'Burgh01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Burgh of Connaught, Burgh of Cornwall, Burgh of Kent, Burgh of Ulster

Jean de Conteville = John 'de Burgh', Earl of Comyn, Baron of Tonsburgh
Some web sites show John as son of Baldwin III, Count of Flanders, by Matilda of Saxony, whilst other web sites show him as son of Baldwin II of Blois (b c925) son of Baldwin I of Blois (b c885) son of Godfrey of Neustria (b c845) son of Rowland of Neustria (b c805) son of Charles, King of the East Franks.
1. Herluin, Viscount de Conteville = Harlowen de Burgh (b c1001, d c1066)
  m. (c1033) Herlette/Herleva/Arlette de Falaise (dau of William the tanner, mother of William the Conqueror)
  A. Odo or Eudes de Burgh, Bishop of Bayeux, Earl of Kent (d unm 02.1097)§B
  B. Robert de Burgh, Count of Moreton/Mortain (in Normandy), 1st Earl of Cornwall (b c1031, d 08.12.1090)§B
  m1. (before 1066) Maud de Montgomery (dau of Roger de Montgomery, Governor of Normandy, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl of Arundel)
  i. William de Moreton, Count of Mortain, 2nd Earl of Cornwall (b before 1084, dsp?)
  William rebelled against King Henry II and the earldom was confiscated.
  m. Adilidis
BE1883 (Burgh of Kent), supported by BP1870 (Clanricarde), reports that William was father of both Adelme (described as ancestor of the house of Clanricarde and numerous families of De Burgh, Burgh, Burke, Bourke, etc) and John and reports that that John was father of Hubert, Earl of Kent. BE1883 (De Burgh of Ulster) reports that Richard de Burgh 'the Great' was son of William FitzAdelm. Various web sites therefore show Richard 'the Great' as son of William son of Adelm son of William, 2nd Earl of Cornwall. HOWEVER:
(a) TCP (Cornwall) reports that William (2nd Earl) probably died without issue.
(b) TCP (Ulster) calls the suggestion that William de Burgh, father of Richard 'the Great', was the same person as William FitzAdelm as an "extraordinary belief" that has been "exploded". It says that William de Burgh's parentage is unknown (but see below).
(c) TCP (Ulster) reports that William, Lord of Connaught, was brother (probably the elder brother) of Hubert, Earl of Kent. This compares with the implication by BE1883 that they were cousins.
(d) TCP (Kent) says that Hubert of Kent's parentage is unknown although it does report some unproven suggestions.
  ii. Agnes (b c1054)
  m. (c1069/79) Andre, Seigneur de Vitre
  a. Hawise de Vitre HJY
  m. Robert de Ferrers, 1st Earl of Derby (d 1139) HJY
iii. Denise
  m. Guy de la Val or Laval
  iv. Emma de Mortain (b c1058)
  m. (before 1080, sp) William IV, Count of Toulouse, etc, Duke of Narbonne (b c1044, d Huesca 1093)
  m2. Almodis
  v. daughter HY
  m. William FitzRichard of Cardinham HY
  C. daughter
  m. William de la Ferte Mace
D. Emma de Conteville GHJRSWY
  m. Richard of Goz, Viscount of Avranches (b 1025, d 1066) GHJRSWY
  E. Muriel de Conteville
  m. Eudo de Capello, Viscount of Contentin
  i. Muriel de Capello probably of this generation HJY
  m. Colswegen de Lincoln of Battleby, Lincolnshire (d before 1110) HJY
  F. Isabella de Conteville
  m. Henry, Count of Seez
  i. St. Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury (d 1099)
2. Eustace de Burgh, lord of Tonsburgh this connection reported by BE1883 (Clavering)
  A. Serlo de Burgh of Knaresborough Castle (a 1066, dsp)
  BE1883 (Clavering) reports the view that Serlo had a brother John who was John 'Monoculus', progenitor of families of Vesci, Lacy and Clavering. However, this is specifically considered and rejected in TCP (Volume XII/2, Appendix B).
3. Oda of Conteville (b c994) HJRY
  m. (c1017) Waleran III, Count of Meulan (b c990, d 08.10.1069) HJRY



See the large note above concerning various disputed reports of the ancestry of the Lords of Connaught. TCP (Ulster) includes a note that says "The parentage of William and Hubert has not been ascertained but Ellis ... suggests, with reservations, that their father may have been Walter de Burgh, of Burgh-next-Aylsham, Norfolk ...Herbert's mother was certainly Alice".
