William Caulfeild, 16241671 (aged 47 years)

Name
William /Caulfeild/
Name suffix
1st Viscount Charlemont
Name prefix
Col. the Rt-Hon.
Birth
Birth of a sister
Mary Caulfeild
about 1625 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a brother
George Caulfeild
about 1629 (aged 5 years)
Birth of a brother
Thomas Caulfeild
1631 (aged 7 years)
Birth of a brother
John Caulfeild
about 1632 (aged 8 years)
Birth of a sister
Margaret Caulfeild
about 1633 (aged 9 years)
Death of a maternal grandfather
Burial of a maternal grandfather
Burial of a father
Death of a father
Death of a brother
Death of a brother
Marriage
Sarah MooreView this family
1653 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a son
Death of a son
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
Death of a brother
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a son
John Caulfeild
1661 (aged 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Death of a mother
Mary King
July 1663 (aged 39 years)
Burial of a mother
Death of a sister
Burial of a sister
Death
April 1671 (aged 47 years)
Burial
Reference number
FAM:_UID
Sarah MooreView this family
0020CC11529A481CA9080241911583F9637A
Family with parents
father
15871640
Birth: October 1587 42 31Perilous Hall, Horsmonger Street, Oxford
Death: December 4, 1640Charlemont, Co Armagh
mother
16001663
Birth: about 1600 40 34Boyle Abbey, Co Roscommon
Death: July 1663
Marriage Marriageabout 1620
22 months
elder brother
Toby Caulfeild 3rd Baron Charlemont
16211641/42 CE
Birth: October 1621 34 21Dublin
Death: January 6, 1641/42 CECastle of Kinard, Co Tyrone
15 months
elder brother
Capt. Robert Caulfeild 4th Baron Charlemont
16221643/44 CE
Birth: about 1622 34 22
Death: January 1, 1643/44 CE
2 years
elder sister
16231682
Birth: about 1623 35 23
Death: 1682North Petherton, Somerset
2 years
himself
William 1st Viscount Charlemont by Lely
16241671
Birth: 1624 36 24Donamon Castle, Co Roscommon
Death: April 1671
2 years
younger sister
16251668
Birth: about 1625 37 25
Death: January 24, 1668
5 years
younger brother
16291658
Birth: about 1629 41 29
Death: June 1658Siege of Dunkirk
3 years
younger brother
16311690/91 CE
Birth: 1631 43 31
Death: 1690/91 CE
2 years
younger brother
16321676
Birth: about 1632 44 32
Death: before 1676
2 years
younger sister
16331685
Birth: about 1633 45 33
Death: before 1685
Family with Sarah Moore
himself
William 1st Viscount Charlemont by Lely
16241671
Birth: 1624 36 24Donamon Castle, Co Roscommon
Death: April 1671
wife
16161672
Birth: about 1616
Death: 1672
Marriage Marriage1653
2 years
son
16541654
Birth: 1654 30 38Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: about 1654Charlemont, Co Armagh
2 years
son
William 2nd Viscount Charlemont
16551726
Birth: about 1655 31 39Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: July 21, 1726Charlemont House, Jervis Street, Dublin
2 years
son
16561718
Birth: about 1656 32 40Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: June 25, 1718Clone House, Co Kilkenny
4 years
daughter
16591724
Birth: about 1659 35 43Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: August 8, 1724Dublin
3 years
son
16611707
Birth: 1661 37 45
Death: 1707England
1 year
daughter
Alice, Lady Killaghy by Wissing
16611731
Birth: about 1661 37 45Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: October 7, 1731Bath, Somerset
2 years
daughter
16621694
Birth: about 1662 38 46Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: 1694
Shared note

Called "William the Good", he was a great Cromwellian and a favourite of The Protector. Educated at Henley School by Richard Facie, where in June 1642 the Crown made a special payment for his continued education following the murder of his elder brother and imprisonment of his mother in Ireland. captured at the Battle of Newbury in 1644. In 1645 a Captain in Sir Robert Pye’s Regiment. In 1645 and 1646 a Captain in the New Model Army in Col Richard Graves' regiment of horse, under the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax. In 1649, the year of the trial and execution of King Charles 1st and the formation of the Protectorate, he was captured by the royalist Sir Charles Barry as he and all his troop were deserting from Inchiquin's army to join Cromwell at Cork. He was sent as a prisoner to Clonmel, where he was kept for three months before being exchanged for the Duke of Ormond’s brother and joining Cromwell. In 1650 he was in Sir Charles Coote's regiment at the assault on Fort Charlemont under Venables. He determined to avenge his elder brother Toby, 3rd Baron Charlemont, whom Sir Phelim O’Neill had brutally murdered in 1642. He pursued him and in 1653 eventually apprehended him and sent him for trial in Dublin where he was executed in March that year. Governor of Fort Charlemont from 1655. A member and signatory of the council of officers who defied Edmund Ludlow’s attempts to impose parliamentarianism upon Ireland in 1659. Elected MP for Lifford, co Donegal, in the 1660 Convention of Ireland, which sat in February, March and May 1660 and January 1661 before being disbanded by King Charles 2nd in that month. The Restoration of 1660 saw further tactful changes in allegiance, and between 1660 and 1665 he is recorded as having fulfilled several high and confidential stations to the monarch, and was called to the Privy Council. In 1661 he was nominated as one of the Lords to prepare a declaration requiring conformity to episcopacy. On 20 March 1661 he was declared Constable and Governor of Fort Charlemont for life, was captain of a troop of horse, and from then until his death was Custos Rotulorum for Counties Armagh and Tyrone. On 13 April 1664, for reasons that are unclear, he sold Fort Charlemont and its lands to the crown for £3500, and built for his occupation a 'jointure' house in Castlecaulfield village adjoining the church. The Fort was subsequently repaired by the new Governor, Sir Matthew Appleyard. On 8 October 1665 he was created Viscount Charlemont by the Kings patent in return for services to the monarch since the Restoration. He took his seat in the House of Lords on 16 November that year. In 1670 he invited the Catholic Primate Archbishop Oliver Plunkett to preach in the courtyard of Castle Caulfeild, and granted leave for the administration of Confirmation.

On a list of Burgesses of the Colony of Virginia for 1659-1660 there appears a Major William Cawfield. It is possible that this is he.