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Fingall, Earl of (I, 1628 - 1984)

 

Creation: let.pat. 26 Sep 1628

 

Extinct: 5 Mar 1984

 

Family name: Plunkett

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Arms:

Sable a Bend Argent in the sinister chief a Tower triple-towered of the second

Crest:

A Horse passant Argent

Supporters:

Dexter: A Pegasus per fess Or and Argent;  Sinister: An Antelope Argent horned unguled gorged with a Plain Collar and chained Or

Motto:

 Festina Lente (Hasten slowly)

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Luke [Plunkett], 9th Baron Killeen later 1st Earl of Fingall

son and heir of Christopher [Plunkett], 8th 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

born

mar. (1)

Lady Elizabeth O'Donnell (dsp.), dau. of Roderick [O'Donnell], 1st Earl of Tyrconnel, by his wife Lady Bridget FitzGerald, 1st surv. dau. and cohrss. of Henry [FitzGerald], 12th Earl of Kildare

mar. (2)

after 9 Jun 1611 Hon Susanna Brabazon, sister of William [Brabazon], 1st Earl of Meath, and 5th dau. of Edward [Brabazon], 1st Baron Brabazon, by his wife Mary Smyth, dau. of Edward Smyth, of Mitcham, co. Surrey, Clerk of the Board of the Green Cloth

children by second wife

1. Hon Christopher Plunkett, later 2nd Earl of Fingall

2. Hon ..... Plunkett

3. Hon ..... Plunkett

4. Col Hon George Plunkett, mar. Cicely Hill, dau. of Sir William Hill, of Allenston, co. Meath, and had issue:

1a. James Plunkett, mar. (1) his second cousin once removed Catherine Plunkett, dau. of Edward Plunkett, of Loughcrew, co. Meath, brother of St Oliver Plunkett, Archbishop of Armagh, and son and heir of Hon John Plunkett, of Loughcrew, co. Meath (by his wife Thomasine Dillon, dau. of Henry Dillon, of Kentstown), 2nd son of James [Plunkett], 7th Baron Killeen, and had issue:

1b. Mary Plunkett, mar. William O'Mara

James Plunkett mar. (2) Mary Cusack, dau. of Robert Cusack, of Jenistown, co. Meath, and had further issue:

1b. Robert Plunkett, later 6th Earl of Fingall

1. Lady Catherine Plunkett, mar. John Talbot, of Malahide, 1st son and heir of Richard Talbot, of Malahide, by his wife Elizabeth Kempe, dau. of Sir German Kempe, and had issue

2. Lady Susanna Plunkett, mar. Christopher Taafe, of Ballybraggan, and had issue

3. Lady Joan Plunkett, mar. Lawrence Dowdall, of Athlumney, co. Meath, Sheriff of Meath, and had issue

mar. (3)

bef. 21 Mar 1627/8 Eleanor Colclough (widow of Sir Thomas Colclough, of Tintern Abbey, co. Wexford; d. Nov 1632), 2nd dau. of Dudley Bagenal, of Dunleckny, co. Carlow, by his second wife Mabel FitzGerald, dau. of George FitzGerald, of Tecroghan, co, Meath

mar. (4)

Hon Margaret Preston (widow of Jenico [Preston], 5th Viscount Gormanston; d. 16 Nov 1637; bur. at Stamullen), dau. of Nicholas [St Lawrence], 8th Baron Howth, by his second wife Mary Whyte, dau. of Sir Nicholas Whyte, of Leixlip

died

29 Mar 1637

created

26 Sep 1628 Earl of Fingall

suc. by

son by second wife

note

suc. his father bef. Jan 1612/3 as 9th Baron Killeen; had a grant of 2,400 acres (the manor of Courtown) in co. Cavan and co. Meath; served on the Committee for Privileges

 

Christopher [Plunkett], 2nd Earl of Fingall

born

mar.

