Barnard, T. C.

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Annesley, Arthur

Annesley, Arthur (1614–86), 1st earl of Anglesey , politician, was born 10 July 1614 in Dublin, son of Francis Annesley (qv), Lord Mountnorris and Viscount Valentia, and his wife Dorothy, daughter of Sir John Philips of Picton,…

Borlase, Edmund

Borlase, Edmund (d. 1682), historian, is recorded first as a young man in 1642. His father, Sir John Borlase (qv), was major-general of ordnance in Ireland in 1634, and served as a lord justice between 1640 and 1643. Edmund may have…

Boyle, Roger

Boyle, Roger (1621–79), 1st Baron Broghill and 1st earl of Orrery , soldier, politician, and writer, was born 25 April 1621 in Co. Waterford, twelfth child and third son to survive of Richard Boyle (qv), 1st earl of Cork, and his second…

Conway, Edward

Conway, Edward (c.1623–1683), 3rd Viscount Conway and Killultagh and 1st earl of Conway , politician, was the eldest surviving son of Edward Conway (qv) (d. 1655), 2nd Viscount, and his wife Frances, daughter of Sir Francis…

Cook (Cooke), John

Cook (Cooke), John (c.1609–1660), lawyer and regicide, was son of Isaac Cook(e), of Burbage, Leicestershire, England. He is identified conjecturally with ‘John Cook, esquire’ admitted into the King's Inns, Dublin, on 6 November 1634. This would be consistent with what was…

Cromwell, Henry

Cromwell, Henry (1628–74), soldier and administrator, was born 20 January 1628 at Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, fourth son of Oliver Cromwell (qv) and Elizabeth Cromwell (née Bourchier). He fought only in the closing stages of…

Petty, Sir William

Petty, Sir William (1623–87), physician, scientist, and administrator, was born 26 May 1623 in Hampshire, England, third child of Anthony Petty, engaged in the textile trade, and his wife, Francesca. Petty may subsequently have exaggerated the obscurity of his origins in order to…

Seymour, St John Drelincourt

Seymour, St John Drelincourt (1880–1950), clergyman and historian, was the youngest son of Elizabeth Seymour (née Topp), and of the Rev. William F. Seymour, Church of Ireland clergyman in the united dioceses of Cashel and Emly, and was born 15 April 1880 at Abington rectory, Co.…