Alexander MacDonnell (1615 - 1699):
Alexander MacDonnell was the 3rd Earl of Antrim. In 1642 he commanded a regiment which in 1651 he led to relieve Derry. On approaching the city, he was mistaken for an enemy, and the gates were barred to him. As a consequence of this, he was wrongly assumed to be a supporter of James II, and his lands were confiscated. Under the Treaty of Limerick, however, he recovered his estates.
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