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Elizabeth (Burgh) de Burgh (1332 - 1363)

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Elizabeth "Duchess of Clarence" de Burgh formerly Burgh
Born in Carrickfergus Castle, Antrim, Ulster, Irelandmap
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Wife of — married in Tower of London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Dublin, Leinster, Irelandmap
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Elizabeth (Burgh) de Burgh was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.

Elizabeth de Burgh[1][2]

Elizabeth (1332-1363), daughter and heiress, born at Carrickfergus Castle, Ireland and died in Dublin.[3] Duchess of Clarence, suo jure 4th Countess of Ulster, Baroness of Connaught; sole heiress of the Burkes in Ulster, and progenitor of the Yorkists. She was a major figure in not one but two aristocratic family feuds that became civil wars. (See her biography in Wikipedia.)[4][5]

Elizabeth was 1 year old, an infant and her father's heir at the time of William de Burgh's death. [6] Her mother Maud fled with her to England for safety when William was murdered in Ireland.

Elizabeth married, "at the Tower of London 15 August 1342 (by agreement dated 5 May 1341)" Lionel of Antwerp, K.G., "of Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, Chief Governor of Ireland, and, in right of his wife, 5th Earl of Ulster, lord of Clare and Connacht, 3rd but 2nd surviving son of Edward III, King of England, by Philippe, daughter of Guillaume le Bon, Count of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland, lord of Friesland.... By this marriage, Lionel acquired the vast estates in Ireland of the Burgh family, as well as a large part (including the honour of Clare) of the estates of the Earls of Gloucester and Hertford, in right of his wife's paternal grandmother.... He was created Duke of Clarence 13 Nov. 1362. His wife, Elizabeth, Duchess of Clarence, died at Dublin, Ireland 10 Dec. 1363, and was buried at Bruisyard Abbey, Suffolk."[3]


Elizabeth de Burgh
Birth: July 6, 1332 at Carrickfergus Castle,[2] Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
Parents: William de Burgh and Maud of Lancaster[2]
Married: Lionel of Antwerp, K.G. (as his first wife) on 15 August 1342 at the Tower of London,[2][7] Lionel was born at Antwerp in Brabant 29 November 1338.[3]
Daughter: Philippe of Clarence, only child of Lionel and Elizabeth, married Edmund de Mortimer, Knt.[8]
Death: December 10, 1363 in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland[2]


  1. Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), ENGLAND 9.v. (I:87), BURGH 8 (II:23).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd edition (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011), volume I, page 363 BURGH 8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Richardson, Royal Ancestry, II:23 BURGH 8.
  4. Wikipedia: Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster
  5. See this G2G discussion about her titles.
  6. Calendar of inquisitions post mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office by Great Britain pub: Public Record Office; Kirby, J. L. (John Lavan); White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918. fmo
  7. September 9, 1342 had been given as marriage date, without a source.
  8. Richardson, Royal Ancestry, IV:174, Mortimer 13.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
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Elizabeth is documented in Douglas Richardson's Royal Ancestry (II:23 BURGH 8). She is a descendant of Gilbert de Clare, who is on a trail badged by the Magna Carta Project. Gilbert is the grandson of Magna Carta surety barons John de Lacy and Gilbert de Clare, the great-grandson of Richard de Clare, and the great-great-grandson of Saher de Quincy. Elizabeth is the mother of Philippe of Clarence, who married Edmund de Mortimer, Knt. Many of their descendants immigrated to America (Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry, I:364 BURGH 8.i.).
This profile was updated 5 May 2019 to meet current project guidelines (see the project's checklist), but her trail still needs to be developed. ~ Noland-165 04:25, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Needs Development: Profiles from Gilbert de Clare to Elizabeth need to be reviewed and either developed or updated, as do profiles from Elizabeth to a Gateway Ancestor once one is identified. ~ Noland-165 04:25, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
Note - Among the Gateways listed who do not yet have a trail are the Blakistons, Humphrey Davie, and the Harlestons. ~ Noland-165, 5 May 2019

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On 17 Jun 2015 at 21:43 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

I couldn't find a reference to her in Camelot International (the link in the profile doesn't go to a page). Best I found was on Edward III's page (son Lionel is included in list of children).

update: deleted the entry from the "see also" source list:

On 11 Sep 2014 at 17:00 GMT Caroline (Cohoe) Shultz wrote:

De Burgh-250 and Burgh-37 appear to represent the same person because: This is the same person. Mine got uploaded with no information, but she is married to Lionel of Antwerp, same as yours.

On 3 Jul 2014 at 20:02 GMT Darrell Parker wrote:

De Burgh-259 and Burgh-37 appear to represent the same person because: same dob, spouse, child, death

Elizabeth is 22 degrees from Jim Angelo, 20 degrees from Willis Carrier and 7 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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