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First Reading

Ruben  •  Link

"Charles MacCarty, Viscount Muskerry was the son of Donough MacCarty, 1st Earl of Clancarty and Eleanor Butler. He married Lady Margaret Bourke, daughter of Ulrick Bourke, 1st Marquess of Clanricarde and Lady Anne Compton, from 2 March 1659/60 to May 1661. He died on 3 June 1665, slain on board The Royal Charles, while fighting the Dutch. He was buried on 22 June 1665 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England" see:

Pedro  •  Link

Lord Muskerry.

He was Ormond’s brother-in-law.

On 29th March 1644, Lord Muskerry and Confederate agents at Oxford demanded complete freedom for the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland and an independent Irish parliament in exchange for an Irish army to serve the King. Later in December Lord Muskerry and the Confederate agents were dismissed from Oxford.

Pedro  •  Link

Lord Muskerry and the connection with Tunbridge Wells.

The principal attraction, however, of the place is the chalybeate water. Nearly the whole of the forest ridge abounds with springs, more or less impregnated with iron, but the spring at the Wells being lower than the generality, it is less liable to be affected by changes of the atmosphere and heavy rains. The spring which is most in estimation, affords about a gallon a minute, and yields, therefore, a plentiful supply. It was for many years surrounded only by a common wooden railing. In 1664, however, Lord Muskerry, Lord of the Manor, enclosed it with a triangular stone wall, and built a hall "to shelter the dippers in wet weather." A very handsome building is now erected on the scite of the ancient enclosure, containing cold, warm, vapour, and shower baths; all excellent in their kind, and well appointed. 'The well, or basin, from which the water is supplied by the dippers, still retains its original situation, though better protected in front of the building.


Capt.Petrus.S. Dorpmans  •  Link

15th Dec. 1664
"...Is seems, of all mankind there is no man so led by another as the Duke is by Lord Muskerry and this FitzHarding..."

Eldest son of the Earl of Clancarty and nephew of the Duke of Ormonde. He had served with distinction in Flanders, as colonel of an infantry regiment, and was killed on board the Duke of York's ship in the sea-fight, 1665.

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link


Charles MacCarthy, Viscount Muskerry was buried in the north ambulatory of Westminster Abbey but he has no monument or marker. He was killed fighting the Dutch at the battle of Lowestoft and was buried on 19 June 1665. He was the eldest son of Donogh, 1st Earl of Clancarty and his wife Lady Eleanor Butler, sister of the Duke of Ormond.
He married Lady Margaret Burke and their only son Charles succeeded to the title but died young. NOTE: NO MENTION OF ANNE COMPTON, DAUGHTER OF THE 2nd EARL OF NORTHAMPTON.

His grandfather Cormac MacCarthy, Baron of Blarney and Viscount Muskerry was buried in the Abbey on 27 May 1640 according to the register but he is said to have died in February. He was the eldest son of Sir Cormac MacCarty and Mary (Butler). There is no monument or marker for him.

Charles MacCarthy's nephew Donogh, Earl of Clancarty married Lady Elizabeth Spencer in the Abbey on 31 December 1684. As an adherent of James II his vast estates were forfeited but his life was spared as long as he left England for ever.

Their daughter Lady Charlotte, married John, 7th Lord Delawarr and later Earl Delawarr and was buried in the south aisle of the nave of the Abbey on 16 February 1735 (in front of the Bovey monument). Again her grave is now unmarked.

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