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Calvert, George, first Baron Baltimore (1579/80–1632), courtier and colonist in America  

John D. Krugler

Calvert, George, first Baron Baltimore (1579/80–1632), courtier and colonist in America, was born in Kiplin in Catterick parish, Yorkshire, the son of Leonard Calvert (b. c.1550) and Alica Crosland (d. early 1580s). He was descended from a Roman Catholic family that had been in ...

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Cecil, William, sixteenth Baron Ros (1590–1618), courtier and ambassador  

Alastair Bellany

Cecil, William, sixteenth Baron Ros (1590–1618), courtier and ambassador, was born in May 1590 and baptized the following month, on 4 June, at Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire. He was the eldest son of William Cecil (1566–1640), Lord Burghley from 1605 until he succeeded as ...

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Cotton, Sir Richard (b. in or before 1497, d. 1556), courtier and administrator  

Catharine Davies

Cotton, Sir Richard (b. in or before 1497, d. 1556), courtier and administrator, was the third son of John Cotton, a Shropshire gentleman, and Cecily, daughter of Thomas Mainwaring of Ightfield, Shropshire. He began his career as an attorney in the sheriff's court in ...

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Croft [Crofts, Craftes], Sir Herbert (c. 1565–1629), administrator and landowner  

David Daniel Rees

Croft [Crofts, Craftes], Sir Herbert (c. 1565–1629), administrator and landowner, was the eldest surviving son of Edward Croft (d. 1601) [see under Croft, Sir James] of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, and his first wife, Anne (d. 1575), daughter and heir of ...

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Fitzgerald, Gerald [Garret, Gearóid], eleventh earl of Kildare (1525–1585), magnate  

David Finnegan

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, ...

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Fitzmaurice, Patrick, seventeenth baron of Kerry and Lixnaw (c. 1551–1600), landowner and rebel  

Christopher Maginn

Fitzmaurice, Patrick, seventeenth baron of Kerry and Lixnaw (c. 1551–1600), landowner and rebel, was the eldest of five children of Thomas Fitzmaurice, sixteenth baron of Kerry and Lixnaw (c. 1502–1590), landowner and rebel, and his first wife, Margaret (d. c.1564), daughter of ...

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Higgons, Thomas [Jacobite Sir Thomas Higgons] (1668/9–1733), Jacobite court official  

Edward Corp

Higgons, Thomas [Jacobite Sir Thomas Higgons] (1668/9–1733), Jacobite court official, was the second of the three sons of Sir Thomas Higgons (1623/4–1691), diplomat and MP, and his second wife, Bridget (d. 1692), daughter of Sir Bevil Granville. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford...

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Howard, Philip [St Philip Howard], thirteenth earl of Arundel (1557–1595), magnate and alleged traitor  

J. G. Elzinga

Howard, Philip [St Philip Howard], thirteenth earl of Arundel (1557–1595), magnate and alleged traitor, was born on 28 June 1557 at Arundel House, the Strand, London, the only child of Thomas Howard, fourth duke of Norfolk (1538–1572), nobleman and courtier, and his first wife, ...

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Murray, James, Jacobite first earl of Dunbar (1690–1770), politician and governor of the exiled Stuart princes  

Edward Corp

Murray, James, Jacobite first earl of Dunbar (1690–1770), politician and governor of the exiled Stuart princes, was the second of the fourteen children of David Murray, fifth Viscount Stormont (d. 1731), and his wife, Marjory (d. 1746), daughter and heiress of ...

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Nairne, David [Jacobite Sir David Nairne, first baronet] (1655–1740), Jacobite courtier  

Edward Corp

Nairne, David [Jacobite Sir David Nairne, first baronet] (1655–1740), Jacobite courtier, was born in August 1655 at Sandford, Fife, and baptized on 7 September 1655 at St Phillins Church in St Andrews. He was the second of the four sons of Thomas Nairne (...

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O'Brien, Murrough, first earl of Thomond (d. 1551), chieftain and rebel  

Christopher Maginn

O'Brien, Murrough, first earl of Thomond (d. 1551), chieftain and rebel, was the third son of Turlough Donn O'Brien (d. 1528), lord of Thomond, and Raghnailt, daughter of John MacNamara, chief of Clancullen. In 1531 Murrough became tanist to his older brother ...

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O'Neill, Conn Bacach, first earl of Tyrone (c. 1482–1559), chieftain and magnate  

Christopher Maginn

O'Neill, Conn Bacach, first earl of Tyrone (c. 1482–1559), chieftain and magnate, was the youngest son of Conn More O'Neill (d. 1493), chieftain, lord of Tyrone, and his wife, Eleanor (d. 1497), daughter of Thomas Fitzgerald, seventh earl of Kildare, and his wife, ...

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Percy, Henry, eighth earl of Northumberland (c. 1532–1585), magnate and conspirator  

Carole Levin

Percy, Henry, eighth earl of Northumberland (c. 1532–1585), magnate and conspirator, was born at Newburn Manor, Northumberland, the younger son of Sir Thomas Percy (d. 1537), landowner and rebel, of Prudhoe, Northumberland, and his wife, Eleanor (d. 1567), daughter and coheir of ...

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Waldegrave, James, second Earl Waldegrave (1715–1763), courtier and politician  

Peter D. G. Thomas

Waldegrave, James, second Earl Waldegrave (1715–1763), courtier and politician, was born on 4 March 1715, the eldest of the three sons of James Waldegrave, second Baron and first Earl Waldegrave (1684–1741), of Navestock, Essex, and his wife, Mary (1695/6–1719), the second daughter of ...