Lady Laetitia Burke

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Burke Family Crest

Lady Laetitia Burk was the eldest daughter of the 9th Earl of Clanricard by his wife Bridget, daughter of James Talbot, of Templeogue, Co. Dublin. She married Sir Festus Burke in or about 1708. She survived her husband by about ten years, dying without issue on 29th June, 1740. The Clanricards resided at Portumna Castle, on the shore of Dough Derg, Co. Galway. Laetitia's father was Colonel of a regiment of foot in King James army, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Aghrim at the head of his regiment, brought to the Castle of Dublin, and thence went to England, being outlawed and attained, and his estates forfeited, for his adherence to the unfortunate King. ... O'Sullivan v 2 p. 10.

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Notations are courtesy of Carolan, the Life and Times of an Irish Harper by Dónal O'Sullivan p. Celtic Music Edition 1983.

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