Earl Gilbert De Clare HERTFORD
(Abt 1055-1114)
(Abt 1058-)
Count Robert De Beaumont MEULAN, I
(Abt 1040-1118)
Countess Isabel De Vermandois SURREY
(Abt 1081-1131)
Earl Gilbert De Clare PEMBROKE
Isabel Elizabeth De BEAUMONT
(Abt 1086-Abt 1147)
Earl Richard Fitz Gilbert Clare PEMBROKE
(Abt 1125-1176)


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Princess Eva Mcmurrough LEINSTER

Earl Richard Fitz Gilbert Clare PEMBROKE 1

  • Born: Abt 1125, Tunbridge, Kent, England
  • Married: Abt Aug 1170-1171, , Waterford, Ireland
  • Died: 20 Apr 1176, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
  • Buried: Cathedral, Christ Church, Holy Trinity, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

   Other names for Richard were "Strongbow", Richmar, PEMBROKE Earl, IRELAND Justiciar and LEINSTER Lord.

   Ancestral File Number: 91SF-H7. User ID: 37819470/151278846.

   General Notes:

"Strongbow", Earl of PEMBROKE, Lord of LEINSTER, Justiciar of IRELAND.

Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p93: "426P Eva McMurcha, (D of 415, M of 435); married Richmar, `The Strongbow', Earl of Pembroke in 1171."

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905,
Ch XIV, p297:
"...In 1166 Dermot, the dispossessed king of Leinster, who had found King Henry too busily occupied with affairs in France to aid him, had secured with the royal permission the help he needed in Wales, and thus had connected with the future history of Ireland the names of `Strongbow' and `Fitzgerald.' The native Irish, though the bravest of warriors, were without armour, and their weapons, of an earlier stage of military history, were no match for the Norman; especially had they no defence against the Norman archers. The conquest of Leinster, from Waterford to Dublin, and including those two cities, occupied some years, but was accomplished by a few men. `Strongbow' himself, Richard deClare, Earl of Pembroke, did not cross over till the end of August, 1170, when the work was almost completed. He married the daughter of Dermot and was recognized as his heir, but the death of hisfather-in-law in the next spring was followed by a general insurrection against the new rulers, and this was hardly under control when the earl was summoned to England to meet the king."
p299: [1172] "...The Earl of Pembroke, who gave upthe royal rights which he might inherit from King Dermot, was enfeoffed with Leinster on the service of a hundred knights..."
p330: "...Some regulation of Irish affairs was necessary. Richard `Strongbow,' Earl of Pembroke and Lord of Leinster, who had been made justiciar after the rebellion, had died early in 1176, and his successor in office, William Fitz Adelin, had not proved the right man in the place..."

World Ancestral Chart No. 31759 Ancestors of Warren Cash 1760.

Ancestral File Ver 4.13Ancestral File Ver 4.11 91SF-H7 Richard (Strongbow) FITZGILBERT [EARL OF PEMBROKE] Born Abt 1125Tunbridge Kent England Mar 26 Aug 1171 Aoife (Eve) MCMURROUGH [COUNTESS OF IRELAND AND STRIGOIL] GS54-HR Waterford Ireland Died 20 Apr 1176 Dublin Leinster Ireland Bur Holy Trinity (Christ Church Cathedral) Dublin Leinster Ireland.

Ancestral File v4.19.

   Marriage Information:

Richard married Princess Eva Mcmurrough LEINSTER, daughter of King Dermot Mcmurrough LEINSTER and Queen More O'Toole LEINSTER, about Aug 1170-1171 in , Waterford, Ireland. (Princess Eva Mcmurrough LEINSTER was born about 1141 in , , Ireland and died in 1177.)


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.

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