1893 text

Colonel Cary Dillon, a friend of the Butlers, who courted the fair Frances; but the engagement was subsequently broken off, see December 31 st, 1661.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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Paul Brewster  •  Link

Col. Cary Dillon succeeded as 5th Earl of Roscommon 1685 (died 1689). Soldier and Irish politician; M.P. for Banagher 1661-6, Privy Councillor (Ireland) from 1674 and Master of the Irish Mint from c. 1675. In 1689 he fought in the English army under James II and was attainted as a rebel. (from L&M Companion)

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