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Louth, Baron (I, 1541)

 

Creation: let. pat. 15 Jun 1541

 

Family name: Plunkett

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Arms:

Sable a Bend and in the sinister chief a Tower Argent

Crest:

A Horse passant Argent

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Pegasus wings inverted per fess Or and Argent;  Sinister:  an Antelope Argent armed unguled plain collared and chained Or

Motto:

Festina Lente (Hasten slowly)

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Oliver [Plunkett], 1st Baron Louth

2nd son and eventual heir male of Sir John Plunkett, of Bewley, Kilsaran and Talanston, co. Louth, by his wife Catharine Nangle, dau. of Thomas Nangle, Baron of Navan

born

mar. (1)

Catharine Rochfort, dau. and hrss. of John Rochfort, of Carrick, co. Kildare, by his wife Genet Dexter

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas Plunkett, later 2nd Baron Louth

2. Hon Patrick Plunkett, mar. Joan Gernon, dau. of James Gernon, of Killincoole

3. Hon Christopher Plunkett, mar. Margaret Cusack, dau. of Walter Cusack, of Kilcarne

4. Hon John Plunkett, mar. Alison Bate, dau. of Edward Bate, of Donnancarney, and had issue

1. Hon Maud Plunkett, mar. (1) Leonard Castel, of Dundalk, and (2) Patrick Stanley

2. Hon Anne Plunkett, mar. (1) John Wakeley, of Navan, and (2) Gerald Wesley, of Dangan

3. Hon Jenet Plunkett, mar. Christopher Barnewall, of Rowestown

4. Hon Margaret Plunkett, mar. Sir John Bellew, of Bellewstown, co. Meath, and had issue

mar. (2)

Maud Golding (widow of Walter Golding;  mar. (3) Richard Bellew), dau. and cohrss. of Walter Bath, of Rathfeigh

children by second wife

5. Hon Alexander Plunkett, of Carstown, co. Louth, mar. ..... Dowdall, and was ancestor of the Plunketts of Castle Plunkett, co. Roscommon

6. Hon Edward Plunkett, mar. ..... Bellew, illegit. dau. of Richard Bellew

5. Hon Catherine Plunkett, mar. Robert Bath, of Mullagh

6. Hon Eleanor Plunkett, mar.Roger Garland, a barrister

died

between Dec 1549 and 1 May 1553

created

15 Jun 1541 Baron Louth

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Thomas [Plunkett], 2nd Baron Louth

born

 

mar.

Margaret Barnewall, dau. and hrss. of Nicholas Barnewall, of Dromnah, by his wife Catharine Luttrell, dau. of Richard Luttrell, of Luttrellstown

children

1. Hon Patrick Plunkett, later 3rd Baron Louth

2. Hon Oliver Plunkett, later 4th Baron Louth

3. Hon John Plunkett, of Deenes, co. Meath, mar. Margaret Cusack, dau. of Robert Cusack, of Cussington, and had issue

1. Hon Anne Plunkett

2. Hon Alice Plunkett (d. 11 Apr 1610), mar. (1) Walter Lynam, of Adamston, and (2) Walter Hussey, of Mulhussey, co. Meath (b. 1547; d. 1614), and had issue by her second husband

3. Hon Mary Plunkett

died

1 May 1571

suc. by

son

note

a justice during the absence of the Lord Deputy 1563; knighted 1566

 

Patrick [Plunkett], 3rd Baron Louth

born

c.1549

mar.

bef. 1571 Hon Maude Plunkett (mar. (2) ..... Shergold; d. after 26 Sep 1596), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Christopher [Plunkett], 6th Baron Killeen, by his wife and second cousin Ellice Barnewall, dau. of Sir Christopher Barnewall, of Crickstown

died

s.p.m. 1578

suc. by

brother

note

took part in an expedition with Lord Deputy Sydney against Clanricarde's sons and other rebels 1576; he was killed by Evyr Boy McMahon in a raid at Essexford, co. Monaghan

 

Oliver [Plunkett], 4th Baron Louth

born

mar. (1)

