3rd John de Tuite (nephew of the last Sir Richard – the 2nd) fought with King Edward I in 1302 in Scotland but died soon after.
4th John was succeeded by his son, Richard (known as “Richard
of the Castle” for the many castles he built), who sat in the Parliament of 1310.
Sir Roger Mortimer, acting as the king’s representative Justiciar of Ireland, had beaten the only Scottish King of Ireland, Robert Bruce, out of
Southern Ireland and pushed him to Ulster. In December 1318 Mortimer was called back to England and left Sir John de Bermingham, whom he had knighted the previous year, to fight Bruce. On October 14th 1318, under Bermingham’s command,
Sir Richard Tuite along with other of Mortimer’s most trusted knights, met Bruce’s army in battle at Faughhart, just north of Dundalk. The English charged through the Scottish ranks and destroyed them, killing many, among them
Irish Chiefs who had sided with Bruce and included the King of Argyle and the King of the Hebrides. Hugh and Walter de Lacy escaped but Bruce did not. He was found under the corpse of John de Maupas’s who had slain Bruce with his last breath.Bermingham later
came to court with Bruce’s head having ended the only successful campaign of Edward II’s reign.
In 1324 Sir Richard fought in Aquitaine, France.
THE AGE OF CHRIST, 1329.
The Age of Christ, one thousand three
“Cathal, the son of Donnell O'Rourke, a good materies of an Earl of Breifny, and others, were treacherously slain by the sons of John O'Farrell, and the English of Meath, in the house of Richard Tuite, at the
monastery of Fore.”
5th Lord of Sonna was John, Richard’s eldest son. He sat in parliament in Dublin in 1333 and was knighted in 1335. He died without a son.
6th John’s brother, Thomas,
became the next Lord. He had a son called James who held land in Jordanstown between Mearscourt and Paddenstown, Ballynacargy.
7th After his death his eldest son became the next Lord who also had a
son named James who held lands in Jordansstown and Tuitestown.