Jan 1636 Hon Mabel Barnewall (mar. (2) bef. 15 Feb 1655/6 Col James Barnewall; bur. 4 Feb 1699 at Killeen, co. Meath), 2nd dau. of Nicholas [Barnewall], 1st Viscount Barnewall, by his wife Lady Bridget O'Donnell (widow of Roderick [O'Donnell], 1st Earl of Tyrconnel), 1st surv. dau. and cohrss. of Henry [FitzGerald], 12th Earl of Kildare

children

1. Hon Luke Plunkett, later 3rd Earl of Fingall

2. Hon Nicholas Plunkett, mar. Lady Anne Throckmorton, widow of Sir Joseph Throckmorton, and dau. by his first wife of Theobald [Taafe], 1st Earl of Carlingford

1. Lady Mary Plunkett, mar.  Walter Butler, of Garryricken (dvp. 1700), 1st son and heir ap. of Lt Gen Hon Richard Butler, of Kilcash amd Garryricken, Governor of co. Wexford 1641 (by his wife Lady Frances Touchet, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Mervyn [Touchet], 2nd Earl of Castlehaven), yr. brother of James [Butler], 1st Duke of Ormonde, and had issue

bur.

16 Aug 1649 (bur. in St Catherine's Church, Dublin)

suc. by

son

note

outlawed with other Catholic Lords 1641; a Commander of Horse in the rebellion of that year; taken prisoner at the Battle of Rathmines 1649; excepted posthumously from pardon of life and estates under Cromwell's Act of Grace 1652

 

Luke [Plunkett], 3rd Earl of Fingall

born

1639

mar.

bef. 1666 Lady Margaret McCarthy (d. 1 Jan 1703/4; bur. in the Chapel of Somerset House, London), 2nd dau. of Donough [McCarthy], 1st Earl of Clancarty, by his wife Lady Eleanor Butler, sister of James [Butler], 1st Duke of Ormonde, and dau. of Hon Thomas Butler, styled Viscount Thurles (by his wife Elizabeth Poyntz, dau. of Sir John Poyntz, of Iron Acton, co. Gloucester), 1st son and heir ap. of Walter [Butler], 11th Earl of Ormonde and 4th Earl of Ossory

children

1. Hon Patrick Plunkett, styled Lord Plunkett (bur. vp. 3 Jun 1666)

2. Hon Christopher Plunkett, styled Lord Killeen (bur. vp. 24 Apr 1672)

3. Hon Peter Plunkett, later 4th Earl of Fingall

1. Lady Elizabeth Plunkett, mar. Rowland Eyre, of Hassop

2. Lady Helena Plunkett, mar. (1) Jun 1681 Sir FitzGerald Aylmer, 3rd Bt., of Donadea, co. Kildare (d. 9 Jun 1685), and (2) 1694 Michael Fleming, and had issue by her first husband

3. Lady Amelia Plunkett (dsp. 4 Oct 1757), mar. bef. 15 Feb 1696/7 Theobald [Taaffe], 4th Earl of Carlingford

died

c. 1684

suc. by

son

note

restored to his estates by the Court of Claims 1662 and by Royal Letters 1670-77; settled his estates on his son Peter in tail male 1683, with remainder to his heir in "tail male ins such line as the ancient peerage of Killeen would go"

 

Peter [Plunkett], 4th Earl of Fingall

born

1678

mar.

after 7 Sep 1698 Frances Hales (mar. (2) bef. 3 Jul 1719 Stephen Taaffe, of Dowestown, co. Meath, and (3) Patrick Bellew, son and heir ap. of Sir John Bellew, 2nd Bt.; d. 6 Aug 1746; bur. at Killeen, co. Meath), 3rd dau. of Sir Edward Hales, 3rd Bt., of Woodchurch, co. Kent, by his wife Hon Anne Wotton, 4th dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Wotton], 2nd Baron Wotton

children

1. Hon Justin Plunkett, later 5th Earl of Fingall

1. Lady Margaret Plunkett, mar. John Nugent, of Coolamber

2. Lady Emilia Plunkett (d. 16 Aug 1731), mar. 14 Jul 1730 as his first wife Robert [Nugent], 1st Earl Nugent, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Plunkett, mar. (1) Maurice O'Conner, of Mount Pleasant, King's County, and (2) Dr Robert FitzGerald

died

24 Jan 1717/8 (bur. in the Chapel of Somerset House, London)

suc. by

son

note

his godfather was Pedro, King of Portugal, after whom he was named

 

Justin [Plunkett], 5th Earl of Fingall

born

mar.

