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Oliver Plunkett, 4th Baron Louth

Oliver Plunkett, 4th Baron Louth (see here),
succ as Baron in 1578,
mar 1stly to Frances Bagenal,
he died 5 Mar 1607,
bur Tallanstown, Co.Louth (near Louth Hall, see old map),
had issue by 1st wife:

  1. Margaret Plunkett,
    mar 1605 to Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam, 1st Viscount Fitzwilliam and had issue.

  2. Matthew Plunkett, 5th Baron Louth,
    mar Mary Fitzwilliam,
    he died 19th July 1629, having had issue
    [ancestors of Barons Louth of Louth Hall, Co.Louth].
    The Barons Louth were, like the Fitzwilliams, a prominent 17th century Roman Catholic family.
    They were Royalist in English Civil War, and supporters of King James against William.

Identified in [Ball, vol.2, 1903] as Margaret Plunkett, by Cornelius Janssen (who painted in England).
But Fitzwilliam Museum now says "Portrait of a woman" by unknown.
Portrait c.1625.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Louth Hall

Louth Hall, Co.Louth (S of Tallanstown, towards Ardee) is now a ruin.
It is an old tower-house with a large building of date 1760 attached, and 19th century battlements.
See [Irish Country Houses].

Louth Hall in [Taylor and Skinner, 1777].

Louth Hall on 1829 to 1842 map.

Louth Hall on 1887 to 1913 map.
See modern satellite view.

Louth Hall.
From [Irish Country Houses]. Picture credit George Gossip.

Louth Hall.
From [Irish Country Houses]. Picture credit Foras Forbartha and William Garner.

Louth Hall, now a ruin.
Photo uploaded 2011. See full size. From here.

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