Hayton, David

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Brodrick, Alan

Brodrick, Alan (c.1655–1728), 1st Viscount Midleton , lord chancellor of Ireland, was the second son of St John Brodrick, a beneficiary of the Cromwellian land settlement who originated from Wandsworth in Surrey and established himself at Ballyannan, near Midleton in Co.…

Butler, James

Butler, James (1665–1745), 2nd duke of Ormond , soldier, lord lieutenant of Ireland, and Jacobite, was born 29 April 1665 in Dublin castle, second but eldest surviving son of Thomas Butler (qv), 6th earl of Ossory, and his wife Emilia,…

Philips, George

Philips, George (c.1630–1697), briefly governor of Derry during the Jacobite siege and author of an important study of English parliamentary procedure, was born in about 1630 at Crondall in Hampshire, the son of Dudley Philips of Limavady, Co. Londonderry, and his first…

Philips, William

Philips, William (d. 1734?), playwright and member of the Irish parliament, the son of George Philips (qv) of Limavady, Co. Londonderry, was the last representative of a prominent plantation family. The immense volume of debt incurred…

Talbot, Charles (1660–1718), 15th earl and 1st duke of Shrewsbury

Talbot, Charles (1660–1718), 15th earl and 1st duke of Shrewsbury , was born 24 July 1660, eldest surviving son of Francis Talbot, 14th earl (c.1623–68), and first son with his second wife, Anna Maria, daughter of the 2nd earl of Cardigan. Two elder half-brothers died before…

Tottenham, Charles

Tottenham, Charles (1685–1758), MP, was the only child of Edward Tottenham of Tottenhamgreen, Ballyloskeran, near Taghmon, Co. Wexford, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Hayman of Youghal, Co. Cork. Little is known of his early life other than his marriage, by 1713 (when…