Cronin, John

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Drummond, John

Drummond, John (1649–1715), earl and titular duke of Melfort , statesman, diplomat, and art connoisseur, was second son of James, 3rd earl of Perth, and his wife Anne, eldest daughter of the 2nd marquis of Huntly. His elder brother, James, became 4th earl of Perth. Drummond's…

Keatinge, John

Keatinge, John (d. 1691), judge, was the younger of two sons of Edmund Keating of Narraghmore, Co. Kildare, and his wife Elinor Eustace. His elder brother was Oliver Keating (d. 1683). His maternal uncle was Sir Maurice Eustace (…

Lane, George

Lane, George (c.1620–83), 1st Viscount Lanesborough , politician and administrator, was born near Elphin, Co. Roscommon, eldest son of Sir Richard Lane of Tulsk, Co. Roscommon, and his second wife, Mabel, daughter and heir to Gerald Fitzgerald. His English grandfather…

Lawrence, Richard

Lawrence, Richard (fl. 1643–1684), army officer, author, and entrepreneur, first came to public attention during the English civil wars, serving with parliament as commissary of provisions in Lord Manchester's army (September 1643–April 1645). Little is known of his…

MacMahon, Hugh

MacMahon, Hugh (1660–1737), catholic archbishop of Armagh, was one among at least twelve children of Colla Dubh MacMahon of Cavany, Co. Monaghan, and his wife Eileen O'Reilly. He was fostered to the MacAlivery family when about seven years old. MacMahon entered the Irish College…

Mathews (Matthews), Lemuel

Mathews (Matthews), Lemuel (c.1644–c.1725), Church of Ireland clergyman, was born in Swansea, Wales, son of Marmaduke Mathews, vicar of Saint John's, Swansea. His mother's name is not known, but he had at least two brothers, one of whom was the Rev. Meredith…

Moreton (Morton), William

Moreton (Morton), William (c.1640/41–1715), Church of Ireland bishop, born in Chester, was the eldest son of Edward Moreton, prebendary of Chester. He was admitted (1660) into Christ Church, Oxford, and graduated BA (1663),…

O'Molony, John

O'Molony, John (1617–1702), catholic bishop of Killaloe, and later of Limerick, was born probably in Kiltannon, Co. Clare. He was one of at least two sons of Thomas O'Molony and Anne McMahon of Clonderlaw, Co. Clare, his elder brother being James. His paternal uncle was…

O'Neill, Daniel

O'Neill, Daniel (c.1612?–1664), royalist politician and soldier, was the son of Con MacNiall MacBrian Faghartach O'Neill, lord of Clandeboye in Co. Antrim, and his wife Eilis, daughter of Art MacBaron O'Neill, older brother of Hugh O…

Patient, Thomas

Patient, Thomas (d. 1666), particular baptist minister, theologian, and writer, was born in England; his date of birth is unknown, as is much of the detail of his early life. Patient was initially a practising anglican, but grew dissatisfied and abandoned anglicanism. He went to…

Reily (Reilly, O'Reilly), Hugh

Reily (Reilly, O'Reilly), Hugh (d. c.1695), Jacobite lord chancellor of Ireland and historian, was born in Co. Cavan, though his parents and date of birth are unknown. He was appointed (22 May 1686) a master in chancery by James…

Sidney, Philip

Sidney, Philip (1619–98), Viscount Lisle , 3rd earl of Leicester , soldier, and politician, was born 10 January 1619 in London, eldest son of Robert Sidney (1595–1677), 2nd earl of Leicester, and his wife, Dorothy (baptised 1598, d. 1659), eldest daughter of Henry Percy, 9th earl of…

Steele, William

Steele, William (1610–80), barrister, privy counsellor, and lord chancellor of Ireland, was born in Sandbach, Cheshire, England, eldest among three sons of Richard Steele of Finchley, Middlesex, and his wife Laetitia (née Shaw). Steele matriculated at Caius College, Cambridge, in…

Wetenhall, Edward

Wetenhall, Edward (1636–1713), Church of Ireland bishop of Cork and Ross, and later of Kilmore, was born 7 October 1636 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England; no details of his parents are available. He was initially educated at Westminster School, being admitted as a King's…

Wyndham, Thomas

Wyndham, Thomas (1681–1745), lord chancellor of Ireland, was born 27 December 1681, fourth and youngest son of John Wyndham of Norrington, Wiltshire, England, twice MP for Salisbury, and his wife Alice, daughter of Thomas Fownes of Dorset. He was also grandson of a notable English…