Frances Bagnall, dau. of Sir Nicholas Bagnall, Knight Marshal of Ireland, by his wife Ellen Griffith, dau. of Edward Griffith, of Penthren

children by first wife

1. Hon Matthew Plunkett, later 5th Baron Louth

2. Hon Luke Plunkett

3. Hon Sylvester Plunkett (dsp.)

1. Hon Margaret Plunkett, mar. 23 Aug 1605 Thomas [FitzWilliam], 1st Viscount FitzWilliam, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Plunkett, mar. Henry Dracot, of Mornington, co. Meath

3. Hon Elinor Plunkett, mar. Richard Gernon, of Stabanon

4. Hon Anne Plunkett, mar. Christopher Cusack, of Rathaldron

5. Hon Ismay Plunkett, mar. Richard Barnewall, of Lispopel

mar. (2)

Genet Bath (widow of John Bath, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas of Ireland 1556-59;  d. 3 Jul 1617), dau. of Patrick Dowdall, of Termonfeighan

died

5 Mar 1607 (bur. at Tallanstown)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

remained loyal to the Crown during Tyrone's rebellion 1598-1601

 

Matthew [Plunkett], 5th Baron Louth

born

mar.

Mary FitzWilliam (mar. (2) Gerald Aylmer; d. bef. Feb 1661), sister of Thomas [FitzWilliam], 1st Viscount FitzWilliam, and dau. of Sir Richard FitzWilliam, of Mount Merrion, co. Dublin, by his wife Jane Preston

children

1. Hon Oliver Plunkett, later 6th Baron Louth

2. Col Hon Thomas Plunkett, served in the Spanish Army, mar. Mary Whitfleet, dau. of Henry Whitfleet, of Brussels, and had issue

3. Col Hon Patrick Plunkett, mar. Mary Tuite, dau. of Sir Oliver Tuite, 1st Bt., of Sonagh, co. Westmeath, by his wife Mabel Aylmer, 1st dau. by his second wife of Sir Gerald Aylmer, 1st Bt., of Donadea, co. Kildare, and had issue

4. Hon Ignatius Plunkett, mar. Catherine Barnewall, dau. of Christopher Barnewall, of Crackanstown, and had issue

1. Hon Frances Plunkett, mar. Sir Christopher Bellew, of Bellewstown, co. Meath, son and heir of Sir John Bellew, of Bellewstown, co. Meath, by his wife Aminet Barnewall, dau. of John Barnewall, Recorder of Drogheda, and had issue

2. Hon Ursula Plunkett, mar. Richard Barnewall, of Drumnagh

3. Hon Margaret Plunkett (d. 4 Dec 1683), mar. bef. 11 Aug 1639 Sir Christopher Aylmer, 1st Bt., of Balrath, co. Meath, and had issue

4. Hon Mary Plunkett, mar. Edward Plunkett, of Toghamon

5. Hon Amy Plunkett, mar. Robert Barnewall, of Rowestown

6. Hon Jane Plunkett, mar. Col Hon Ignatius Nugent, in the French Service (d. Feb 1671), 5th son of Richard [Nugent], 1st Earl of Westmeath, by his wife Hon Jane Plunkett, sister of Luke [Plunkett], 1st Earl of Fingall, and 4th dau. of Christopher [Plunkett], 9th Baron Killeen, by his wife Genet Dillon, sister of James [Dillon], 1st Earl of Roscommon, and dau. of Sir Luke Dillon, Chief Baron of the Exchequer of Ireland, and had issue

7. Hon Catherine Plunkett, mar. (1) Nicholas Dowdall, of Brownestown, and (2) Lawrence Taaffe, of Dowanstown

8. Hon Elizabeth Plunkett, mar. Nicholas Gernon, of Milltown

died

19 Jul 1629

suc. by

son

 

Oliver [Plunkett], 6th Baron Louth

born

Mar 1608

mar.

after 1629 Lady Mary Dillon (widow of Lucas [Dillon], 2nd Viscount Dillon; d. after 23 Aug 1661), dau. of Randal MacSorley [MacDonnel], 1st Earl of Antrim, by his wife Lady Alice O'Neill, dau. of Hugh [O'Neill], 2nd Earl of Tyrone

only child

1. Hon Matthew Plunkett, later 7th Baron Louth

died

c.1679

suc. by

son

note

joined the rebels 1639 and was present at the Siege of Drogheda; outlawed 17 Nov 1642 and excepted from pardon of life and estate by Cromwell's Act, 12 Jul 1652

 

Matthew [Plunkett], 7th Baron Louth, PC

born

mar. (1)

