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Killeen, Baron (I, c. 1449 - 1984)

 

Creation: let.pat. c. 1449

 

Extinct: 5 Mar 1984

 

Family name: Plunkett

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Arms:

See Earl of Fingall

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John Plunkett, of Bewley or Beaulieu, co. Louth (d. after 1322), mar. Alice ...... and had issue:

1. John Plunkett, of Bewley, co. Louth (d. after 1337), mar., and had issue:

1a. Richard Plunkett, of Bewley, co. Louth (d. 17 Sep 1360), mar. Alice D'Arcy (d. 8 Oct 1362), dau. of ..... D'Arcy, of Trim, and had issue:

1b. Walter Plunkett, of Bewley, co. Louth, Sheriff of Louth (d. 1 Feb 1436), mar. Joan Netterville, dau. of Thomas Netterville, and had issue:

1c. Walter Plunkett, of Bewley, co. Louth, mar. ..... Bellew, dau. of .John Bellew, of the Roche, and had issue:

1d. Sir John Pliunkett, of Bewley, Kilsaran and Talanston, co. Louth, Sheriff of Louth (d. 14 Feb 1508), mar. Catherine Nangle, dau. of Thomas Nangle, Baron of Navan, by his wife Ismay Welles, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir William Welles, Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1461-63 (by his wife Anne Barnewall, dau. of Sir Nicholas Barnewall, of Crickstown, Chief Justice of Ireland), younger brother of Lionel [de Welles], 6th Baron Welles, and had issue:

1e. Thomas Plunkett, of Kilsaran, co. Louth, mar. Alice Fitzgerald, dau. of James Fitzgerald, and had issue:

1f. Eleanor Plunkett, mar. (1) Tomas More, of Barmeath, and (2) Thomas Barnewall, of Robertstown

2f. Anne Plunkett, mar. Sir James Gernon, of Kilnecoole

2e. Sir Oliver Plunkett, of Kilsaran, co. Louth, later 1st Baron Louth

3e. Sir John Plunkett, of Bewley, co. Louth, mar. Anne Barnewall, dau. of Robert Barnewall, and had issue

4e. Walter Plunkett (d. unm.)

5e. Brother Nicholas Plunkett, a friar

1e. Anne Plunkett, mar. John Tath, of Cookstown

2e. Genet Plunkett, mar. Patrick Garland, of Garlandstown

3e. Alison Plunkett, mar. ..... Babe, of Durvey

4e. Thomasine Plunkett, mar. Andrew Nugent, of Dromay

5e. Margaret Plunkett, mar. (1) Patrick Plunkdett, of Haastown, and (2) James Everard, of Randlestown, co. Meath, Sheriff of Meath (d. 20 Mar 1564/5), and had issue by her sdecond husband

6e. Elizabegth Plunkett, mar. Patrick Ballard, of Drogheda

1c. Maud Plunkett, mar. Sir Richard Bellew, of the Roche and Bellewstown, Sheriff of Uriel (d. after 1474), and had issue

1a. Alice Plunkett, mar. Nicholas St Lawrence, of Howth (d. 29 Sep 1404), and had issue

2. Richard Plunkett, of Rathregan, co. Meath (d. after 1374), mar., and had issue:

1a. Richard Plunkett, of Rathregan, co. Meath (d. c. 1376), mar. Elizabeth ....., and had issue:

1b. Sir Christopher Plunkett, of Rathregan, co. Meath, Sheriff of Meath (d. 1445), mar. before Oct 1399 Joande Cusack, dau. and hrss. of Sir Luke de Cusack, of Killeen and Dunsany, co. Meath, and had issue:

1c. John Plunkett, of Killeen, co. Meath (dvp.), mar., and had issue:

1d. Christopher Plunkett, later 1st Baron Killeen

2c. Christopher Plunkett, later 1st Baron Dunsany

3c. Thomas Plunkett, of Rathmore, Chief Justice of Ireland, mar., and had issue

4c. Rowland Plunkett, mar., and had issue

5c. Robert Plunkett (d. unm.)

6c. Edward Plunkett (d. unm.)

