, the only child and heir of Richard Preston, Lord Dingwall (d. 1628), one of James I's gentlemen of the bedchamber, and ...

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Butler [Bocach], James, ninth earl of Ormond and second earl of Ossory (b. in or after 1496, d. 1546), nobleman, was the eldest son of Piers Butler, eighth earl of Ormond and first earl of Ossory (b. in or after 1467, d. 1539)...

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Butler, Piers [called Red Piers], first earl of Ossory and eighth earl of Ormond (b. in or after 1467, d. 1539), magnate and lord deputy of Ireland, was born after May 1467, at Pottlerath, co. Kilkenny (or possibly at Kilkenny), the third son of ...

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Butler, Thomas, tenth earl of Ormond and third earl of Ossory (1531–1614), nobleman, was born about February 1531, the eldest of seven sons and heir of James Butler, ninth earl of Ormond and second earl of Ossory (b. in or after 1496, d. 1546)...

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Thomas Butler, tenth earl of Ormond and third earl of Ossory (1531–1614) attrib. Steven van der Meulen photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

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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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Chichester, Arthur, first earl of Donegal [Donegall] (1606–1675), nobleman, was born on 16 June 1606, the eldest son of Edward Chichester, first Viscount Chichester of Carrickfergus (c.1568–1648), and his first wife, Anne Coplestone (1587/8–1616). His uncle, Sir Arthur Chichester, lord deputy of ...

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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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See Conyngham [née Denison], Elizabeth, Marchioness Conyngham

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A. M. Clerke

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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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Edgeworth [later Edgeworth de Firmont], Henry Essex (1745–1807), Roman Catholic priest and confessor to Louis XVI, was the second son, in a family of eight children (four of whom died in infancy), of the Revd Robert Edgeworth, rector of Edgeworthstown, co. Longford...

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Henry Essex Edgeworth (1745–1807) by Anthony Cardon, pubd 1800 (after Augustin de Saint-Aubin) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Fitzgerald, Gerald [Garret, Gearóid], eleventh earl of Kildare (1525–1585), magnate, was born on 28 February 1525, the eldest son of Gerald Fitzgerald, ninth earl of Kildare (1487–1534), lord deputy of Ireland, and his second wife, Elizabeth Fitzgerald (1514–1548), noblewoman, daughter of Thomas Grey, ...