Armstrong, Robert

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Aldworth, Sir Richard

Aldworth, Sir Richard (d. 1629), army officer, was second son of Richard Aldworth, verderer of Showwood forest, Oxfordshire. He served as a lieutenant in Ireland prior to 1603, was appointed provost-marshal of Munster for life (3 May 1610), with command of a troop of horse, and…

Allen, Thomas

Allen, Thomas (d. 1634), merchant, was second son among three sons and two daughters of Edward Allen of Kilteel, Co. Dublin, and his wife Ales, daughter of Alderman Giles Allen of Dublin; his paternal grandfather, Thomas Alen, from Norfolk, had settled in Ireland in the 1530s…

Annesley, Francis

Annesley, Francis (c.1585–1660), Baron Mountnorris , 2nd Viscount Valentia , politician, can probably be identified as the eldest son of Robert Annesley of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, a Munster plantation undertaker, and his wife Beatrix, daughter of John Cornwall of…

Ashe (Ash), Richard

Ashe (Ash), Richard (d. 1659), ecclesiastical official, was probably the son of Nicholas Ash of Newtown, Co. Meath, though he may have been the son of Henry Ashe. He is recorded as having married Alice Jones, daughter of Lewis Jones…

Aylmer, Sir Gerald

Aylmer, Sir Gerald (d. 1634), 1st baronet, landowner, was third son of Richard Aylmer of Lyons, Co. Kildare, and his wife Elinor, daughter of George Fleming. By 1582 he had travelled to London in pursuit of property claims, carrying commendations of his conduct during the recent…

Barlow, Randolph (Randal)

Barlow, Randolph (Randal) (1572?–1638), Church of Ireland archbishop of Tuam, was probably the Randal Barlow baptised 31 January 1572 at Malpas, Cheshire, the son of John Barlow, rector of Malpas. Educated at Macclesfield grammar school, he matriculated at Jesus College, Cambridge…

Barry, David Fitz-David

Barry, David Fitz-David (1605–42), 1st earl of Barrymore , nobleman, was born on or slightly before 10 March 1605, the posthumous son of David Barry; his mother, Elizabeth, was the daughter of Richard, Lord le Power, and his wife, Catherine. As heir to his grandfather…

Barry, Garret (Gerat)

Barry, Garret (Gerat) (d. 1646), army officer, entered Spanish military service about 1601, by his own reckoning. It has been suggested that he departed Kinsale with the Spanish army in March 1601 with his father David Fitz Garrot Barry of Rincorran, his mother and three…

Barry, James

Barry, James (1603–73), 1st Baron Barry of Santry , lawyer and judge, was the eldest surviving son of the six sons and three daughters of Richard Barry, merchant, of Dublin, and his wife, Anne, daughter of James Cusack of Rathgar. Richard Barry served as sheriff (1604–5), alderman…

Barry, John (Jack)

Barry, John (Jack) (d. 1650), army officer, was the son of William Barry; his mother, presumably having remarried, was named in 1661 as Margaret Stephenson, widow. From his grandfather John FitzJames Barry, he inherited extensive properties centred on Liscarroll castle, Co. Cork,…

Barry, Matthew

Barry, Matthew (d. 1696?), government official, was elder son among two sons and one daughter of Nicholas Barry, merchant of Dublin, and Joan Barry, daughter of Nicholas Howard of Dublin, chamberlain of the exchequer. He married (c.1630) Jane Bermingham, and had two sons…

Barry, Robert

Barry, Robert (c.1588–1662), catholic bishop of Cork and Cloyne, was born in Britway parish, Co. Cork, son of David Barry of Ardra and his wife Helen or Ellen (née Waters). He was educated at the Irish College, Bordeaux, and ordained there in 1612. Thereafter he acted,…

Bathe (Bath), John

Bathe (Bath), John (1612–49), Jesuit priest, was born in Drogheda on 23 June 1612, the son of Alderman Christopher Bathe, merchant, and perhaps at some time mayor, of Drogheda, and his wife, Catherine Warine; his uncle, Robert Bathe, was a Jesuit priest in the town. He had at…

Bathe (Bath), Sir John

Bathe (Bath), Sir John (d. 1630), politician, was the youngest son, of the three sons and one daughter, of John Bathe of Drumcondra, chancellor of the Irish exchequer, and his first wife, Eleanor, daughter of Jenico Preston, 3rd Viscount Gormanston; he had three half-brothers…

Bellew, John

Bellew, John (1605/1606–79), politician and army officer, was the eldest son, of the three sons and one daughter, of Patrick Bellew of Lisraney, Co. Louth, and his wife, Mary, daughter of James and Ellice Warren of Warrenstown castle, Co. Louth. He was admitted to Gray's Inn on 9…

Bellingham, Henry

Bellingham, Henry (d. 1676), army officer and landowner, was the younger son, of the two sons and one daughter, of Robert Bellingham, attorney in the court of exchequer, and his wife, Margaret, née Whyte, of Clongill, Co. Meath. His elder brother was Sir…

Bellingham, Sir Daniel

Bellingham, Sir Daniel (c.1620–1672), 1st baronet, government official, was the elder son, of the two sons and one daughter, of Robert Bellingham, attorney in the court of exchequer, and his wife, Margaret, née Whyte, of Clongill, Co. Meath;…

Blake, John

Blake, John (c.1594–1680), merchant, was the eldest son, of the four sons and one daughter, of Nicholas Blake, merchant, of Galway, and his second wife, Juliana, daughter of Valentine French. He was head of the senior, but by no means most prosperous, branch of the Blake…

Blake, Sir Thomas

Blake, Sir Thomas (d. 1642), 2nd baronet, landowner, and mayor of Galway, was the elder son, of the two sons and three daughters, of Sir Valentine Blake (qv) of Galway and his first wife, Margaret, daughter of Robuck French of…

Blake, Sir Valentine

Blake, Sir Valentine (1560–c.1634), merchant and mayor of Galway, was eldest of three sons of Walter Blake of Galway and Juliana Blake, daughter of James Browne of Galway. A leading merchant, trading at least with Spain and Portugal, by 1592 he was described as the…

Blake, Sir Valentine

Blake, Sir Valentine (c.1608–1652?), 3rd baronet and politician, was the eldest of the four sons of Thomas Blake (qv) of Menlo and Galway and his wife, Juliane, daughter of Geoffrey Browne of Galway. He was heir to…

Bligh, John

Bligh, John (1617–66), customs official, was baptised on 22 February 1617, the third son of William Bligh of Plymouth. His early career is uncertain but he appears to have lived in London as a linen draper. He invested in the adventure for Irish land, purchasing shares in several…

Blood, Thomas

Blood, Thomas (1617/1618–1680), conspirator and spy, was born in Sarney, Co. Meath, the son of a relatively prosperous blacksmith and ironworker, probably also Thomas Blood, from whom he may have inherited the lands he later held at Sarney and in Co. Wicklow. He appears to have had…

Boate (De Boote, Boet, Bootius, Botius), Arnold

Boate (De Boote, Boet, Bootius, Botius), Arnold (1606–53) and , Gerard (1604–50), physicians and authors, were brothers, born in Gorinchem in the Netherlands, the sons of Godefroy de Boot and his wife Christina van Loon. Medical graduates of the University of Leiden, they settled…

Boate, Gerard

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