James Dillon, 1st Earl of Roscommon

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James Dillon, 1st Earl of Roscommon

Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Lucas Dillon, Chief Baron of the Exchequer of Ireland and Jane Dillon (Bathe)
Husband of Eleanor Dillon (Barnewall)
Father of Robert Dillon, 2nd Earl of Roscommon; Frances Burnell; Patrick Dillon; Hon. Lucas Dillon; Thomas Dillon and 4 others
Brother of Genet Plunkett and Elinor Dillon

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About James Dillon, 1st Earl of Roscommon



  1. [S452] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 4 p. 357, 363.

Earl of Roscommon was a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created on 5 August 1622 for James Dillon, 1st Baron Dillon. He had already been created Baron Dillon on 24 January 1619, also in the Peerage of Ireland. The title became dormant on the death of the eleventh Earl in 1816. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earls_of_Roscommon