Hoppen, K. Theodore

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A'Court, William

A'Court, William (1779–1860), 1st Baron Heytesbury , diplomat, politician, and lord lieutenant of Ireland, was born 11 July 1779, eldest son of Sir William Pierce Ashe A'Court, 1st baronet, and his second wife, Letitia, daughter of Henry Wyndham of Salisbury. He was educated at Eton…

De Grey, Thomas Philip

De Grey, Thomas Philip (1781–1859), 2nd Earl de Grey , politician and lord lieutenant of Ireland, was born 8 December 1781 at Whitehall, London, elder son of Thomas Robinson, 2nd Baron Grantham, and Mary Jemima, second daughter of Philip Yorke, 2nd earl of Hardwicke (his mother…

Ponsonby, John William

Ponsonby, John William (1781–1847), 4th earl of Bessborough , politician, landowner, and lord lieutenant of Ireland, was born 31 August 1781, eldest son of Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd earl of Bessborough, and his wife, Henrietta Frances, second daughter of the 1st Earl Spencer. From…

Willoughby, Charles

Willoughby, Charles (c.1630–1694), physician, was born in Co. Cork, son of Sir Francis Willoughby, a major-general in the army of Charles I and member of the provincial council of Munster, who was appointed governor of Galway in 1636. Charles Willoughby seems to have studied…