30421182. Earl William de Burgh & 30421183. Maud of Lancaster
9/17/1312, William born in Ireland, heir & s/o & 60842364. John de Burgh & 2498691. Elizabeth de Clare.
1313, William’s father murdered in Ireland.
~1314, Maud born in England, d/o 5909946. Earl Henry Plantagenet & 5909947. Maud Chaworth.
1326, William succeeded his grandfather.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
2/3/1327, Grant to Henry, earl of Lancaster, the king’s uncle, of the marriage of William de Burgo, son and heir of John de Burgo, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs.
Bef. 11/16/1327, By papal dispensation, William married Maud. [related in 3rd and 4th degrees.]
12/10/1327, Willelmo de Burgh, a minor, summoned to parliament in England.
1328, William de Burgo fitzJohn fitzRichard, earl of Ulster, with his wife, arrived in Ireland; holding a third part of all the lands of the earl of Gloucester, on the mother’s side.
1329, War broke out in Ireland between English lords Marurce Fitz Gerald, earl of Desmond, and William de Burgo, earl of Ulster. Brian O’Brien led a thousand soldiers in aid of John Darcy, justiciary, and Maurice Fitz Gerald. (S) Historical Memoir of the O’Briens, O’Donoghue, 1860, P129.
1330, Lord William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, led a nurerous army of Ulstermen against Brien O’Brien.
1331, The English parliament appointed William de Burgh, earl of Ulster, Lieutenant of King Edward III in Ireland.
1332, William de Burgo governor of Althone, Ireland.
1332, William de Burgo, the “brown earl” of Ulster, bricked his cousin [or uncle] Walter de Burgo [an English knight] into a dungeon of then-under-construction Greencastle, co. Donegal, where he starved to death. [The story is that William suspected Walter of having an affair with his wife. This was supposedly the incident that led to his murder. Walter’s skeleton is now part of the Derry City Coat of Arms.]
1332, King Edward III issued a writ of aid for Roger, prior of Saint John of Jerusalem, to William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, and others … (S) A View of the Legal Institutions, Lynch, 1830, P97.
6/6/1333 a Sunday, William, knt., 3rd Earl of Ulster, Lord of Connaught in Ireland, Lord of Clare, Suffolk, murdered at Le Ford [now Belfast] by Sir Richard de Mandeville and others. [300 of Sir Richard de Mandeville’s followers were executed for the murder.]
Maud fled to England.
11/28/1333, Matilda late the wife of William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, executrix of his will, staying in England, has letters nominating … in Ireland … (S) CPRs.
11/22/1335, Matilda late the wife of William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, staying in England, has letters nominating … in Ireland … (S) CPRs.
9/30/1336, Grant to Walter de Holywod … for his service in overcoming Richard de Maundevill, knight … who, in sedition, murdered William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, … (S) CPRs.
3/3/1337-8, the King granted Maud lands in England in exchange for her lands in Ireland.
4/12/1337, Matilda late the wife of William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, staying in England, has letters nominating … in Ireland … (S) CPRs.
3/3/1338, Matilda, countess of Ulster, … does not receive any profits … in dower in Ireland as she dare not oth to that land for fear of the felons who lately murdered her husband … granted … 200 marks yearly … (S) CPRs. [Multiple payments recorded in CCRs.]
4/22/1338, Licence for Henry, earl of Lancaster, to grant for life to the king’s kinswoman, Matilda, late the wife of William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, of the manor of Melborune, co. Leicester. (S) CPRs.
10/14/1338, Matilda late the wife of William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, staying in England, has letters nominating … in Ireland … (S) CPRs.
4/8/1339, … the king … committed to his kinswoman, Matilda de Burgo, countess of Ulster, the custody of the manor of Grove and other lands of the abbess [Fontevrault] … (S) CPRs.
1342, Maud [in England] seised of a castle in the island of Inchoun called Castellum de Northburth [in Ireland.] (S) Acts of Archbishop Colton, 1850, P68.
2/10/1343, Sir Ralph de Ufford appointed Justiciary of Ireland.
Bef. 8/8/1343, Maud married Sir Ralph de Ufford, s/o Lord Robert de Ufford & Cecily de Valoines.
1/13/1343, Matilda de Lancastria, countess of Ulster. On behalf of Henry earl of Lancaster her father, and Eleanor Beaumont her sister, that their confessor may give them plenary remission at the hour of death.
8/6/1343, Matilda de Lancastrie, countess of Ulster. That to her and her husband, Ralph de Ufford, their confessor may give plenary remission at the hour of death. [Granted.]
9/2/1343, Matilda de Lancastrie, countess of Ulster, present at the papal court [at Avignon.] To absolve her from her vow of visiting Santiago de Compostella. [Granted on condition of founding a chapel in England.]
1344, Maud returned to Ireland with Ralph, Justiciar of Ireland.
7/1345, Ralph and Matilda entered Dublin in great pomp under the banners of England, taking up residence at the priory of the Hospitallers at Kilmainham.
4/9/1346, Ralph died at Kilmainham castle with Maud in residence at the time. [Maud secreted her treasures in her husbands coffin.]
5/2/1346, Maud left Ireland a 2nd time and escorted her husband’s body back to England, where he was buried at the Augustinian monastery of Campsey Ash, Suffolk.
10/16/1347, Maud became an Augustinian canoness at Campsey, Suffolk where by grant of the king she founded a chantry for the souls of William de Burgo, formerly earl of Ulster, and Ralph de Ufford, and for Elizabeth de Burgo and Matilda de Ufford, daughters of the countess, and for John de Ufford and Thomas de Hereford, knights, then living, … (S) Notes & Queries, V11, 1885, P330.
1358, Maud was visited at Campesse by her daughter Elizabeth with her 3-year old granddaughter Philippe.
4/3/1364, On the part of sister Matilda, late countess of Ulster, canoness of Campsey. Whereas in childhood she purposed to enter the order of Minoresses, but after the death of her last husband she was professed at Campsey, where she finds she cannor stay with peace of her soul, the pope is prayed to grant her licenc to betake herself to the Minoresses. (S) Calendar of Entries in the Papal Registers, V1, 1896.
1364, Maud transferred to the order of St. Clare.
6/29/1368, Maud a legatee of her brother-in-law Robert de Ufford, 1st Earl of Suffolk. Maud was given a ring which once belonged to her brother Henry, Duke of Lancaster.
5/5/1377, Maud died; buried with her 2nd husband at Campsey Priory, Suffolk.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P153. (S) Book of Howth, 1871, P327. (S) History of the Viceroys of Ireland, Gilbert, 1865.
Child of William and Maud:
i. Elizabeth de Burgh (15210591), born 7/6/1332 in Ireland. [Heir]
Child of Ralph and Maud:
i. Maud de Ufford, born 1345 in Ireland.
4/6/1340, Grant to the king’s brother [brother-in-law, married to Eleanor of Woodstock] Reginald, duke of Gueldres, of the marriage of Margaret, daughter and heir of William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, tenant in chief, for his son Edward. (S) CPRs. [This marriage did not happen.]
5/28/1350, Maud married to Thomas de Vere, Earl of Oxford, s/o Earl John de Vere & Maud de Badlesmere.