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Philip MacHugh O'Reilly ( - 1655):
Soldier


Philip O'Reilly lived in County Cavan and was a soldier. In 1639 he became a member of parliament. In 1641 he and his nephew, who was Sheriff of Cavan, captured Belturbet. He was one of those who signed the petition regarding the grievances of the Catholics in Cavan. In the following year he failed to capture Drogheda, though he took some castles in the vicinity. He was appointed a colonel in the army of Owen Roe O'Neill and fought at Benburb in 1646. In 1653 he laid down arms. He later went to Spain to command a regiment and died in Louvain, where he was buried in the Irish monastery of St Dominic.


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Died: 1655
Kate Newmann
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Additional research: Richard Froggatt