[Viscount] Theobald Taaffe

d.1677; 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 in the Civil War by Lord Inchiquin, 1647; negotiator between Queen Henrietta Maria and the Duke of Lorraine; created Earl of Carlingford at the Restoration. ODNB

Bibl:  Inchiquin, Murrough O'Brien [Earl of Inchiquin, 1614-74], A true relation of a great victory obtained by the forces under the command of the Lord Inchiquine in Munster in Ireland, against the rebels under the command of Lord Taaff, Novemb. 13, 1647.: Sent in a letter from the Lord Inchiquine, to the Honorable William Lenthal, Esq; speaker of the Honorable House of Commons. Together with an order of the Commons assembled in Parliament, for publique thanks to be given for the same to Almighty God, in all churches and chappels in the kingdom of England and dominion of Wales. Ordered by the Commons Assembled in Parliament, that this letter be forthwith printed and published. H: Elsyng, Cler. Parl. D. Com. (London: Printed for Edward Husband, Printer to the Honorable House of Commons, Nov. 30, 1647) - cited in Early English Books (Michigan UL - site & reference).


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