Keating vs. Cromwell

Some time back, on of the earlier incarnations of, Anne B. Keating wrote,

In the realm of tall tales I remember from childhood, was the story of a Hugh Keating who fought back Cromwell’s troops with a a sword in each hand. When Cromwell’s troops hacked off one arm, he fought on with the other until that was hacked off as well. There’s no way to trace the validity of this story, but clearly it is a part of the oral history of my family.

Does anyone know enough of the history to be able to validate Anne’s family story?

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