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Eve of Leinster

Female Abt 1145 - Aft 1185  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Eve of Leinster  [1
    Born Abt 1145  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1185  [3, 4
    Alternate death Aft 1187  [2
    Buried Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I8715  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of Thomas Butler, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Diarmait Mac Murchada, King of Leinster,   b. Abt 1110, Leinster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1171  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F4125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard "Strongbow" fitz Gilbert,   b. 1130, Tonbridge, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 20 Apr 1176, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married Abt 26 Aug 1170  Waterford, Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    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 
    • Also called Aoife ni Darmait; Aoife MacMurrough; Red Eva.

      From Wikipedia:

      "On the 29 August 1170, following the Norman invasion of Ireland that her father had requested, she married Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, better known as Strongbow, the leader of the Norman invasion force, in Reginald's Tower in Waterford. She had been promised to Strongbow by her father who had visited England to ask for an invasion army. He was not allowed to give his daughter away, as under Early Irish Law Aoife had the choice of whom she married, but she had to agree to an arranged marriage, that is, to select from a list of suitable suitors.

      "Under Anglo-Norman law, this gave Strongbow succession rights to the Kingdom of Leinster. Under Irish Brehon law, the marriage gave her a life interest only, after which any land would normally revert to male cousins; but Brehon law also recognised a transfer of 'swordland' following a conquest. Aoife conducted battles on behalf of her husband and is sometimes known as Red Eva (Irish: Aoife Rua)."

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

    2. [S160] Wikipedia.

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

    4. [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.

    5. [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".