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Bellingham, Sir Edward (d. 1550), lord deputy of Ireland  

Mary Ann Lyons

Bellingham, Sir Edward (d. 1550), lord deputy of Ireland, was the eldest son of Edward Bellingham, a gentleman of Erringham in Sussex, and Jane, daughter of John Shelley of Michelgrove in the same county. Raised in the household of the duke of Norfolk...

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Bingham, Sir Richard (1527/8–1599), soldier and president of Connacht  

Bernadette Cunningham

Bingham, Sir Richard (1527/8–1599), soldier and president of Connacht, was the third son of Robert Bingham of Melcombe-Bingham, Dorset, and his wife, Alice, daughter of Thomas Coker of Mappowder in the same county. His elder brothers were Robert and Christopher; he also had two sisters and five younger brothers, ...

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Bingham, Sir Richard (1527/8–1599)  

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Sir Richard Bingham (1527/88–1599) by unknown artist, 1564 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Buckley, Daniel Richard [Domhnall Ua Buachalla] (1866–1963), Irish nationalist and last governor-general of the Irish Free State  

Brendan Sexton

Buckley, Daniel Richard [Domhnall Ua Buachalla] (1866–1963), Irish nationalist and last governor-general of the Irish Free State, was born on 3 February 1866 at Maynooth, co. Kildare, the fourth of the six children of Cornelius Buckley, merchant, and his wife, Sarah (1838–1918), daughter of ...

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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  

David Finnegan

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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Carey, Sir George (c. 1541–1616), lord deputy of Ireland  

See Carew, George, earl of Totnes

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Cary, Henry, first Viscount Falkland (c. 1575–1633)  

Maker: Paul van Somer

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Henry Cary, first Viscount Falkland (c. 1575–1633) by Paul van Somer by kind permission of the Viscount Cobham, Hagley Hall. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Cary, Henry, first Viscount Falkland (c. 1575–1633), lord deputy of Ireland  

Sean Kelsey

Cary, Henry, first Viscount Falkland (c. 1575–1633), lord deputy of Ireland, said to have been born at Aldenham, was the son of Sir Edward Cary (d. 1618) of Berkhamsted and Aldenham, Hertfordshire, master of the jewel house, and his wife, Catherine (...

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Childers, Erskine Hamilton (1905–1974), president of Éire (Ireland)  

John Horgan

Childers, Erskine Hamilton (1905–1974), president of Éire (Ireland), was born at 13 Embankment Gardens, London, on 11 December 1905, the eldest child and first of the two sons born to (Robert) Erskine Childers (1870–1922), author and politician, and Mary Alden Osgood (1878–1964), formerly of ...

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Clifford, Sir Conyers (d. 1599), soldier and president of Connacht  

Bernadette Cunningham

Clifford, Sir Conyers (d. 1599), soldier and president of Connacht, was the eldest son of George Clifford of Bobbing Court in Kent and his wife, Ursula, daughter of Roger Finch. William, Richard, Thomas, and Conyers Clifford went to Ireland as a family group in the 1570s (the precise relationship between them is unknown), and settled in ...

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Sir James Croft (c. 1518–1590) by unknown artist Country Life Picture Library

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Croft, Sir James (c. 1518–1590), lord deputy of Ireland and conspirator  

Steven G. Ellis

Croft, Sir James (c. 1518–1590), lord deputy of Ireland and conspirator, was the eldest surviving son of Richard Croft (d. 1562) of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, and his second wife, Katherine, daughter of Sir Richard Herbert of Montgomery. His great-grandfather Sir Richard Croft (d. 1509)...

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Fitzgerald, Gerald, ninth earl of Kildare (1487–1534), lord deputy of Ireland  

Steven G. Ellis

Fitzgerald, Gerald, ninth earl of Kildare (1487–1534), lord deputy of Ireland, was the only son of Gerald Fitzgerald, eighth earl of Kildare (1456?–1513), lord deputy of Ireland, and his first wife, Alison Eustace (d. 1495), daughter and coheir of Roland FitzEustace or Eustace, ...

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Fitzgerald, Gerald, ninth earl of Kildare (1487–1534)  

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Gerald Fitzgerald, ninth earl of Kildare (1487–1534) by unknown artist, 1530 private collection

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Fitzsimons, Walter (d. 1511), archbishop of Dublin and lord deputy of Ireland  

Steven G. Ellis

Fitzsimons, Walter (d. 1511), archbishop of Dublin and lord deputy of Ireland, was born into a prominent family of the English of Dublin, being the son of Robert Fitzsimons and Janet Cusack. He first appears as precentor of St Patrick's Cathedral in 1471, and was acting as vicar-general of the diocese in May 1472. In 1476, he was the chapter's proctor in ...

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Fitzwilliam, Sir William (1526–1599), lord deputy of Ireland  

Mary Ann Lyons

Fitzwilliam, Sir William (1526–1599), lord deputy of Ireland, was born at Milton, Northamptonshire, the eldest son of Sir William Fitzwilliam (d. 1552), landowner, of Milton, and his wife, Anne (d. 1576), daughter of Sir Richard Sapcote of Elton, Huntingdonshire. He was the grandson of ...

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Grey, Arthur, fourteenth Baron Grey of Wilton (1536–1593), lord deputy of Ireland and soldier  

Julian Lock

Grey, Arthur, fourteenth Baron Grey of Wilton (1536–1593), lord deputy of Ireland and soldier, was born between 1 January and 13 October 1536 at Hammes Castle in the Pas-de-Calais, the elder son of the three children of William Grey, thirteenth Baron Grey of Wilton...

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Grey, Leonard [known as Lord Leonard Grey], Viscount Graney (c. 1490–1541), lord deputy of Ireland  

Mary Ann Lyons

Grey, Leonard [known as Lord Leonard Grey], Viscount Graney (c. 1490–1541), lord deputy of Ireland, was the sixth but second surviving son of Thomas Grey, first marquess of Dorset (c. 1455–1501), and his wife, Cicely Bonville, suo jure Baroness Harington and Bonville...

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Healy, Timothy Michael (1855–1931), politician and first governor-general of the Irish Free State  

Paul Bew

Healy, Timothy Michael (1855–1931), politician and first governor-general of the Irish Free State, was born on 17 May 1855. He was the second son of Maurice Healy (d. 1906) and his wife, Eliza, née Sullivan (d. 1859). His elder brother was ...

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Healy, Timothy Michael (1855–1931)  

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Timothy Michael Healy (1855–1931) by Sir William Orpen, 1908 private collection; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London