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MICHAEL-JAMES-ROBERT DILLON, Ean 1 of Roscom MON, and Baron Kilkenny West, co. Westmeath, claimed the title on the decease of Patrick, llth earl, as lineal descendant and heir male of Patrick Dillon, 7th son of the 1st earl; and after an investigation which lasted several years, and in the course of which two counter claims were advanced, the House of Lords decided in his favour 19 June 1828; born 2 Oct. 1798; married, 19 Aug. 1830, Charlotte, da. of John Talbot, esq., and sister of the earl of Shrewsbury, and had a son, b. 12 Sept. 1831, d. same day.
THIs noble family is descended from HENRY DILLoN, who obtained from king John, while earl of Mortaigne, a grant of a large tract of country in Ireland, afterwards distinguished by the appellation of Dillon's country. GERALD DILLoN, of Drumrany, chief of the family of Dillon, towards the end of the 14th century, left two sons, the elder of whom, Maurice, was ancestor of the viscounts Dillon (see that title); and the 2d, sir JAMEs, was progenitor of the earls of Roscommon. JAMES DILLON, 1st earl of Roscommon, was created, 24 Jan. 1619, lord Dillon, barom of Kilkenny West, and, 5 Aug. 1622, advanced to the dignity of earl of Roscommon, he m. Eleanor, da. of sir Christopher Barnewall, of Turvey, and had issue 7 sons, 1. ROBERT, 2d earl. 2. LUCAs, of Twomere, ancestor of the 9th, 10th, and 11th earls. 3. THOMAS; 4. CHRISTOPHER; 5. GEORGE: 6. JoHN, all d. S.p. 7. PATRICK, ancestor of the present earl. JAMEs, 1st earl of Roscommon, d. 1641, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Robert, 2d earl, m., 1st, Margaret, da. of David, earl of Barrymore, by whom he had issue, 1. JAMES, 3d earl. He m., 2dly, Dorothea, da. of George, earl of Huntingdon; and, 3dly, Anne, da. of sir William Stroud, of Stoke, co. Somerset, by whom he had, 2. CAREY, 5th earl. 3. HENRY, d. young. The 2d earld. 1642, and was succeeded by his eldest son, JAMEs, 3d earl, m. Elizabeth, sister of Thomas, earl of Strafford, d. 1649, and was succeeded by his only son, WENTWORTH, 4th earl, (the celebrated poet,) twice m., but d. S.p. 20 Jan. 1684, and was succeeded by his uncle of half blood, CAREY, 5th earl, m. Catherine, da. of John Warden, of Chester, d. 24 Nov. 1689, leaving an only son, ROBERT, 6th earl, m. Margaret, da. of sir Thomas Putts, of Coomber, co. Devon, and had issue, 1. ROBERT, 7th earl. 2. JAMES, 8th earl. The 6th earl d. 1715, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Rob ERT, 7th earl, d. S.p. 1721, and was succeeded by his brother, JAMEs, 8th earl, d. S.p. 1746, when the male issue of the 2d earl became extinct, and the title devolved upon
