Irish in Spain (IX): Plunkett and Macdonnell, 18th century Tarragona

On 7th July 1717 at the Cathedral in Tarragona, Balthazar Plunkett, 1st Lieutenant in Diego ‘Magdonel”s company of the Vendome Infantry Regiment, a native of Gibstoun in Ireland and the son of ‘Don Joan Plunquet’ deceased and ‘Doña Rosa Plunquet i Dilon’, married Teresa Fitón of Tortosa, the daughter of Dr. Francisco Fitón, deceased physician, and María Fitón i Bisiano, deceased.


These names are rendered in Catalan format with phonetic spelling but I assume the persons referred to would have been known as James MacDonnell (or perhaps Jacob MacDonnell?), John Plunkett, and Rose Dillon; and the locality to which it refers is likely Gibbstown, Co. Meath.

SOURCE: Marriages 1717-1741, Tarragona Cathedral, p. 5 verso, at the Arxiu Històric Arxidiocesà de Tarragona.