Luke Plunket, 1st Earl of Fingall
Plunket was conferred as Earl of Fingall by King's letter of 26 September 1628,"on account of the good testimony which the King had received as to his honour and virtue, and for the encouragement of his continuance in such courses". He was granted 2,400 acres in County Cavan; he was one of the founders of the town of Virginia, County Cavan. He sat on the Lords Committee for Privileges.
Plunket married secondly Susannah, daughter of Edward, lord Brabazon. They had two sons Christopher, who succeeded as 2nd Earl, and George, from whom later Earls of Fingall were descended; and a daughter, Eleanor, who married Andrew Nugent.
Plunket married thirdly Eleanor, daughter of Dudley Bagenal.
He married fourthly Margaret, daughter of Nicholas St Lawrence, 9th Baron Howth and his second wife Mary White.
- Dunlop, Robert (1896). "Plunket, Christopher". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 45. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 440–441.
- FitzGerald, Charles William (Marquis of Kildare and later 4th Duke of Leinster) (1864). The Earls of Kildare and their Ancestors: from 1057 to 1773 (4th ed.). Dublin: Hodges, Smith & Co. pp. 235–236.
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