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Beresford, John

Beresford, John (1738–1805), politician, of Abbeville, Co. Dublin, and Walworth, Co. Londonderry, was born 14 March 1738, fifth but second surviving son of Marcus Beresford, 1st earl of Tyrone, and Lady Catherine Beresford (née Power), Baroness de la Poer. Educated at Kilkenny…

Bourke, John

Bourke, John (c.1700–1790), 1st Baron Naas , 1st Viscount Mayo , and 1st earl of Mayo , politician, of Monycrower, Co. Mayo and Palmerstown, Co. Kildare, was the only son of Richard Bourke, LLD, of Dublin, and Catherine Bourke (née…

Brooke, Robert

Brooke, Robert (1744–1811), soldier and industrialist, was second son of Robert Brooke, artist, of Rantavana, Co. Cavan, and Honor Brooks of Kinawley, Co. Fermanagh. Entering the Bengal establishment of the East India Company as an ensign in 1764, he was promoted to the rank of…

Caulfeild, James

Caulfeild, James (1728–99), 1st earl of Charlemont , politician, and landowner, was born 18 August 1728 at Castle Caulfeild, Co. Tyrone, second (but first surviving) son of James Caulfeild, 3rd Viscount Charlemont, and his wife Elizabeth Barnard of Castle Barnard, Co. Cork. As his…

Colclough, Caesar

Colclough, Caesar (1766–1842), politician, of Tintern Abbey, Co. Wexford, was born 8 May 1766, son of ‘Sir’ Vesey Colclough (qv) (1745–94), MP, of Tintern Abbey, and Katherine Colclough (née Grogan) of Johnstown, Co. Wexford.…

Cooke, Edward

Cooke, Edward (1755–1820), administrator and politician, was third son of William Cooke (1711–97), provost of King's College, Cambridge, and his wife Catherine (née Sleech). Educated at Eton and at King's College, Cambridge, he graduated BA (…

de Blaquiere, Sir John

de Blaquiere, Sir John (1732–1812), 1st baronet and 1st Baron de Blaquiere , politician, of Ardkill, Co. Londonderry, was born 15 May 1732, fifth son of Jean de Blaquiere, an émigré huguenot merchant of Greenwich, Kent, England, and Mary Elizabeth de Blaquiere (née de…

Fitzwilliam, William Wentworth

Fitzwilliam, William Wentworth (1748–1833), 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam (GB), 4th Earl Fitzwilliam (Ire.), lord lieutenant of Ireland, was born William Fitzwilliam at Milton House, Peterborough, on 30 May 1748, the eldest son of William Fitzwilliam (1720–…

Flood, Henry

Flood, Henry (1732–91), politician, was born out of wedlock at Donnybrook, Co. Dublin, eldest of two sons and one daughter of Warden Flood (qv), later solicitor general, attorney general, and chief justice of the Irish court of…

Grattan, Henry

Grattan, Henry (1746–1820), politician, was baptised 3 July 1746 at St John's Church, Fishamble St., Dublin, first son of James Grattan of Belcamp, Co. Dublin, recorder of Dublin and MP, and Mary Grattan (née Marlay) of Marlay Abbey, Co. Dublin. Education and early life…

Henley, Robert

Henley, Robert (1747–86), 2nd earl of Northington, politician and lord lieutenant of Ireland, was born 3 January 1747 at Holborn, London, the second and only surviving son of Robert Henley, 1st earl of Northington (1708–72) and his wife, Jane (née Huband, 1716–87); he was styled…

Hervey, Frederick Augustus

Hervey, Frederick Augustus (1730–1803), bishop of Derry, 4th earl of Bristol and 5th Baron Howard de Walden , was born 1 August 1730 at Ickworth House, Suffolk, third son of John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth, and Elizabeth Hervey (née Lepell). Educated at Westminster School…

Hill, Arthur

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Hill, Wills

Hill, Wills (1718–93), 1st marquess of Downshire , politician, was born at Fairford, Gloucestershire, on 30 May 1718, the third but only surviving son of Trevor Hill (1693–1742), 1st Viscount Hillsborough, and Mary Hill (née Rowe), the eldest daughter and co-heiress of Anthony Rowe…

Hutchinson, John Hely-

Hutchinson, John Hely- (1723–94), politician, was born John Hely, the heir to Francis Hely of Gortroe, Co. Cork, and Prudence Hely (née Earberry). Educated by Dr Baly, he was admitted to TCD on 29 April 1740 and graduated…

Kent, John

Kent, John (c.1699–1778), Roman catholic priest, was born on the border of Co. Waterford and Co. Tipperary in the diocese of Waterford and Lismore about 1699. Nothing is known of his parents, but as his sister was described in 1759 as having ‘person, language, and…

Lucas, Charles

Lucas, Charles (1713–71), politician, physician, and writer, was born 16 September 1713, the younger son of Benjamin Lucas (d. c.1727) of the townland of Ballingaddy, Kilmanahan parish, Corcomroe, Co. Clare, and his wife, Mary (née Blood), also of Co. Clare.

O'Brien, Sir Lucius Henry

O'Brien, Sir Lucius Henry (1731–95), 3rd baronet, politician, was born at Dromoland, Newmarket, Co. Clare, on 21 September 1731, the second of eight children and the eldest son of Sir Edward O'Brien (qv) (1705–65), 2nd baronet and…

O'Connor, Arthur

O'Connor, Arthur (1763–1852), politician, revolutionary, and writer on economics, was born Arthur Conner on 4 July 1763 at Connerville, near Bandon, Co. Cork, the youngest son of the five sons and four daughters of Roger Conner (1728–98), army officer, and his wife, Anne Conner (née…

Ogle, George

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Ogle, George

Ogle, George (1742–1814), politician, was born 14 October 1742, only son of George Ogle (see below) and brought up at Rossmenogue, near Camolin, Co. Wexford. Entrusted, in the absence of his father (who died when he was four), to the care of the local Church of Ireland minister,…

Orde (Orde-Powlett), Thomas

Orde (Orde-Powlett), Thomas (1746–1807), 1st Baron Bolton , politician, second son of John Orde (d. 1784) of East Orde and Morpeth, Northumberland, and his second wife, Anne Orde (née Marr; d. 1788), daughter of Ralph Marr of Morpeth, was born on 30 August 1746 and baptised at…

Ponsonby, George

Ponsonby, George (1755–1817), lord chancellor of Ireland, was born on 4 or 5 March 1755, the third, but second surviving, son of five sons and eight daughters born to John Ponsonby (qv) (1713–87), the speaker of the Irish house of…

Ponsonby, John

Ponsonby, John (1713–87), politician, was born on 29 March 1713, the second son of Brabazon Ponsonby (qv) (1679–1758), 2nd Viscount Duncannon and 1st earl of Bessborough, and Sarah Colvill (née Margetson; d. 1733). He was admitted…

Prendergast, Sir Thomas

Prendergast, Sir Thomas (1702–60), 2nd baronet, politician and landowner, only son of Brigadier-general Sir Thomas Prendergast (qv) (c.1660–1709), 1st baronet, of Gort, Co. Galway, and Penelope, Lady…