Gillespie, Raymond

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Adair, Patrick

Adair, Patrick (c.1624–1694), presbyterian minister and historian, was the third son of John Adair, of Genoch in Galloway. He graduated from the University of St Andrews in 1642 and proceeded in 1644 to study divinity in the University of Glasgow. When licensed he travelled…

Chichester, Arthur

Chichester, Arthur (1563–1625), soldier, politician, and lord deputy of Ireland, was born at Raleigh, Devon, in May 1563, the second son (of the seven sons and nine daughters) of Sir John Chichester of Raleigh and his wife, Gertrude, the daughter of Sir William Courtenay of Powderham…

Clotworthy, Sir John

Clotworthy, Sir John (d. 1665), 1st Viscount Massereene and politician, was the son of Sir Hugh Clotworthy who, together with a number of other Devon gentry, had come to Ireland with the army in the 1590s. Hugh Clotworthy married Mary, the daughter of Roger Langford, also an ex-…