[Viscount] Theobald Taaffe

fl.1640; 2nd Viscount Taaffe and 1st Earl of Carlingford; and grandson of Sir William Taaffe (d.1627), sheriff of Galway, who distinguished himself against the Spanish at Kinsale and in expeditions against the Irish; commanded Confederation forces in Connacht, 1644; in Munster, 1647; defeated by Lord Inchiquin, 1647; negotiator between Queen Henrietta Maria and the Duke of Lorraine; created Earl of Carlingford at the Restoration. ODNB

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