Eve of Bermingham, Lady Of Offaly

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Eva de Bermingham, Heiress of Offaly

Also Known As: "Eva Heiress Offaly De Birmingham"
Birthplace: Windsor, Berkshire, England
Death: circa December 1226 (62-79)
Windsor, Berkshire, , England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Bermingham, Baron of Offaly and Katherine de Bermingham
Wife of Geoffrey de Marisco; Gerald FitzMaurice, 1st Lord of Offaly and Sir Geoffrey FitzRobert, Baron of Kells
Mother of Maurice FitzGerald, 2nd Lord of Offaly
Half sister of Meyler de Bermingham, of Thetmoy

Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Eve of Bermingham, Lady Of Offaly


Name: Eve De Bermingham 1

Sex: F

Birth: ABT 1172 in Offaly, Kildare, Ireland 1

Death: Deceased 1

Marriage 1 Gerald FitzMaurice Fitzgerald b: ABT 1150 in Windsor, Berkshire, England


Maurice Fitzgerald b: ABT 1190 in Offaly, Kildare, Ireland


  • Eva de Bermingham

born about 1150

died before December 1226


  • Robert Baron Bermingham

born about 1124 Windsor, Berkshire, England

died before 1218


  • Katherine de Valoines

born Windsor, Berkshire, England




  • Gerald Fitzmaurice

born 1150? Windsor, Berkshire, England

died before 15 January 1203


  • Maurice Fitzgerald

born before 1190 Ireland

died 20 May 1257 Youghal Monastery, Ireland

buried Youghal Monastery, Ireland

biographical and/or anecdotal:

notes or source:



Eve de Bermingham1

F, #154868, d. circa 1226

Last Edited=18 Aug 2005

    Eve de Bermingham married Gerald fitz Maurice, 1st Baron of Offaly, son of Maurice fitz Gerald, Baron of Naas and Alice de Montgomery. She died circa 1226.1
    Her married name became FitzMaurice.1

Child of Eve de Bermingham and Gerald fitz Maurice, 1st Baron of Offaly

Maurice fitz Gerald, 2nd Baron of Offaly+ d. 12571


[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VII, page 200. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

Sir Gerald Fitz Maurice [d], First Baron of Offaly, b abt 1152, d bef 15 Jan 1203/04. He md Eve de Bermingham abt 1185, daughter of Robert de Bermingham. She was b abt 1165, d bef Dec 1226.

Child of Gerald Fitz Maurice and Eve de Bermingham was:

Sir Maurice Fitz Gerald [e], Justiciar of Ireland, Lord of Offaly, Knight

Piers (or William), lord of Birmingham was possibly father of ...

Robert of Bermingham (d before 1218, in Ireland, younger son)

who was father of

Eva de Bermingham (d c1226) apparently of this family, of this generation

  • m1. (c1193) Gerald FitzMaurice, 1st Lord of Offaly (b 1150, d 1203)
  • m2. Geoffrey FitzRobert (d 1211)
  • m3. (by 02.1217/8) Geoffrey de Marsh or Marisco (b before 1171, d 1245)

Eva de Bermingham

  • Birth: estimated between 1081 and 1201  www.findagrave.com

Eve "Suo Jure 1st Baroness Of Offaly" De Bermingham BIRTH 1180
Athenry, County Galway, Ireland
DEATH 1226 (aged 45–46)
Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
BURIAL Body lost or destroyed
MEMORIAL ID 160312528

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eve de Bermingham
suo jure Lady of Offaly
Born Unknown
Died Between June 1223/December 1226
Spouse(s) Gerald FitzMaurice, 1st Lord of Offaly
Geoffrey FitzRobert
Geoffrey de Marisco, Justiciar of Ireland
Maurice FitzGerald, 2nd Lord of Offaly, Justiciar of Ireland
Robert de Marisco
(possibly) Joan du Marais
Father Robert de Bermingham
Mother Unknown
Eve de Bermingham, suo jure Lady of Offaly (died between June 1223/December 1226), was a Norman-Irish heiress, being the only child of Robert de Bermingham who was enfeoffed by Strongbow with part of the kingdom of Ui Failghe.[1] This fief became the barony of Offaly which she as the suo jure heiress, passed on to her first husband, Gerald FitzMaurice, who by right of his wife was created the 1st Lord of Offaly. She had a total of three husbands.