4 Feb 1664 Jane Fitzgerald, dau. of Sir Luke Fitzgerald, of Tecroghan, co. Kildare, by his wife Hon Mary Netterville, dau. of Nicholas [Netterville], 1st Viscount Netterville

children by first wife

1. Hon Oliver Plunkett, later de jure 8th Baron Louth

2. Hon Thomas Plunkett, of Portland, co. Tipperary, mar. (1) Sarah Blunt (dsp.), and (2) Anne Cheevers, dau. of John Cheevers, of Carneton, and had issue by his second wife

1. Hon Mary Plunkett (d. unm.)

2. Hon Eleanor Plunkett, mar. Sir James Cotter, of Cotter's Lodge

3. Hon Alice Plunkett (b. c. 1673; d. 1707), mar. as his first wife Stephen Taaffe

4. Hon Frances Plunkett, mar. John Malpas, of Rochestown

mar. (2)

after 7 Mar 1684/5 Anne Hamilton (widow of Claud Francis Hamilton, of King's County;  mar. (3) John Eyre, of Eyre Court, co. Galway), 1st dau. of William Hamilton, of Lisclony, King's County, by his wife Anne Sands, dau. of William Sands, of Dublin

died

Sep 1689

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Capt in the Army in Ireland 1685; Privy Councillor to King James II, Col of a Regiment of Foot in his Army 1687, and Lieutenant of cos. Louth and Drogheda; outlawed by the Government in 1689

 

Oliver Plunkett, de jure 8th Baron Louth

born

1668

mar.

Hon Mabel Barnewall (b. c. 1673; mar. (2) as his second wife Stephen Taaffe, of Dowanstown, co. Meath;  d. Oct 1710), dau. of Henry [Barnewall], 2nd Viscount Barnewall, by his second wife Lady Mary Nugent, dau. of Richard [Nugent], 1st Earl of Westmeath

children

1. Matthew Plunkett, later de jure 9th Baron Louth

1. Jane Plunkett, mar. Darcott Talbot, of Mornington, co. Meath

2. Mabel Plunkett

died

1707

suc. by

son

note

he delivered his writ of summons to the Irish House of Lords on 29 Oct 1692 (the first Parliament after the "Glorious Revolution") and again on 12 Oct 1695, but was informed, 19 Oct 1698, that the 1642 outlawry of his grand-father, the 6th Baron, was not reversed, and "that such Lords who stand outlawed on record shall not have privilege to sit in this House, but ought to be struck out of the rolls of the House"

 

Matthew Plunkett, de jure 9th Baron Louth

born

1698

mar.

20 Apr 1716 Susanna Mason (d. 21 Feb 1767), sister of Christopher Mason, of Blackheath, co. Kent

children

1. Oliver Plunkett, later de jure 10th Baron Louth

2. Matthew Plunkett (b. 22 Sep 1728)

1. Susan Plunkett

2. Mabel Plunkett (d. unm. 1767)

3. Jane Plunkett

4. Elizabeth Plunkett, mar. Plunkett Henry Talbot, of Mornington, co. Meath

died

20 Jun 1754

suc. by

son

 

Oliver Plunkett, de jure 10th Baron Louth

bapt.

2 Apr 1727

mar.

c.1750 Margaret Netterville (d. 1787), dau. of Hon Luke Netterville (by his wife Anne Stanley, dau. of ..... Stanley, of Drogheda), 3rd son of Nicholas [Netterville], 3rd Viscount Netterville

children

1. Thomas Oliver Plunkett, later 11th Baron Louth

2. Matthew Plunkett (b. 1765; d. Jul 1825), mar. 1800 Sydney Shaw, dau. of Col ..... Shaw, of Killough Castle, co. Tipperary, and had issue

1. Susannah Plunkett (d. unm.)

2. Anne Plunkett (d. 5 Mar 1837), mar. Anthony Tisdall, of Charleville, co. Louth

died

4 Mar 1763/4

suc. by

son

 

Thomas Oliver [Plunkett], 11th Baron Louth

born

28 Aug 1787

mar.

