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Carlingford, Earl of (I, 1661 - 1738)

 

Creation: let.pat. 26 Jun 1661

 

Extinct: 24 Nov 1738

 

Family name: Taaffe

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Arms:

Gules a Cross Argent fretty Sable

Crest:

An Arm in Armour embowed holding in the Hand a Sword all proper pommeled and hilted Or

Supporters:

Dexter:  A Horse Argent semée of Estoiles Sable;  Sinister:  A Wyvern wings expanded proper

Motto:

 In Hoc Signo Spes Mea (My hope is in this sign)

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Theobald [Taaffe], 2nd Viscount Taaffe later 1st Earl of Carlingford

1st son and heir of John [Taaffe], 1st Viscount Taaffe, by his wife Hon Anne Dillon, dau. of Theobald [Dillon], 1st Viscount Dillon

born

mar. (1)

Mary White, 1st dau. of Sir Nicholas White, of Leixlip, co. Kildare, by his wife Hon Ursula Moore, 1st dau. of Garret [Moore], 1st Viscount Moore

children by first wife

1. Hon William Taaffe, styled Viscount Taaffe (dvp. bef. Dec 1673)

2. Hon ..... Taaffe

3. Hon Nicholas Taaffe, later 2nd Earl of Carlingford

4. Hon Francis Taaffe, later 3rd Earl of Carlingford

5. Maj Hon John Taaffe, of Calliaghstown, co. Louth, slain at the Siege of Derry (d. Apr 1689), mar. Lady Rose Lambart, dau. of Charles [Lambart], 1st Earl of Cavan, by his wife Hon Jane Robartes, sister of John [Robartes], 1st Earl of Radnor, and 2nd dau. of Richard [Robartes], 1st Baron Robartes, and had issue:

1a. Theobald Taaffe, later 4th Earl of Carlingford

mar. (2)

Ann Pershall (mar. (2) bef. 1681 as his first wife Randall [Plunkett], 11th Baron Dunsany ; dsp. bef. May 1711), dau. of Sir William Pershall, of Suggenhill, co. Stafford, by his wife Hon Frances Aston, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Walter [Aston], 1st Lord Aston

died

31 Dec 1677

created

26 Jun 1661 Earl of Carlingford

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for Sligo 1639; suc. his father as 2nd Viscount Taaffe c. 9 Jan 1641/2; Governor of Munster 1642-46; in command of the rebel Roman Catholic Irish in Connaught 1644 and in Munster 1647, being severely defeated by Lord Inchiquin at the Battle of Mallow 1647; Master of the Irish Ordnance 1649; actively supported the Royalist side in the Civil War and was excepted from pardon by Cromwell's Act of Settlement; at the Restoration of King Charles II in 1661 he received a pension of £800 per annum which was increased to £4,000 per annum when he was created Earl of Carlingford

 

Nicholas [Taaffe], 2nd Earl of Carlingford, PC

born

mar.

Mary Weld, only child of Humphrey Weld, of Lulworth, co. Dorset, by his wife Hon Clara Arundell, 6th dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Arundell], 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour

died

s.p. 2 Jul 1690

suc. by

brother

note

Privy Councillor [I] 1686; Envoy to the Emperor Leopold 1689; slain at the Battle of the Boyne leading his own Regiment of Foot on the side of King James II

 

Francis [Taaffe], 3rd Earl of Carlingford

born

1639

mar.

1676 Helena Maximiliana von Traudisch (widow of (1) Wilhelm Heinrich Schlik, Count of Bassano and Weisskirchen, and (2) his fourth cousin Franz Ernst Schlik, Count of Bassano and Weisskirchen; d. 1700)

died

s.p.s. Aug 1704

suc. by

nephew

note

a Page of Honour to the Emperor Ferdinand, following which he spent over 30 years in the Imperial Service, being known as "Count Taaffe", becoming Chamberlain to the Emperor, a Marshal of the Empire and Councillor of State; in command of an Austrian Cuirassier Regiment in 1673 and fought at the Battles of Sanzheim and Mühlhausen; Lieut Gen of Horse 1687; on succeeding to the Earldom of Carlingford in 1690 he was specifically excluded from any act of attainder or conviction for high treason by Acts passed in both the English and Irish Parliaments; Field Marshal and Knight of the Golden Fleece 1694

 

Theobald [Taaffe], 4th Earl of Carlingford

born

mar.

bef. 15 Feb 1696/7 Lady Amelia Plunkett (d. 4 Oct 1757), 3rd dau. of Luke [Plunkett], 3rd Earl of Fingall, by his wife Lady Margaret MacCarthy, 2nd dau. of Donough [McCarthy], 1st Earl of Clancarty

died

s.p. 24 Nov 1738

note

 

On the death of the 4th Earl of Carlingford the Earldom of Carlingford became extinct and the Viscountcy of Taaffe passed to his second cousin and heir male, Nicholas Taaffe

 

 First written 6 Apr 2006

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