William de Burgh, Lord of Connacht

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William de Burgh, Governor of Wexford

Birthplace: Ulster
Death: between 1205 and 1206 (40-50)
Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Place of Burial: Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter de Burgh and Alice de Burgh
Husband of Mor O'Brien
Father of Richard Mór de Burgh, 1st Baron of Connaught
Brother of Hubert de Burgh, 1st Earl of Kent; Alice de Burgh; Geoffrey de Burgh and Thomas de Burgh

Occupation: Governor of Wexford
Managed by: John Denny Dale, Jr.
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About William de Burgh, Lord of Connacht

The 9 May 2022 FMG update may be worth a careful review.

'William de Burgh' (c. 1160 - winter 1205/1206) was the founder of the de Burgh/Burke/Bourke dynasty in Ireland.

William took his surname from the village of Burgh Castle, Norfolk, England. Very little can be ascertained about his background other than his family were minor gentry, and that his probable younger brother was Hubert de Burgh, later Earl of Kent.



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William de Burgh, Lord of Connacht's Timeline

Connaught, Ireland
Age 45
Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Age 45
Augustinian Priory, Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland