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Plunkett, Baron Louth




Plunkett is of Danish (Viking) origin. They were already in Ireland when the Normans arrived 1169.


John Plunkett,
of Bewley (or Beaulieu), near Drogheda, Co.Louth,
of Bewley temp late Henry III (reigned 1216-72),
held advowson of church of Bewley 1322,
had issue:

  1. John Plunkett, of Bewley, Co.Louth,
    granted 1337 (10th Edward III) the wardship of Nicholas St.Lawrence, Lord of Howth (whose father had just died),
    had issue:

    1. Richard Plunkett, of Bewley, Co.Louth, ancestor of Barons Louth.

    2. Alice Plunkett,
      mar her father's ward, Nicholas St.Lawrence, Lord of Howth and had issue.


  2. Richard Plunkett, of Rathregan, Co.Meath, had issue:
    1. Richard Plunkett, sat in the parliaments and great council of 1374, had issue:

      1. Sir Christopher Plunkett, Kt.




The Barons Plunket claim to be a branch of the old Irish house of Plunkett (though there is little evidence for this):

Rev. Thomas Plunket,
minister of Church of Scotland,
had issue:

  1. William Conyngham Plunket, 1st Baron Plunket, born 1765.




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