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Oliver Plunkett, 4th Baron Louth

Oliver Plunkett, 4th Baron Louth (see here),
succ as Baron in 1578,
seat of Barons Louth was at Louth Hall, Co.Louth,
mar 1stly to Frances Bagenal,
he died 5 Mar 1607,
bur Tallanstown, Co.Louth (near Louth Hall),
had issue by 1st wife:

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

  2. Matthew Plunkett, 5th Baron Louth,
    mar Mary Fitzwilliam,
    he died 19th July 1629, having had issue.
    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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