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Ireland [alias Ironmonger], William (1636-1679), Jesuit

Thomas Seccombe and Peter J. Holmes

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/14450

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Ireland [alias Ironmonger], William (1636-1679), Jesuit, was born in Lincolnshire, the eldest of four children of William Ireland of Crofton Hall in Yorkshire and Eleanor, daughter of Ralph Eure of Washingborough, Lincolnshire. The Irelands were a well-connected Catholic gentry family. As a boy William was sent to the English College ...

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