Coughlan, Patricia

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Gookin, Robert

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Gookin, Sir Vincent

Gookin, Sir Vincent (1590?–1638), planter, was the youngest son of John Gookin of Ripple Court, Kent, England, and his wife Catherine (née Dene) of Bursted, Kent. Vincent came to Ireland and took up office as surveyor general early in the century, was admitted freeman of Youghal (1618…

Gookin, Vincent

Gookin, Vincent (1616?–1659), surveyor general, MP for Bandon and Kinsale 1654–9, and friend and colleague of William Petty (qv), was the eldest son of Cork settler Sir Vincent Gookin…

Spenser, Edmund

Spenser, Edmund (1552?–1599), poet, political writer, government official, and settler in Ireland, was born in London, probably of artisan backgrounde, though little is known of his family. He attended Merchant Taylors’ grammar school, then Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, as a sizar.…