Walsh, Patrick A.

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Addison, Joseph

Addison, Joseph (1672–1719), writer and politician, was born 1 May 1672 at Milston, near Amesbury, Wiltshire, England, eldest son of Lancelot Addison (1632–1703), vicar of Milston and chaplain to Charles II and James II (qv), and his…

Asgill, John

Asgill, John (1659–1738), eccentric writer and politician, was born at Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England, and baptised on 25 March 1659, son of Edward and Hester Asgill. Little is known of his early life, but in 1686 he became a student of the Middle Temple and was called to…

Boyle, Henry

Boyle, Henry (c.1668–1725), 1st Baron Carleton , politician, was the son of Charles Boyle, Viscount Dungarvan (Ireland) and Baron Clifford (England), and his first wife, Jane, daughter of William Seymour, 2nd duke of Somerset. His grandfather was…

Boyle, Richard

Boyle, Richard (1612–98), 2nd earl of Cork and 1st earl of Burlington , was born 20 October 1612 at Youghal College, Co. Cork, second son of Richard Boyle (qv), 1st earl of Cork (‘the great earl’), and…

Butler, James (‘James Butler II’)

Butler, James (‘James Butler II’) (1742–91), catholic archbishop of Cashel, was baptised on 6 March 1742 in St Mary's church, Dublin, fourth son of James Butler of Ballyraggett, Co. Kilkenny, and his wife, Frances Dillon. He was born into a junior branch of the Butler family of…

Carter, Thomas

Carter, Thomas (c.1650–1726), lawyer and MP, was the son of William Carter and his wife, Margaret Thorpe, of Dinton, Buckinghamshire, England. His father was a brother of Col. Sir John Carter, MP, and a descendant of Thomas Carter, armiger of Bedfordshire, born in the reign…

Coghill, Marmaduke

Coghill, Marmaduke (1673–1739), chancellor of the exchequer, was born 28 December 1673, elder of two sons of Sir John Coghill of Co. Dublin, formerly of Coghill Hall, Yorkshire, England, and Hester Coghill (née Cramer); there were also two sisters. Sir John, master in chancery…

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…

Hamilton, John James

Hamilton, John James (1756–1818), 9th earl and 1st marquess of Abercorn , politician, was born in July 1756 in London, posthumous son of Capt. John Hamilton (1715–56) and his wife Harriet, daughter of Sir James Craggs. He was educated at Harrow (1767–71), before entering (1773)…

Harding, John

Harding, John (1697?–1725), and his wife Sarah (fl. 1721–9), Dublin printers and publishers, were closely associated with Jonathan Swift (qv). John Harding was probably the John Harding born on 6 August 1697 to James and…

Harding, Sarah

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Herbert, Thomas

Herbert, Thomas (1656–1733), 8th earl of Pembroke, lord lieutenant of Ireland , was born probably at Castle Baynard, near Blackfriars, London, third son of Philip, 5th earl of Pembroke, and his second wife, Katherine (d. 1678), daughter of Sir William Villiers of Brooksby, Leicester…

Hewitt, John Harold

Hewitt, John Harold (1907–87), poet, was born 28 October 1907 at 96 Clifton Park Avenue, Belfast, the younger of two children (his sister, Eileen, was born 20 February 1902) of Robert Telford Hewitt, schoolmaster, and Elinor Hewitt (née Robinson). Both of his paternal grandparents had…

Hyde, Henry

Hyde, Henry (1638–1709), 2nd earl of Clarendon, lord lieutenant of Ireland , was born 2 June 1638, eldest son of Edward Hyde, 1st earl of Clarendon and lord chancellor of England, and his second wife Frances, daughter of Sir Thomas Aylesbury. He was born in London, but spent much…

Hyde, Laurence

Hyde, Laurence (1641/2–1711), 1st earl of Rochester, lord lieutenant of Ireland , was baptised in March 1642, second son of Edward Hyde, the leading royalist and later earl of Clarendon and Charles II's lord chancellor. After the family's return to England at the restoration of…

Ingoldsby, Richard

Ingoldsby, Richard (c.1664/5–1712), soldier and lord justice, was a son of Sir George Ingoldsby and Mary Ingoldsby (née Gould). George Ingoldsby and his brother Henry Ingoldsby (qv) arrived in Ireland with the Cromwellian…

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 (…

MacDonagh, Terence

MacDonagh, Terence (1640–1713), soldier, poet, Jacobite, and lawyer, also known as ‘Turlough Óg’ or ‘Tirlough Caoch’ (one-eyed), was second son of Terence (Turlough) MacDonagh, of Creevagh, Kilmactranny, Co. Sligo, and his wife Mary, daughter of the poet…

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…

Malone, Anthony

Malone, Anthony (1700–76), lawyer and politician, was eldest son of Richard Malone (1674–1745), a noted lawyer, of Baronstown, Co. Westmeath, and his wife Marcella, daughter of Redmond Molady, nephew and heir of Sir Patrick Molady of Robertstown. The family were originally…

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),…

Nevill, Arthur Jones

Nevill, Arthur Jones (c.1712–1771), engineer and MP, was son of Maj.-gen. Edward Jones of Wexford, who assumed the surname Nevill, and Mary Jones (neé Nevill). Both his grandfathers as well as his father served as MPs in the Irish house of commons. Nevill entered…

Nevill, Richard

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Plunkett, Nicholas

Plunkett, Nicholas (c.1629–1718), historian, was born in north Co. Dublin, son of James Plunkett (d. 1739) and his wife Elizabeth Roper. Nothing is known of his early life. He succeeded to the family seat at Dunsoghly, Co. Dublin, in 1641, on the death of his grandfather…

Porter, Sir Charles

Porter, Sir Charles (c.1640–1696), lord chancellor of Ireland, was born in England, son of Edmund Porter, prebendary of Norwich, and said to be descended from a long-established Cumbrian family. His mother was Mawry, daughter of Sir Charles Chibborne of Messing Hall,…