7 Jul 1808 Hon Margaret Plunkett (b. 4 Jun 1778; mar. (2) 1 Apr 1827 Lt Col Thomas Tisdall, of Charleville, co. Louth;  d. 28 Jul 1831), 1st dau. of Randall [Plunkett], 13th Baron Dunsany, by his first wife Margaret Mandeville, widow of Edward Mandeville and dau. of Edward Archdekin, of co. Kilkenny

children

1. Hon Thomas Oliver Plunkett, later 12th Baron Louth

2. Hon Randall Matthew Plunkett (b. 31 Oct 1810; d. 5 Nov 1833)

3. Maj Gen Hon Charles Dawson Plunkett (d. 19 May 1886), mar. 22 Aug 1874 Harriet Amelia Kirkwood (widow of Joseph Kirkwood; d. 1893), dau. of Biddulph Warner, and had issue

4. Hon Henry Luke Plunkett (b. 6 Aug 1815)

5. Maj Hon Edward Sidney Plunkett (b. 1817; d. 19 Oct 1875), mar. (1) 1 Apr 1845 Caroline Mary Templer (d. 23 Dec 1861), dau. of George Templer, and (2) 23 Feb 1865 Sophia Augusta Litton (dsp. 15 Apr 1877), 1st dau. of Edward Litton MP, of Altmore, co. Tyrone, and had issue by his first wife

died

25 Jun 1823

suc. by

son

note

owing to the resolution of the Irish House of Lords in 1698, whereby it was held that the peerage had been forfeited in 1642, he made formal claim to the Barony in 1798, which was allowed the same year

 

Thomas Oliver [Plunkett], 12th Baron Louth

born

5 Aug 1809

mar.

29 Nov 1830 his cousin Anna Maria Roche (d. 18 Jan 1878), yst. dau. of Philip Roche, of Donore, co. Kildare, by his wife Hon Anna Maria Plunkett, dau. by his first wife of Randall [Plunkett], 13th Baron Dunsany

children

1. Hon Randal Percy Otway Plunkett, later 13th Baron Louth

2. Capt Hon Thomas Oliver Westenra Plunkett (b. Apr 1838; d. 6 Dec 1889), mar. (1) 24 Jul 1862 Clara Anne Kirkby (d. 27 Jul 1867), only dau. of John Kirkby, of Sheffield, co. York, and (2) 20 Jun 1874 Caroline Alicia Victoria Musters (mar. (2) 4 Jul 1892 Annesley Horace Packe, son of Capt Horatio Packe RN; d. 30 Jul 1898), only dau. of Col Henry Musters JP DL, of Brianstown, co. Longford, and had issue by his first wife

3. Hon Algernon Richard Hartland Plunkett, an Army officer (b. 1843; d. 1873)

1. Hon Augusta Anna Margaret Plunkett (d. 27 Aug 1907), mar. 20 Jan 1869 Col John Douglas Johnstone DL, of Snow Hill, Kisbellaw, co. Fermanagh, and had issue

2. Hon Adelaide Constance Plunkett (d. 19 Jul 1866)

3. Hon Randalina Anna Maria Louisa Plunkett (d. 6 Feb 1932), mar. (1) 20 Aug 1884 Thomas A Farrell (dsp. 29 Dec 1898), and (2) 21 Feb 1900 Francis Arthur Farrell, of 37 Merrion Square, Dublin (d. 1914), 2nd son of John Farrell DL, of Moynalty, co. Meath, and Thornhill, Bray, co. Wicklow

died

26 Jun 1849

suc. by

son

 

Randal Percy Otway [Plunkett], 13th Baron Louth

born

28 Aug 1832

mar. (1)

4 Oct 1867 Anne Maria MacGeough Bond (b. c. 1844; d. 27 Oct 1868), 2nd dau. of Walter MacGeough Bond, of Drumsill and the Argosy, co. Armagh, by his wife Anne Smyth, 2nd dau. of Ralph Smyth, of Gaybrook, co. Westmeath

only child by first wife

1. Hon Randall Pilgrim Ralph Plunkett, later 14th Baron Louth

mar. (2)

14 Jul 1877 Elizabeth Lily Gibsone (former wife of Capt Hugh Hackett Gibsone;  mar. (3) 12 Aug 1886 Richard Muldowney, of Clondalkin, co. Kildare), 1st dau. of John Black, of Ceylon

died

19 Jul 1883

suc. by

son by first wife

note

an officer in the 79th Highlanders 1851-54 and 1855-60

 

