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Memoirs, or his Review of the Civil Wars in Ireland; with his own engagement and conduct therein with historical notes on the Earls family and life (Dublin 1815) [Cathach Bks.]
Dictionary of National Biography: Touchets was brought up by a step-father who forced his sister to have sexual relations with his wifes paramour; Touchet later got the step-father convicted by appealing to the King; present at ONeills victory at Arras [France]; he served on the Royalist side in Ireland and led forces against Henry Munro and the scotch forces [that] refused to be bound by the cessation of hostilities in 1643 [ODNB]; fought successful actions against Parliamentary Forces, shared commanded with Owen Roe ONeill, and shared defeat with Ormond on Aug. 2, 1647, at Baggorath (Rathmines, Co. Dublin).
Earl of Castlehaven, Memoirs of the Irish Wars (Dublin 1815), bound and signed by George Mullen; see Maurice Craig, Irish Bookbindings (Dublin: Eason & Co. 1976), pl.17, showing also doublure (inside cover), p.18.
Roy Foster, Modern Ireland (1988), p.96, 1617-84; Baron Audley and 3rd Earl of Castlehaven, 1633; a Catholic peer, he escapes imprisonment in Dublin to join Confederates, 1642; service under Preston; fled to France on Cromwells arrival, served in continental campaigns, described along with Irish ones in his Memoirs (1680); restored to lands and dignities by Charles II. AND SEE also ibid. p. 64, George Touchet, c.1550-1617, sometime Gov. of Utrecht, wounded at Kinsale, 1601; Ulster plantation undertaker, 1610; Baron Au[d]ley of Orier, Armagh, 1614; 1st Earl of Castlehaven, Co. Cork, 1616.
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Kilcash, Tipperary, under s. escarpment of Slievenamon, ruined church and remains of castle where Lord Castlehaven wrote his well-known Memoirs [ ill. shows large fortified house] (Shell Guide, 1966 edn.)
Not surprisingly accomodation with Ormond and the Royalists was their primary aim [i.e., the confederate grouping of Visc. Muskerry, Richard Bellings, and Dr Gerald Fennell] and they favoured using safe aristocratic generals, like Viscount Castlehaven, who could be guaranteed not to campaign too vigorously. Crucially, the Ormondists were prepared to postpone the question of religious concessions until the king have won the civil war in England. [see Micheál Ó Siochrú, The Confedation of Kilkenny, in History Ireland (Summer 1994), pp.51-56.
DIW alludes to Castlehaven as a critic of Borlase (under Borlase) but confuses his criticism with the title of Borlases earlier work; it is only in the revised edition, reprinted by OConor, that Borlase is challenged.
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