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Henry Luttrell

(c. 1655—1717) army officer


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(c.1655–1717), initially a leading supporter, with his brother Simon, of Sarsfield and the Jacobite militants in the Williamite War, but arrested after Aughrim for corresponding secretly with the enemy. Following the treaty of Limerick, he brought his regiment into the Williamite army, receiving in exchange his brother's Co. Dublin estate. Retrospective claims that he had treacherously failed to prevent the Williamite breakthrough at Aughrim confirmed him as the Lundy of Jacobite Ireland, though his eventual assassination in a Dublin street may have been for private motives. The violation of his grave in 1798 was attributed to the activities of his grandson, HenryLawesLuttrell, Lord Carhampton (1743–1821), who impressed suspected Connacht Defenders for naval service in 1795 and directed further repression as commander-in-chief 1796–7.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.


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