Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

My wife's ancestors - Plunkett - Contents


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.
He came to Bewley late in reign of Henry III (reigned 1216-1272).
Held advowson of church of Bewley 1322.
He had issue:

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

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

    2. Alice Plunkett.
      She 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.
      He sat in the parliaments and great council of 1374.
      He had issue:

      1. Sir Christopher Plunkett, Kt.

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