Carlingford, Theobald Taaffe, Earl of, -1677
- Existence: 1677
Theobald Taaffe (d. 1677), 2nd Viscount Taaffe and 1st Earl of Carlingford, was an Irish Catholic loyalist who joined the Catholic Confederation during the English civil war and continued in the service of Charles II during his exil
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Call Number: OSB MSS 5
Overview: The Carlingford papers contain correspondence and diplomatic and other papers, mostly relating to Theobald Taaffe, 1st Earl of Carlingford. 24 letters signed in cipher from Charles II to Carlingford document the King's personal and political activities in the last years of his exile; other correspondence and papers concern Carlingford's diplomatic mission during the second Anglo-Dutch War, including letters by Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington, Sir William Swan, and Sir William Temple. Other...
Dates: 1651-1764, bulk 1657-1667