29 Nov 1731 Mary FitzGerald (mar. (2) Oct 1735 as his second wife Sir Valentine Browne, 5th Bt., titular 3rd Viscount Kenmare, and (3) 1737 as his second wife John [Bellew], 4th Baron Bellew; 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

died

s.p. 27 Mar 1734

suc. by

cousin

note

 

Robert [Plunkett], 6th Earl of Fingall

born

mar.

Mary Magenis, dau. of Roger Magenis, of Iveagh, co. Down

children

1. Hon Arthur James Plunkett, later 7th Earl of Fingall

1. Lady Anne Plunkett, mar. William Saltmarshe, of Saltmarshe, co. York

died

31 Jan 1738/9 (bur. in Flanders)

suc. by

son

note

Capt in the Duke of Berwick's Regiment in the service of the King of France

 

Arthur James [Plunkett], 7th Earl of Fingall

born

25 Jul 1731

mar.

19 Mar 1755 Henrietta Maria Wollascot (d. 12 Apr 1808; bur. in the Roman Catholic Chapel, Bristol), only dau. and hrss. of William Wollascot, of Woolhampton, co. Berkshire

children

1. Hon Arthur James Plunkett, later 8th Earl of Fingall

2. Capt Hon Luke Plunkett, in the Austrian service (d. 1794)

3. Hon Robert Plunkett (b. 15 Sep 1765; d. 1823)

4. Col Hon William Plunkett, in the Austrian service (b. 1770; d. 1806)

1. Lady Theresa Plunkett (d. 1853), mar. 1788 James Dease, of Turbotston, co. Westmeath

died

21 Aug 1793 (bur. at Killeen, co. Meath)

suc. by

son

note

 

Arthur James [Plunkett], 8th Earl of Fingall, KP

born

9 Sep 1759

mar.

18 Dec 1785 Frances Donelan (b. 26 Mar 1766; d. 30 Jan 1835; bur. at Killeen, co. Meath), dau. of John Donelan, of Ballydonelan, co. Galway, by his wife Mabel Hore, dau. of Matthew Hore, of Shandon, co. Waterford

children

1. Hon Arthur James Plunkett, later 9th Earl of Fingall

1. Lady Harriet Plunkett (d. 22 Mar 1871), mar. 11 Sep 1817 John Jones, of Llanarth Court, co. Monmouth (d. 22 Apr 1848), and had issue

died

30 Jan 1835

created

20 Jun 1831 Baron Fingall, of Woolhampton Lodge in the County of Berkshire

suc. by

son

note

leader of the Irish Roman Catholics campaigning for the abolition of political disabilities; took an active part in suppressing the rebellion of 1798; Knight of St Patrick 1821

 

Arthur James [Plunkett], 9th Earl of Fingall, KP PC

born

29 Mar 1791

mar.

11 Dec 1817 Louisa Emilia Corbally (d. 7 Apr 1866), dau. of Elias Corbally, of Corbalton Hall, co. Meath, by his wife Mary Netterville (widow of Frederick Netterville), only dau. of Walter Keogh, of Portumna, co. Galway

children

1. Hon Arthur James Plunkett, later 10th Earl of Fingall

2. Hon Elias Robert Plunkett (b. 23 Nov 1820; dvp. 27 May 1846)

3. Rev Hon William Matthew Plunkett (b. 6 Jun 1824; d. 9 Sep 1900)

4. Hon Edmond Luke Plunkett (b. 17 Nov 1828; d. 21 Feb 1871)

5. Hon George John Plunkett, barrister-at-law (b. 22 Sep 1831; d. 22 Oct 1903)

6. Rt Hon Sir Francis Richard Plunkett GCB GCMG GCVO, Ambassador to Vienna 1900-05 (b. 3 Feb 1835; dspm. 28 Feb 1907), mar. 22 Aug 1870 May Tevis Morgan (d. 20 Jan 1924), dau. of Charles Wain Morgan, of Philadelphia, USA, and had issue

