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Bagenal, Dudley

Bagenal, Dudley (d. 1712), Jacobite, was eldest son of Col. Walter Bagenal (qv) of Dunleckney, Co. Carlow, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Roper, 3rd Lord Teynham, and widow of John Plunkett of Dunsoghly. His father, a…

Barrett, John

Barrett, John (d. 1693), soldier and Jacobite, emerged in James II’s (qv) reign (nothing being known of his early life) as the head of the Barrett family who held 400 acres in Castlemore, near Mallow, Co. Cork. MP for Mallow in…

Barry, James

Barry, James (1667–1748), 4th earl of Barrymore , soldier, and Jacobite, was second but first surviving son of Richard Barry, 2nd earl, and his third wife, Dorothy, daughter of John Ferrar of Dropmore, Co. Down. His father sat in James…

Boisseleau, Alexandre de Rainier de Droué

Boisseleau, Alexandre de Rainier de Droué (c.1650–1698), marquis of Boisseleau , French major-general and governor of Limerick, was not yet 40 at the time of his appointment to command the besieged Jacobite forces in Limerick, but had spent most of his life in the French…

Bourke, Toby (‘Don Tobias’)

Bourke, Toby (‘Don Tobias’) (1675–1742), Baron Bourke , courtier and diplomat, was born at Farranatlaba, barony of Shanid, Co. Limerick, son of Richard Bourke and his wife Silena O'Brien. In 1688, at the age of 13, he travelled to the University of Bordeaux, where an Irish college…

Bourke, Walter

Bourke, Walter (d. 1715), soldier, was first of seven sons of Richard Bourke of Turlough, Co. Mayo (son of Theobald Bourke and Margaret, 3rd daughter of Theobald, 1st Viscount Mayo), and his wife Celia, daughter of Dermot O'Shaughnessy, of the ancient family of Gort, Co. Galway. His…

Brady, Hugh

Brady, Hugh (c.1600–1669), priest and jurist, was born at Castletara, Co. Cavan. Nothing is known of his parentage, or early life. He entered the University of Louvain on 18 December 1620 and read humanities in the College of the Most Holy Trinity. Two years later he…

Brady, Thomas

Brady, Thomas (1752–1827), Baron von Brady , Feldzeugmeister (general of artillery) in the Austrian army, was born in Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Destined for the church, he was sent to Vienna to study theology. Here he attracted the attention of the empress Maria Theresa, who…

Brenan, John

Brenan, John (c.1625–1693), catholic archbishop of Cashel, was born in Kilkenny city and educated in the famous Jesuit School, formerly Peter White's Academy, the alma mater of Richard Stanihurst (qv),…

Browne, George

Browne, George (1698–1792), soldier of fortune, Russian army officer, governor of Livonia, and count of the Holy Roman Empire, was born 15 June 1698 at Moyne (Castle Mahan), Co. Limerick, son of George Browne of Camas (an uncle of the Austrian marshal Maximilian Ulysses von Browne)…

Browne, George

Browne, George (1660?–1729), soldier, count and baron of the Holy Roman Empire, and uncle of Field-marshal Maximilian Ulysses von Browne (1705–57), was second eldest of the eight sons of John Browne of Camus, Co. Limerick, and his wife Mary Roe of Hacketstown, Co. Waterford. With…

Browne, Nicholas

Browne, Nicholas (1660?–1720), 2nd Viscount Kenmare , soldier and MP, was son and heir of Valentine Browne, 1st viscount, and his wife Jane, daughter and heiress of Sir Nicholas Plunkett (qv) of Dublin and Balrath, Co. Meath,…

Browne, Sir Valentine

Browne, Sir Valentine (1638–94), 3rd baronet, 1st Viscount Kenmare , politician, and soldier, was son and heir of Sir Valentine Browne, 2nd baronet, and his wife Mary, daughter of Charles MacCarthy, 1st Viscount Muskerry. He succeeded his father in the baronetcy at the age of two…

Browne, Valentine

Browne, Valentine (1695–1736), 5th baronet and 3rd Viscount Kenmare , was first son of Nicholas Browne (qv), 2nd viscount, and his wife Helen, daughter of Thomas Browne of Hospital, Co. Limerick. The inheritance to which he succeeded…

Burke, Honora

Burke, Honora (1674–1698), was the youngest daughter of William Burke (qv), 7th earl of Clanricarde, and his second wife, Helen, daughter of Donough MacCarthy (qv), 1st earl of Clancarty…

Butler, Charles

Butler, Charles (1671–1758), 2nd earl of Arran , 3rd titular duke of Ormond, soldier and Jacobite, was born 4 September 1671 in Dublin, second son of Thomas Butler (qv) (1634–80), earl of Ossory, and his wife Lady Amelia, eldest daughter…

Buxton, James

Buxton, James (d. 1766), Whiteboy captain, came from Tubbrid or Killcoran, near Clogheen, Co. Tipperary. Little is known of his birth or parentage, although contemporary accounts suggested that he was a wealthy grazier worth £300 or £400 a year. Buxton,…

Byrne, Denis

Byrne, Denis (d. 1744), priest, may have been born in Dublin, although little or nothing is known of his birth, parentage, or early career. He came to prominence in the early 1720s as curate to the controversial Cornelius Nary (qv). As…

Byrne, Edmund

Byrne, Edmund (c.1655/6–1723/4), alias ‘Edward Hamson’, archbishop of Dublin, was born in Ballybrack, Co. Carlow, of Wicklow parents. Meagher suggests that he was a first cousin of Arthur O'Brin (Ó Broinn/Byrne) (son of John O'Brin of Ballyknockan), a distinguished member…

Cairnes, Sir Alexander

Cairnes, Sir Alexander (1665–1732), banker, MP for Monaghan, and keeper of the Phoenix Park, was son of John Cairnes of Parsonstown or Cehill, Co. Tyrone, MP for Augher 1639–40, and his wife Jane, daughter of James Miller, MD, of Lanarkshire,…

Cammock (Camocke, Camock), George

Cammock (Camocke, Camock), George (c.1666–1722), sailor and Jacobite, was born in Co. Down, son of a Mr Camocke and Mary Arney. Little is known of his early life but he joined the Royal Navy in the mid 1680s, serving as a midshipman 1687–90. He served as first lieutenant of…

Carte, Thomas

Carte, Thomas (1686–1754), biographer, was born in April 1686 in Warwickshire, son of Samuel Carte, clergyman and antiquary. He graduated BA (1702) from University College, Oxford, and MA (1706) from King's…

Clarke, George

Clarke, George (1661–1736), Williamite secretary at war, was born 7 May 1661 in Pell Mell, London, son of Sir William Clarke, secretary for war, and his wife Dorothy Hilliard (Hyliard) of Hampshire. His father died from wounds received during a naval engagement at Harwich during the…

Clifford, Robert

Clifford, Robert (fl. 1690s), soldier and apparent traitor, has left no record of his origin, parentage, or early military career. Clifford was with James II's (qv) forces assembled on Salisbury Plain in response to…

Coppinger, William

Coppinger, William (d. 1696), merchant and ancestor of the Coppingers of Bordeaux, was second son of Stephen Coppinger (d. 1681) of Ballyvolane, Co. Cork, and his wife Ellice (d. 1688), daughter of Henry Gould of Cork, alderman. According to a local tradition his father's…