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Taaffe, Denis

Taaffe, Denis (1759–1813), clergyman, polemicist, and historian, was born in Termonfeckin, Co. Louth, and baptised 3 February 1759 in the local parish of Clogher, the fourth of six children of Laurence Taaffe, a farmer, and his wife, Mary (née Gallagher). After being educated at…

Taaffe, Francis

Taaffe, Francis (1639–1704), 4th Viscount Taaffe and 3rd earl of Carlingford soldier , and diplomat, was born at Ballymote, Co. Sligo, second son (third, according to Murtagh) of Theobald Taaffe (qv), 2nd Viscount and 1st earl of…

Taaffe, James

Taaffe, James (1623/4–1681), Franciscan friar and papal envoy, was a son of Sir John Taaffe, 1st Viscount Taaffe, of Coreen, Co. Sligo, and his wife, Ann Dillon, daughter of Theobald (qv), Viscount Dillon. The Taaffes were a…

Taaffe, Nicholas

Taaffe, Nicholas (1677–1769), 6th Viscount Taaffe general , in the Austrian service, was born at Crean's Castle, Co. Sligo, son of Francis Taaffe, a grandson of John, 1st Viscount Taaffe, and his wife Anne, daughter of John Crean of Crean's Castle. His family had strong Jacobite…

Taaffe, Olivia Mary

Taaffe, Olivia Mary (1832–1918), founder of St Joseph's Young Priests Society, was born 24 June 1832 in Annagh House, Ballyglunin, seven miles from Tuam, Co. Galway, daughter of John Joseph Blake of Ballyglunin Park and Elizabeth Blake (née Bodkin). A few months later her mother…

Taaffe, Pat

Taaffe, Pat (1930–92), jump jockey and trainer, was born 9 March 1930 in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, eldest son of Tom Taaffe, breeder and trainer. In the saddle from childhood, he accomplished his first win in 1947 on Ballincorona at the Phoenix Park racecourse, Dublin. In 1950 he…

Taaffe, Sir William

Taaffe, Sir William (d. 1631), soldier, official, and landowner, was second son of John Taaffe of Harristown and Ballybraggan, a member of a family who had long been prosperous landowners in Co. Louth. He found employment in the service of Sir…

Taaffe, Theobald

Taaffe, Theobald (c.1603–1677), 1st earl of Carlingford , soldier, was son and heir of Sir John Taaffe (d. 1642) and his wife Anne, daughter of Theobald, 1st Viscount Dillon (qv) of Costello-Gallen. Sir John, a catholic and ‘…

Tabary, James

Tabary, James (fl. 1650–87), sculptor, was born in France of huguenot origins. He is almost certainly the ‘Jacques Tabouré’ who was admitted to the academy of St Luke, Paris, in August 1655. His two brothers, Louis and John, were also carvers. Sculptors with the surname…

Taggart, Thomas

Taggart, Thomas (1856–1929), politician, was born 17 November 1856 in Emyvale, Co. Monaghan, sixth child and younger son among two sons and five daughters of Thomas Taggart, of Emyvale, and Martha Taggart (née Kingsbury), native of Scotland. The family emigrated to the United…

Taghmon (Tachmon), Hugh de

Taghmon (Tachmon), Hugh de (d. 1282), bishop of Meath, treasurer, and justiciar of Ireland, was of an Anglo-Irish family from Taghmon in Co. Westmeath. As he was frequently styled ‘magister’, he may have held an MA from Oxford. He first appears…

Táherzadeh-Málmírí, Adib

Táherzadeh-Málmírí, Adib (1921–2000), historian of the Bahá’í Faith, was born 29 April 1921 in Yazd, Iran, youngest of two surviving sons of the four sons and four daughters (three of whom had been killed during a massacre of Bahá’ís) of Hájí Muhammad-Táhir-i-Málmírí (c.

Talbot, Charles (1660–1718), 15th earl and 1st duke of Shrewsbury

Talbot, Charles (1660–1718), 15th earl and 1st duke of Shrewsbury , was born 24 July 1660, eldest surviving son of Francis Talbot, 14th earl (c.1623–68), and first son with his second wife, Anna Maria, daughter of the 2nd earl of Cardigan. Two elder half-brothers died before…

Talbot, Charles Chetwynd-

Talbot, Charles Chetwynd- (1777–1849), 2nd Earl Talbot of Hensol, lord lieutenant of Ireland , was born 25 April 1777 in London, the eldest son of John Chetwynd Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot (1749–93), and his wife, Lady Charlotte Hill (d. 1804). He succeeded to the title on his father'…

Talbot, Frances

Talbot, Frances (c.1649–1731), duchess of Tyrconnell , was the eldest daughter and co-heir of Richard Jennings (Jenyns) (d. 1668) of Holywell House, Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England, MP for St Albans, and his wife Frances Thornhurst. Her sister was Sarah Churchill,…

Talbot, George

Talbot, George (1823–1914), soldier and policeman, was eldest son among five children of James Talbot, captain in the Grenadier Guards and JP of Knockmullen, Co. Wexford, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Edward Sutton of Summer Hill, Co.…

Talbot, James

Talbot, James (1805–83), 4th Baron Talbot, antiquarian , and MP, was born 22 November 1805 at Tiverton, Devon, eldest son of James (qv), 3rd Baron Talbot of Malahide in the Irish peerage, and his wife Anne Sarah (d. March 1857), second…

Talbot, James

Talbot, James (c.1768–1850),3rd Baron Talbot of Malahide , diplomat and spy, was born at Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin, second son among seven sons and five daughters of Richard Talbot, soldier, and Margaret Talbot (née O'Reilly). Educated at…

Talbot, John

Talbot, John (1384–1453), earl of Shrewsbury and of Waterford , second son of Richard Talbot, Lord Talbot, and Ankaret, daughter of John, Lord le Strange, was one of the foremost soldiers of his generation. He served with Henry, prince of Wales (later Henry V), in Wales; was…

Talbot, Matt

Talbot, Matt (1856–1925), pietist, was born 2 May 1856 at 13 Aldborough Court, North Strand Rd, Dublin, second among twelve children (of whom nine survived infancy) of Charles Talbot, labourer with Dublin port and docks board, and Elizabeth Talbot (née Bagnall), a domestic servant…

Talbot, Milo John Reginald

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Talbot, Peter

Talbot, Peter (c.1618–1680), churchman, was sixth son of Sir William Talbot (qv), sometime recorder of the city of Dublin, and his wife, Alison Netterville. He entered the Society of Jesus in Portugal in May 1635 and…

Talbot, Richard

Talbot, Richard (c.1386–1449), archbishop of Dublin, chancellor, and justiciar of Ireland, was third son of Richard, Lord Talbot, and Ankaret, daughter of John, Lord le Strange, and became one of the central figures in the politics of the Anglo-Irish lordship in the first…

Talbot, Richard

Talbot, Richard (1630–91), earl and duke of Tyrconnell , army officer and lord deputy of Ireland, was the eighth son among eight sons and eight daughters of Sir William Talbot (qv), lawyer and politician, of Carton, Co. Kildare,…

Talbot, Richard Francis

Talbot, Richard Francis (1710–52), titular earl of Tyrconnell, soldier, and diplomat, was baptised 26 December 1710 at Saint-Germain, France, son of Richard Talbot (d. 1716), who styled himself Lord Talbot from 1691 and had married his cousin Charlotte Talbot (1676?–1721), only…