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Richard Plunkett

Richard Plunkett (see here),
of Bewley, Co.Louth,
mar Alice D'Arcy of Trim, Co.Meath,
King's serjeant-at-law 34th Edward III (i.e. at time of death 1360),
died 17th Sept 1360,
had issue:

Walter Plunkett, born est c.1355,
Sheriff of Louth 1410 (11th Henry IV),
mar Joan Netterville [dau of Thomas Netterville, prob. same family as NETTERVILLE in [Burkes Extinct]],
died 1st Feb 1436, age est c.81 yrs,
had issue:

Walter Plunkett, of Bewley,
appears on Plea Roll of 5 Henry V (1418),
mar Genet Luttrell [poss. descendant of Edward I],
had issue:

Walter Plunkett, of Bewley,
appears on Plea Roll of 23 Henry VI (1445),
mar --- Bellew,
had issue:

Sir John Plunkett, Kt, of Bewley,
Sheriff of Louth 1497,
mar Catherine Nangle [descendant of Edward I],
died 14th Feb 1508,
had issue:

  1. Oliver Plunkett, 1st Baron Louth, cr 1541.

  2. Sir John Plunkett, Kt, of Bewley, ancestor of Plunkett of Bewley,
    probably father of:

    1. Elizabeth Plunkett,
      "dau of Sir John Plunkett, of Beaulieu, by his wife, Anne, dau of Robert Barnewall, of Dromenagh",
      mar Christopher St.Lawrence, 7th (20th) Baron Howth and had issue.

Beaulieu House, Co.Louth

The estate of Bewley or Beaulieu (pronounced "Bewly"), near Drogheda, Co.Louth.
Plunkett came to Bewley in late 1200s.
[Great Irish Houses] says there was probably a 16th century fort or tower house there.
Plunkett built a new house there in 1625.
They sold the estate to Tichborne in 1650.

The beautiful Beaulieu House was built 1660-67 by the Tichborne family.
It is one of the earliest unfortified country houses in Ireland.
It incorporates part of the 1625 Plunkett house inside it.

Beaulieu House is today the finest surviving 17th century country house in Ireland.
See BEAULIEU in [Irish Country Houses].
See chapter in [Great Irish Houses].

Beaulieu House on 1829 to 1842 map.

Beaulieu House.
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From Google Street View.

Beaulieu House.
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Beaulieu House.
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Beaulieu House video.

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