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Ashbourn, Ellis de

Ashbourn, Ellis de (c.1290–c.1357), chief justice of the justiciar's bench, was the son of Roger de Ashbourn, one-time provost of Dublin and serjeant-at-law. He spent some of his turbulent early life in Northamptonshire in England and was involved in a feud with…

Audley, James

Audley, James (c.1220–1272), justiciar of Ireland, was the eldest son of Henry de Audley, marcher baron of Shropshire and Staffordshire, and Bertred, daughter of Ralph Mainwaring, seneschal of Chester. He rose to prominence during the 1250s, received a number of royal…

Bagot (Bagod), Robert

Bagot (Bagod), Robert (d. 1298), knight and chief justice of the common bench, Dublin, was probably (according to Ball) son of Ralph Bagot of Co. Dublin; however, he may have been related to William Bagot, sheriff of Warwick and Bedford, a justice who rose to prominence during the…

Bagot, Robert

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Barford (Bereford), Richard de

Barford (Bereford), Richard de (fl. 1283–1318), clerk, treasurer, and chancellor of Ireland, may have been related to William de Bereford, chief justice of the common bench at Westminster. He first appears in 1283 as a collector of the thirtieth in Worcestershire, and in…

Bermingham, John

Bermingham, John (d. 1329), earl of Louth and justiciar of Ireland, was eldest son of Peter Bermingham (qv), lord of Tethmoy, and Ela, daughter of William de Oddingeseles, justiciar of Ireland 1294–5. After his father's death his…

Bermingham (Mac Fheorais), William

Bermingham (Mac Fheorais), William (d. 1312), archbishop of Tuam, was second son of Meiler de Bermingham, lord of Athenry. Though details of his early ecclesiastical career are exiguous, he did receive the church of Knockraffen (Knockgraffon parish, Co. Tipperary) in Cashel when…

Bermingham, Walter

Bermingham, Walter (d. 1350), lord of Carbury and justiciar of Ireland, was eldest son of William de Bermingham (qv), lord of Carbury, by his first wife. He took part in the campaign against…

Bermingham, William de

Bermingham, William de (d. 1332), lord of Carbury and deputy justiciar, was second son of Peter de Bermingham (qv), lord of Tethmoy. Much of his early career was closely tied to that of his brother…

Braose (Briouze, Briouse), William de

Braose (Briouze, Briouse), William de (d. 1211), lord of Braose in Normandy and Bramber and Brecon in Wales, was son of William de Braose and Bertha, daughter of William de Hereford. He succeeded his father in 1180 and by that time had already acquired a reputation as a ruthless…

Brun, Fromund le

Brun, Fromund le (d. 1283), chancellor of Ireland and papal chaplain, may have been related to William le Brun, another clerk in royal service. He first appears in Ireland in 1248 as a clerk of the justiciar, John FitzGeoffrey (qv…

Burgh, Elizabeth de

Burgh, Elizabeth de (1332–63), heiress of Ulster, was born 6 July 1332, only child of William de Burgh (qv), earl of Ulster, and Maud, daughter of Henry, earl of Lancaster and Leicester. After her father's death (6 June 1333), which…

Burgh, Richard de

Burgh, Richard de (c.1259–1326), 2nd earl of Ulster , lord of Connacht , was the son of Walter de Burgh (qv) (d. 1271), 1st earl of Ulster, and Avelina de Burgh, daughter of John…

Burgh, Walter de

Burgh, Walter de (c.1230–1271) 1st earl of Ulster , lord of Connacht , was the second son of Richard de Burgh (qv) (d. 1243), lord of Connacht, and Egidia, daughter of Walter de Lacy…

Burgh, Walter de

Burgh, Walter de (d. 1332), magnate, was eldest son of William ‘Liath’ de Burgh (qv) and Finola, daughter of Brian Ruad Ó Briain (qv). His first appearance in the…

Burgh, William de

Burgh, William de (1312–33), 3rd earlof Ulster , lieutenant of Ireland, was born in 1312, the eldest son of John de Burgh (d. 1313) and Elizabeth de Clare (qv), sister of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester. His uncle…

Burgh, William Liath de

Burgh, William Liath de (d. 1324), deputy justiciar of Ireland, was the son of William de Burgh (d. 1270), younger brother of Walter de Burgh (qv), 1st earl of Ulster, and was probably brought up in Connacht where he spent much of his…

Burnham, John

Burnham, John (d. c.1362), clerk and treasurer of Ireland, was the son of William Burnham. In 1333, styled ‘magister’, he was presented to a church in Lincoln. By 1338 he was designated as a king's clerk and in 1340 was assigned to assess taxation in Bedford and…

Butler (le Botiller), Edmund

Butler (le Botiller), Edmund (d. 1321), justiciar of Ireland and magnate, was the second son of Theobald Butler (qv) (d. 1285) and Joan, daughter of John FitzGeoffrey (qv),…

Butler (le Botiller, fitz Walter, Pincerna, Walter), Theobald

Butler (le Botiller, fitz Walter, Pincerna, Walter), Theobald (c.1200–1230), magnate, 2nd chief butler of Ireland, was only son and heir of Theobald Butler (qv) and Maud, daughter of Robert le Vavasour. After his father'…

Butler (le Botiller, Pincerna), Theobald

Butler (le Botiller, Pincerna), Theobald (c.1223–1248), magnate and 3rd chief butler of Ireland, was only son of Theobald Butler (qv) and his first wife, Joan de Marisco. Immediately on…

Butler (le Botiller), Theobald

Butler (le Botiller), Theobald (1242–85), magnate and 4th chief butler of Ireland, was only son of Theobald Butler (qv) and Margery, daughter of Richard de Burgh (qv…

Butler (le Botiller), Theobald

Butler (le Botiller), Theobald (1269–99), magnate and fifth chief butler of Ireland, was born 22 February 1269, eldest son of Theobald Butler (qv), fourth chief butler of Ireland, and Joan, youngest daughter of…

Carew (le Carreu, Carrue), John

Carew (le Carreu, Carrue), John (d. 1362), knight, deputy justiciar, and escheator of Ireland, was son of John Carew and his second wife, Joan, daughter of Gilbert Talbot. His father died in 1323; John succeeded Nicholas, his older half-brother, and probably came of age when he…

Charlton (de Charleton, de Cherleton), Thomas

Charlton (de Charleton, de Cherleton), Thomas (d. 1344), bishop of Hereford and justiciar of Ireland, was son of Robert Charleton of Shropshire; his older brother was John Charleton, 1st lord of Powys. A clerk of the king, he received an MA,…