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Oliver Plunkett, 4th Baron Louth

Oliver Plunkett, 4th Baron Louth.
See genealogics.
He succ as Baron in 1578.
His seat was at Louth Hall, Co.Louth.
He mar 1stly to Frances Bagenal [descendant of Edward III].
He mar 2ndly, settlement 1605.
He died 5 Mar 1607.
He was bur Tallanstown, Co.Louth (near Louth Hall).
4th Baron had issue by 1st wife:

  1. Margaret Plunkett.
    She mar 1605 to Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam, 1st Viscount Fitzwilliam and had issue.

  2. Matthew Plunkett, 5th Baron Louth.
    He mar Mary Fitzwilliam and had issue.
    He died 19 July 1629.
    They are ancestors of Barons Louth of Louth Hall, Co.Louth.
    The Barons Louth were, like the Fitzwilliams, a prominent 17th century Roman Catholic family.
    They were Royalist in English Civil War, and supporters of King James against William.

Identified in [Ball, vol.2, 1903] as Margaret Plunkett, by Cornelius Johnson.
But Fitzwilliam Museum now says "Portrait of a woman" by unknown.
Portrait c.1625.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

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