de  BURGH

Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 1998.

The de Burgh ’s ancestors were a most powerful family, they were in fact, the pillars of the Norman Irish political and social system[i].

AN OVERVIEW OF THE DESCENT OF PHILIPPA PLANTAGENET ’S IRISH CONNECTIONS[ii]

Turlough O’Conor , King of Ireland
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Cathal Red-Hand O’Conor
, King of Connaught
  
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Odo O’Conor                          Roderck, last King of Ireland
  
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Una O’Conor
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Hodierna
de Gernon
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Richard de Burgh
, Lord of Connaught
  
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Walter de Burgh
, Lord of Connaught and Earl of Ulsteri
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Richard de Burgh
, Lord of Connaught and Earl of Ulster
  
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William de Burgh
, Lord of Connaught and Earl of Ulster
  
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Elizabeth de Burgh

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PHILIPPA PLANTAGENET

William Fitz Adam de Burgh

William Fitz Adam de Burgh ,  was the 1st Lord of Connaught and according to the Irish annals styled “ William the Conqueror ” in as much s all the medieval land tiles of the West started with him[iii].  William Fitz Adam de Burgh had:

Richard de Burgh

Richard de Burgh , son of William Fitz Adam de Burgh , m. Hodierna de Gernon , daughter of Una O’Conor (daughter of Odo O’Connor , King of Connaught).  Richard & Hodierna ( de Gernon ) de Burgh had:

Walter de Burgh

Walter de Burgh , son of Richard & Hodierna ( de Gernon ) de Burgh , m. daughter, of Hugo , the younger, de Lacy .

For Further Information See de Lacy

Walter de Burgh acquired the Earldom of Ulster by marriage.  He was the first de Burgh to hold this title.

Walter de Burgh had at least two (2) children:

1.       Richard de Burgh - “The Red Earl”
2.      
Elizabeth de Burgh , m. 1302 to Robert Bruce , King of Scotland, son of Robert & Marjorie (of Carrick) Bruce, b. 11 Jul 1274, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex; d. 7 Jun 1329, Cardoss Castle, Firth of Clyde, Scotland; bur. Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland.

For Further Information See de Bruce

Richard de Burgh [iv]

1.  Richard de Burgh , Earl of Ulster and Lord of Connaught, son of Walter de Burgh .  In Irish history he is remembered as “The Red Earl” of Ulster and a chief contemporary figure during the reign of Edward I .

William de Burgh [v]

1.1.  William de Burgh , son of Richard de Burgh , m. Elizabeth de Clare .  William & Elizabeth ( de Clare ) de Burgh had an only chid:

Elizabeth de Burgh [vi]

1.1.1.  Elizabeth de Burgh , daughter of William & Elizabeth (de Clare) de Burgh , m 1st 15 Aug 1352 to Lionel of Antwerp , KG, Duke of Clarence, son of Edward I I I , King of England & Philippa of Hainault , b. 29 Nov 1338, Antwerp, Branbant; d. 7 Oct 1368, Alba Pompeia, Piedmont, Italy ; bur. 1st at Pavia; bur. 2nd at Augustine Friars at Clare Priory, Suffolk, England.

Lionel Antwerp was created Duke of Clarence and K.G. in 1362.  He became earl of Ulster on 13 Nov 1362.

Elizabeth de Burgh , sole heiress of her father, was the last representative of a most distinguished and powerful Irish family, which had played a great part in the history of Ireland since the Norman Conquest.  Through her the Earldom of Ulster was merged into the British Crown.

The Prince of Wales, today is also the Earl of Ulster.  During the reign of Henry VII , Con. Captain of O’Neils , petitioned that Monarch to create him Earl of Ulster.  Henry VII replied to the request that the Earldom of Ulster was “one of the great Earldoms of Christendom, too great to be conferred on any subject[vii].”

Lionel of Antwerp & Elizabeth de Burgh had a daughter:

1.1.1.1.      Philippa Plantagenet , of Ulster, Countess of Ulster, b. 16 Aug 1355; d. ca. 1378; m. 1368 to Edmund Mortimer , b. 1352; d. 27 Dec 1381.

For Further Information See “Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1”,  p. 242


[i] “A Virginia Plantagenet Royal Descent of Sarah Vowell Danigerfield Records and Other Matter Dating from 741 to 1949”, pp. 12-27, by Sarah Danigerfield Stirling.
[ii]
“A Virginia Plantagenet Royal Descent of Sarah Vowell Danigerfield Records and Other Matter Dating from 741 to 1949”, pp. 12-27, by Sarah Danigerfield Stirling.
[iii] “A Virginia Plantagenet Royal Descent of Sarah Vowell Danigerfield Records and Other Matter Dating from 741 to 1949”, pp. 12-27, by Sarah Danigerfield Stirling.
[iv]
“A Virginia Plantagenet Royal Descent of Sarah Vowell Danigerfield Records and Other Matter Dating from 741 to 1949”, pp. 12-27, by Sarah Danigerfield Stirling.
[v]
“A Virginia Plantagenet Royal Descent of Sarah Vowell Danigerfield Records and Other Matter Dating from 741 to 1949”, pp. 12-27, by Sarah Danigerfield Stirling.
[vi]
“A Virginia Plantagenet Royal Descent of Sarah Vowell Danigerfield Records and Other Matter Dating from 741 to 1949”, pp. 12-27, by Sarah Danigerfield Stirling.
[vii]
“A Virginia Plantagenet Royal Descent of Sarah Vowell Danigerfield Records and Other Matter Dating from 741 to 1949”, pp. 12-27, by Sarah Danigerfield Stirling.