?? de Burgh
m. Alice mother of Hubert, presumed also of ...
1. William de Burgh (Burgo), Lord of Connaught (d 1205-6)
  This William, probably elder brother of Hubert, is the first of this family mentioned in TCP.
  m. (c1190) Mor O'Brien (dau of Donnell More O'Brien, King of Munster)
  A. Richard de Burgh (Burgo) 'the Great', Lord of Connaught, Viceroy of Ireland (b c1201, d before 17.02.1242/3)
  BE1883 (De Burgh) identifies Richard's wife as ...
  m. Una or Agnes O'Conor (dau of Hugh O'Conor, King of Connaught)
  BP1870 (Clanricarde) identifies Richard's wife as ...
  m. Hodierna de Gernon (dau of Robert de Gernon by dau of Cahill Crowderg ('Red Hand'), King of Connaught)
  TCP (Ulster) identifies Richard's wife as ...
  m. Egidia (Jill) de Lacy (dau of Walter de Lacy, lord of Meath)
i. Richard de Burgh, Lord of Connaught (dsp before 06.11.1248)
  m. Alice
  ii. Walter de Burgh, Lord of Connaught, 1st Earl of Ulster (d 28.07.1271)
  BE1883 and BP1870 (Clanricarde) identify Walter's wife as Maud de Laci, daughter of Hugh de Laci (Constable of Ireland, Earl of Ulster) by his marriage to Emeline de Ridelesford. TCP (Ulster) reports that that marriage was childless and for Walter de Burgh shows only his marriage with ...
  m. (c1257) Aveline FitzJohn (d c20.05.1274, dau of John FitzGeoffrey FitzPiers, Sheriff of Yorkshire)
  a. Richard 'the Red' de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster (b c1259, d 29.07.1326)
  ## TCP names Richard's wife as just Margaret who "is said to have been the da. of Sir John de Burgh of Lanvalay or Lanville ... but no evidence of this has been found." That identification is supported by BE1883 which shows her below. However, MedieGen (here) reports what appears to be the current view, supported by various web sites (with thanks to a site visitor, KB (23.11.16) for bringing this to our attention), that she was possibly ...
  m. (before 27.02.1280/1) Margaret de Guisnes (d 1304, dau of Arnoul III, Count of Guisnes, by Alice, daughter of Enguerrand III, Lord of Coucy)
(1) John deBurgh of Ulster (b c1290, dvp 18.06.1313, 2nd son)
  m. (30.09.1308) Elizabeth de Clare (b 16.09.1294/5, d 04.11.1360, dau of Gilbert 'the Red' de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, 3rd Earl of Gloucester)
  (A) William de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster (b 17.09.1312, d 06.06.1333)
  m. (c1330) Maud Plantagenet (d 05.05.1337, dau of Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster)
  (i) Elizabeth de Burgh (b 06.07.1332, d 1363) Y
  m. (1352) Lionel Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence (b 1338, d 1368) Y
(2) Sir Edmond de Burgh (d 1338, 4th son)
  m. Slany O'Brien (dau of Turlogh O'Brien, Lord of Thomond)
  (3) Elizabeth (Ellen) de Burgh (d 1327) --
  m. (1302) Robert Bruce, King Robert I of Scots (b 11.07.1274, d 07.06.1329) --
  (4) Maud de Burgh
  m. (1308) Gilbert de Clare, 8th Earl of Hertford, 4th Earl of Gloucester (d 1313)
  (5) Joan de Burgh (d 12.03.1359)
  m1. (16.08.1312) Thomas FitzGerald, 2nd Earl of Kildare (d 09.04.1328)
  m2. (03.07.1329) John Darcy, Justice of Ireland, Governor of York, 1st Lord (d 30.05.1347)
(6) Catherine (or Aveline) de Burgh
  m. John Bermingham, Earl of Louth (d Ballybraggan 10.06.1329)
  (7) Katherine/Margaret de Burgh (dsp c01.11.1331)
  m. (05/16.08.1312) Maurice FitzThomas, 1st Earl of Desmond (b 1393, d 25.01.1355-6)
  (8) Eleanor de Burgh
  m. (03.01.1297) Thomas de Multon, 1st Lord of Egremont (b 1276, d c1321/2)
  (9)+ other issue - Walter (dvpsp 1304), Thomas (dsp 1316). William (d after 1337)
  b. Egidia (Jill) de Burgh --
  m. James Stewart, 5th High Steward of Scotland (b c1243, d 16.07.1309) --
c.+ other issue - Theobald (d 25.12.1303), Sir William, Thomas (d 1315)
  iii. William 'Athankip' de Burgh (d 1270)
  a. Sir William de Burgh (d 1324)
  m. _ MacJordan
  (1) Sir Ulick de Burgh of Clanricarde (a 1324)
  (2) Sir Edmond 'Albanagh' de Burgh, 'Lord MacWilliam' (d 1375)
  m. Sabina O'Malley (dau of Dermott O'Malley of the Owles)
  (3) Sir John de Burgh (Burgo) = "John of Galway" (d 1400, 6th son)
  The following comes from BEB1841 (Galwey, in Irish section) & Commoners (vol 4, 'Galwey of Lota', p682).
