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Richard "Strongbow" fitz Gilbert

Male 1130 - Abt 1176  (46 years)


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  • Name Richard "Strongbow" fitz Gilbert 
    Born 1130  Tonbridge, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1130  [2, 3, 4
    Died Abt 20 Apr 1176  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Buried Christ Church, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I2024  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Gilbert "Strongbow" fitz Gilbert,   b. Abt 1100,   d. 6 Jan 1148  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Mother Isabel de Beaumont,   d. Aft 1172 
    Family ID F5490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 (Unknown mistress of Richard de Clare) 
    Children 
    +1. (Unknown) de Clare
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F4174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eve of Leinster,   b. Abt 1145,   d. Aft 1185  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Abt 26 Aug 1170  Waterford, Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Children 
    +1. Isabel de Clare,   b. 1173,   d. 7 Mar 1220  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F4831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Earl of Pembroke. Earl of Striguil. Justiciar of Ireland.

      Also called Richard de Clare.

      "Like his father, he was also commonly known by his nickname Strongbow (Norman French: Arc-Fort). He was an English lord notable for his leading role in the Norman invasion of Ireland. [...] Strongbow was the statesman, whereas Raymond was the soldier, of the conquest. He is vividly described by Giraldus Cambrensis as a tall and fair man, of pleasing appearance, modest in his bearing, delicate in features, of a low voice, but sage in council and the idol of his soldiers." [Wikipedia]

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Wikipedia.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    3. [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.

    4. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    5. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013., date only.

    6. [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., "abt. 1171".