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Aubigné, William d' [William de Albini; known as William d'Aubigné Brito] (d. in or after 1148), baron  

K. S. B. Keats-Rohan

Aubigné, William d' [William de Albini; known as William d'Aubigné Brito] (d. in or after 1148), baron, was a younger son of the Breton lord Main of St Aubin-d'Aubigné (Ille-et-Vilaine) and his Norman wife, Adelaide de Bohun. His name often appears as Aubigny...

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Aubigny, William d' [William de Albini; known as William d'Aubigny Pincerna], first earl of Arundel (d. 1176), magnate  

Graeme White

Aubigny, William d' [William de Albini; known as William d'Aubigny Pincerna], first earl of Arundel (d. 1176), magnate, was the son of William d'Aubigny Pincerna (d. 1139), lord of Buckenham, Norfolk, and Maud (Matilda), daughter of Roger Bigod. The family took its name from ...

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Ballon [Baalun], John de (d. 1235), baron  

Henry Summerson

Ballon [Baalun], John de (d. 1235), baron, came of a family that took its name from Ballon, Maine, France, and was established in Herefordshire, as lords of Much Marcle, during the reign of William II. John succeeded his father, Reginald de Ballon, when the latter died in 1203. ...

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Beaumont [Newburgh], Henry de, first earl of Warwick (d. 1119), magnate  

David Crouch

Beaumont [Newburgh], Henry de, first earl of Warwick (d. 1119), magnate, was the younger son of Roger, lord of Beaumont-le-Roger and Pont Audemer, and Adeline, daughter of Waleran, count of Meulan. His first appearance was at the ducal court just before 1066 when he must have been already a young adult. Before 1100 he married ...

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Browne, Thomas, fourth Viscount Kenmare (1726–1795), landowner and politician  

Liam Chambers

Browne, Thomas, fourth Viscount Kenmare (1726–1795), landowner and politician, was born in April 1726, probably at Killarney, co. Kerry, the second of four children of Valentine Browne, third Viscount Kenmare (1695–1736), landowner, and his first wife, Honoria Butler (d. 1730), daughter of ...

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Brydges, Sir Richard (c. 1500–1558), landowner and administrator  

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Burke, Ulick, marquess of Clanricarde (1604–1658)  

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Burke [de Burgh], Ulick, marquess of Clanricarde (1604–1658), landowner and politician  

Jane Ohlmeyer

Burke [de Burgh], Ulick, marquess of Clanricarde (1604–1658), landowner and politician, was the only son of Richard de Burgh, fourth earl of Clanricarde (1572–1635), and his wife, Frances (d. 1632), daughter and heir of Sir Francis Walsingham and widow of Sir Philip Sidney...

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Calvert, George, first Baron Baltimore (1579/80–1632)  

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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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Campbell, Archibald, seventh earl of Argyll (1575/6–1638), magnate and politician  

John Callow

Campbell, Archibald, seventh earl of Argyll (1575/6–1638), magnate and politician, was the elder surviving son of Colin Campbell, sixth earl of Argyll (c. 1542–1584), and his second wife, Lady Annas or Agnes Keith (c. 1540–1588), eldest daughter of William Keith, fourth Earl Marischal...

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Campbell, Archibald, seventh earl of Argyll (1575/6–1638)  

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Campbell [McGillespic], Colin, first earl of Argyll (d. 1493), magnate  

Michael A. Penman

Campbell [McGillespic], Colin, first earl of Argyll (d. 1493), magnate, was the only son of Gillespic Campbell, first son of Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochawe (created Lord Campbell in 1445) [see under Campbell family (per. c. 1300-1453)]; Colin's mother was Gillespic's...

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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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Clifford, Henry, second earl of Cumberland (1517–1570), magnate  

Richard T. Spence

Clifford, Henry, second earl of Cumberland (1517–1570), magnate, was the eldest of the six children of Henry Clifford, first earl of Cumberland (c. 1493–1542), and his second wife, Margaret (c.1492–1540), daughter of Henry Percy, fifth earl of Northumberland. He was educated at home and then at court, where he spent much of his youth. He also attended the ...

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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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Dease, Edmund Gerald (1829–1904), landowner and politician  

Alan O'Day

Dease, Edmund Gerald (1829–1904), landowner and politician, was the second son of Gerald Dease of Turbotston, co. Westmeath, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Edmund O'Callaghan of Kilgory, co. Clare. He was born into one of the oldest and most prominent Catholic families in ...

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Dicconson, William (1654/5–1742), Jacobite courtier and biographer  

Paul Hopkins

Dicconson, William (1654/5–1742), Jacobite courtier and biographer, eldest son of Hugh Dicconson (c.1621–1691) of Wrightington Hall near Wigan, and his wife, Agnes (d. 1719), third daughter of Roger Kirkby of Kirkby, came from a Lancashire Roman Catholic gentry family, which occasionally (as in the 1660s) conformed outwardly. He had three brothers (including the Catholic bishop ...

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Douglas, William, ninth earl of Angus (1532/3–1591), magnate  

G. R. Hewitt

Douglas, William, ninth earl of Angus (1532/3–1591), magnate, was the son of Archibald Douglas of Glenbervie and Agnes Keith, daughter of William, second Earl Marischal. In 1552 he married Egidia, daughter of Robert Graham of Morphie; they had thirteen children—nine sons and four daughters. His paternal grandfather having been a son of ...

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Douglas, William, tenth earl of Angus (c. 1554–1611), magnate  

Allan White

Douglas, William, tenth earl of Angus (c. 1554–1611), magnate, was the eldest son of William Douglas, ninth earl of Angus (d. 1591), and his wife, Egidia or Giles Graham (d. in or after 1606), daughter of Robert Graham of Morphie. He studied at ...