ROBERT, 9th earl, great-grandson of Lucas, 2d son of the 1st earl. He was a marshal in the French army, and dying 1770, was succeeded by his brother, JOHN, 10th earl, who d. 1783, leaving an only son, PATRICK, 11th earl, b. 15 March 1769, m. Barbara, da. of Ignatius Beg, of Beleg, co. Roscommon, esq., and d. 17 Nov. 1816, leaving an only da., MARIA, b. 2 June 1798. Upon his death, the title was claimed by the present earl, as lineal descendant and heir male of Patrick Dillon, 7th son of the 1st earl, whose descent we now proceed to State. PATRICK DILLON, 7th son of the 1st earl, m. Jane, da. of baron Malone, of Ballymahowne and Clanmulla, and had issue, JAMEs, of Rath, m., 1st, Elizabeth, da. of Weal, of Lancashire, by whom he had issue, 1. EdwańD, m. Penelope Sharpless, and had issue, Robert Dillon, esq., of Dublin, who claimed the title of earl of Roscommon, in the Irish house of peers, but d. unm. He m., 2dly, Penelope Horan, by whom he had issue, 2. MICHAEL ; 3. FRANCEs. 4. JAMES. Mich AEL, Dillon, 2d son of James, m. Mary, da. of John Jemmett, of Old Bridge, co. Meath, and had issue, JAMEs, of Dublin, m. Elizabeth, da. of Joseph Plunket, of co. Roscommon, *:::: and had, besides other issue, 2 sons, MICHAEL and JAMES. ----Michael, capt. in the Dublin militia, slain by the Irish rebels, at the battle of Ross, 5 June 1798, having m. Mary,...da. of rev. Richard Griffith, and leaving his wife emceinte of MICHAEL-JAMES-ROBERT, present and 12th earl. Heir Presumptive—JAMES DILLON, esq., the earl’s uncle. Creations—Baron, 24 Jan. 1619; Earl, 5 Aug. 1622. Arms—Argent, a lion rampant between three crescents, each with an estoile between the horns gules; over all a fess azure. Crest—On a chapeau, gules turned up ermine, a falcon rising argent. Supporters—Derter, a griffin, wings elevated vert, armed or. Sinister, a falcon close gules, beaked, membered and belled Or. Motto — Aurilium ab alto. Help from above.
WILLIAM-BASIL-PERCY FEILDING, EARL of DESMOND, Viscount Callan, and Baron Feilding, of Lecaghe, in Ireland; also Earl of Denbigh, Viscount Feilding, Baron Feilding, of Newnham Paddox, and St. Liz, in England, and a Count of the Roman Empire; born 25 March JOHN-CHAMBRE BRABAZON, Eant of MEATH, and Lord Brabazon, Baron of Ardee, co. Louth, in the Peerage of Ireland, and Baron Chaworth, of Eaton Hall, co. Chester, in that of the United Kingdom, K.P., Lord Lieutenant co. Dublin, Custos Rotulorum co. Wicklow, and P.C., in Ireland ; born 9 April 1772, succeeded his brother, William, the late earl, 26 May 1797, created Baron Chaworth, 10 Sept. 1831 ; married, 31 Dec. 1801, Melesina-Adelaide, 4th da of John, 1st earl Clanwilliam, and has issue, 1. Ax thoxy, lord Ardee, b. 10 Nov. 1802, d. 9 Feb. 1826; —2. WILLIAM, lord Brabazon, b. Oct. 1803, M.P. for co. Dublin; married, 23 Nov. 1837, Harriet, da.ofsir Richard Brooke, of Norton Priory, bart. ; –3. John, b. 29 May 1805; -–4. Richand ; –5. TheoDost A. b. June 1808, m., 22 June 1832, Archibald, viscount Acheson, son of
Heir. Apparent—RUDolph-WILLIAM-BASIL, Wiscount FEILDING, the earl's son. Creations—Earl, Wiscount, and Baron, 22
See EARL of DENBIGH, in the Peerage of England.
the earl of Gosford.
