George Tuchet, 1st Earl of Castlehaven


George Tuchet, 1st Earl of Castlehaven

George Tuchet, 1st Earl of Castlehaven (1551 – 20 February 1616/7), was the son of Henry Tuchet, 10th Baron Audley (died 1563) and his wife, née Elizabeth Sneyd.

He succeeded his father as 11th Baron Audley on 30 December 1563, and served in the Parliament of England from 30 September 1566 to 5 April 1614. He was a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. He was Governor of Utrecht in the Netherlands, and Governor of Kells, County Meath, Ireland. He was wounded at the Battle of Kinsale, 24 December 1601. He resided primarily in Ireland and was summoned by writ to the Irish House of Lords 11 March 1613/4.

He was created Baron Audley of Orier (County Armagh) and Earl of Castlehaven (County Cork) on 6 September 1616 in the Peerage of Ireland.

In the late 1570s or early 1580s he married Lucy Mervyn, only child of Sir James Mervyn and of his wife Amy Clark.

They had seven children:
*Mervyn (1593–1631)
*Hon. Ferdinando Tuchet (d. 1612)
*Lady Anne Tuchet
*Lady Elizabeth Tuchet (d. 1662)
*Lady Mary Tuchet (b. 1579)
*Lady Christian Tuchet
*Lady Eleanor Tuchet (1590–1652)

On 29 August 1611, at St. Mary-le-Strand, Middlesex, he married his second wife, Elizabeth Noel (d. 1644), the daughter of Sir Andrew Noel (d. 1607) and his wife, née Mabel Harington.

The administration of his will was granted to his daughter Eleanor, wife of Sir Archibald Douglas. He was succeeded as Earl of Castlehaven by his son, Mervyn. His widow married Sir Piers Crosby on 6 March 1618/9, and was living in 1644.


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