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Dillon (De Leon), Thomas

Dillon (De Leon), Thomas (1613–90), Jesuit and scholar, was born in Ireland and educated in Spain. In 1627 he entered the Society of Jesus in Seville. He taught philosophy and then scholastic and moral theology at the society's colleges at Seville and Granada. In 1640 he was…

Dillon, Sir James

Dillon, Sir James (c.1600–c.1667), army officer, was the eighth son of Theobald, 1st Viscount Dillon (qv) of Costello-Gallen (d. 1624/5) and Eleanor (d. 1638), the daughter of Sir Edward Tuite of Tuitestown…

Dillon, Sir Lucas

Dillon, Sir Lucas (1579–1656), MP and confederate, was the second son of Theobald, 1st Viscount Dillon (qv) of Costello-Gallen (d. 1624/5) and Eleanor (d. 1638), daughter of Sir Edward Tuite of Tuitestown, Co. Westmeath, and widow of…

Dillon, Thomas

Dillon, Thomas (1615–1673/4), 4th Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallen, army officer, was born in March 1615, second son of Sir Christopher Dillon of Ballylagham, Co. Mayo, lord president of Connacht, and Lady Jane, eldest daughter of James Dillon, 1st earl of Roscommon. He was a…

Esmond, Sir Thomas

Esmond, Sir Thomas (d. 1674), soldier and confederate, was the only son of Lawrence, Lord Esmond (qv) (d. 1646), of Limerick, Co. Wexford, and Margaret, daughter of Murrough O'Flaherty of Connacht. His parents separated over…

Finaghty, James

Finaghty, James (1614–p.1671), catholic priest and faith healer, was attached to the diocese of Elphin. During the confederate period in the 1640s, he was a supporter of the papal nuncio, Rinuccini (qv). Utilising the…

Fitzharris, Edward

Fitzharris, Edward (c.1648–1681), soldier and conspirator, was the second son of Sir Edward Fitzharris (d. in or before 1700), of Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, and his wife, Ellen Fitzgerald. He was probably a grandson of Sir Edward Fitzharris (d. April 1641), a lawyer and…

Fitzwilliam, Oliver

Fitzwilliam, Oliver (d. 1667), 2nd Viscount Merrion and earl of Tyrconnell , landowner and army officer, was the eldest son of Thomas Fitzwilliam, 1st Viscount Merrion, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Oliver Plunkett, fourth Baron Louth. The Fitzwilliams were an important…

Fleming, Patrick

Fleming, Patrick (1599–1631), Franciscan friar and scholar, was born on 17 April 1599 at Bel atha Lagan, Clonkeen, Co. Louth, the son of Gerald Fleming and Elizabeth Cusack of Cushintown. He was baptised Christopher and was a pious and hard-working child. At the age of thirteen he…

French, Sir Oliver

French, Sir Oliver (d. 1666), merchant and mayor of Galway, was a son of Patrick French and grandson of Oliver Oge French, mayor of Galway in 1596. The French family, one of the fourteen ‘tribes’ of Galway, were catholics of Anglo-Norman origin, who first settled in Ireland in Co.…

Ludlow, Edmund

Ludlow, Edmund (1616/17–1692), army officer and regicide, was the son of Sir Henry Ludlow (1592?–1643) of Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, a radical MP in the Long parliament, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1660), daughter of Richard Phelips of Montacute, Somerset. On 10 September 1634 he…

Newton, Florence

Newton, Florence (d. 1661?), alleged witch, was tried for witchcraft in Youghal, Co. Cork, in 1661. By order of Richard Myre, mayor of Youghal, she was arrested on 24 March 1661 and committed to Youghal prison. She was accused of bewitching Mary Langdon, a servant at the home of…

O'Brien, Charles

O'Brien, Charles (1670?–1706), 5th Viscount Clare , army officer, was the second son of Daniel O'Brien (qv) (c.1630–1690), 3rd Viscount Clare, of Carrigaholt, Co. Clare, and his wife, Philadelphia Lennard (b. 1644, d. in or after…

O'Brien, Daniel

O'Brien, Daniel (c.1630–1690), 3rd Viscount Clare , army officer, was the only son (there were also seven daughters) of Conor O'Brien (c.1605–70), 2nd Viscount Clare, and his wife, Honora O'Brien (d. in or after 1701), daughter of Daniel O'Brien of Dough,…

O'Brien, William

O'Brien, William (c.1640–92), 2nd earl of Inchiquin , army officer and colonial governor, was the eldest son of Murrough O'Brien (qv) (c.1614–1673), 6th Baron Inchiquin and 1st earl of Inchiquin, and his wife,…

O'Ferrall, Richard

O'Ferrall, Richard (d. 1663), Capuchin friar and author of Commentarius Rinuccinianus, was born Barnabas O'Ferrall in Annaly, Co. Longford. In 1630 he went to Flanders in the company of Father Francis Nugent (qv) of…

Perrot, John

Perrot, John (d. 1665), quaker, is of unknown origins. He may have been born in Ireland. He claimed to be the illegitimate son of Sir John Perrot (qv), former lord deputy of Ireland, but there is no evidence to support his claim. In…

Phaire (Phayre), Robert

Phaire (Phayre), Robert (1619?–1682), soldier and regicide, was a baptist and probably the son of the Rev. Emmanuel Phaire, of Kilshannig, Co. Cork. At the outbreak of the 1641 rebellion, he possibly joined the troop of cavalry raised by

Ponsonby, Sir John

Ponsonby, Sir John (1608–78), soldier, was the younger son of Henry Ponsonby of Hale, Cumberland, and his wife, Dorothy, daughter of Henry Sands of Rottingham, also in Cumberland. He acquired land in Ireland, and was listed as a proprietor of 57 acres in the barony of Iverk in Co.…

Rich, Mary

Rich, Mary (1624/5–1678), countess of Warwick , noblewoman, was the seventh daughter and thirteenth child of Richard Boyle (qv), 1st earl of Cork, and his second wife, Catherine (d. 1630), daughter of Sir…

Stewart, William

Stewart, William (1650–1692), 1st Viscount Mountjoy , army officer, was born six weeks after the death of his father, Sir Alexander Stewart, at the battle of Dunbar in September 1650. His grandfather Sir William Stewart (d. 1646/7) went to Ireland in 1608 as captain of 100 foot…

St Leger, Sir William

St Leger, Sir William (c.1580–1642), soldier, politician and lord president of Munster, was the son of Sir Warham St Leger (qv) and Elizabeth Rothe (d. 1620) of Kilkenny. The St Leger family,…