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Richard "Strongbow" fitz Gilbert

Male Abt 1130 - Abt 1176  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name Richard "Strongbow" fitz Gilbert 
    Born Abt 1130  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 20 Apr 1176  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried Christ Church, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I2024  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of WPF
    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  [1, 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 
    • 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. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 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. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013., date only.

    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".