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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Earl Richard de Burgh & Countess Margaret de Burgh

 60845206. Earl Richard de Burgh & 60845207. Countess Margaret de Burgh

1258, Richard de Burgo born in Ireland, heir & s/o 121690412. Walter de Burgh & 121690413. Aveline Fitz John.

~1260, Margaret born in England [gd/o Sir John de Burgh & Hawise of Lanvaley.]

1260s, Margaret a member of Queen Eleanor’s household.

1271, Richard, “the Red Earl”, heir to his father as Lord of Connaught and Munster, Ireland.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

[––Richard & Margaret––]

~1278, Richard married Margaret.

1/5/1281, Richard took livery of his lands.

2/15/1282, Protection, in Ireland, with clause volumus, for 3 years, for Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, staying with the King in England. (S) CPRs.

6/28/1283, Grant to Richard de Burgo and Margaret his wife of all the land which Emelina, late the wife of Hugh de Lascy, sometime earl of Ulster, held in Ulster, for the life of the said Margaret. (S) CPRs.

1283, Queen Eleanor granted Richard and Margaret her manor of Roteneche, Ireland.

7/22/1284 at Caernarfon, Richard de Burgh, earl of Ulster, attending a tournament with King Edward, witnessed a royal charter. (S) Foundations of Medieval Scholarship, Brand, 2008, P76.

1/20/1285, Grant to Christiana de Mariscis that she may sell … land of Lossemak, in Ireland, of the fee of Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster … (S) CPRs.

1/23/1285, Richard de Burgh, earl of Ulster, and Nicholas de Segrave contracted to sell 50 sacks of woll for delivery over 2 years, each sack to be a “great sack” of Ireland of 42 stones of woll. (S) English Wool Market, Bell, 2007, P169.

1286, Richard claimed the lands of Theobald de Verdon in Meath and forcibly took possession of them.

1286-88, Richard invaded Connaught, plundering monasteries and churches and taking hostages. His major opponent was John Fitz Thomas, later 1st Earl of Kildare.

6/4/1290, After capturing the Isle of Man with Thomas de Clare of Thomond, Richard and the “Turnberry” band turned the Isle over to King Edward. (S) CPRs.

10/26/1291, Grant to Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, who has graciously granted to the king a 15th of his moveables … his liberties in Ireland, that this shall not be to his prejudice … (S) CPRs.

1292, Richard attacked Magnus O’Connor, king of Connaught, and forced him into submission at his castle of Milic.

1293, Richard de Burgh granted his brother William the town mill and 5 carucates of land at Carnmoney (Coule). (S) Anglo-Norman Ulster, McNeill, 1980.

1294, Richard summoned to serve against the French. [King Edward was involved in a long war to protect lands in Gascony from Philip IV of France.]

12/6/1294, Richard captured with his brother William and held prisoner at the castle of Ley by John Fitz Thomas.

3/12/1295, Richard and William liberated by order of the Parliament held at Kilkenny, giving as hostages Richard’s 2 sons; and a 2 year truce was initiated. (S) Earls of Kildare, Fitz-Gerald, 1858, P25.

1/3/1296, The K. to Richard de Burgh, earl of Ulster, Geoffrey de Geynville, … summoned to be Whytheweyhamme on the first of March to depart in the King’s service. (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Relating to Ireland, 1881, P126.

4/27/1296, Richard provided an Irish army of about 3000 for King Edward as he invaded Scotland with a force of 25,000, and won the battle of Dunbar against the forces of John Comyn and his son.

5/13/1296, Richard feasted with King Edward at the castle of Roxburgh in Scotland. (S) Irish Arch. Soc., V10, 1846, P24.

6/14/1296, King Edward captured Stirling castle, and then Edinburgh castle in an 8 day seige. The defeat was such that the Scot king, John de Baliol, abdicated and went into exile in France.

9/5/1296, Pardon, for his services in the Scotch war, to Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, of all homocides, robberies and trespasses in Ireland charged against him. (S) CPRs.