The family of Brabazon was seated at Moseley and Eastwell, co. Leicester, as early as the time of Henry III. Joux BaaBazox, 3d son of John of Eastwell, was father of sir William, who was treasurer of Ireland 23 years, and d. 1548, leaving issue. Eowand, created, 19 July 1616, baron Brabazon, of Ardee, d. 7 Aug. 1625, and was succeeded by his eldest son, WILLIAM, 2d lord, created, 16 April 1627, earl of Meath, d. 1651, leaving an only son, EDWARD, 2d earl, d. 1675, leaving three sons, successively earls of Meath, viz. WILLIAM, 3d earl, d. 1634; Ed WARD, 4th earl, d. 1707; and CHAMBRE, 5th earl, d. 1715, and was succeeded by his eldest son, CHAWORTH, 6th earl, who d, without issue, 12 Dec. 1758, and was succeeded by his brother, EDWARD, 7th earl, m. Martha, dal of the rev. William Collins, of Warwick, and had issue, 1. ANthony, 8th earl. 2. Williams, b. Aug. 1723, d. 29 Nov. 1790, m., 10 May 1764, Catharine, da. and sole h. of Arthur Gifford, ., of Atherne, and by her (who d. 11 Feb. 1833) had issue, 1. Edward, b. 1767, m. miss Tuke, and d. without issue. | 2. Arthur-Gifford, b. 15 June 1768, m., 20 Jan. 1788, Margaret, eldest da. of John Haig, M.D., and d. 30 June 1817. 3. Martha, b. 1765, d. young. 4. Barbara, b. 24 July 1769, n., 22 May 1788, John Moore, esq., of Ber pstead, co. Herts. The earld. 24 Nov. 1772, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Anthony, 5th earl, b. Feb. 1721, m., 20
ARTHUR-JAMES PLUNKETT, EARL of FINGALL, Baron Kil. leen, of Killeen Castle, co. Meath, in the Peerage of Ireland, and Baron Fingall, of Woolhampton Lodge, co. Berks, in that of the United Kingdom, P.C. for Ireland; a Lord in waiting to her Majesty; born at Geneva, 29 March 1791; succeeded his father, Arthur-James, late earl, 30 July 1836; married, 11 Dec. 1817, Louisa, only da. of Elias Corbally, esq., and
has issue, 1. ARTHUR-JAMES, lord Killeen, b. 1819; RoBERT, b. 23 Nov. 1820; —3. MARY-FRANCEs, b. and d. 1822; 4. WILLIAM-MATHEw, b. 1824; –5. EMMA-FRANCEs, b. 1826;
THE family of Plunkett is supposed (says Lodge) to be of Danish origin; the time of its settlement in Ireland cannot be decidedly ascertained, but it was certainly as early as the reign of Henry III: John Plunkett, of Bewley, co. Louth, living 1322, had issue 2 sons; John, ancestor of the baroms Louth ; (see that title; ) and Richard, of Rathregan, co. Meath, whose grandson, sir Christopher Plunkett, lived in the reigns of Henry VI. and Edward IV., and had issue, by Joan, his wife, only da. and h. of sir Lucas Cusac, lord of Killeen and Dunsamy, 2 sons; John, lord of Killeen, ancestor of the present earl; and Christopher, ancestor of the lords Dunsany (see that
title). LUCAS, 10th lord Killeen, (7th in descent from John above named,) was created, 26 Sept. 1628, earl of Fingall, and d. 29 March 1637, leaving, besides other issue, CHRISTOPHER, 2d earl; and George, grandfather of the 6th earl. CHRISTOPHER, 2d earl, d. 1649, and was succeeded by his son, LUKE, 3d earl, father of PETER, 4th earl, who was outlawed 1691, (by the name of Luke,) for his attachment to king James II. ; but his outlawry was taken off 1697, and he d. 1717, leaving an § son, JUSTIN, 5th earl, who dying without issue, 24 March 1734, the title devolved on his kinsman, ROBERT,6th earl,(grandson of GEoRGE, younger son of the 1st earl,) m. Mary, da. of Robert Magenis, esq., and d. in Paris, 1758, leaving issue, 1. ARTHUR-JAMES, 7th earl. 2. LUKE. 3. ANNE, m. William Saltmarsh, co. York, esq., and d. Feb. 1802. He d. 1738, and was succeeded by his son, ARTHUR-JAMEs, 7th earl of Fingall, and 16th lord Killeen; b. July 1731, m., 18 March 1755, Henrietta-Maria, only da. and h. of William Woolascot, of Woolhampton,
