Humphrys genealogy

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Wicklow Castle

Wicklow Castle ("The Black Castle"), at the harbour mouth, Wicklow town.
Was for many years a frontier castle of The Pale.

The original castle was built by Maurice Fitzgerald after 1169.
Re-built by William Fitzwilliam around 1375.
Sir Edward Perrers (fl 1403) was Constable of Wicklow Castle.
Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam (died 1592) was Constable of Wicklow Castle.
Sir Richard Fitzwilliam (died 1595) was Constable of Wicklow Castle.
Sir William Ussher was Constable of Wicklow Castle in 1597.


Wicklow Castle ("The Black Castle").
Drawn by Gabriel Beranger. 18th century.
From Royal Irish Academy. Image from here. Creative Commons Non-Commercial use.
See full size.

The ruin of Wicklow Castle on 1887 to 1913 map.
See modern street view.

The ruin of Wicklow Castle.
Photo 2013. See full size and wider shot.

Wicklow Castle.
Photo 2013. See full size.

Wicklow Castle.
Photo 2007. From Chris Tomlinson. Creative Commons.

Wicklow Castle.
The larger part of the ruin.
Photo 2013. See full size.
See LHS window and RHS window.

Wicklow Castle.
The smaller part of the ruin, looking out to sea.
Photo 2013. See full size.

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