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1721 in Ireland

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1721 in Ireland
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Events from the year 1721 in Ireland.



  • June 24 - An Act of the Parliament of Great Britain permits Charles Butler, 1st Earl of Arran, to purchase the Irish estates forfeited by his brother James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde.
  • The office of Lord Chancellor of Ireland is the highest political office in the Parliament of Ireland; Viscount Midleton being the incumbent.
  • The title Baron Bessborough, of Bessborough, Piltown in the County of Kilkenny, is created in the Peerage of Ireland in favour of William Ponsonby.
  • Births

  • Henry Jones, poet and tragedian (d. 1770)
  • Denis Maguire, Bishop (Catholic Church) (d. 1798)
  • Robert Murray, merchant (d. 1786)
  • John Ruxton, landowner and politician (d. 1785)
  • Approximate date
  • Richard Houston, mezzotint engraver (d. 1775)
  • Alexander Montgomery, soldier and politician (d. 1785)
  • Deaths

  • July 21 (hanged) - Walter Kennedy, pirate (b. c.1695)
  • September 20 - Thomas Doggett, actor and benefactor (b. c.1670)
  • Autumn - Godfrey Boate, judge (b. 1673)
  • Denis Daly, judge (b. c.1638)
  • Sir John Kirwan, merchant (b. 1650)
  • References

    1721 in Ireland Wikipedia

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