co. Berks, esq., and by her (who d. 12 March 1808) had issue, 1. ARTHUR-JAMES, 8th earl. 2. LUKE, b. 10 June 1761, a capt. in the Austrian service, was killed near Alexandria, in Italy, 23 Sept. 1794. 3. Robert, b. 15 ; 1765, d. May 1823. 4. WILLIAM, b. 10 May 1770, a col. in the Austrian service, d. 24 March 1806. 5. THERESA, b. 19 Feb. 1763, m. James Dease, of Turbotstown, co. Westmeath,
esq. The earl, d. 21 Aug. 1793, and was succeeded by his eldest son, ARTHUR-JAMEs, 8th earl, K.P., b. 9 Sept. 1759, created Baron Fingall, of Woolhampton Lodge, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, by patent, 20 June 1831, m., 18 Dec. 1785, Frances, only da. of John Donnellan, of Bally Donnellan, co. Galway, esq., by whom (who d. 30 Jan. 1835) he had ISSue, 1. ARTHUR-JAMES, present earl. 2. HARRIET, b. 12 Aug. 1792, m., ll Sept. 1817, John Jones, jun., of Llanarth court, co. Monmouth, esq. 3. John, b. 29 Dec. 1794, d. an infant. The earl d. 30 July 1836, and was succeeded by his only surviving son, ARTHUR-JAMEs, present and 9th earl. Heir Apparent—ARTHUR - JAMEs, lord KILLEEN, eldest son of the earl. Creations—Baron Killeen, 1181; Earl of Fingall, 1628. (Irish titles.) Baron Fingall, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, 20 June 1831. Arms—Sable a bend, and in the sinister chief a tower argent. Crest—A horse passant argent. Supporters—Derter, a pegasus per fessor, and argent. Sinister, an ibex, or heraldic antelope, argent, armed, maned, tufted, collared and chained, or. Motto—Festina lente. Quick without impetuosity.
FREDERICK-JOHN-WILLIAM LAMBART, Eaml of the County of CAVAN, Viscount Kilcoursie, in King's county, and Lord Lambart, Baron of Cavan ; born 30 Dec. 1815; succeeded his grandfather, RichardFord-William, late earl, 21 Nov. 1837; a Cornet in the 7th Dragoon
olivrn Lamnant (descended from an ancient family of that namesettled in Yorkshire and Northumberland) was appointed overnor of Connaught, 1601, and 17 Feb. 617, created baron of Caran. He d. 1618, leaving a son, CHARLEs, 2d lord, who, 1 April 1647. was created viscount kurourrie and earl of Caean, m. Jane, dia. of Richard, lord Robartes, of Truro, and sister of the 1-t earl of Radnor, and had issue, RICHARD, 2d earl, who, by Rose, dal of sir Jame-Ware, knt., had issue, CHARLEs, 3d earl. He m. Castellina, sister of St. Leger Gilbert, esq., and had issue, RICHARD, 4th earli and Henry, whose son, Ric HARD, became 6th earl. Richand, 4th earl, m. Margaret, sister of sir Patrick Trant, and had issue, Fort D, 5th earl, m., 24 March 1741, Elizabeth, da. of James Wale, *]: and had issue, 2 das.; Sophia, d. May 1775; and Gertrude, m. sir Michael Cronnie, bart., d. 21 May 1808. The earl d. 29 Sept. 1772, and was succeeded by Richarin, 6th earl, son of the hon. Henry Lambart, 2d son of the 3d earl, m., 1st, Sophia, h. of the hon. Oliver Lambart, 4th son of Charles, 3d earl of Cavan, by whom he had no issue; and, 2dly, 13 Nov. 1762, Elizabeth, eldest da. of George Davis, esq., a commissioner of the navy, and by her (who d. 27 Feb. 1811) had issue, # Richand-Ford-William, 7th car. 2. Sophia, b. 1767, d. unm. 3. Elizabeth Jax *.*. 16 April 1775, m., 9 Nov. 1793, William-Henry Ricketts, esq., R.N., nephew of John, earl St. Vincent, G.C.B., (which marriage was dissolved by act of parliament, in April 1790,) and she re-m., No. 1900, the rev. Richard Brickenden, and d. 17 Jan. 1830. His lordship d. 2 Nov. 1778, and was succeeded by his only son, Richand-Fond-William,7th earl, K.C., a gen. in the army, governor of Calshot
Gould, knt., one of the judges of the court of Common Pleas, in England, and by her (who d. 1 Oct. 1813) had issue, 1. Richard-Henry-Robert-Gilbent, b. 24 March 1783, and d. 19 Feb. 1785.