[Lord] Arthur Chichester
1563-1625 [Lord Chichester of Belfast]; ed. Exeter Coll., Oxford, 1583; withdrew to Ireland after assaulting royal purveyor; served with Drake against Spanish, 1588; with Essex in Cadiz, 1596; in France and Low Countries, 1597; knighted, 1597; col. of ret. At Droghdeda, 1598; gov. of Carrickfergus, 1599-1603; lord deputy in Ireland, 17604-14; attacked clan system and disarmed natives; forced by James I to take repressive steps against Catholics, 1605-07; supported translation of Book of Common Prayer, 1608-08; tried to pacify Ulster, 1607-08; assisted Scottish plantation of Ulster, 1607-08; created Baron Chichester, 1613; recalled due to leniency against Catholics, Nov. 1614; lord treasurer in Ireland, 1616-25; envoy to Elector of Palatine, 1622; opposed war with Spain, 1624. ODNB FDA
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John McCavitt, Sir Arthur Chichester: Lord Deputy of Ireland, 1605-1616 (Belfast: IIS 1998).
Name-game: Note that the Lord Deputys name and title are distinct from the Earls of Chichester.
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