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Christopher St.Lawrence, 1st Baron Howth

Tomb of Christopher St.Lawrence, 1st Baron Howth (died 1462) and his wife Anne Plunkett.
Photo of plaque at Howth Abbey.
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Christopher St.Lawrence, 1st Baron Howth (see here).
He mar pre-1435 to Anne Plunkett.
[DNB] seems to be wrong to list his wife as "Elizabeth Bermingham of Athenry".
He succ his father in 1435 as lord of Howth.
The Barony of Howth was recognised later by the Crown in 1489, and he was recognised in retrospect as the 1st Baron. But the Lordship of Howth was considered to be much older. He was also called the 13th Baron Howth.

He died 1462 [according to tomb].
He died between Sept 1462 and Jan 1464 [regarded at the time as the end of 1463].
He and his wife are both bur St.Mary's "Abbey" Church, Howth.
HOWTH in [Lewis, 1837] says: "Among the monuments is one of marble to Christopher, 13th baron of Howth, and his lady, whose effigies are still entire, ... decorated with sculptured emblems of the crucifixion, and coats of arms".
Tomb inscription says in Latin: Here lies Lord "Cristoferus de Sancto Laurent" and his wife Lady "Anna" daughter of "Plunket" of "Ratoath". His Lordship died in "MCCCC Sexto II" (1462). God have mercy on their souls.
1st Baron and Anne had issue:

  1. Robert St.Lawrence, 2nd Baron Howth.

Entry for 1st Baron in [Complete Peerage].

Tomb of 1st Baron, Howth Abbey.
From [Ball, vol.5, 1917].

Inscription on the tomb.
From [Ball, vol.5, 1917].
Legible is his date of death: "MCCCC Sexto II" (1462).

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