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William de Burgh

Male - 1205


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  • Name William de Burgh 
    Born of Askeaton, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1205  [2
    Alternate death Bef Mar 1206  [1, 3
    Person ID I1747  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Walter de Burgh,   b. of Burgh near Aylsham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Alice,   bur. Walsingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (Unknown) 
    Married Bef 1193  [1
    Children 
    +1. Richard de Burgh,   b. Abt 1193,   d. 1242  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F623  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Seneschal of Munster, 1201. "Closely associated with John, lord of Ireland, he probably accompanied him on his expedition to Ireland in 1185, and became John's principal agent in the conquest and organization of northern Munster. While other leading Anglo-Norman invaders are vividly described by Gerald of Wales, knowledge of this turbulent frontier lord has to be gleaned from hostile Gaelic sources or administrative records. Perhaps the best clue to his character lies in the study of the imposing sites of his castles at Kilfeacle, Carrigogunnell, and Shanid, among others, which reveals a powerful personality capable of impressing his authority on fiercely contested borders."

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    2. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).