Randall Pilgrim Ralph [Plunkett], 14th Baron Louth

born

24 Sep 1868

mar. (1)

18 Mar 1890 (div. 1912) Eugenie de Miarritze Bellairs (d. 13 Oct 1947), dau. of Edmund Hooke Wilson Bellairs, British Vice-Consul in Biarritz, by his wife Emilia Stevenson, dau. of James Stevenson

children by first wife

1. Hon Otway Randal Percy Oliver Plunkett, later 15th Baron Louth

1. Hon Eugénie Anne Westenra Plunkett (b. 16 Apr 1891; d. 19...), mar. (1) 11 Sep 1915 Lieut Walter Digby Buddicom MC (d. 6 Jun 1918 of wounds received in action), only son of Harry William Buddicom DL, of Penbedw, co. Flint, (2) 1919 (div. 1940) Maj William Campbell, 2nd son of J D Campbell, of Howden Court, Tiverton, co. Devon, and (3) 3 Jul 1940 Maj Arthur Macdonald Harbord (d. 3 Feb 1963), yst. son of Rev Harry Harbord, of East Hoathley, co. Sussex

mar. (2)

2 Aug 1913 Dorothy Lettice Hampton-Lewis (b. 14 Apr 1880; d. 16 Aug 1923; bur. at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Rugby, co. Warwick), 2nd dau. of Col Thomas Lewis Hampton-Lewis, of Henllys and Bodior, co. Anglesey, by his wife Lettice Martha Pritchard, 2nd dau. of Henry Pritchard, of Trescawen, co. Anglesey

only child by second wife

2. Hon Randall Patrick Ralph Oliver Plunkett (b. 9 Dec 1914; dsp. 14 Jul 1936), mar. 13 Feb 1936 Gwendoline Mary Cowling, dau. of E A Cowling

mar. (3)

12 Mar 1926 Marie Ethel Prichard-Jones (widow of Sir John Prichard-Jones, 1st Bt.;  d. 21 Apr 1941), dau. of Charles Read, of Hampstead

died

28 Oct 1941

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Otway Randal Percy Oliver [Plunkett], 15th Baron Louth

born

26 Apr 1892

mar.

4 Jul 1927 Ethel Molly Gallichan (d. 1992), dau. of Walter John Gallichan, a railway worker, of Jersey, Channel Islands

only child

1. Hon Otway Michael James Oliver Plunkett, later 16th Baron Louth

died

3 Feb 1950

suc. by

son

 

Otway Michael James Oliver [Plunkett], 16th Baron Louth

born

19 Aug 1929

mar.

9 Aug 1951 Angela Patricia Cullinane, dau. of William Cullinane, of St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

children

1. Hon Jonathan Oliver Plunkett, later 17th Baron Louth

2. Hon Otway Jeremy Oliver Plunkett, of Ballykinash, Carrig, Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland (b. 18 Oct 1954), mar. (1) 1971 (div. 1982) Ruth Levine, and (2) 1983 Alice Veronica Tierney, and has issue by his first wife

3. Hon Timothy James Oliver Plunkett, of 17 South Riding, Bricket Wood, St Albans, co. Hertford (b. 25 Apr 1956), mar. 1984 Julie Anne Cook, and has issue

1. Hon Olivia Jane Plunkett, of 2 Church Cottages, Main Street, Collingham, co. York (b. 4 Oct 1953), mar. 1974 (div. 1982) Trevor Billingsley, and has issue

2. Hon Stephanie Patricia Plunkett, of Forest Farm, Forest Lane, Hanbury, co. Wiltshire (b. 1963)

died

6 Jan 2013

suc. by

son

 

Jonathan Oliver [Plunkett], 17th Baron Louth

born

4 Nov 1952

mar.

1981 (div. 2002) Jennifer Hodgetts, dau. of Norman Oliver Hodgetts, of Weston-Super-Mare, co. Somerset

children

1. Hon Matthew Oliver Plunkett (b. 22 Dec 1982)

1. Hon Agatha Elizabeth Plunkett (b. 17 Aug 1985)

 

Last updated 19 May 2013

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Title:

17th Baron Louth

(Ireland, let. pat. 15 Jun 1541)

 

Address:

4a Temple Court, La Rue du Temple, St John, Jersey, Channel Islands JE3 7AE

 

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