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Plunkett




Plunkett is of Danish (Viking) origin.
They were already in Ireland when the Normans arrived 1169.
We start with:

  
John Plunkett,
of Bewley (or Beaulieu), Co.Louth,
came to Bewley late in reign of Henry III (reigned 1216-72),
held advowson of church of Bewley 1322,
had issue:


  1. John Plunkett, of Bewley, Co.Louth,
    granted in 1337 (10th Edward III) the wardship of Nicholas St.Lawrence, Lord of Howth (whose father had just died),
    had issue:


    1. Richard Plunkett, of Bewley, Co.Louth,
      ancestor of Barons Louth.


    2. Alice Plunkett,
      mar Nicholas St.Lawrence, Lord of Howth [her father's ward] and had issue.


  2. Richard Plunkett, of Rathregan, Co.Meath, had issue:
    1. Richard Plunkett, sat in the parliaments and great council of 1374, had issue:

      1. Sir Christopher Plunkett, Kt.






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