Thomas Plunket, 2nd Baron Plunket

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Thomas Span Plunket, 2nd Baron Plunket (1792–1866), was Bishop of Tuam, Killaly and Achonry. [1]

Plunket was the first son of William Plunket, 1st Baron Plunket and his wife, Catherine (née McCausland). He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge. [2] He served as Dean of Down from 1831 to 1839 before being elevated to the episcopy as Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry in 1839, a position he held until his death in 1866. He moved to live on a private estate at Tourmakeady, where he evicted many Catholic families for not sending their children to the Protestant school. In 1852 he built a Protestant church in the vicinity.

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Family

On 26 October 1819, Plunket married Louisa-Jane (1798–1893), [3] 2nd daughter of John William Foster of Fanevalley, County Louth.

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References

  1. The Peerage Of The British Empire, 27th Edn, 1858, Edmund Lodge Esq, accessed 25 December 2008
  2. "Plunket, Thomas [Span] (PLNT809TS)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. McCausland Genealogy
  4. Burke's Peerage. 1850.
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Power Le Poer Trench
as Archbishop of Tuam
Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry
1839–1866
Succeeded by
Charles Bernard
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William, 1st Baron
Baron Plunket
1854–1866
Succeeded by
John, 3rd Baron