Sir Francis Bryan b. in Ireland, married and had son William Smith Bryan, 'Prince of Ireland', did he exist? Some claim that he was the son of Sir Francis Bryan aka Vicar of Hell, but other than a brief mention of a son, there is no evidence that this son inherited property in Ireland. Why is there no record of him, his wife, his family, his land, his death, his children? Is it possible for a Knight to live from 1549 to 1640 to hold land in County Clare, and be completely off the record? Or is it more likely that he is a mythical bridge from the old world to the new? Can we find any proof that this man lived? Should we declare him a mythical figure?