William Bunbury, MP for Co. Carlow, Dies After Being Thrown From His Horse

  • April 18, 1778

William Bunbury III of Lisnavagh (1744-1778)

William was the great-grandson of the first Bunbury to settle in Ireland. He married the heiress Katherine Kane, shortly before he was elected MP for Carlow in Grattan’s Parliament. He was planning to build a new house at Lisnavagh when he was tragically killed in a horse accident in 1778.

After his death, his widow took the family to live in Bath until their eldest son, Thomas, was old enough to return.