10/10/1296, Confirmation of a charter of Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster and lord of Cannaught, to James, steward of Scotland, and Egidia the earl’s sister, granting to them … in free marriage his castle of Roo, and the borough … (S) CPRs.

1297, Richard coheir to his uncle Richard Fitz John, 1st Lord Fitz John.

8/23/1297, Richard with King Edward left England with 500 ships to attack France and assert his rights. Because of the refusal of many barons, Edward only had a small contingent of knights. The army sailed for Flanders to seek additional support.

9/26/1297, IPM of Richard son of John. Essex: Fanbregg. The manor … Maud de Bellocampo (11819499), countess of Warwick, eldest sister of the said Richard, Robert de Clifford, son of Isabel de Clifford daughter of Isabel de Veteri Ponte, and Idonea, daughter of the same Isabel de Veteri Ponte (4997411) the second sister, Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster (60845206), son of Avelina (121690413) the third sister, and Joan late the wife of Theobald le Botiler the fourth sister of the said Richard son of John, are his next heirs. (S) CIsPM.

1298, Through an exchange of lands, Richard and the Fitz John family came to a truce.

1299, Richard served in the army of King Edward. (S) History of the Viceroys of Ireland, Gilbert, 1865, P127.

11/16/1299, Protection with clause volumus, for 1 year, for Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, staying in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

1/17/1300, Appointment of Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, … to pray and require, in the king’s name, a subsidy from the earls, barons, knights and others in Ireland, as the king proposes … to set forth against the Scots. (S) CPRs.

1300, Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, founded the convent of Loughrea for Carmelites. (S) Ecclesiastical History of Ireland, Brenan, 1840, P40.

1301, Richard did not send support to King Edward’s invasion of Scotland.

6/8/1302, Letters for Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, staying in Ireland, nominating … (S) CPRs.

1303, Before departing for Scotland, Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, created 33 knights at the castle of Dublin. (S) History of the Viceroys of Ireland, Gilbert, 1865, P127.

7/1303, Richard and Eustace le Poert raised invaded Scotland in aid to the King of England with 4000 infantry. They captured the castle of Inverkip and Rothesay. (S) A History of Clan Campbell, V2, Campbell, 2000, P55.

9/1303, The army of Richard and Eustace returned to Ireland, but Richard stayed with King Edward.

1304, Margaret died.


4/1304, Richard with King Edward at the 90-day siege of Stirling castle.

7/22/1304, Grant to Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, with the assent of Margaret, queen of England, the king’s consort, of the custody, during the minority of the heir, of the land and heir of Ralph Pypard, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs.

8/15/1304, Pardon, in consideration for his service in Scotland, to Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, of all debts due from him. (S) CPRs.

6/24/1305, Letters for Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, staying in Ireland, nominating … (S) CPRs.

1305-6, Richard, aided by his son-in-law Thomas de Multon, who brought a retinue of 19, including 2 knights, set up the defence of his estates against Robert de Bruce. (S) 13th Century England, 2005, P225.

4/28/1306, Licence, … for the alienation in mortmain by Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, of land and rent … to 24 chaplains celebrating devine service daily in a chapel in Loghre or Typerbryde, newly built, for the souls of the earl and his ancestors. (S) CPRs.

2/3/1307, Simple protection, for 2 years, for Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, staying in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

6/1308, Richard appointed Lt. of Ireland, then immediately canceled in favor of Piers de Gavaston.

1308-18, Richard summoned to attend the English parliaments.

1309, Richard present at the Kilkenny parliament with the Viceroy, Piers de Gaveston.

9/12/1309, Writ to the treasurer, King Edward owed Richard de Burgh £4000 for his wages in the Scotch war, of which £2150 15s was still due – the king ordered payment. (S) Irish Archaeological Society, V2, 1842, P47.

1310, Richard present at the Kilkenny parliament with John Wogan, Justiciary. (S) Annales Hiberniae, Grace, 1842, P57.

1310, King Edward granted Kilsarin to Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster. (S) Colonisation and Conquest, Smith, 1999, P130.

