Name: Nicholas St Lawrence
Suffix: 8th/21st Baron Howth 1
Birth: ABT 1555
Death: 11 MAY 1607
Burial: 21 MAY 1607
Change Date: 18 FEB 2009
Nicholas St.Lawrence, 8th (21st) Baron Howth, born c.1555,
Mar 1stly to Margaret Barnewall and had issue.
Either in his time or in his father's time, the pirate Grace O'Malley kidnapped the son of the Lord of Howth.
While staying at Howth Chichester referred to Nicholas as an old man who could not live long, and in less than two years his death took place. It was announced by Chichester on May 11, 1607, and his funeral is recorded in Ulster's office to have taken place at Howth 10 days later. His second wife survived him for a short time, until July 25, and proved his will. It had been made nine years before, on March 20, 1598, and shows that family affection was one of his attributes, and that his married life was happier than that of his father, or, as will be seen, than that of his son.
He left, besides his heir, a younger son, Thomas, by his first wife, and three sons, Edward, Richard, and Almeric, by his second wife. He had also four daughters: by his first wife, Mary, who married William Eustace of Castlemartine; and by his second wife, Margaret, who married first Jenico, Viscount Gormanstown, and secondly Luke, Earl of Fingal; Elinor; and Alison, who married Thomas Luttrell of Luttrellstown.
(Ball, Francis Elrington, "A History of the County Dublin", Volume 5, Chapter 6
Father: Christopher St Lawrence
Mother: Elizabeth Plunkett
- Christopher St Lawrence
- Alison St Lawrence
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