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Nicholas St.Lawrence, 3rd (16th) Baron Howth



Nicholas St.Lawrence, 3rd (16th) Baron Howth,
succ 1486,
unlike others in Ireland (who were led by the 8th Earl of Kildare), he refused to recognise the pretender Lambert Simnel in 1487,
instead he informed Henry VII of the plot,
he was rewarded with a confirmation by charter 1489 in the lands of Howth,
mar 1stly to Janet Plunkett [descendant of Edward I],
knighted 1494,
in 1497 he was appointed chancellor of the exchequer, replaced 1520,
had issue by 1st wife:


  1. Christopher St.Lawrence, 4th (17th) Baron Howth,
    mar pre-1509 to Anne Bermingham,
    before 1526 he served as Sheriff of Co.Dublin when residing at Baldungan,
    succ 1526,
    a report of 1537 disparages various Irish nobles, and says "The Lord of Howth in co. Dublin is another with neither wit nor men" [Complete Peerage],
    died at Howth, 20 Apr 1542, bur Howth,
    Anne fl 1542,
    had issue:

    1. Edward St.Lawrence, 5th (18th) Baron Howth, born 1508, succ 1542, died 1549.

    2. Richard St.Lawrence, 6th (19th) Baron Howth, succ 1549, died 1558.

    3. Christopher St.Lawrence, 7th (20th) Baron Howth,
      "the blind Lord".


mar 2ndly to Anne Berford,
fought with the 8th Earl of Kildare against the Irish at the Battle of Knockdoe, Co.Galway, 1504,
he became a strong Geraldine supporter,
mar 3rdly, February 1505, to Alison Fitzsimons [dau of Robert Fitzsimons and Genet Cusack],
his will was dated 1 February 1505,
Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1509-12 (see here),
died 10 July 1526, bur Howth,
had issue by 3rd wife:


  1. Marion St.Lawrence,
    or Marian,
    mar Sir Christopher Nugent and had issue.



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