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Richard Mor de Burgh, Lord of Connaught

Also Known As: "Lord of Connaught and Strathearn"
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Birthplace: Connaught, Ireland
Death: February 17, 1243 (44-53)
Aquitaine, France
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Son of William de Burgh, Lord of Connacht and Mor O'Brien
Husband of Hodierna de Burgh and Egidia de Lacy, Lady of Connacht
Father of Margery de Burgh; Alice Burgh; Richard De Burgh; daughter of Richard de Burgh; William mór de Burgh, 2nd Baron on Connaught and 2 others

Occupation: Lord of Connacht, Lord of Trim and Connaught, 1st Lord of Connaught, Justiciar of Ireland, 1st Baron of Connaught, Lord of Connach, 1st Earl of Ulster
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Richard Mor de Burgh (c. 1194 – 1242).[1] was the eldest son of William de Burgh and founder of the towns of Ballinasloe, Loughrea and Galway.

In 1224, Richard claimed the land of Connacht, which had been granted to his father but never, in fact, handed over. He asserted that the grant to Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair, the native king, after his father's death had been on condition of faithful service, and that his son Aedh mac Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair, who succeeded him that year, had forfeited it. He had the favor of the justiciar, Hubert de Burgh (who may have been his uncle), and was awarded Connacht in May 1227. From 1228 to 1232, he was the Justiciar of Ireland. He was not immediately able to take possession, but in 1235, he summoned the whole feudal host of the Norman barons to aid him and expelled Felim mac Cathal Crobderg Ua Conchobair, the native king, from Connacht. He and his lieutenants received great shares of land, while Felim was obliged to do homage and was allowed only to rent the five Royal cantreds of Athlone from the Crown. De Burgh took the title of "Lord of Connacht".[1] He married Egidia de Lacy, daughter of Walter de Lacy, and had seven children:

Richard (? - 1248), Lord of Connaught Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster William (? - 1270) Margery (? - after March 1253), married Theobald Butler Unnamed daughter who married as second wife to Gerald de Prendergast Alice Unnamed daughter who married Hamon de Valoynes and had issue. Richard was succeeded by his son, Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster.


Richard Mor de Burgh (c. 1194 – 1242).[1] was the eldest son of William de Burgh and More O'Brien. He was the founder of the towns of Ballinasloe, Loughrea and Galway.

In 1224, Richard claimed the land of Connacht, which had been granted to his father but never, in fact, handed over. He asserted that the grant to Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair, the native king, after his father's death had been on condition of faithful service, and that his son Aedh mac Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair, who succeeded him that year, had forfeited it. He had the favor of the justiciar, Hubert de Burgh (who may have been his uncle), and was awarded Connacht in May 1227. From 1228 to 1232, he was the Justiciar of Ireland. He was not immediately able to take possession, but in 1235, he summoned the whole feudal host of the Norman barons to aid him and expelled Felim mac Cathal Crobderg Ua Conchobair, the native king, from Connacht. He and his lieutenants received great shares of land, while Felim was obliged to do homage and was allowed only to rent the five Royal cantreds of Athlone from the Crown. De Burgh took the title of "Lord of Connacht".[1] He married Egidia de Lacy, daughter of Walter de Lacy, and Margaret de Braose, and had seven children:

Richard (? - 1248), Lord of Connaught Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster William (? - 1270) Margery (? - after March 1253), married Theobald Butler Unnamed daughter who married as his second wife, Sir Gerald de Prendergast of Beauvoir, by whom she had a daughter, Maud. Alice Unnamed daughter who married Hamon de Valoynes and had issue. Richard was succeeded by his son, Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster.

