Sir William St. Leger

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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St. Leger, Sir William, son of Sir Warham St. Leger, received extensive grants of land from James I., and was, in April 1627, appointed President of Munster and a member of the Privy Council. Charles I. presented him with a considerable sum of money for his loyalty to the crown. In 1640 he was given the command of the Irish troops raised for service in Scotland. In the early part of the War of 1641-'52, he distinguished himself on the government side — amongst other exploits, recovering large cattle preys which the Confederates had driven into the Commeragh mountains. He died after a lingering illness, 2nd July 1642. Viscount Doneraile is his descendant.

Sources

54. Burke, Sir Bernard: Peerage and Baronetage.

196. Irishmen, Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished, Rev. James Wills, D.D. 6 vols. or 12 parts. Dublin, 1840-'7.

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