January 1689, Overthrow of Sir William Petty’s Settlement in South Kerry

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  1. Ah Yes! – Gerald, problem was I didn’t spot the ‘Leave a Comment’ text – it was so small.

    Question:
    Did the Petty’s assume the Shelburne name and what is the connection here with the later British PM?

    Thank you and well done on a superb service.

    Philip O’Connell. Chairman Charleville Historical Society.

    1. The Pettys became known as the Earls of Shelburne. One of them, William Petty, became Prime Minister in 1782. He was created Marquess of Lansdowne. His son inherited both titles but changed his surname from Petty to Petty-FitzMaurice, a recognition of his Fitzmaurice of Lixnaw ancestry.

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