[edit] References 1.^ a b Curtis, Edmund (2004) [1950]. A History of Ireland (6th ed. ed.). New York: Routledge. pp. 70–72. ISBN 0-415-27949-6. Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis; Lines 73-30, 177B-8, 177B-9. The Tribes and customs of Hy-Many, John O'Donovan, 1843 The Surnames of Ireland, Edward MacLysaght, Dublin, 1978. The Anglo-Normans in Co. Galway: the process of colonization, Patrick Holland, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, vol. 41,(1987–88) Excavation on the line of the medieval town defences of Loughrea, Co. Galway, J.G.A.& H.S., vol. 41, (1987–88) Anglo-Norman Galway; rectangular earthworks and moated sites, Patrick Holland, J.G.A. & H.S., vol. 46 (1993) Rindown Castle: a royal fortress in Co. Roscommon, Sheelagh Harbison, J.G.A. & H.S., vol. 47 (1995) The Anglo-Norman landscape in County Galway; land-holdings, castles and settlements, Patrick Holland, J.G.A.& H.S., vol. 49 (1997) Annals of Ulster at CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts at University College Cork Annals of Tigernach at CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts at University College Cork Revised edition of McCarthy's synchronisms at Trinity College Dublin. FMG on Richard Mor de Burgh, son of William, Lord of Connaught and his decendants

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A book of genealogies recorded in the 15th century by Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh, one of the Four Masters (published in Annalecta Hibernica 18), indicates that the mother of Richard Mor de Burgh, William's son and successor, was the "daughter of the Saxon [English] king", an illegitimate daughter of Henry II of England or perhaps Richard I of England. Such a connection would explain the use of the term consanguineus [kinsman] by Edward I of England to describe Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster.


Richard Mor de Burgh (c. 1194 – 1242).[1] was the eldest son of William de Burgh and founder of the towns of Ballinasloe, Loughrea and Galway.

In 1224, Richard claimed the land of Connacht, which had been granted to his father but never, in fact, handed over. He asserted that the grant to Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair, the native king, after his father's death had been on condition of faithful service, and that his son Aedh mac Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair, who succeeded him that year, had forfeited it. He had the favor of the justiciar, Hubert de Burgh (who may have been his uncle), and was awarded Connacht in May 1227. From 1228 to 1232, he was the Justiciar of Ireland. He was not immediately able to take possession, but in 1235, he summoned the whole feudal host of the Norman barons to aid him and expelled Felim mac Cathal Crobderg Ua Conchobair, the native king, from Connacht. He and his lieutenants received great shares of land, while Felim was obliged to do homage and was allowed only to rent the five Royal cantreds of Athlone from the Crown. De Burgh took the title of "Lord of Connacht".[1] He married Egidia de Lacy, daughter of Walter de Lacy, and Margaret de Braose, and had seven children:

Richard (? - 1248), Lord of Connaught Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster William (? - 1270) Margery (? - after March 1253), married Theobald Butler Unnamed daughter who married as second wife to Gerald de Prendergast Alice Unnamed daughter who married Hamon de Valoynes and had issue. Richard was succeeded by his son, Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster.

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The title of Lord of Connaught was used by several Norman barons in Ireland.

During the Norman conquest of Ireland, William de Burgh was apparently granted Connacht, but never took possession of it. It remained in the hands of native kings until 1224, when Richard Mor de Burgh claimed it on the basis of his father's grant. His uncle Hubert de Burgh was then Justiciar of Ireland and upheld the claim in 1227. Richard called upon the feudal levies of Ireland and conquered Connacht in 1235, taking the title Lord of Connaught. Richard's son Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster, his son Richard Og de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster, and Richard's grandson William Donn de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster all seem to have used the title, but upon the death of the latter in 1333, civil war broke out over control of the de Burgh lands. Connacht was divided between Sir Ulick Burke and Edmond Albanach Burke[1], and the title fell out of use. It was not recognized in the Peerage of Ireland, and the heirs-general of William Donn, who retained the title Earl of Ulster, did not use it.


Richard Mor de Burgh (c. 1194 – 1242).[1] was the eldest son of William de Burgh and More O'Brien. He was the founder of the towns of Ballinasloe, Loughrea and Galway.

