From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
De Burgh, Richard, 4th Earl of Clanricard and Earl of St. Alban's, son of the 3rd Earl, succeeded in 1601, upon his father's death. In 1599 he was made governor of Connaught by the Earl of Essex; and he greatly distinguished himself at the siege of Kinsale in 1601, when he was knighted. In 1624 he was raised to an English peerage as Baron Somerhill, and four years afterwards was advanced to the earldom of St. Alban's. He married Frances, the widow of Sir Philip Sidney and the Earl of Essex, by whom he had an only son, who succeeded him. He died 12th November 1635.
54. Burke, Sir Bernard: Peerage and Baronetage.
216. Lodge's Peerage of Ireland, Revised and Enlarged by Mervyn Archdall. 7 vols. Dublin, 1789.
In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries.
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