Lady Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster

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Lady Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster

Also Known As: "4th Countess of Ulster", "Elizabeth de Burgh Countess of Ulster", "Countess of Ulster"
Birthplace: Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus, Ulster, Ireland
Death: December 10, 1363 (31)
Dublin, Ireland
Place of Burial: Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster and Maud of Lancaster, Countess of Ulster
Wife of Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence
Mother of Philippa, 5th Countess of Ulster
Half sister of Maud de Ufford

Occupation: Countess
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Lady Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster

Ben M. Angel's summary:


Parents: William de Burgh (1312 - 1333), 3rd Earl of Ulster, murdered by the Mandevilles while en route to Parliament to be made Lord Burgh.

Matilda (Maud) de Lancaster (1310-1377), Canoness of Campsey (1347-1364), Nun at Bruisyard Abbey (1364-1377)

Siblings: Only child.

Spouse: Lionel "of Antwerp" (1338-1368), Guardian of England (1345-1346), Earl of Ulster de iure uxoris (1347-1368), Duke of Clarence (1672-1368), Chief Governor of Ireland (1361-1365, 1367)

Child: 1. Philippa (1355-1378/1381) Countess of Ulster, wife of Edmund Mortimer (1352-1381), Earl of March (to 1381), Earl of Ulster, Lord of Connaught, and Lord of Clare (1368-1381), Marshal of England (to 1376), King's Lieutenant in Ireland (1379-1381)

Basic information and justifications:

Birth:17 September 1312 at Carrickfergus Castle, County Ulster, Ireland (FMG, Wikipedia, Lundy, etc.)

Death: 10 December 1363 at Dublin (Wikipedia)

Buried: Clare Priory, Clare, Suffolk, England

Occupation: 4th Countess of Ulster (6 June 1333 - 10 December, 1363; FMG, Wikipedia, Lundy, etc.), Duchess of Clarence (Plaque at Clare Priory)

Alternate names: None noted. (Was written in one source document as "Elizabetha de Borrow" but this is probably more a reflection on how her name was pronounced - much like Jedburgh in southern Scotland sounds like "Jedborrow".)

Special note: Should not be confused with Elizabeth de Burgh, wife of Richard de Richmond (different person). This Elizabeth was also never married to his brother, Elyas de Richmond, or any de Richmond for that matter, a mistake that some GEDCOMs apparently transmit - check sources, this person is pretty well documented.,_4th_Countess_of_Ul...

4th Countess of Ulster

Elizabeth de Burgh, Duchess of Clarence, suo jure 4th Countess of Ulster and 5th Baroness of Connaught, was a Norman-Irish noblewoman who married Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence.

Elizabeth died in Dublin in 1363 during her husband's term as Governor of Ireland. She is buried in Clare Priory, Suffolk, England.

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Lady Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster's Timeline

July 6, 1332
Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus, Ulster, Ireland
August 16, 1355
Eltham Palace, Kent, England
December 10, 1363
Age 31
Dublin, Ireland
Clare Priory, Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk, England (United Kingdom)