In 1224, Richard claimed the land of Connacht, which had been granted to his father but never, in fact, handed over. He asserted that the grant to Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair, the native king, after his father's death had been on condition of faithful service, and that his son Aedh mac Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair, who succeeded him that year, had forfeited it. He had the favor of the justiciar, Hubert de Burgh (who may have been his uncle), and was awarded Connacht in May 1227. From 1228 to 1232, he was the Justiciar of Ireland. He was not immediately able to take possession, but in 1235, he summoned the whole feudal host of the Norman barons to aid him and expelled Felim mac Cathal Crobderg Ua Conchobair, the native king, from Connacht. He and his lieutenants received great shares of land, while Felim was obliged to do homage and was allowed only to rent the five Royal cantreds of Athlone from the Crown. De Burgh took the title of "Lord of Connacht".[1] He married Egidia de Lacy, daughter of Walter de Lacy, and Margaret de Braose, and had seven children:

Richard (? - 1248), Lord of Connaught Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster William (? - 1270) Margery (? - after March 1253), married Theobald Butler Unnamed daughter who married as his second wife, Sir Gerald de Prendergast of Beauvoir, by whom she had a daughter, Maud. Alice Unnamed daughter who married Hamon de Valoynes and had issue. Richard was succeeded by his son, Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster.

[edit] References ^ a b Curtis, Edmund (2004) [1950]. A History of Ireland (6th ed. ed.). New York: Routledge. pp. 70–72. ISBN 0-415-27949-6. Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis; Lines 73-30, 177B-8, 177B-9. The Tribes and customs of Hy-Many, John O'Donovan, 1843 The Surnames of Ireland, Edward MacLysaght, Dublin, 1978. The Anglo-Normans in Co. Galway: the process of colonization, Patrick Holland, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, vol. 41,(1987–88) Excavation on the line of the medieval town defences of Loughrea, Co. Galway, J.G.A.& H.S., vol. 41, (1987–88) Anglo-Norman Galway; rectangular earthworks and moated sites, Patrick Holland, J.G.A. & H.S., vol. 46 (1993) Rindown Castle: a royal fortress in Co. Roscommon, Sheelagh Harbison, J.G.A. & H.S., vol. 47 (1995) The Anglo-Norman landscape in County Galway; land-holdings, castles and settlements, Patrick Holland, J.G.A.& H.S., vol. 49 (1997) Annals of Ulster at CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts at University College Cork Annals of Tigernach at CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts at University College Cork Revised edition of McCarthy's synchronisms at Trinity College Dublin. FMG on Richard Mor de Burgh, son of William, Lord of Connaught and his decendants


  1. Birth: Abt 1175
  2. Death: 1243 in On passage to France 1 1
  3. Event: Lord Lieutenant of Ireland Titled
  4. Event: 1st Earl of Ulster Titled
  5. Event: Lord of Connaught Titled

Richard Mór


Richard Mor de Burgh

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Richard Mor de Burgh (c. 1194 – 1242).[1] was the eldest son of William de Burgh and founder of the towns of Ballinasloe, Loughrea and Galway.

In 1224, Richard claimed the land of Connacht, which had been granted to his father but never, in fact, handed over. He asserted that the grant to Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair, the native king, after his father's death had been on condition of faithful service, and that his son Aedh mac Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair, who succeeded him that year, had forfeited it. He had the favor of the justiciar, Hubert de Burgh (who may have been his uncle), and was awarded Connacht in May 1227. From 1228 to 1232, he was the Justiciar of Ireland. He was not immediately able to take possession, but in 1235, he summoned the whole feudal host of the Norman barons to aid him and expelled Felim mac Cathal Crobderg Ua Conchobair, the native king, from Connacht. He and his lieutenants received great shares of land, while Felim was obliged to do homage and was allowed only to rent the five Royal cantreds of Athlone from the Crown. De Burgh took the title of "Lord of Connacht".[1] He married Egidia de Lacy, daughter of Walter de Lacy, and Margaret de Braose, and had seven children:

Richard (? - 1248), Lord of Connaught

Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster

William (? - 1270)

Margery (? - after March 1253), married Theobald Butler

Unnamed daughter who married as second wife to Gerald de Prendergast

Alice

Unnamed daughter who married Hamon de Valoynes and had issue.

Richard was succeeded by his son, Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster.

[edit]References

^ a b Curtis, Edmund (2004) [1950]. A History of Ireland (6th ed. ed.). New York: Routledge. pp. 70–72. ISBN 0-415-27949-6.

Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis; Lines 73-30, 177B-8, 177B-9.

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De Burgh, Richard, Lord of Connaught, son of preceding. In 1204 he succeeded to large estates in the province of Connaught, which were confirmed to him by King John for a fine of 300 marks, and by Henry III. for a fine of 3,000 marks. In 1225, after Cathal O'Conor's death, the whole of Connaught, with the exception of five cantreds for the support of Athlone garrison, was made over to him for 500 marks a year. But the O'Conors clung to their patrimony, and upon one occasion Felira O'Conor was even deputed by Henry III. to act against De Burgh and check his rising power. De Burgh exercised almost regal sway, and at his castle at Galway (built in 1232), and in that at Loughrea (built in 1236), he was attended by a train of barons, knights, and gentlemen. He was for some time Lord-Deputy of Ireland. He died on his passage to France, January 1243. whither he was proceeding, attended by his barons and knights, to meet the King of England at Bordeaux. His wife was Una, daughter of Hugh O'Conor, Prince of Connaught.

Sources

52. Burke, Sir Bernard: Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages. London, 1866.

134. Four Masters, Annals of Ireland by the: Translated and Edited by John O'Donovan. 7 vols. Dublin, 1856.

216. Lodge's Peerage of Ireland, Revised and Enlarged by Mervyn Archdall. 7 vols. Dublin, 1789.

Source: http://www.libraryireland.com/biography/RichardDeBurghLordofConnaught.php


William de Burgh From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William de Burgh (c. 1160 - winter 1205/1206) was the founder of the de Burgh /Burke /Bourke dynasty in Ireland . In Ireland He arrived in Ireland in 1185 and was closely associated with Prince John . King Henry II of England appointed him Governor of Limerick and granted him vast estates in Leinster and Munster . De Burgh's castles at Tibberaghny (County Kilkenny ), Kilsheelan , Ardpatrick and Kilfeacle were used to protect King John's northern borders of Waterford and Lismore and his castles at Carrigogunnell and Castleconnell were used to protect Limerick. He was Seneschal of Munster (Royal Governor) from 1201 to 1203. Marriage and alliance Sometime in the 1190s, William allied with the King of Thomond , either Domnall Mór Ua Briain , King of Thomond (died 1194 ) or his son Murtogh, and married one of his daughters. This alliance probably took place during the reign of Murtough, as up to the time of his death Donal had been at war with the Normans. At any rate no more wars are recorded between the two sides for the rest of the decade. According to the Annals of Inisfallen, in 1201 William and the sons of Domnall Mór led a major joint military expedition into Desmond , slaying Amlaíb Ua Donnabáin among others. From 1199 to 1202 de Burgh led military campaigns in Desmond with the aid of the Ó Briain. Success in the west and south allowed de Burgh to conquer the Kingdom of Connacht , which although he had been granted probably before 1195, he had never occupied. Cathal Crobhdearg Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht , fought a successful counter-attack against the Anglo-Norman castles in Munster, including de Burgh's castle of Castleconnell. Further fighting led to loss of three castles and property, all of which was eventually retrieved with the exception of much of Connacht. Connacht In 1200, "Cathal Crobhdearg Ua Conchobair went into Munster , to the son of Mac Carthy and William de Burgh to solicit their aid." This marked the start of de Burgh's interest in the province. King Cathal Crobderg Ua Conchobair (reigned 1190-1224) faced much opposition, mainly from within his own family and wished to engage de Burgh's aid to help secure his position. The following year William and Ua Conchobair led an army from Limerick to Tuam and finally to Boyle . Ua Conchobair's rival, Cathal Carragh Ua Conchobair marched at the head of his army to give them battle but was killed in a combined Burke/Ua Conchobair onslaught after a week of skirmishing between the two sides. William and Ua Conchobair then travelled to Iar Connacht and stayed at Cong for Easter . Here, William and the sons of Rory O'Flaherty conspired to kill Ua Conchobair but the plot was foiled, apparently by holy oaths they were made to swear by the local Coarb family. However, when de Burgh demanded payment for himself and his retinue, battle finally broke out with over seven hundred of de Burgh's followers said to have been killed. William, however, managed to return to Limerick. The following year in 1202, William returned and took revenge for his army that was destroyed a year early. He took the title "Lord of Connacht" in 1203. Death He died in winter 1205/1206[1] and was interred at the Augustinian Priory of Athassel in Golden which he had founded c. 1200. The Annals of the Four Masters recorded his passing thus: "William Burke plundered Connacht, as well churches as territories; but God and the saints took vengeance on him for that; for he died of a singular disease, too shameful to be described." Family The identity of William's wife is uncertain. A late medieval genealogy records his marriage to an unnamed daughter of Donmal Mor mac Turlough O'Brien, and the descent of the Earls of Ulster and Clanricarde from their son Richard. A book of genealogies recorded in the 15th century by Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh , one of the Four Masters (published in Annalecta Hibernica 18), indicates that the mother of Richard Mor de Burgh , William's son and successor, was the "daughter of the Saxon [Angevin] king", an illegitimate daughter of Henry II of England or, Richard I of England perhaps? Such a connection would explain the use of the term consanguineus kinsman by Edward I of England to describe Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster . William had three known children (with the spelling Connaught being used in titles of English nobility): Richard Mór de Burgh, 1st Baron of Connaught , Lord of Connaught. Hubert de Burgh, Bishop of Limerick . Richard Óge de Burgh , (illegitimate), Sheriff of Connaught . Family tree

