William FitzAdelm
(Abt 1180-)
Richard de Burgh Lord of Connaught
(Abt 1200-Abt 1243)


Family Links

1. Egidia de Lacy

2. Hodiernna de Gernon

Richard de Burgh Lord of Connaught

  • Born: Abt 1200
  • Marriage (1): Egidia de Lacy
  • Marriage (2): Hodiernna de Gernon
  • Died: Abt 17 Feb 1243 about age 43

  General Notes:

Richard died about 17 February 1243, while on the way to meet the King of Englad at Bordeaux.

Richard de Burgh, Lord of Connaught also went by the nick-name of Richard 'the Great'. He gained the title of Lord of Connaught. He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland in 1227. In 1232 he built the castle of Galway. In 1236 he built the castle of Loughrea.

Richard married Egidia de Lacy, daughter of Lord Walter de Lacy and Margaret de Braose. (Egidia de Lacy was born about 1204.)

Richard next married Hodiernna de Gernon. (Hodiernna de Gernon was born about 1205.)

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