1c. Matilda/Maud Plunkett, mar. (1) Richard Talbot, Lord of Malahide, and (2) John Cornewalsh, and had issue by her first husband

2c. Elizabeth Plunkett, mar. Sir Robert Holywood, of Holywood and Artaine, co. Dublin (d. bef. 12 Sep 1430), and had issue

2b. John Plunkett, mar., and had issue

 

Christopher [Plunkett], 1st Baron Killeen

born

?

mar.

in or before 1432 Joan Bellew (mar. (2) Rowland [FitzEustace], 1st Baron Portlester; d. after 1463)

children

1. Christopher Plunkett, later 2nd Baron Killeen

2. Edmund Plunkett, later 3rd Baron Killeen

died

c. 1455

created

c. 1449 Baron Killeen

suc. by

son

note

in 1449 obtained confirmation of a market granted to his father-in-law, Sir Luke de Cusack, formerly lord of the manor of Killeen

 

Christopher [Plunkett], 2nd Baron Killeen

born

?

mar.

before 5 Jan 1463/4 Elizabeth Welles (mar. (2) James [Fleming], 7th Baron Slane), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir William Welles, Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1461-63 (by his wife Anne Barnewall, dau. of Sir Nicholas Barnewall, of Crickstown, Chief Justice of Ireland), younger brother of Lionel [de Welles], 6th Baron Welles

children

1. Janet Plunkett, mar. as his first wife Nicholas [St Lawrence], 3rd Baron Howth, and had issue

2. Elizabeth Plunkett, mar. William D'Arcy, of Plattyn, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 1467 of the plague

suc. by

brother

note

in 1465 he and his wife and others of the family joined with the Earls of Desmond and Kildare and the Bishop of Meath in founding the fraternity of St Nicholas  at Dunsany; with the English army sent into Offaly in 1466, when he was captured by O'Conor Faly but soon rescued

 

Edmund [Plunkett], 3rd Baron Killeen

born

c. 1449

mar. (1)

..... FitzGerald (dspm.), dau. of ..... FitzGerald

mar. (2)

Eleanor Fleming, only dau. of James [Fleming], 7th Baron Slane, by (his brother's widow) Elizabeth Plunkett (widow of Christopher [Plunkett], 2nd Baron Killeen), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir William Welles, Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1461-63 (by his wife Anne Barnewall, dau. of Sir Nicholas Barnewall, of Crickstown, Chief Justice of Ireland), younger brother of Lionel [de Welles], 6th Baron Welles

only child by second wife

1. John Plunkett, later 4th Baron Killeen

died

18 Aug 1510

suc. by

son by second wife

note

in 1489 he was one of the eleven Irish barons who obeyed King Henry VIII's summons to Greenwich, being ranked after Lord Slane and before Lord Howth; present at a Council in Trim 1493; a commander at the Battle of Knockdoe 1504

 

John [Plunkett], 4th Baron Killeen, PC

born

? (a minor in 1510)

mar. (1)

before 1523 Hon Margaret Preston (d. after 21 May 1527), dau. of William [Preston], 2nd Viscount Gormanston, by his first wife Anne Burnell, dau. of Sir Robert Burnell, of Ballgriffin, co. Dublin

children by first wife

1. Hon Patrick Plunkett, later 5th Baron Killeen

2. Hon Christopher Plunkett, later 6th Baron Killeen

3. Hon Henry Plunkett (dvp.)

1. Hon Anne Plunkett, mar. 1541 (div. 1541; dsp.) as his second wife Richard [Butler], 1st Viscount Mountgarret

mar. (2)

before 20 Jul 1536 Janet .....

mar. (3)

Ellen Barnewall (d. after 3 Dec 1542)

children by third wife

4. Hon James Plunkett, later 7th Baron Killeen

2. Hon Margaret Plunkett

died

19 Mar 1549/50

suc. by

son by first wife

note

he was a member of the Irish Council 1521/2, 1545/6 and 1549 and a Privy Councillor [I] 1529; sat in the Irish Parliament which conferred the title of King of Ireland on Henry VIII

 

Patrick [Plunkett], 5th Baron Killeen

born

c. 1521/2

died

s.p. shortly before 3 Jun 1556

suc. by

brother

 

Christopher [Plunkett], 6th Baron Killeen

born

?

mar.

