William Caulfeild, 16551726 (aged 71 years)

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William /Caulfeild/
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2nd Viscount Charlemont
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Maj-Gen. the Rt-Hon.
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John Caulfeild
1661 (aged 6 years)
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Mary King
July 1663 (aged 8 years)
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Sarah Moore
1672 (aged 17 years)
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William Caulfeild
1681 (aged 26 years)
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James Caulfeild
1682 (aged 27 years)
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Toby Caulfeild
1683 (aged 28 years)
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Elizabeth Caulfeild
1694 (aged 39 years)
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John Caulfeild
1707 (aged 52 years)
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William 1st Viscount Charlemont by Lely
16241671
Birth: 1624 36 24Donamon Castle, Co Roscommon
Death: April 1671
mother
16161672
Birth: about 1616
Death: 1672
Marriage Marriage1653
2 years
elder brother
16541654
Birth: 1654 30 38Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: about 1654Charlemont, Co Armagh
2 years
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William 2nd Viscount Charlemont
16551726
Birth: about 1655 31 39Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: July 21, 1726Charlemont House, Jervis Street, Dublin
2 years
younger brother
16561718
Birth: about 1656 32 40Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: June 25, 1718Clone House, Co Kilkenny
4 years
younger sister
16591724
Birth: about 1659 35 43Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: August 8, 1724Dublin
3 years
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16611707
Birth: 1661 37 45
Death: 1707England
1 year
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Alice, Lady Killaghy by Wissing
16611731
Birth: about 1661 37 45Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: October 7, 1731Bath, Somerset
2 years
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16621694
Birth: about 1662 38 46Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: 1694
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William 2nd Viscount Charlemont
16551726
Birth: about 1655 31 39Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: July 21, 1726Charlemont House, Jervis Street, Dublin
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Anne Margetson by Dahl
16571729
Birth: 1657 57Armagh
Death: December 28, 1729Charlemont House, Jervis Street, Dublin
Marriage MarriageJuly 11, 1678St.Michan, Dublin
7 months
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1678/79 CE1741/42 CE
Birth: January 1678/79 CE 24 22
Death: March 1741/42 CECarrickfergus, Co Antrim
3 years
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16811691
Birth: 1681 26 24
Death: October 1691London
2 years
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16821734
Birth: 1682 27 25
Death: April 21, 1734Charlemont House, Jervis Street, Dublin
2 years
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16831684/85 CE
Birth: 1683 28 26Dublin
Death: March 1684/85 CEDublin
3 years
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Maj. the Hon. Thomas Caulfeild
16851716/17 CE
Birth: 1685 30 28England
Death: March 2, 1716/17 CEAnnapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
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16861768
Birth: December 27, 1686 31 29Dublin
Death: January 1768Dublin
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16881742
Birth: April 1688 33 31Ancketill's Grove, Co Monaghan
Death: December 1742
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16891764
Birth: June 1689 34 32Chester
Death: October 19, 1764Charlemont House, Jervis Street, Dublin
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16901769
Birth: October 1690 35 33Dublin
Death: January 26, 1769Waterford
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16911691/92 CE
Birth: December 1691 36 34Dublin
Death: January 1691/92 CEDublin
6 years
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16971728
Birth: June 1697 42 40Dublin
Death: 1728
2 years
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16991763
Birth: July 1699 44 42Dublin
Death: February 23, 1763Dublin
1 month
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1699
Birth: July 1699 44 42Dublin
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The first record we have is his marriage in 1678.

On St Michaels Day 29 September 1681 he issued via the Primate a commission to the Bishop of Killala for the building of a church at Castlecaulfeild village. By 1685 this was complete, and was consecrated on 9 September 1687. The family crest is displayed over the door to the tower. The six pieces of communion silver were given by members of the family, hall-marked 1681 and with various inscriptions referring to Viscount and Viscountess Charlemont, and Capt Toby and Ensign John Caulfeild his younger brothers. During this time his lordship is recorded as living at his father's 'jointure' house in the village, subsequently known as Castlecaulfeild House.

