Viscount Theobald Dillon

Dillon, Theobald, Viscount (descended from Sir Henry Dillon), a zealous supporter of Queen Elizabeth in her Irish wars, in 1559 commanded an independent troop in the royal cause, and received the honour of knighthood on the field of battle. In 1582 Theobald was appointed Collector-General of the composition money in Connaught and Thomond, and in 1621-'2 was by James I. created Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallen. He died 15th March 1624, "at so advanced an age, that at one time he had the satisfaction of seeing above an hundred of his descendants in his house of Killenfaghny."


216. Lodge's Peerage of Ireland, Revised and Enlarged by Mervyn Archdall. 7 vols. Dublin, 1789.