 Walter de Burgh of Burgh Castle , Norfolk .
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William de Burgh, died 1205.    Hubert de Burgh, 1st Earl of Kent , died 1243.  Geoffrey de Burgh , died 1228.  Thomas de Burgh
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Richard Mór de Burgh, 1st Baron of Connaught   Hubert de Burgh, Bishop of Limerick , died 1250.   Richard Óge de Burgh 
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de Burgh Earl of Ulster ,                     |                  |               |
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Mac William Iochtar  Bourke of County Mayo .  Hubert           William            Richard                                  
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 Ulick Burke of Annaghkeen , died 1343.      Raymond  Walter Óge
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 Richard Óg Burke , died 1387.
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See also Earl of Ulster Burke Civil War 1333-38 Clanricarde Earl of Mayo References (family tree) A New History of Ireland, volume IX, Oxford, 1984; Earls of Ulster and Lords of Connacht, 1205-1460 (De Burgh, De Lacy and Mortimer), p. 170; Mac William Burkes: Mac William Iochtar (de Burgh), Lords of Lower Connacht and Viscounts of Mayo, 1332-1649, p. 171; Burke of Clanricard: Mac William Uachtar (de Burgh), Lords of Upper Connacht and Earls of Clanricard, 1332-1722. References Orpen, Goddard Henry . Ireland under the Normans. II. p. 194. ISBN 1-85182-715-3 . Curtis, Edmund. A History of Mediaeval Ireland from 1110 to 1513. p. 107. Gwynn, Aubrey; Hadcock, R. Neville (1970). Medieval Religious Houses Ireland. Longman. p. 157. Empey, C. A (2004). "Burgh, William de (died 1206)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography . Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2006-11-04. The Tribes and customs of Hy-Many, John O'Donovan , 1843 The History of Mayo, Hubert T. Knox . 1908. The Surnames of Ireland, Edward MacLysaght , Dublin , 1978. Lower Mac William and Viscounts of Mayo, 1332-1649, in A New History of Ireland IX, pp.235-36, Oxford, 1984 (reprinted 2002). The Anglo-Normans in Co. Galway: the process of colonization, Patrick Holland, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society , vol. 41,(1987-88) Burke:People and Places, Eamonn de Burca , Dublin , 1995. The Anglo-Norman landscape in County Galway; land-holdings, castles and settlements, Patrick Holland, J.G.A.& H.S., vol. 49 (1997) Annals of Ulster at CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts at University College Cork Annals of Tigernach at CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts at University College Cork Revised edition of McCarthy's synchronisms at Trinity College Dublin .



            
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Connaught, Ireland
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England
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Galway, Galway City, Galway, Ireland
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February 17, 1243
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