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Ulster, Earl of (I, 1264 - 1460/1)

 

Creation: let.pat. c. 1264

 

Extinct: 4 Mar 1460/1

 

Family name: de Burgh later Plantagenet later Mortimer later Plantagenet

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Arms:

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Walter [de Burgh], 1st Earl of Ulster

2nd son of Richard de Burgh, Lord of Connaught, by his wife Egidia de Lacy, dau. of Walter de Lacy, Lord of Meath

born

c. 1230

mar.

c. 1257 Aveline FitzJohn (d. c. 20 May 1274), sister and cohrss. in her issue of Richard [FitzJohn], 1st Baron FitzJohn, and 3rd dau. of John FitzGeoffrey, Justiciar of Ireland, Lord of Shere and Shalford, co. Surrey, by his wife Isabel de Lacy, widow of Gilbert de Lacy, of Ewyas Lacy, co. Hereford, and dau. of Hugh [le Bigod], Earl of Norfolk

children

1. Richard de Burgh, later 2nd Earl of Ulster

2. Theobald de Burgh (d. Dec 1303)

3. Sir William de Burgh

4. Thomas de Burgh (d. 1315)

died

28 Jul 1271

created

c. 1264 Earl of Ulster

suc. by

son

note

 

Richard [de Burgh], 2nd Earl of Ulster

born

c. 1259

mar.

bef. 27 Feb 1280/1 Margaret de Burgh (d. 1304), dau. of Sir John de Burgh, of Lanvalry

children

1. Walter de Burgh (dvp. 1304)

2. John de Burgh (b. c. 1290; dvp. 18 Jun 1313), mar. 30 Sep 1308 Lady Elizabeth de Clare (b. 16 Sep 1295; mar. (2) 4 Feb 1315/6 as his second wife Theobald [de Verdun], 2nd Baron Verdun; mar. (3) bef. 3 May 1317 Roger [Damory], 1st Baron Damory; d. 4 Nov 1360), sister and cohrss. of Gilbert [de Clare], 7th Earl of Gloucester, and 3rd dau. of Gilbert [de Clare], 6th Earl of Gloucester, by his second wife Princess Joan "of Acre", 2nd surv. dau. by his first wife of Edward I, King of England, and had issue:

1a. William de Burgh, later 3rd Earl of Ulster

3. Thomas de Burgh (dsp. 1316)

4. Edmund de Burgh, mar. Slany O'Brien, dau. of Turlogh O'Brien, Lord of Thomond, and had issue

5. William de Burgh (d. 1337)

1. Lady Eleanor de Burgh, mar. 5 Jan 1297 Thomas [de Multon], 1st Baron Multon, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth de Burgh (d. 26 Oct 1327), mar. c. 1302 as his second wife Robert I, King of Scotland, and had issue

3. Lady Maud de Burgh (dsps. 1320), mar. 29 Sep 1308 Gilbert [de Clare], 7th Earl of Gloucester

4. Lady Joan de Burgh, mar. (1) 16 Aug 1312 Thomas FitzJohn [FitzGerald], 2nd Earl of Kildare, and (2) 3 Jul 1329 John [Darcy], 1st Baron Darcy de Knayth, Justiciar of Ireland, and had issue by both husbands

5. Lady Aveline de Burgh, mar. betw. Jun 1308 and Oct 1320 John [de Bermingham], 1st Earl of Louth, and had issue

6. Lady Katherine de Burgh (d. 1 Nov 1331), mar. 5 Aug 1312 as his first wife Maurice [FitzThomas], 1st Earl of Desmond, and had issue

died

29 Jul 1326

suc. by

grandson

note

Keeper of the royal castles of Athlone 1305-07 and of Athlone, Randown and Roscommon 1309-19

 

William [de Burgh], 3rd Earl of Ulster

born

17 Sep 1312

mar.

c. 1328 his second cousin once removed Lady Matilda Plantagenet (b. c.1310; mar. (2) bef. 8 Aug 1343 Sir Ralph de Ufford, Justiciar of Ireland (d. 9 Apr 1346); d. bef. 5 May 1377), 2nd dau. of Henry [Plantagenet], 3rd Earl of Lancaster, by his first wife Maud de Chaworth, dau. and hrss. of Sir Patrick de Chaworth, of Kidwelly, co. Carmarthen, and Kempsford, co. Gloucester

only child

1. Lady Elizabeth de Burgh, later suo jure Countess of Ulster

died

6 Jun 1333

created

sum. to Parliament by writ 10 Dec 1327 as Baron Burgh

suc. by

daughter

note

knighted 1328; Keeper of Carrickfergus Castle 1328 and of Athlone Castle 1330/1; King's Deputy in Ireland 1330/1

 

Lady Elizabeth de Burgh, suo jure Countess of Ulster

born

6 Jul 1332

mar.

15 Aug 1342 her third cousin Lionel "of Antwerp", 1st Duke of Clarence, 3rd son of Edward III, King of England, by his wife Philippa of Hainault, dau. of William V, Count of Hainault and Holland

only child

1. Lady Philippa Plantagenet, later suo jure Countess of Ulster

died

s.p.m. 10 Dec 1363

suc. by

daughter

note

 

Lady Philippa Plantagenet, suo jure Countess of Ulster

born

16 Aug 1355

mar.

May 1368 Edmund [de Mortimer], 3rd Earl of March

died

21 Nov 1378

suc. by

son

 

After the death of Countess Philippa in 1378 the Earldom of Ulster passed to her eldest son, Roger Mortimer, later 4th Earl of March; from him it passed to his eldest son, Edmund [Mortimer], 5th and last Earl of March, and from him to his nephew, Richard [Plantagenet], 3rd Duke of York; after Duke Richard's execution in 1460 it passed to his eldest surviving son, Edward [Plantagenet], 4th Duke of York, who ascended the Throne in 1461 as King Edward IV, whereupon the Earldom of Ulster and the Barony of Burgh were merged in the Crown.

 

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