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Jane Loftus (Purdon)

Birthplace: Rathfanham, County Limerick, Ulster Province, Ireland
Death: Died in St. Patrick's Parrish, County Dublin, Leinster Province, Ireland
Place of Burial: Dublin, Dublin City, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Adam Purdon and Jane Purdon
Wife of Most Rev. Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin
Mother of Sir Thomas Loftus, Twin; Henry Loftus, Twin; Katherine Berkeley; Sir Dudley Loftus, Sir Kt.; Edward Loftus and 14 others
Sister of Margaret Jones; Simon Purdon and John Purdon

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About Jane Loftus

     Jane Purdon was born in 1540.2 She was the daughter of Adam Purdon.1 She married Most Rev. Adam Loftus, son of Edward Loftus, in 1560.3 She died on 15 July 1595.2 From 1560, her married name became Loftus.

Children of Jane Purdon and Most Rev. Adam Loftus include

  1. Anne Loftus+1 d. a 5 Jun 1630
  2. Martha Loftus+4 d. 19 Mar 1609
  3. Isabella Loftus+ d. 11 Nov 1597
  4. Sir Thomas Loftus+4
  5. Alice Loftus4
  6. Katherine Loftus+2
  7. Sir Dudley Loftus+4 b. 1561


  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 187. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6266] Sir Bernard Burke, editor, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 9th edition, (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1894), page 2177. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Landed Gentry, 8th ed.
  3. [S37] Volume 1, page 1323. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  4. [S37] See. [S37]


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Jane Loftus's Timeline

May 1536
Rathfanham, County Limerick, Ulster Province, Ireland
Age 11
Age 11
of, Killyan, Meath, Ireland
Age 23
Age 24
County Limerick, Ulster Province, Ireland
Age 26
Rathfanham, County Limerick, Ulster Province, Ireland
Age 28
Rathfanham, County Limerick, Ulster Province, Ireland
Age 30
Rathfanham, County Limerick, Ulster Province, Ireland
Age 31
Dublin, Dublin , Leinster, Ireland