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Information about
Sir Thomas Luttrell
of Luttrellstown, County Dublin, Ireland
d. 1554

Married (1st) Anne Aylmer, dau. of Bartholomew Aylmer of Lyons, abt.1506
(2nd) Elizabeth Bathe, dau. of Sir William Bathe,
of Rathfeigh

Son of Richard and Margaret FitzLyon Luttrell of Luttrellstown

Children of Sir Thomas Luttrell
Christopher - inherited Luttrellstown, but died within 2 years of Sir Thomas
James - Sheriff of the County of Dublin in 1556 when he succeeded to Luttrellstown , but died 1557.  His only child lived only three years.
Simon - of whom subsequent owners of Luttrellstown descended
Robert - settled at Tankardstown, in the County Meath
John - died 1620, buried at Clonsilla, resided at Killeigh
Walter - "matriculated in 1572 at Oxford University"
Richard - had predeceased Sir Thomas, had a daughter "for whom the Chief Justice made provision".
3 daughters - "one of whom was married to Luke Netterville of Dowth, who became one of the Justices of the Queen's Bench, and another to Thomas Dillon of Riverston."  3rd dau. (?)

Siblings of Sir Thomas Luttrell:
Robert, "who was Archdeacon of Meath, never married"
"Simon, a merchant and alderman of Dublin, took as his wife a daughter of the house of Bathe." 

"One of his sisters married to Sir Patrick Barnewall of Turvey, who, like himself, was a lawyer and became Master of the Rolls, and another married as her first husband Nicholas Barnewall of Drimnagh, and as her second Sir John Plunkett of Dunsoghly, who was also a lawyer and became Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench."

As a witness before a Commission sent to Ireland in 1537 by Henry VIII, Chief Justice Luttrell "urged the desirability of restraining the defenders of the Pale in their exactions, which he feared would soon reduce the Pale to the same condition as the rest of Ireland, where obedience to their Prince was only feigned;
the necessity of subduing their nearest enemies,
the Kavanaghs, O'Tooles and O'Byrnes;
the danger of employing Irish soldiers;
the advantage of a Lord Deputy of English birth but with long tenure of office; and,
with reference to the inhabitants of the Pale, the benefit of making the English dress and language, as well as knowledge of the use of the bow, compulsory,
of expelling Irish bards and musicians,
of preventing the return of Englishmen to their own country,
and finally, of printing the statutes. . . ."

"His death took place in 1554, and he was, doubtless, buried according to his directions, 'honestly but without pomp', in Clonsilla Church, which he directed should be extended sufficiently to admit of a sepulchre being made for him on the north side of the new part.
He must have, at any rate outwardly, adopted the reformed faith, but his belief in its creed did not prevent his leaving money for the preferment in marriage of maidens of his kin in the hope of obtaining salvation for himself and his brother Simon."

from "A History of the Parish of Clonsilla", link to it is on "Ireland" page.


"The Right Hon. Sir Thomas Luttrell, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Ireland, as he became, was a typical example of a gentleman of the English Pale of his time  In spite of the centuries which had elapsed since his family first settled in Ireland and of constant intercourse in his youth with the Irish, which is shown by his knowledge of the Irish language, he remained ever true to the interests of England, and looked upon Ireland, outside the small extent embraced in the Pale, as a foreign country."
Ball, "History of the County Dublin"
"At the time of his death Chief Justice Luttrell was possessed of much personal as well as real property, and shortly after his death the Crown applied to his executors for the loan of what was then a very large amount of money."
Ball, "History of the County Dublin"