Nugent family papers, 1589-1875, (bulk 1670-1788).
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Prominent Irish family that owned lands in Meath and Westmeath Co., related to the families of Craggs, Cusack, Barnewalls, Palles, and Plunkett. Among the most well-known members of the family was Robert Nugent (ca. 1702-1788), 1st Earl Nugent, British politician and poet. He amassed large fortune mostly through profitable marriages to Emilia, daughter of Peter, 4th Earl of Fingal (1730-1731), Anne Craggs Newsham Knight (d. 1756), daughter of James Craggs and widow of John Knight, and Elizabeth,...