1556 his second cousin Ellice Barnewall, dau. of Sir Christopher Barnewall, of Crickstown, by his wife Hon Catherine Fleming, dau. of Christopher [Fleming], 8th Baron Slane

children

1. Hon Maud Plunkett (d. after 26 Sep 1596), mar. (1) before 1571 Patrick [Plunkett], 3rd Baron Louth, and (2) ..... Shergold, and had issue by her first husband

2. Hon Catherine Plunkett, mar. David Sutton, of Castleton

3. Hon Margaret Plunkett, mar. Nicholas Aylmer, of Dollardstown

died

s.p.m. between 12 Mar 1560/1 and 8 Jun 1561

suc. by

half brother

 

James [Plunkett], 7th Baron Killeen

born

bef. 1542

mar.

c. 1560 Margery FitzJohn, dau. of Richard FitzJohn, of Fyanstown, co. Meath, by his wife Janet Plunkett, only dau. of Gerald Plunkett, of Rathmore

children

1. Hon Christopher Plunkett, later 8th Baron Killeen

2. Hon John Plunkett, of Loughcrew, co. Meath, mar. Thomasine Dillon, dau. of Henry Dillon, of Kentstown (by his wife Elizabeth Culpepper), younger bro. of James [Dillon], 1st Earl of Roscommon, and 2nd son of Sir Lucas Dillon, of Newtown and Moymet, co. Meath, Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer and Seneschal of the Barony of Kilkenny-West, and had issue:

1a. Edward Plunkett, of Loughcrew, co. Meath, mar., and had issue:

1b. Catherine Plunkett, mar. as his first wife her second cousin once removed James Plunkett, son of Col Hon George Plunkett (by his wife Cicely Hill, dau. of Sir William Hill, of Allenston, co. Meath), 4th son by his second wife of Luke [Plunkett], 1st Earl of Fingall, and had issue

2a. St Oliver Plunkett, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh 1669-81, beatified 1920, canonised 1975 (b. 1 Nov 1625; executed for high treason 1 Jul 1681 at Tyburn, London, by hanging, drawing and quartering)

3. Hon ..... Plunkett

4. Hon ..... Plunkett

5. Hon ..... Plunkett

1. Hon ..... Plunkett

2. Hon ..... Plunkett

3. Hon ..... Plunkett

died

13 Jan 1595

suc. by

son

 

Christopher [Plunkett], 8th Baron Killeen

born

c. 1564

mar.

before 26 Sep 1586 Genet Dillon (d. after 8 Jul 1615), sister of James [Dillon], 1st Earl of Roscommon, and dau. of Sir Lucas Dillon, of Newtown and Moymet, co. Meath, Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer and Seneschal of the Barony of Kilkenny-West, by his wife Jane Bathe, dau. of James Bathe, of Athcarne and Drumconragh, Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer

children

1. Hon Luke Plunkett, later 9th Baron Killeen later 1st Earl of Fingall

2. Father Patrick Plunkett, Abbot of St Mary's, Dublin, later Bishop of Ardagh and Bishop of Meath

3. Hon Sir Nicholas Plunkett, of Balrath, co. Meath, mar. Catherine Turner, dau. and hrss. of William Turner, alderman of Dublin, and had issue:

1a. Jane Plunkett (d. before 1690; bur. at Killarney, co. Kerry), mar. Sir Valentinte Browne, 3rd Bt., of Killarney, co. Kerry, titular 1st Viscount Kenmare, and had issue

1. Hon Eleanor Plunkett, mar. Andrew Nugent, of Donore, 1st son and heir of Richard Nugent, of Donore, by his wife Maud Barnewall, dau. of Sir Patrick Barnewall, of Crickstown, and had issue

2. Hon Anne Plunkett (d. 31 Dec 1616), mar. (1) William Wogan, of Rathcoffet, and (2) Thomas Hussey, of Mulhussey, co. Meath (d. 15 Sep 1629), 1st son and heir of Walter Hussey, of Mulhussey, co. Meath, by his wife Hon Alice Lynam, widow of Walter Lynam, of Adamston, and 2nd dau. of Thomas [Plunkett], 2nd Baron Louth, and had issue by her second husband

3. Hon Ismay Plunkett, mar. Gerald Lynch, of Knock, and had issue

4. Hon Jane Plunkett (d. after 24 Jan 1642/3), mar. in or before 1604 Richard [Nugent], 1st Earl of Westmeath, and had issue

died

before 29 Jan 1612/13

suc. by

son

note

Knight Marshall of the Camp 1598; granted the College of the Virgin Mary at Killeen 1608

 

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

created

26 Sep 1628 Earl of Fingall

 

The Barony of Killeen was held by the Earls of Fingall from 26 Sep 1628 until 5 Mar 1984, when on the death of Oliver James Horance [Plunkett], 12th Earl of Fingall and 20th Baron Killeen, both his titles became extinct.

 

 First written 3 Aug 2014

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