  (A) William de Galwey
(B) Geffrey de Galwey, Mayor of Cork (a 1430) youngest son mentioned by BEB1841 & Commoners
  m. Elizabeth de Courcy (dau of _ de Courcy, Lord Kingsale)
  (C) John de Burgo, Archbishop of Tuam (d 1450) not mentioned by BEB1841 or Commoners but identified by BP1870 (Clanricarde) as son of John
  (D)+ other issue (d unm) - Henry, Edward
  (4)+ other issue - Richard, Redmund (had issue), Sir Thomas (a 1331), Henry, other
  iv. Margery de Burgh
  m. Theobald, 3rd de Botiller (d 1248)
  v. Matilda de Burgh or Burgo
  m. Gerald de Prendergast (d 1251)
  vi. Alice de Burgh
vii. daughter
  m. Hamon de Valoynes
  a. Mabel de Valoynes
  m. John de Mareys (Marisco)
2. Hubert de Bourgh, Earl of Kent (d 12.05.1243)
The earldom was created only for Hubert and any male heirs of his marriage to Margaret, Princess of Scotland. BE1883 reports that his first wife was Margaret, dau of Robert de Arsic, but although TCP (Kent), which agrees with BE1883 on his 2nd and 3rd wives, notes that such marriage is mentioned in some sources and gives it some consideration, does not support that view. Instead, TCP identifies his first wife as ...
  m1. Beatrix de Warren (d before12.12.1214, dau of William de Warren of Wormegay)
  A. Sir John de Burgh (b c1210)
  m. Hawyse de Lanvalay (b c1210, d 1249, dau of William de Lanvaley)
  i. John de Burgh of Wakerley (b c1236)
  m. Cecilia de Baliol (b c1240, d 1289, dau of John de Baliol of Barnard Castle)
  a. Hawyse de Burgh (b c1260)
  m. Robert de Greilly or Grelle of Manchester (d c1283)
  b. Dervorgild de Burgh (b c1257, d 1284)
m. Sir Robert FitzWalter, 1st Lord FitzWalter (b 1247, d 18.01.1325-6)
  c. Margerie de Burgh (nun)
  d. John de Burgo, Baron of Lanville or Lanvalley
  Strangely, this John is not mentioned in BE1883 (Burgh of Kent) but is identified as Margaret's father under BE1883 (De Burgh of Ulster) although some sources indicate that the Margerie noted above as a nun was the Margaret who married Richard 'the Red'.
  (1) Margaret de Burg
  ## This is the Margaret who is often shown as wife of Richard 'the Red' de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster. See the note above.
  B. Sir Hubert de Burgh (a c1240)
  m2. (1217) Isabella, Countess of Gloucester (b c1170, d 1217, dau of William FitzRobert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester)
  m3. (1221) Margaret of Scotland (d 1259, dau of William 'the Lion', King of Scots)
  C. Margaret de Burgh (dsp 11.1237)
  m. Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester (b 04.08.1222, d 15.07.1262)
  D. Magota de Burgh (dsp)

Main source(s): BE1883 (Burgh of Kent), BE1883 (De Burgh of Ulster), TCP (as reported above), BP1870 (Clanricarde, as reported above), 'RoyalData'
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