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Clare, Viscount (I, 1662 - forfeited 1691)

 

Creation: let.pat. 11 Jul 1662

 

Forfeited: 11 May 1691

 

Family name: O'Brien

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Arms:

See Baron Inchiquin

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Daniel [O'Brien], 1st Viscount Clare

3rd and yst. son of Conor [O'Brien], 2nd Earl of Thomond, by his second wife Una O'Brien, dau. of Turlogh O'Brien, of Arra, co. Tipperary

born

 

mar.

aft. 1600 Lady Catherine Roche (widow of Maurice [Roche], 6th Viscount Roche of Fermoy), dau. of Gerald FitzJames [FitzGerald], 14th Earl of Desmond, by his second wife Hon Eleanor Butler, dau. of Edmund [Butler], 1st Baron Dunboyne

children

1. Donogh O'Brien (dsp. vp. 6 Aug 1638 (bur. in St Mary's Church, Limerick), mar. Elizabeth Dowdall (widow of Sir J Dowdall), dau. of Sir Thomas Southwell

2. Hon Connor O'Brien, later 2nd Viscount Clare

3. Murrough O'Brien, mar. Eleanor Wingfield, dau. of Richard Wingfield, of Robertstown, by his wife Honora O'Brien, and had issue

4. Hon Teig O'Brien, mar. Honora FitzGerald, dau. of Gerald FitzGerald, of Ballygleaghan, co. Limerick, and had issue

1. Margaret O'Brien

died

c. 1666

created

11 Jul 1662 Baron Moyarta and Viscount Clare

suc. by

son

note

Capt of a Regiment in the time of Queen Elizabeth I;  knighted 1604;  Member of Parliament for Clare 1613-14/5 and 1634-35;  took part in the Confederation of Kilkenny;  a strong supporter of King Charles I in the rebellion of 1641;  his confiscated estates amounting to 84,339 acres, mostly in co. Clare, were restored to him

 

Connor [O'Brien], 2nd Viscount Clare

born

c. 1605

mar.

his cousin Honora O'Brien (d. after 1701), dau. of Donal O'Brien, of Duagh, by his wife Ellen FitzGerald, dau. of Edmund FitzGerald, The Knight of Glin

children

1. Hon Daniel O'Brien, later 3rd Viscount Clare

1. Hon Margaret O'Brien, mar. Hugh O'Reilly

2. Hon Ellen O'Brien, mar. Sir Roger O'Shaughnessy, of Gort

3. Hon Honora O'Brien, mar. John FitzGerald, 13th Knight of Kerry, and had issue

4. Hon Catherine O'Brien, mar. (1) Garrett FitzGerald, of Castle Ishen, co. Cork, and (2) John MacNamara, of Moyriesk, co. Clare

5. Hon Sarah O'Brien, mar. Daniel O'Sullivan Beave

6. Hon Mary O'Brien, mar. ..... Power, of Dunhill, co. Waterford

died

c. 1670

suc. by

son

note

 

Daniel [O'Brien], 3rd Viscount Clare, PC

born

mar.

Lady Philadelphia Lennard (bapt. 29 Jan 1643/4; d. after 1699), sister of Thomas [Lennard], 1st Earl of Sussex, and dau. of Francis [Lennard], 14th Baron Dacre, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Bayning, suo jure Countess of Shepey, 4th dau. of Paul [Bayning], 1st Viscount Bayning

children

1. Hon Daniel O'Brien, self styled 4th Viscount Clare (fighting for the French, killed at the victory over the Austrian Army at the Battle of Marsaglia 4 Oct 1693)

2. Hon Charles O'Brien, self styled 5th Viscount Clare, outlawed as a Jacobite 1699, commanded a French regiment at the Battles of Marsaglia 1693, Blenheim 1704 and Ramillies 1706 (died of wounds 23 May 1706), mar. 9 Jan 1696/7 Charlotte Bulkeley, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Hon Henry Bulkeley, Master of the Household to King Charles II and King James II (by his wife Hon Sophia Stewart, a Maid of Honour to Queen Mary of Modena, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Hon Walter Stewart, 3rd son of Walter [Stewart], 1st Lord Blantyre), 4th son by his first wife of Thomas [Bulkeley], 1st Viscount Bulkeley, and hade issue:

1a. Charles O'Brien, self styled 6th Viscount Clare and, after 1741, 8th Earl of Thomond, Marshal of France, known is France as the Comte de Thomond, commanded the French troops at the Battles of Dettingen 1743, Fontenoy 1745, Landshut 1745 and Raucoux 1746, Knight of the Order of the Holy Ghost (bapt. 17 Mar 1699; d. 9 Sep 1761), mar. 1755 Marie Geneviève Louise, Marquise de Cheffreville (b. 1737; d. 1763), dau. of Francois Gauthier, Marquis de Cheffreville, and had issue:

1b. Charles O'Brien, self styled 7th Viscount Clare and 9th Earl of Thomond (b. 1757; d. 29 Dec 1774)

1b. Charlotte Antoinette Marie Septemanie O'Brien (b. 1758; d. 4 May 1808), mar. 22 Aug 1775 Antoine César [de Choiseul], 3rd Duc de Praslin (b. 6 Apr 1756; d. 28 Jan 1808), and had issue

1. Hon Mary O'Brien, mar. Lieut Gen Bevil Skelton, and had issue

died

c. 1691

note

in attendance on King Charles II throughout his exile and was instrumental in having the Viscountcy of Clare granted to his grandfather; at the Hague in the service of the Prince of Orange 1675/6; like his grandfather, he was devoted to the Royal cause; raised two Regiments of Infantry and one Regiment of Dragoons for King James II in Ireland in 1689; narrowly escaped being killed in a skirmish near Lisnaskea 1689; Privy Councillor [I] 1689; Governor of co. Clare; fought for King James II at the Battle of the Boyne 1690; he was outlawed 1691, whereupon his estates and the title became forfeited

 

But for the attainder of 1691, his grandson, Charles O'Brien, would have succeeded his kinsman as 8th Earl of Thomond in 1741.

 

 First written 4 Mar 2011

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