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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 ...