Marriages and issue
Eve was born on an unknown date, the only daughter and suo jure heiress of Robert de Bermingham, a Norman, who arrived in Ireland with the Cambro-Norman forces of Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, known to history as "Strongbow". De Bermingham was enfeoffed by Strongbow with part of the kingdom of Ui Failghe, which became the barony of Offaly. Eve's mother's name and identity is not known.

Sometime about 1183, she married her first husband, Gerald FitzMaurice, the second-eldest son of Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Llanstephan. He became the 1st Lord of Offaly by right of marriage to her. Together they had one recorded son:

Maurice FitzGerald, 2nd Lord of Offaly (1184 – 20 May 1257), Justiciar of Ireland, married Juliana de Grenville, by whom he had four sons.
Gerald FitzMaurice died on 15 January 1204, and was succeeded by their son and heir, Maurice.

Sometime later, Eve married her second husband, Geoffrey FitzRobert, Seneschal of Leinster. When he died in 1211, she took a third husband, Geoffrey de Marisco (du Marais), who held the office of Justiciar of Ireland from 1215 to 1221. Her son Maurice would later hold the office from 1232 to 1245. By her third husband, she had at least one son:

Robert de Marisco, married Christiana de Ridelsford, by whom he had a daughter, Christiana de Marisco (1234–1312). The latter was the wife of Ebulo of Geneva, and a lady-in-waiting in the household of Eleanor of Provence, Queen consort of King Henry III of England.
It is not known whether Geoffrey's daughter, Joan du Marais, first wife of Theobald le Botiller, was Eve's daughter, or his daughter by an earlier, unrecorded marriage.[2]

The female succession in the de Bermingham fee, as well as Eve's multiple marriages, slowed down the Anglo-Norman advance in the former kingdom of Ui Failghe.[3]

Eve de Bermingham died in Ireland between June 1223 and December 1226.[4]


Flanagan, Marie Therese, Irish Royal Charters:texts and contexts, p. 220, Google Books, retrieved on 14-11-09
Note: Debrett's Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland, on p.1123, describes Eve as having been Geoffrey's first wife. Joan du Marais' son, Theobald le Botiller was born in 1224, which would have made her no older than 12 years old at the birth, had Eve been her mother (Eve married Geoffrey de Marisco sometime after 1211).
Flanagan, p.221
Note:G. E. Cokayne in The Complete Peerage favours the 1226 date as does Charles Cawley in Medieval Lands, Ireland, Earls of Kildare.


The Life Summary of Eve
When Eve de Bermingham was born in 1150, in Windsor, Berkshire, England, her father, Robert de Bermingham, was 24 and her mother, Katherine de Valoines, was 20. She married Gerald FitzMaurice 1st Baron of Offaly in 1193. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in December 1226, in her hometown, at the age of 76, and was buried in Windsor, Berkshire, England.

Parents and Siblings
Robert de Bermingham

Katherine de Valoines



Eve de Bermingham
Piers De Bermingham
Robert Birmingham

  • Death: circa 1226
  • Parents: Robert de Bermingham
  • Wife of: Geoffrey de Marsh; Geoffrey FitzRobert and Maurice fitzGerald
  • Siblings: Meyler de Bermingham, of Thetmoy


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Eve of Bermingham, Lady Of Offaly's Timeline

Windsor, Berkshire, England
County Kildare, Ireland
December 1226
Age 71
Windsor, Berkshire, , England
May 1, 1936
Age 71
January 24, 1973
Age 71
January 24, 1973
Age 71