George Taaffe

1794 - 1848

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Administrator of 'Lawrence Bellow' [almost certainly Lawrence Bellew], and of Smarmor[e] Castle Co. Louth.

  1. The Bellews of Mount Bellew were a landowning Catholic family with commercial interests. Will of Lawrence otherwise Laurent Bellew of Amboise France proved 17/01/1827.

  2. Death of George Taaffe 20/08/1848. Will of George Taaffe of Smarmore Castle Ardee Louth proved 12/06/1849.

Sources

http://www.smarmorecastle.com/history.htm [accessed 15/01/2013].

  1. Karen Harvey, The Bellews of Mount Bellew: a Catholic gentry family in eighteenth-century Ireland (Dublin, Four Courts Press, 1998); Landed Estates Database http://www.landedestates.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/estate-show.jsp?id=1098 [accessed 15/01/2013]; PROB 11/1720.

  2. Anglo-Celt Co. Cavan 26/08/1848, transcribed at http://www.irelandoldnews.com/Cavan/1848/AUG.html [accessed 08/03/2011]; PROB 11/2095.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Elizabeth Anne McDonnell

Associated Claims (1)

£2,742 18S 9D
Awardee (Administrator)

Addresses (1)

Smarmore Castle, Louth, Ireland