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Nugent, Sir Oliver Stewart Wood

Nugent, Sir Oliver Stewart Wood (1860–1926), army officer, was born 9 November 1860 at Aldershot, Hampshire, son of Major-General St George Mervyn Nugent (1825–84) of Farren Connell, Mount Nugent, Co. Cavan, and his wife Emily Frances (d. c.1920), daughter of Sir Edward Litton…

Nugent, Sir Richard

Nugent, Sir Richard (1583–1642), 1st earl of Westmeath , politician, was eldest son of Christopher Nugent (qv), Lord Delvin, and Marie, daughter of Gerald Fitzgerald…

Nugent, Sir Roland Thomas

Nugent, Sir Roland Thomas (1886–1962), politician, was born 19 June 1886 in Portaferry, Co. Down, son of Edmond Henry Stuart Nugent (1849–1935), DL, of Portaferry, and his wife Grace Mary, youngest daughter of Edward Nathaniel Conant of Lyndon…

Nugent, Sir Walter Richard

Nugent, Sir Walter Richard (1865–1955), politician, businessman, and 4th baronet, of Donore, Co. Westmeath, was born 12 December 1865 in St John's, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, third son among six sons and four daughters of Sir Walter George Nugent, 2nd baronet, and Maria Anne, only…

Nugent, Thomas

Nugent, Thomas (d. 1715), 1st Baron Nugent of Riverston , lawyer and chief justice of the king's bench in Ireland, from Clonyn in Co. Westmeath, was the second son of Richard Nugent, 2nd earl of Westmeath (qv), and his wife, Mary (…

Nugent, Thomas

Nugent, Thomas (1668?–1752), 4th earl of Westmeath , soldier, and catholic activist, was second son of Christopher Nugent, of Delvin, Co. Westmeath and his wife Mary, daughter of Richard Butler of Kilcash. She was a niece of James Butler…

Nugent, Thomas

Nugent, Thomas (1700?–1772), writer and translator, was a native of Ireland, but little is known of the details of his life. He is frequently confused with his namesake (c.1710–1788), the fourth son of Walter Nugent of Carpenterstown, Co. Westmeath. In addition to original…

Nugent, William (Uilliam Nuinseann)

Nugent, William (Uilliam Nuinseann) (1550–1625), nobleman and poet, was born in 1550 in Co. Westmeath, the younger son of Richard Nugent, 13th Baron Delvin. His elder brother was Christopher Nugent (qv), 14th…

Nulty, Thomas

Nulty, Thomas (1818–98), catholic bishop of Meath and agrarian reformer, was born on 7 or 9 July 1818 at Fennor, near Oldcastle, Co. Meath, son of a tenant farmer, Francis Nulty, and his wife, Bridget (née Tuite). He studied at the diocesan seminary at Navan and at St Patrick's…

Nunan, Seán

Nunan, Seán (1890–1981), republican and diplomat, was born 23 May 1890 in London of Irish parents. His father was a native of Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, who was brought to London by his parents c.1855, and his mother was born in London of Irish parents who originally…

Nun, Richard

Nun, Richard (c.1750–1817), papermaker, was born in Dublin, son of Benjamin Nun (d. 1776), linen draper and papermaker, and his first wife, Anne (née Steel). In 1758 Benjamin Nun went into partnership with Thomas Watson (d. 1782) to set up a paper mill in Millmount, near…

Nutt, Alfred Trübner

Nutt, Alfred Trübner (1856–1910), folklorist, Celtic scholar, and publisher, was born 22 November 1856 in London, the only surviving son of David Nutt (d. 1863), bookseller and publisher, and his wife Ellen, daughter of Robert Carter, naval surgeon, and granddaughter of William…