Baron Docwra of Culmore

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Baron Docwra of Culmore was a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1621 for the soldier and statesman Sir Henry Docwra.[1] He was born at Thatcham in Berkshire, saw much military service in Ireland and was successively Governor of Derry, Treasurer of War for Ireland and Joint Keeper of the Great Seal of Ireland.[2]

On his death in 1631 the title passed to his eldest son Theodore. Theodore, unlike his father, played no part in public life, and little is known of him, except that his father's death left him impoverished, and he was obliged to sell part of his Irish estates. He died in England in 1647, without issue, when the title became extinct.[3]

Baron Docwra of Culmore (1621)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mosley, editor Burke's Peerage 107th Edition 2003 Vol. 1 p. 524
  2. ^ Moore, Norman "Henry Docwra" Dictionary of National Biography 1885–1900 Vol.15 p.140
  3. ^ McGurk, John Sir Henry Docwra 1564-1631- Derry's Second Founder Four Courts Press Dublin 2007 p.22