MacCarthy family genealogy

Baron of Blarney, County Cork

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Donogh MacCarthy, Baron of Blarney, Viscount Muskerry, and Earl of Clancarty; a General of the Irish Forces of Munster for Charles I. and Charles II., married Lady Ellen Butler, elder sister of James Butler, first Duke of Ormond, and had Charles MacCarthy, Lord Muskerry, their eldest son, who was slain on board the “Royal Charles,” on the 3rd June, 1665, in a novel engagement under the Duke of York with the Dutch. This Donogh was amongst the last to lay down his arms, being defeated by Ludlow in Kerry, in June, 1652; and, on the 27th of that month, was obliged to surrender his last stronghold, Ross Castle, Killarney, together with his army of 5,000 men. He then passed into Spain. Charles II. created him “Earl of Clancarty,” and his estates were restored to him. He died in London, in August, 1665.

Justin MacCarthy, Viscount Mountcashel, was a younger son of said Donogh. He mar. Lady Arabella Wentworth, second daughter of the Earl of Strafford; was appointed by Tirconnell Muster-Master General and Lord Lieutenant of the county Cork; entered the French service before 1690; and died at Barege, on 21st July, 1694.