Hugh Reily (c.1630 - 1695):
Hugh Reily was born in County Cavan and in the reign of James II became a Master in Chancery and Clerk of the Council in Ireland. After the Battle of the Boyne he went into exile with James II. Among his publications are Ireland's Case Briefly Stated, which has been reprinted as Impartial History and Genuine History. One of the few peices of contemporary writing which attempted to articulate the cause of Irish Catholics. James disliked the tone that Reily had adopted and dismissed him from service.