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Sir Christopher Plunkett, Kt.

Killeen Castle and Dunsany Castle in [Taylor and Skinner, 1777].

Sir Christopher Plunkett, Kt (see here).
He mar 1403 to Joan Cusack [dau of Sir Lucas Cusack, Kt, Lord of Killeen].
Joan was heiress of Killeen Castle, Dunsany, Co.Meath,
and of neighbouring Dunsany Castle, Dunsany, Co.Meath.
Dunsany Castle was originally built c.1200 by Hugh de Lacy, who must be Hugh de Lacy, Earl of Ulster, son of Hugh de Lacy, 1st Lord of Meath who built Killeen Castle.

Sir Christopher by this marriage inherited Killeen Castle and Dunsany Castle.
He became Lord of Killeen.
He died 1445.
Sir Christopher and Joan had issue:

  1. John Plunkett, of Killeen, died pre-1445, having had issue:

    1. Sir Christopher Plunkett, Lord of Killeen,
      mar Joanna Bellew,
      he was meant to have died 1462,
      except his widow re-married 1458 [Complete Peerage],
      had issue:

      1. Christopher Plunkett, Lord of Killeen,
        mar Elizabeth Welles [descendant of Edward I] and had issue:

        1. Janet Plunkett, or Genet, mar Nicholas St.Lawrence, 3rd (16th) Baron Howth and had issue.

      2. Edmund Plunkett, Lord of Killeen.
        Ancestor of Earls of Fingall, of Killeen Castle, Co.Meath.
        Ancestor of St. Oliver Plunkett.

  2. Christopher Plunkett, 1st Baron of Dunsany, cr 1439.
    Ancestor of Baron Dunsany, of Dunsany Castle, Co.Meath.

  3. Thomas Plunkett, of Rathmore, Co.Meath, ancestor (probably father) of:

    1. Anne Plunkett,
      or Anna Plunket [see her tomb],
      of Rathmore, Co.Meath,
      or "Ratoath" [according to her tomb],
      mar pre-1435 to Christopher St.Lawrence, 1st Baron Howth and had issue.

  4. Rowland Plunkett, had issue:

    1. Sir Thomas Plunkett, Chief Justice,
      built Dunsoghly Castle c.1470.

  5. Maud Plunkett,
    mar 1stly, 1429, to Sir Walter Hussey ["Lord Galtrim"],
    on their wedding day, he was called out to some local skirmish and he was killed,
    the story is immortalised in the ballad The Bride of Malahide by Gerald Griffin,
    mar 2ndly to Sir Richard Talbot, Lord of Malahide,
    died in 1482, bur in huge tomb with effigy in ruins of Malahide Abbey, beside Malahide Castle, N Co.Dublin.


Sir Christopher Plunkett is also probably father (or grandfather) of:

  1. (dau) Plunkett
    (dau of Plunkett of Killeen, Co.Meath),
    mar Jenico Dartas and had issue.

Tomb of Maud Plunkett, Malahide Abbey

Malahide Abbey, beside Malahide Castle, Co.Dublin.

Malahide Abbey.
From [Cromwell, 1820].

Tomb of Maud Plunkett, Malahide Abbey, beside Malahide Castle.
See larger and full size.
From South Dublin Libraries. Patrick Healy collection. See terms of use.
See other shot (and full size) from here.

Malahide Abbey.
Think this shows Tomb of Maud Plunkett.
Photo 2006. From Alan Bruce. See terms of use.

Malahide Abbey.
Photo 2010. See larger and full size.
From here. See terms of use.

Malahide Abbey.
Photo from by Marijn Kampf. See terms of use.
See other shot.

Drone flight over Malahide Abbey and Malahide Castle.

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