Taaffe, Sir William
- J. G. Alger
- , revised by Judith Hudson Barry
Taaffe, Sir William (d. 1631?), soldier and local official, was the second son of John Taaffe of Harristown and Ballybragan, co. Louth. He was a Catholic whose family were gentry landowners in co. Louth for more than two centuries and had been recipients of confiscated monastic property. In 1588 he was sub-sheriff of ...