[2nd Baron] Thomas Plunket

1792-1866; b. Dublin, son of William Conyngham Plunkett; ed., TCD; Dean of Down; Protestant bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, 1839-66; gave support to evangelicals of Irish Church Mission, and especially Rev. Edward Nangle, involving conflict with John MacHale, Catholic Archbishop of Tuam; denounced for evicting Catholic tenants from Tourmakeady estate where his sister est. an evangelical school (Times, Nov. 1860); issued Convert Confirmations, A Discourse Delivered to Converts from Romanism in the West Galway (1851). DIH


Dictionary of National Biography lists Thomas Plunket, Baron of the Holy Roman Empire (1716-1779); general in Austrian army; fought Turks; distinguished himself in Italy in War of Spanish Succession, 1746; contrib. to victory at Kollin, 1757; baron, 1758; Gov. of Antwerp, 1770-70.

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