Sir Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster

Male 1230 - 1271  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Walter de Burgh 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix 1st Earl of Ulster 
    Born ~ 1230  Connacht, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As 2nd Lord of Connaught  [3, 5
    Also Known As Walter Burgh  [6
    Died 28 Jul 1271  Galway, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5
    Person ID I46467  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2016 

    Father Richard Mor de Burgh, 1st Baron of Connaught,   b. ~1194, Galway Castle, Connaught, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1242, Gascoigne, Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Egidia de Lacy,   b. ~1200, Trim Castle, Meath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Feb 1247, Connaught, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1225  [4, 5, 7
    Residence (Family) Connaught, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence (Family) Loughrea, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F17731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aveline FitzJohn,   b. 1236, Shere, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1274  (Age 38 years) 
    Married ~1257  [1, 2, 8
    Children 
     1. Richard de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster,   b. 0___ 1259, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Aug 1326, Athassel Monestary, Tipperary, Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     2. Egidia Burgh,   b. 1263, Galway Castle, Connaught, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1327, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F17017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1230 - Connacht, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jul 1271 - Galway, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Walter de Burgh (c.?1230 28 July 1271) was 2nd Lord of Connaught and 1st Earl of Ulster (2nd creation).

      Life

      De Burgh was the second son of Richard Mor de Burgh, 1st Lord of Connaught and Egidia de Lacy. He founded Athassel Priory.

      In 1243, he succeeded his father as Lord of Connacht, and was created Earl of Ulster as well in 1264. In 1270, he and Walter de Ufford, the Justiciar of Ireland, were defeated by Aedh mac Felim Ua Conchobair at Ath an Chip.

      He married Aveline, daughter of Sir John FitzGeoffrey, Justiciar of Ireland, by his wife, Isabel Bigod. In a royal order from Westminster in September 1247, Sir John FitzGeoffrey was charged by the King with seizing the lands of Walter de Burgh's older brother Richard, who had died. The de Burgh lands in Connaught were being held by de Burgh, John de Livet, likely the son of Gilbert de Lyvet, one of the earliest Lord Mayors of Dublin and Marmaduke de Eschales (Scales).

      He died, aged about 40, in Galway, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Richard g de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster (The Red Earl of Ulster). Other children were three sons, Theobald, William and Thomas, and daughter, Egidia who married Sir James Stewart (12601309), High Steward of Scotland.

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    3. [S10002] "Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster" biography, accessed & downloaded Saturday, November 19th, 2016 by David A. Henness.

    4. [S10716] "Richard Mor de Burgh, 1st Baron of Connaught" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, March.

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    7. [S10715] "Margaret de Braose, Lady of Trim" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 b.

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