Mary Sarsfield

about 1570–
County Meath, Ireland

The Life of Mary

When Mary Sarsfield was born about 1570, in County Meath, Ireland, her father, Sir William Sarsfield, was 50 and her mother, Margaretha Tyrell, was 48.

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Family Time Line

Sir William Sarsfield
1520–1616
Margaretha Tyrell
1522–1604
Genet Sarsfield
1540–1597
Catharine Sarsfield
1541–1615
Jennet Sarsfield
1550–
John Sarsfield
1550–
Mary Sarsfield
1570–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Genet Sarsfield

    Female1540–1597Female

    Female1541–1615Female

    Jennet Sarsfield

    Female1550–Female

    John Sarsfield

    Male1550–Male

    Female1570–Female

World Events (3)

1603

Age 33

Accession of James I. Surrender of Hugh O'Neill. Enforcement of English Law in Ireland.
1641

Age 71

Great Catholic-Gaelic rebellion for return of lands, later joined by Old English Catholics in Ireland. Under leadership of Irish chieftain, Rory O'More, conspiracy was formed to seize Dublin and expel the English. English settlers were driven out of Ulster. Catholics hold 59% of land in Ireland.
1649

Age 79

The Protestant Lord Protector of England, Oliver Cromwell, landed at Dublin. His troops killed 2,000 men. A great part of lands in Munster, Leinster and Ulster (Drogheda and Wexford) was confiscated and divided among the English soldiers.

Name Meaning

Irish (of English origin): apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place in England. Bearers of this surname settled in Counties Dublin, Cork, and Limerick in Ireland from the 12th century onward.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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