A great promoter of the Revolution and friend to the Protestant cause. Between 1685 and 1689 he took up arms against the Catholic King James 2nd on behalf of William of Orange, and on 7 May 1689 was 'attainted' by Parliament (which he did not attend) and his lands, valued at £500 per year, sequestered. Fort Charlemont had fallen into the Royalist's hands in 1688, and twice visited by the King in 1689. Given that his son John was born in Chester, it is likely that he moved his family to England during this difficult time, as did many others. However in that same year the King died, and the Protestant William of Orange claimed the throne. William was immediately pardoned, and given a commission as Captain of a new Regiment of Foot raised by his cousin the Earl of Kingston, and made Governor of Fort Charlemont after its dramatic recapture by Schomberg in 1690. During these campaigns Castle Caulfeild was burnt for the second time. In 1692 William's estates were returned to him and he was appointed Governor and Custos Rotulorum of Counties Armagh and Tyrone.

He took his seat in the Irish House of Lords on 5 October 1692, where his activities are recorded, including in 1692 being selected to prepare an address to the Lord-lieutenant to recommend the stationing of men-of-war on the coasts, and in 1695 to prepare a bill against the inheritance of Protestant estates by Papists.

On 23 Apr 1694 King William appointed him Colonel of a newly raised Regiment of Foot in Ireland under his name. This regiment was disbanded in 1697 and he was placed on half pay. On 9 June 1697 he was admitted to the Kings Inns, Dublin. Also appointed a Burgess of Charlemont in the same year.

On 28 Jun 1701 King William again appointed him to the command of a new Regiment under his name. This was raised in Ireland, and many recruits were obtained from his Lordship's estates in Armagh and Tyrone, with headquarters in Armagh in 1701. At the outbreak of the War of the Spanish Succession in 1702, by a Royal Warrant of 1 June that year, the regiment was allocated for sea service. He accompanied them as their Colonel on the failed attempt to capture Cadiz, sailing from Portsmouth in July 1702 on the ‘Grey’.

The regiment was subsequently sent thence to the West Indies, but he was given leave of absence by Queen Anne, along with his son Ensign Thomas and cousin Tobias (Chaplain), from accompanying them and returned to Britain. Captain Thomas Alnutt commanded the regiment in the West Indies and returned with it to Ireland in 1704.

On 25 August 1704 he was promoted to Brigadier-General.

In 1705 the regiment was reformed in Dublin, once again under his command. In March they proceeded to Kinsale and thence to Portsmouth to join the Earl of Peterborough’s fleet for Spain. In May the fleet sailed to Lisbon, arriving on 20 June, leaving again for Gibraltar on 28 July and arrving at Barcelona on 22 August. The regiment saw service at the siege and capture of Barcelona, where he served with distinction. At the attack on the citadel of Monjuich on 14 September he was one of the first to march into the fort at the head of his men, and received for his conduct the special thanks of the King of Spain. However, Peterborough was critical of his actions and contrived to have him removed, prompting an official complaint by his lordship. On 10 May 1706 he was replaced as Colonel of the regiment by Thomas Alnutt. It is thus thought that he was not present when the regiment fought at the disastrous Battle of Almanza on 25 April 1707, as part of Hill’s Brigade, and was virtually annihilated.

On 21 April 1708 he was promoted to Major-General and called to the Privy Council in Ireland of Queen Anne.

In May 1709 he was one of the the committee appointed to draw up an address of condolence to Her Majestey on the decease of Her Royal Consort Prince George of Denmark, and also to congratulate the Queen on the success of her arms.

He was appointed a Portrieve of Charlemont in 1711 and 1717.

In May 1726 he was called to the Privy Council in Ireland of King George 1st.

At his death two months later he was described as "the oldest of George 1st's nobles".

In 1751 the regiment was given the numeric title of 36th Regiment of Foot, later whilst on the Irish Establishment during the American War it received its old county title of 'Herefordshire', and in 1881 became the 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regimen

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Marriage Date: 11 JUL 1678«s151 Burkes Peerage 1975»