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John de Courcy was a Anglo-Norman adventurer.

He came to Downpatrick to conquer the land and receive fame and fortune.

He conquered the land and succeeded with the fame, but not the fortune.

King John imprisioned him in the Tower of London.

He was the only brave enough to face the champion of the French King.

So King John sent him to France.

He frightened the French Champion so much he refused to fight.

For this service his descendants are one of the very few people permitted to sit in the prescence of the English Monarch.

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he bilt stuff!

He supposedly built a castle and renamed the church of the holy trinity to be The Church Of St. Patrick

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