Samuel Plunkett

1832–9 August 1885 (Age 53)
Newtownards, County Down, Ireland

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Plunkett was born in 1832, in Newtownards, County Down, Ireland, his father, William Plunkett, was 34 and his mother, Margaret May Kelly, was 32. He married Sarah Elizabeth Rankin Miller on 13 February 1867, in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lansdowne, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 9 August 1885, in Long Point, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 53, and was buried in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada.

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Samuel Plunkett
Sarah Elizabeth Rankin Miller
Marriage: 13 February 1867
James Plunkett
Sarah Elizabeth Plunkett
Isaac Plunkett
William Alexander Plunkett
Susan Amelia Plunkett
Annie Victoria Plunkett
John Sinclair Plunkett

Spouse and Children

13 February 1867
Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Plunkett


    Margaret May Kelly




    Edward Plunkett


    Elizabeth Liza Ann Plunkett


    William Plunkett



    Isaac Plunkett


+4 More Children

World Events (5)


Age 7

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.

Age 13

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.
1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 35

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Name Meaning

English and Irish:1. (of Norman origin): habitational name from a metathesized form of Plouquenet in Ille-et-Villaine, Brittany, so named from Breton plou ‘parish’ (from Latin plebs ‘people’) + Guenec, the personal name (a diminutive of guen ‘white’) of a somewhat obscure saint. As an Irish name, it has been Gaelicized as Pluincéid . 2. alternatively, it may be a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of blankets, from Middle English blaunket (Anglo-Norman French blancquet, a diminutive of blanc ‘white’), but replacement of b by p is not usual in English.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Plunkett, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Samuel Plunkett in entry for Plunkett, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Samuel Plunkett, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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