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Bellew, Baron (I, 1686 - 1770)


Creation: let.pat. 29 Oct 1686


Extinct: 18 Aug 1770


Family name: Bellew




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Sir John Bellew, of Bellewstown, co. Meath, mar. (1) 1599 Hon Margaret Plunkett, 4th dau. of Oliver [Plunkett], 1st Baron Louth, by his first wife Catherine Rochfort, dau. and hrss. of John Rochfort, of Carrick, co. Kildare, (2) Janet Sarsfield, and (3) Ismay Nugent, and had issue by his first wife:

1. Sir Christopher Bellew, of Bellewstown, co. Meath, mar. (1) Alice Cusack, dau, of Sir Thomas Cusack, of Cussington, co. Meath, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, by his second wife Maud D'Arcy, dau. of George D'Arcy, of Platten, co. Meath, and (2) Catherine Dillon, widow of Sir Robert Dillon and 1st dau. of Sir William Sarsfield, of Lucan, co. Dublin, Mayor of Dublin 1566-67, by his wife Margaret Tyrrell, dau. of Andrew Tyrrell, of Athboy, co. Meath, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. Sir John Bellew, of Bellewstown, co. Meath, mar. Aminet Barnewall, dau. of John Barnewall, Recorder of Drogheda, and had issue:

1b. Sir Christopher Bellew, of Bellewstown, co. Meath, Governor of Louth (d. bef. 1660), mar. Hon Frances Plunkett, 1st dau. of Matthew [Plunkett], 5th Baron Louth, by his wife Mary FitzWilliam, sister of Thomas [FitzWilliam], 1st Viscount FitzWilliam, and dau. of Richard FitzWilliam, of Mount Merrion, co. Dublin, and had issue:

1c. Sir John Bellew, of Bellewstown, co. Meath, later 1st Baron Bellew

2c. Matthew Bellew, of Rogerstown, mar. Frances ....., and had issue

3c. Thomas Bellew, of Gaffney

4c. Robert Bellew, of Ballydonell, mar., and had issue

1a. Ismay Bellew (d. bef. 1631), mar. as his second wife Sir William Taaffe, of Harleston and Ballymore, co. Sligo (d. 9 Feb 1630/1), and had issue

2. John Bellew, of Lisrany and Grafftonstown, co. Louth, mar. Joan Lynam, dau. of ..... Lynam, of Adamstown, Dublin, and had issue:

1a. Patrick Bellew, of Lisrany and Graftonstown, mar. Mary Warren, dau. of James Warren, of Warrenstown, co. Down, and had issue:

1b. John Bellew MP, of Barmeath, co. Louth (d. betw. 17 Feb 1672 and 27 May 1679), mar. Mary Dillon, dau. of Robert Dillon, of Clonbrock, and had issue:

1c. Sir Patrick Bellew, 1st Bt., of Barmeath, co. Louth

2c. Christopher Bellew, of Corgarrowes, mar., and had issue:

1d. Michael Bellew, of Mount Bellew, co. Galway (d. 1742). mar. (1) ..... Barnewall, and (2) ..... Kelly, dau. of ..... Kelly, of Mount Kelly, and had issue by his first wife:

1e. Christopher Bellew, of Mount Bellew, co. Galway (d. c. 1768), mar. Barbara Dillon, widow of John Dillon, of Maunir, and 1st dau. of Lucas Dillon, of Holywell, co. Mayo, and had issue:

1f. Michael Bellew, of Mount Bellew, co. Galway (d. 1797), mar. Jane Dillon, dau. of Henry Dillon, and had issue:

1g. Christopher Dillon Bellew, of Mount Bellew, co. Galway (b. 1763; d. 23 Apr 1826), mar. 27 Oct 1794 Olivia Emily Nugent (d. Sep 1856), only dau. of Anthony Nugent, of Pallas, co. Galway, self styled 4th Baron Nugent of Riverston, and had issue:

1h. Sir Michael Dillon Bellew, 1st Bt., of Mount Bellew, co. Galway

1g. Mary Catherine Bellew (d. 1855), mar. 1794 William Thomas Nugent, of Pallas, co. Galway, self styled 5th Baron Nugent of Riverston (b. 29 Sep 1773; d. 6 Sep 1851), and had issue

3c. Robert Bellew

4c. Nicholas Bellew, of Dunleer

5c. James Bellew

1c. Mary Bellew (d. after 16 Jun 1702), mar. Jan 1664/5 Sir Gerald Aylmer, 2nd Bt., of Balrath, co. Meath, and had issue

2a. Nicholas Bellew

3. Richard Bellew, of Stameen, Drogheda, co. Louth, mar. Margaret Alcock, dau. of Nicholas Alcock, of Drogheda, co. Louth, and had issue


John [Bellew], 1st Baron Bellew, PC




after 28 Nov 1663 Mary Bermingham (d. 1694), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Walter Bermingham, of Dunfert, co. Kildare, by his wife Hon Margaret FitzMaurice, only dau. by his third wife of Thomas [FitzMaurice], 16th Baron Kerry