1. Lady Emma Frances Mary Plunkett (d. 14 Oct 1866), mar. 12 Sep 1850 William Michael Ince Anderton, of Euxton Hall, and had issue

2. Lady Henrietta Maria Plunkett (d. 11 Jan 1909), mar. 3 May 1855 Thomas William Charles Riddell, of Felton Park, co. Northumberland (d. 24 May 1867), and had issue

died

21 Apr 1869

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for co. Meath 1830-32; Privy Councillor [I] 1834; a Lord-in-Waiting 1837-41; Knight of St Patrick 1846; Lord Lieutenant of co. Meath 1849-69

 

Arthur James [Plunkett], 10th Earl of Fingall

born

10 May 1819

mar.

12 Feb 1857 Elise Mary Rio (d. 25 Nov 1862), 1st dau. of Chev Alexis Francis Rio, of Clapham, co. Surrey

children

1. Hon Arthur James Francis Plunkett, later 11th Earl of Fingall

1. Lady Mary Louisa Plunkett (b. 3 Jun 1860; d. 18 Jan 1927), mar. 3 Jun 1884 George FitzGerald Murphy, of The Grange, co. Meath (d. 13 Nov 1920)

2. Lady Henrietta Maria Plunkett (b. 23 Dec 1861; d. 13 Apr 1933), mar. 21 Apr 1884 Capt Robert Bernard Ashurst Gradwell, of Dowth Hall, co. Meath, and Carlanstown, co. Westmeath (d. 31 Mar 1935)

died

24 Apr 1881

suc. by

son

note

Sheriff of co. Meath 1845; Major, 8th Dragoons, serving in the Crimea Campaign 1856-57

 

Arthur James Francis [Plunkett], 11th Earl of Fingall, PC

born

1 Apr 1859

mar.

15 May 1883 Elizabeth Mary Margaret Burke (d. 28 Oct 1944), 1st dau. of George Edmund Burke, of Danesfield, co. Galway, by his wife Theresa Quin, dau. of Michael Quin, of Waterville, co. Limerick

children

1. Hon Oliver James Horace Plunkett, later 12th Earl of Fingall

2. Hon Gerald William Desmond Plunkett (b. 21 Jul 1899; d. 31 Dec 1948)

1. Lady Mary Elizabeth Plunkett (b. 19 Oct 1892; d. 19...), mar. 20 Aug 1919 Capt Cyril Gage Pardo Kirk, of East Wing, Chippenham Park, co. Cambridge, son of Pardo Archibald Kirk, of Tyrrellstown, Mulhuddart, co. Meath, and had issue

2. Lady Henrietta Maria Plunkett (b. 14 May 1894; d. 21 Feb 1947)

died

12 Nov 1929

suc. by

son

note

Sheriff of co. Meath 1881; State Steward to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1882-85 and Master of the Horse to the same 1905-06; Privy Councillor [I] 1892; Major, Prince of Wale's Leinster Regiment 1914-18

 

Oliver James Horace [Plunkett], 12th Earl of Fingall

born

17 Jun 1896

mar. (1)

17 Jun 1926 Jessica Hughes (d. 14 Apr 1965), 2nd dau. of Allan Hughes, of Lynch, Allerford, co. Somerset

mar. (2)

4 May 1966 Clair Hilda Richardson (widow of Frank Richardson, of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia), dau. of Henry Robert Salmon, of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

died

s.p. 5 Mar 1984

note

 

On the death of the 12th Earl of Fingall all his titles became extinct.

 

 First written 31 Oct 2003

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