Sir Charles Coote
Sir Charles Coote was the first settler in Ireland of the Coote family.
His successors claim the title of premier baronet of Ireland. He served in the wars against O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, as Captain, and he was present at the siege of Kinsale in 1601.
During the rebellion of 1641 he was at one time 48 hours on horseback. Of the host of murderous marauders who infested Ireland at this period he was probably the worst. He excused the butchery of young children in Wicklow on the ground that 'nits will become lice'. The family owned Coote Hall in Co. Roscommon where they were living in Carolan's time. ... O'Sullivan v 2 p 14
Notations are courtesy of Carolan, the Life and Times of an Irish Harper by Dónal O'Sullivan p 174 Celtic Music Edition 1983.
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