|Richard "Strongbow" DE CLARE, Earl of Pembroke
Richard "Strongbow" DE CLARE, Earl of Pembroke
- Born: Abt 1130, Tunbridge, Kent, England
- Married: 26 Aug 1171, Waterford, Ireland
- Died: 20 Apr 1176
- Buried: Holy Trinity, Dublin, Ireland
Compiler's 24/29 x great-grandfather
Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Giselbertus filius Gisleberti" married “sororem Waleranni comitis Mellenti...Elizabeth” by whom he had “filium primogenitum...Richardum”.
He succeeded his father in 1148 or 1149 as Earl of Pembroke. In , he promised Dermot King of Leinster to help him recover his kingdom in return for the hand of his daughter and eventual succession to the crown. He landed near Waterford 23 Aug 1170, and marched to Dublin. He acceded to the demand of King Henry II to surrender his Irish conquests to him and was granted Leinster in fee.
Robert of Torigny records the death in 1176 of "Richardus comes de Streguel filius comitis Gisleberti" leaving "parvulum filium ex filia regis Duvelinæ". The Annales Cambriæ record the death in 1175 of "comes Ricardus filius Gilberti", another passage recording his death in Ireland in 1177 and his burial "apud Dulin". 1
Richard married Aoife MAC MURCHADA of Leinster, daughter of Diarmait na-nGall MAC MURCHADA, rí Laigin, and Mór ingen Muirchertaig UA TUATHAIL, on 26 Aug 1171 in Waterford, Ireland. (Aoife MAC MURCHADA was born about 1141 in Leinster, Ireland and died after 1189.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Richard de Clare "Strongbow".