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Baron Plunket

William Plunket, 1st Baron Plunket

Baron Plunket, of Newtown in the County of Cork,[1] is a title in the Queen Elizabeth II. He was succeeded by his younger brother, Robin who died in 2013 and was in turn succeeded by his nephew, Tyrone who was a Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II.

Two other members of the family have also gained distinction. The Hon. David Plunket, second son of the third Baron, was a Conservative politician and was created Baron Rathmore in 1895. The Most Reverend the Hon. Benjamin Plunket, second son of the fourth Baron, was Bishop of Meath from 1919 to 1925.

The seventh and eighth barons were related to the Marquesses of Londonderry. Their mother, wife of the sixth baron, was the illegitimate daughter of the actress Fannie Ward and Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 7th Marquess of Londonderry. After the sixth baron and his wife were killed in an air accident in 1938, the three Plunket brothers were raised by an aunt and uncle.

Barons Plunket (1827)

The heir apparent is the present holder's eldest son Hon. Rory Peter Robin Plunket (b. 2001).

See also

References

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 18356. p. 937. 27 April 1827.
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages
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