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Diarmait Mac Murchada, King of Leinster

Male Abt 1110 - 1171  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Diarmait Mac Murchada  [1, 2
    Suffix King of Leinster 
    Born Abt 1110  Leinster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jan 1171  [1, 4
    Alternate death Abt 1 May 1171  [3
    Person ID I2040  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 

    Father Donnchad mac Murchada, King of Leinster and Dublin,   d. 1115 
    Mother Orlaith ingen Ua Braenain 
    Family ID F4204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mor ni Tuathail,   b. Abt 1114, Castledermot, Kildare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1191, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Children 
     1. Eve of Leinster,   b. Abt 1145,   d. Aft 1185  (Age ~ 41 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F4125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Dermot MacMurrough.

      "Diarmait Mac Murchada (Modern Irish: Diarmaid Mac Murchadha), anglicised as Dermot MacMurrough or Dermod MacMurrough (c.1110 -- c.1 May 1171), was a King of Leinster in Ireland. In 1167, he was deprived of his kingdom by the High King of Ireland -- Ruaidri Ua Conchobair. The grounds for the dispossession were that Mac Murchada had, in 1152, abducted Derbforgaill, the wife of the King of Breifne, Tiernan O'Rourke (Irish: TighearnĂ¡n Ua Ruairc). To recover his kingdom, Mac Murchada solicited help from King Henry II of England. In return, Mac Murchada pledged an oath of allegiance to Henry, who sent troops in support. As a further thanks for his reinstatement, Mac Murchada's daughter Aoife was married to Richard de Clare, the 2nd Earl of Pembroke (nicknamed 'Strongbow'). Henry II then mounted a larger second invasion in 1171 to ensure his control over Strongbow, resulting in the Lordship of Ireland. Mac Murchada was later known as Diarmait na nGall (Irish for 'Diarmait of the Foreigners')." [Wikipedia]

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

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

    3. [S160] Wikipedia.

    4. [S1564] Stewart Baldwin, 26 Feb 1998, post to soc.genealogy.medieval., year only.