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vincent  •  Link

"Murrough of the Burnings", ?
"...my Lord Inchiquin (who seems to be a very fine person..."[diary]

Murrough O'Brien, sixth Baron Inchiquin (1614-1674) whose exploits during the war of 1641-1650 earned him the sobriquet "Murrough of the Burnings", http://homepage.tinet.ie/~asdfgh/obriens/clan.html

another source says
O'Brien, Murrough (1614-1674) 1st Earl of Inchiquin
the 4th laird had but one child according to one geneology one child Mary o'brien married a boyle.
a little background
In May 1652, he was made a Privy Counsellor. This appointment met with the all-important approval of Charles's Lord Chancellor and principal adviser, Sir Edward Hyde. Hyde deemed Murrough 'a gallant gentleman of good parts, great industry, and of a temper fit to struggle with the affairs on all sides that we are to contend with'


a family tree?
126 Murrough-an-Toitean:* son of Dermod, d. in 1674; was the sixth Baron and the first Earl of Inchiquin: m. Elizabeth, dau. of Sir William St. Leger, Knt., President, of Munster, and had:
was said of him
Of Murrough-an-Toitean we read in De Vere's Wail of Thomond
"Can it be? Can it be? Can O'Brien be traitor?
Can the great House Dalcassian be faithless to Eire?
The sons of the stranger have wrong'd - let them hate her!
Old Thomond well knows them; they hate her for hire!
Can our Murrough be leagued with the rebels and ranters
'Gainst his faith and his country, his king and his race?
Can he bear the low wailings, the curses, the banters?
There's a scourge worse than these - the applause of the base!
so one person sees one way another another way.

Pedro  •  Link

Lord Inchiquin.

He took command of the English Auxiliary forces that landed in Portugal in July 1662. Pay was a big problem as the troops thought they would receive the same rate as paid by Charles, but they were wrong. Inchiquin was aware of this, and feeling that they may make the sailors take them back, swore his officers to secrecy.

Inchiquin accused Macedo, the Secretary of State, of designing their destruction and left for England around October 1662.

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