1. Hon Walter Bellew, later 2nd Baron Bellew

2. Hon Richard Bellew, later 3rd Baron Bellew

1. Hon Margaret Bellew (d. 1700), mar. 1684 Thomas [Nugent], 4th Earl of Westmeath, and had issue


12 Jan 1692/3 (bur. at St Margaret's, Westminster)


29 Oct 1686 Baron Bellew, of Duleek in the County of Meath

suc. by



his property in Louth, Meath and Dundalk was sequestrated during the Commonwealth and resttored to him after the Restoration 1660; knighted between 1661 and 1663; Privy Councillor [I]; Governor of Louth; in command of a Regiment of Infantry in Ireland; one of the peers who sat in King James II's Parliament in Dublin 1691; outlawed by the new Government of King William III in 1691 but afterwards reversed; taken prisoner with his eldest son at the Battle of Aughrim 1691 and died from his wounds eighteen months later


Walter [Bellew], 2nd Baron Bellew




Sep 1686 Hon Frances Arabella Wentworth, Maid-of-Honour to Queen Mary of Modena (d. 16 Mar 1723/4; bur. at St Paul's, Covent Garden, co. Middlesex), sister of Thomas [Wentworth], 1st Earl of Strafford, and 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Sir William Wentworth, of Northgate-head, Wakefield, co. York, by his wife Isabella Apsley, dau. of Sir Alan Apsley, Treasurer to King James II


1. Hon Mary Bellew, mar. 1702 Denis Kelly, of Aughrim

2. Hon Frances Arabella Bellew (d. 1732), mar. ..... Horncastle


s.p.m. 1694

suc. by



a Roman Catholic, he commanded a Troop of Horse in Tyrconnel's Regiment on behalf of King James II; he fought at the Battle of Aughrim 1691, where he was severely wounded and taken prisoner with his father, dying a few months after his release


Richard [Bellew], 3rd Baron Bellew




May 1695 Hon Frances Livingston (widow of Charles [Livingston], 2nd Earl of Newburgh; d. 23 Feb 1736; bur. at St Audoen's, Dublin), 3rd dau. of Hon Francis Brudenell, styled Lord Brudenell (by his wife Lady Frances Savile, sister and sole hrss. of James [Savile], 2nd Earl of Sussex, and only dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Savile], 1st Earl of Sussex), 1st son and heir ap. of Robert [Brudenell], 2nd Earl of Cardigan, by his second wife Lady Anne Savage, 4th dau. of Thomas [Savage], 1st Viscount Savage, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Darcy, suo jure Countess Rivers for life, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Darcy], 1st Earl Rivers


1. Hon John Bellew, later 4th Baron Bellew

2. Hon Walter Bermingham Bellew (b. 1707; dvp. an infant)

1. Hon Dorothea Bellew (b. 1696), mar. Jan 1717 Hon Gustavus Hamilton MP, of Redwood, King's County (d. 26 Feb 1733/4), 2nd son of Gustavus [Hamilton], 1st Viscount Boyne, by his wife Elizabeth Brooke, 1st dau. by his third wife of Sir Henry Brooke, of Brookesborough, co. Fermanagh, and had issue


22 Mar 1714/5 (bur. at Duleek, co. Meath)

suc. by



he was outlawed, but, having conformed to the Established Church and he being within the terms of the Treaty of Limerick, his outlawry was reversed 1697; had licence to return to England from the Continent 1697/8; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Steyning 1707-09 and 1712-14


John [Bellew], 4th Baron Bellew



mar. (1)

13 Sep 1731 Lady Anne Maxwell (d. 3 May 1735; bur. at Hendon, co. Middlesex), only dau. of William [Maxwell], 5th Earl of Nithsdale, by his wife Lady Winifred Herbert, 5th dau. of William [Herbert], 1st Marquess of Powis

only child by first wife

1. Hon Mary Frances Bellew (b. 1733; dsp.)

mar. (2)

1737 Mary Browne (widow of (1) Justin [Plunkett], 5th Earl of Fingall, and (2) Sir Valentine Browne, 5th Bt., titular 3rd Viscount Kenmare; d. 19 Mar 1741/2), dau. of Maurice FitzGerald, of Castle Ishen, co. Cork, by his wife Ellen Butler, 4th dau. of Walter Butler, of Garryricken, co. Kilkenny

children by second wife

2. Hon Emilia Bellew, mar. General Count Francis Taafe (dsp. 1803), 2nd son of  Nicholas [Taafe], 6th Viscount Taafe, by his wife Countess Maria Anna von Spindler, dau. and hrss. of Count Johann Philipp von Spindler

3. Hon Anne Bellew, mar. as his first wife Robert Butler, of Ballyraggett, co. Kilkenny (dsp. Jun 1788), 1st son and heir of James Butler (by his wife Frances Dillon, dau. of James Dillon), 1st son and heir ap. of George Butler, of Ballyraggett, co. Kilkenny (by his wife Hon Catherine King, 1st dau. of John [King}, 3rd Baron Kingston), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Hon Edward Butler, of Ballyraggett, co. Kilkenny (by his wife Elizabeth Matthew, dau. of George Matthew, of Thomastown, co. Tipperary), only son by his third wife of Edmund [Butler], 4th Viscount Mountgarret

mar. (3)

May 1749 Lady Harriet Lee (b. 1726; dsps. 30 Apr 1752; bur. in South Audley Street Chapel, co. Middlesex), 4th dau. of George Henry [Lee], 2nd Earl of Lichfield, by his wife Frances Hales, only dau. of Sir John Hales, 4th Bt., of Hackington, co. Kent, self styled 2nd Earl of Tenterden, by his first wife Helen Mary Catherine Arundell, dau. of Sir Richard Bealing later Arundell


s.p.m.s. 18 Aug 1770


On the death of the 4th Baron Bellew the Barony of Bellew became extinct.


 First written 11 Feb 2014



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