[Sir] Christopher Nugent

1544-1602; 14th Baron Delvin, arriving in Ireland in 1559, he distinguished himself against Shane O’Neill; commanded the Pale in 1579; imprisoned on suspicion of treason, 1580; ; returned to Ireland with permission, and was leader of forces of Westmeath in 1593; arrested at outbreak of Tyrone’s rebellion on suspicion of treason, died in Dublin Castle; wrote A Primer of the Irish Language, and A Plot for the Reformation of Ireland; there is a citation in O’Connell’s Memoir on Ireland (1844; 2nd ed. 1845). [No refs in BML]. ODNB.