Brady, Ciaran

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O'Neill, Shane (Seaán)

O'Neill, Shane (Seaán) (c.1530–1567), chief of the O'Neills of Tír Eoghain (1558–67), was the youngest son of the reigning O'Neill, Conn Bacach (qv), and his wife Sorcha, daughter of Hugh Oge O'Neill, chief of the…

O'Neill, Turlough Luineach

O'Neill, Turlough Luineach (c.1530–1595), Gaelic lord, was son of Niall Connallach O'Neill (d. 1544), the son of the previous O'Neill (Art Óg) and tánaiste to Conn Bachach O'Neill (qv), and Niall's wife…

Perrot, Sir John

Perrot, Sir John (1528–92), lord deputy of Ireland, was son of Mary Perrot (neé Berkeley) and Thomas Perrot of Harroldston, Pembrokeshire, Wales. His paternity was the subject of much scandalmongering in his own lifetime, but the rumour (spread by the inveterate gossip Robert…

Radcliffe, Thomas

Radcliffe, Thomas (1526/7–1583), 3rd earl of Sussex , lord deputy (1556–60) and lord lieutenant of Ireland (1560–65), was the eldest son of Henry, second earl of Sussex, and his first wife, Elizabeth (d. 1534), and was styled Lord Fitzwalter from 1542 until his accession to the…

Sidney, Sir Henry

Sidney, Sir Henry (1529–86), lord deputy of Ireland, was the eldest and only surviving son of the prominent Henrician courtier Sir William Sidney (c.1482–1554) and his wife Anne (nee Pagenham). Sidney commenced a promising career at court in the later 1530s as companion…