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Robert St.Lawrence, 2nd Baron Howth

Robert St.Lawrence, 2nd Baron Howth (see here),
born c.1435 (age 28 at father's death).
Also styled the "15th Lord of Howth".
Sheriff of the county of Dublin in 1456.

He mar 1stly, pre-1459, to Alice White [dau of Nicholas White, of Killester, Co.Dublin].
Through his wife he acquired the manor of Killester, Co.Dublin.
He succ as Lord of Howth when his father died 1462-64.
Howth Castle was originally built 1464.
Alice died pre-1478.

He mar 2ndly, 1478, to Joan Beaufort [descendant of Edward III].
Appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1483. But this appointment was obstructed by 8th Earl of Kildare.
He died 1486, London, age c.51 yrs.
He was bur Blackfriars, London.
2nd Baron had issue by 1st wife:

  1. Nicholas St.Lawrence, 3rd Baron Howth.
    [Complete Peerage] says he is child of 1st mar, not 2nd mar.
    Proof that is correct is that he informs the King of a plot in 1487, which he would hardly do if he was 9 years old.

Entry for 2nd Baron in [Complete Peerage].

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