Nugent Family of Farren Connell, Co. Cavan

Biography/History

The Nugent family is a cadet branch of the Nugents, Lords Delvin, afterwards Earls of Westmeath, resident at Farren Connell since the end of the 17th century. Richard Nugent, 12th Baron of Delvin, was Lord Deputy of Ireland in 1528. The Earldom of Westmeath was created in 1621, with Richard Nugent, 15th Baron of Delvin, being first holder of the title. The most famous member of the Nugent Family was Major General Sir Oliver Nugent (1860-1926), Commander-in-Chief of the 36th Ulster Division during World War One.