1697 Thomas Spaight
1697. Thomas Spaight of Cappa Lodge, got a confirmation
of arms at Dublin, December 20, 1684, on his marriage with Elizabeth,
daughter of Mountfort Westhorpe. He is there stated to be son of
Thomas, and grandson of James Spaight of Woolwich, Kent (temp. Elizabeth).
Spaight was sole seneschal to Henry, Earl of Thomond, from whom
he got numerous grants of land. His portrait is preserved in the
Reeves family, representatives of his eldest son, Thomas. His will
dates March 1, 1686, proved at Dublin, October, 1698. He died in
office. The present family descend from his second son, William.
Arms (as in confirmation, and on his seal, 1688), arg. on a fesse
sa, three pheons.
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