Cuffe, James (1747 -1821)

James Cuff (or Cuffe), (1747-1821) of Ballinrobe co. Mayo, was the son of James Cuff of Elmhall, and Ballinrobe Castle, co. Mayo, and Elizabeth, sister of Arthur Gore, Earl of Arran. James was created a peer of Ireland, as Baron Tyrawley of Ballinrobe on 7 November 1797. He was a Member of Parliament for Mayo (1768-1797), and for Donegal Borough (1776-1777).
On 7 November 1797 he was created Baron Tyrawley, and 1800 was elected as one of the first representative peers of Ireland. He married Mary, daughter of Richard Levinge of Calverstown co. Kildare., who died childless in 1808, and although he had two illegitimate children with the actress Sarah Wewitzer, without any legitimate heirs, the peerage became extinct in 1821 on his death.

Seat / Residence(s): Ballinrobe
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Title: Cuffe, James (1747 - 1821) (Stamp 1)
Crest: An arm in armour embowed holding a broken tilting spear in bend
Dimensions (height x width): 10mm x 12mm
Heraldic Charges: arm, Heraldic Charges: spear
Title: Cuffe, James (1747 - 1821) (Stamp 2)
Dimensions (height x width): 9mm x 12mm
Monogram: J C