It surrendered to Ireton in 1651, and was burned by Sarsfield in 1688.
In 1695 he married the widow of Patrick Sarsfield, who died in 1698.
The main stream of the Shannon is crossed by Thomond Bridge and Sarsfield or Wellesley Bridge.
SARSFIELD - 1693), titular earl of Lucan,.
His father Patrick Sarsfield married Anne, daughter of Rory (Roger) O'Moore, who organized the Irish rebellion of 1641.
King James had adopted the dangerous policy of remodelling the Irish army so as to turn it from a Protestant to a Roman Catholic force, and Sarsfield, whose family adhered to the church of Rome, was selected to assist in this reorganization.
When the king brought over a few Irish soldiers to coerce the English, Sarsfield came in command of them.
As the king was deserted by his army there was no serious fighting, but Sarsfield had a brush with some of the Scottish soldiers in the service of the prince of Orange at Wincanton.
When King James disbanded his army and fled to France, Sarsfield accompanied him.
It was not till after the battle of the Boyne (1st of July 1690), and during the siege of Limerick, that Sarsfield came prominently forward.
When the cause of King James was ruined in Ireland, Sarsfield arranged the capitulation of Limerick and sailed to France on the 22nd of December 1691 with many of his countrymen who entered the French service.
Todhunter, Life of Patrick Sarsfield (London, 1895).
1651), of whom the reputed father was Henry Bennet, earl of Arlington, married William Sarsfield, brother of Patrick Sarsfield, earl of Lucan.
After becoming Lord Colchester on his brother's death he entered parliament as member for Wigan in 1681 and procured a commission in the Horseguards under Sarsfield in 1686.