1311, King Edward, expecting a war with Scotland, sent instructions to the Earl of Ulster [Richard] and others to find a way to settle or defer their quarrels. (S) Invasion of Ireland, Colvin, 1901, P8.

1312, Richard fortified Galway by strengthing the town walls and erecting a “great gate.” (S) Celtic Ireland West, Lavin, 2003, P81.

4/1313, King Edward summoned all the Irish chiefs under his obediance to come with Richard de Burgh, earl of Ulster, to meet him at Berwick to go agains the Scots. (S) Cameos from English History, Yonge, 1869, P415.

1313, Richard’s eldest son John murdered in Ireland. (S) Companion … History of England, Fisher, 1832, P109.

Bef. 6/8/1314, Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, testified to the fitness for office of Nicholas de Staveleye – custody of the writs and rolls of the Bench, Dublin. (S) CPRs.

3/12/1315, Petition of Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, who had sent to Gascony his ship ‘la Grace Deu’ from Ireland, which had had its cargo confiscated on the return trip at Cornwall. (S) CPRs.

1315, Richard raised an army against Robert de Brus’ Scottish army invading Ireland, but was beaten in battle at Connor in Antrim.

1316, Richard and the other Irish lords took an oath to defend the country.

9/24/1316, Safe conduct for Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, coming to England by the King’s command, and for his family. (S) CPRs.

2/21/1317, Richard arrested by the Mayor of Dublin.[Apparently because he failed in resisting the invasion of Robert Bruce.]

5/8/1317, Richard freed from imprisonment. (S) The Bruce, Barbour, 1997, P582.

7/11/1318, Licence for Robert de Monte Alto and Emma his wife, who hold of Whaddon, … in dower of the said Emma of the inheritance of Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster … licence for the earl of Ulster to grant his reversion … (S) CPRs.

1319, Richard de Burgo expelled Domnall from Tir nEogain in favor of the descendants of Aed Buide. (S) Medieval Ireland, Duffy, 2005, P793.

9/19/1322, Notification, on behalf of Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, that he has borne himself well towards Edward I and the king. (S) CPRs.

4/8/1323, Simple protection, until Christmas, for Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, and William de Burgo, coming to the king on the king’s business. (S) CPRs.

9/15/1324, Toirdhealbhach O Conor, king of Connacht, acknowledged himself bound to behave towards Earl Richard de Burgh and his men according to the former best behaviour of his father, Aodh O Conor. (S) England and Ireland, Otway-Ruthven, 1981, P215.

5/11/1326, Richard attended the Irish parliament held at Kilkenny.

7/29/1326, Richard, knt., 3rd Earl of Ulster, died at the monastery of Athassel-on-the-Suir, Tipperary; his heir his grandson William [who succeeded 4 years later]. (S) King Edward II, Haines, 2003, P300.

8/23/1326, Order to escheator in Ireland, to take into the king's hand the lands late of Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P150.

Children of Richard and Margaret: [4 sons, 6 daughters]

i. Walter de Burgo, born ? in England.

1304, Walter died leaving his brother John as his heir.

iii. John de Burgh (60842364), born ~1280 in England.

ii. Margaret de Burgh, born ? in England/Ireland.

Margaret married Gilbert de Clare, s/o 4997382. Earl Gilbert de Clare & 4997383. Joan of Acre.

iv. Eleanor de Burgh (30422603), born 1283 in Ireland.

v. Countess Catherine de Burgh, born ? in England/Ireland.

8/5/1312 at Greencastle, Catherine married Maurice fitz Gerald, 1st earl of Desmond.

vi. Countess Joanna de Burgh, born ? in England/Ireland.

Joan married Thomas fitz Gerald, 2nd earl of Kildare.

7/3/1329, Joan married John d’Arcy, 1st baron Darcy de Knayth. (S) DNB, V19, P146.

vii. Queen Elizabeth de Burgh, born ? in England/Ireland.

1302, Elizabeth married Robert the Bruce.

1306, Robert the Bruce crowned King of Scotland.

10/26/1327, Elizabeth died; buried at Dunfermline abbey.

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