Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster
|Walter de Burgh|
Arms of de Burgh: Or, a cross gules
28 July 1271|
|Title||1st Earl of Ulster|
|Other titles||2nd Lord of Connaught|
|Predecessor||Richard Mór de Burgh, 1st Lord of Connaught|
|Successor||Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster|
Richard Mór de Burgh, 1st Lord of Connaught|
Egidia de Lacy
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 Óg 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 (1260–1309), High Steward of Scotland.
Walter de Burgh of Burgh Castle, Norfolk. =Alice | |_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | | | William de Burgh, died 1205. Hubert de Burgh, 1st Earl of Kent, died 1243. Geoffrey de Burgh, died 1228. Thomas de Burgh | (issue; John and Hubert) |____________________________________________________________________________ | | | | Richard Mór de Burgh, 1st Baron of Connaught Richard Óge de Burgh | (ancestor of Ulick Burke of Annaghkeen) |__________________________________________________________________ | | | | Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster William Óg de Burgh | | | | Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster Edmond Albanach de Burgh | |___________________________________________________________________ | | | | John de Burgh Edmond de Burgh, 1298-1338. | | | |_______________________ William Donn de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster | | | | | | Sir Richard, fl. 1387. Sir David, fl. 1387. Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster | | | | | | Burke of Castleconnell Burke of Muskerryquirk Philippa, 5th Countess of Ulster Burke of Brittas | | Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March
References (family tree)
- A New History of Ireland, volume IX, Oxford, 1984;
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- Burke of Clanricard: Mac William Uachtar (de Burgh), Lords of Upper Connacht and Earls of Clanricard, 1332-1722.
- Archer, Thomas Andrew (1886). "Burgh, Walter de". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography. 7. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
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- Rindown Castle: a royal fortress in Co. Roscommon, Sheelagh Harbison, J.G.A. & H.S., vol. 47 (1995)
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Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of UlsterBorn: c. 1230 Died: 28 July 1271
|Peerage of Ireland|
|Earl of Ulster
| Succeeded by|
Richard Óg de Burgh