|Almericus De Courcy 23rd (18) Lord of Kingsale
Almericus De Courcy 23rd (18) Lord of Kingsale
- Born: May 1665
- Marriage: Anne Dring on 2 Mar 1698
- Died: 1719 at age 54
Brought up as Roman Catholic.
July 30, 1669 Order of Privy Council and Archbishop of Cantebury that the infant Lord [Almeric] Courcy be provided a pension and inserted into the Establishment as well as being sent to Oxford in England for Education in the Protestant religion.
(Source: Calendar of the State Papers relating to Ireland 1666-1669 Public Record Office).
Sent to Oxford for education . Unruly and arrogant as youth who would not give up his "Popish relations".
Annual pension of 300pounds from Charles II and James II
Dec. 6, 1681: Fought a duel with Lord Newburgh.
Sat in Parliament May 1689 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Parliament)
1690 he commanded a troop of horse - but was outlawed and then reinstated in 1692.
1692: Exercised "the privilege" of remaining covered in front of William III.
- Apparently the first recorded exercise of the legendary privilege. However it has been exercised four additional timees since this:
- His successor Gerald 1720 before George I
- Gerald again 1727 before George II
- John (next lord) exercised "hat trick" in 1762 before George III
- In 1859 before Queen Victoria
(Historian J.H. Round has questioned the validity of the "privilege".)
May 1692: Sat in Parliament
May 1710: Sat in Parliament
Dies without issue and succeeded by his cousin.
Tomb in Westminster Abbey (North Choir)
Almericus married Anne Dring, daughter of Robert Dring of Isleworth, Midx. and Unknown, on 2 Mar 1698. (Anne Dring died on 25 Apr 1724.)