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Tyrone, Earl of (I, 1673 - 1704)


Creation: let.pat. 9 Oct 1673


Extinct: 19 Oct 1704


Family name: Power




Or a Chief indented Sable


A Stag's Head cabossed proper attired Or between the attires a Crucifix proper


On either side an Angel proper vested Argent crined and winged Or holding in the exterior hand a Sword also proper pommelled and hilted Gold



Richard [Power], 6th Baron Le Power and Coroghmore later 1st Earl of Tyrone, PC

1st son and heir of John [Power], 5th Baron Le Power and Coroghmore, by his wife Ruth Pyphoe, dau. and hrss. of Robert Pyphoe, of St Mary's Abbey, Dublin




1654 Lady Dorothy Annesley (bur. in Waterford Cathedral), 1st dau. of Arthur [Annesley], 1st Earl of Anglesey, by his wife Elizabeth Altham, sister and cohrss. of Simon Altham, of Acton, co. Middlesex, and 1st dau. of Sir James Altham, of Oxhey, co. Hertford


1. Arthur Power (dvp. an infant)

2. Hon John Power, later 2nd Earl of Tyrone

3. Hon James Power, later 3rd Earl of Tyrone

1. Lady Helena Power, mar. John Walsh, of Pilltown, co. Kilkenny

2. Lady Dorothy Power (d. unm.)


betw. 27 Oct and 1 Nov 1690 in the Tower of London (bur. at Farnborough, co. Hampshire, with his father-in-law)


9 Oct 1673 Viscount of Decies and Earl of Tyrone

suc. by



Capt of a Company of Foot 1660/1;  Governor of Waterford city and co. 1661;  Member of Parliament for co. Waterford 1661-65/6;  suc. his father as 6th Baron Le Power and Coroghmore betw. 4 Dec 1665 and 19 Feb 1665/6;  Privy Councillor [I] 1667-79;  Col of the "Orange" Regiment of Foot 1670;  received a grant of the territory in co. Waterford known as the Decies 1673;  for alleged complicity in the Popish Plot of 1679 he was imprisoned in Dublin Castle and later in the Gatehouse at Westminster, from where he was released on bail of 30,000;  Privy Councillor [I] 1686 under King James ; Lord Lieutenant of co. Waterford;  in receipt of a Government pension of 300 1687/8;  Col of a new Regiment of Foot 1688;  attended King James's Parliament in Dublin 1689 ; fought with his regiment at the Battle of the Boyne 1689, when he was made a prisoner at the surrender of Cork to Marlborough  and taken to the Tower of London;  outlawed 1691 after his death, but the outlawry was reversed on a writ of error brought by his son the next year


John [Power], 2nd Earl of Tyrone


c. 1665


20 May 1673 (annulled 5 Aug 1677) his first cousin Catharine FitzGerald (b. 6 Aug 1660; mar. (2) 25 Mar 1676/7 Brig Gen Hon Edward Villiers later FitzGerald (dvp. 1693), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of George [Villiers], 4th Viscount Grandison; and (3) General Rt Hon William Steuart MP, Commander-in-Chief in Ireland (b. 1643; d. 4 Jun 1726), 2nd son of Col William Stewart by his wife Barbara Stewart, 2nd dau. of Henry Stewart, of Corrigan, co. Tyrone; d. 26 Dec 1725; bur. in Westminster Abbey) , only child and hrss. of Sir John FitzGerald, of Dromana, co. Waterford, Lord of the Decies, by his first wife Hon Katherine Power, sister of Richard [Power], 1st Earl of Tyrone, and 1st dau. of John [Power], 5th Baron Le Power and Coroghmore


s.p. 14 Oct 1693 (bur. in the Protestant Church of Carrick-on-Suir, co. Waterford)

suc. by



he was a Protestant and was said to have been in Londonderry during the siege of 1689 ; as such he was attainted by King James's Irish Parliament 1689; obtained the reversal of his father's outlawry by a writ of error 1692


James [Power], 3rd Earl of Tyrone




13 Dec 1692 Anne Rickard (d. 26 Sep 1729; bur. in the Protestant Church at Carrick-on-Suir, co. Waterford), 1st dau. and hrss. of Andrew Rickard, of Dangan-Spidoge, co. Kilkenny, by his wife Anne Hooke, dau. and hrss. of Rev Thomas Hooke DD, also of Dangan-Spidoge, co. Kilkenny

only child

1. Lady Katherine Power, on 19 Dec 1767 the Barony of La Poer was confirmed on her and her heirs by a decision of the Irish House of Lords despite the said Barony never having being a barony in fee (b. 29 Nov 1701; d. 16 or 27 Jul 1769; bur. at Clonegam, co. Waterford), mar. 16 Jul 1717 Marcus [Beresford], 1st Earl of Tyrone, and had issue


s.p.m. 19 Aug 1704 (bur. in the Protestant Church of Carrick-on-Suir, co. Waterford)


although a Protestant, he was a Capt in his father's Regiment of Foot; at the surrender of Waterford 1690 he submitted to King William III and was given a pardon under the Great Seal 1697; Governor of the city and co. of Waterford 1691-1704


 First written 20 Feb 2012



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