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Our common ancestors - Plunkett - Contents


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

John Plunkett,
of Bewley (or Beaulieu), Co.Louth,
came to Bewley late in reign of Henry III (reigned 1216-72),
held advowson of church of Bewley 1322,
had issue:

  1. John Plunkett, of Bewley, Co.Louth,
    granted in 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 Nicholas St.Lawrence, Lord of Howth [her father's ward] 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.

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