Richard Mór Burke

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Ricarde Mor Burke, 9th lord of Clanricarde, died 1530.

Burke was the second son of Ulick Fionn Burke, 6th Clanricarde, and Slaine Ni Con Mara (Slany MacNamara), succeeding in 1519 upon the death of his brother, Ulick Óge Burke. He married Margaret Butler, daughter to Piers Butler, 8th Earl of Ormond (Ireland). In 1522 he was part of a confederation of Connacht forces that marched to Sligo to give battle to the O'Donnells, who were conquering north Connacht. However, the expedition fell apart without a fight after the failure of Conn Bacach O'Neill to defeat O'Donnell. He was succeeded by his uncle's grandson, John mac Richard Mór Burke, who ruled till 1536.

Family tree

  Ulick Ruadh Burke, d. 1485
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   Edmund, d. 1486.       Ulick Fionn          Meiler, Abbot of Tuam      John, d. 1508.   Ricard Og, d. 1519.
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   Ricard, d. c. 1517.    |                          |              |            |            |                |
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   |                      Ulick Óge, d. 1519.  'Richard Mór   Redmond   Richard Bacach    Ulick, d. 1551.  Thomas
   John, fl. 1536.                                   |                           |            |                |
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                                                Ulick na gCeann         Roland, Bp. Clonfert. Thomas Balbh  John of Derrymaclaghtna
                                                     |                         died 1580                       |
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                          |                    |     |               |             |                       Ricard, d. 1593.
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                         Richard Sassanach   John  Thomas Feranta  Edmond   Redmond na Scuab         (Burke of Derrymaclaghtna)
                          | d. 1582.                 d. 1546.                  d. 1596.
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                      Earls of Clanricarde         
            
                                                   
Preceded by
Ulick Óge Burke
Clanricarde
1520–1530
Succeeded by
John mac Richard Mór Burke

References

  • Burke, Eamon "Burke People and Places", Dublin, 1995.
  • A New History of Ireland, IX, p.172, Oxford, 1984.
  • Burke (de Burgh), Ricard Mor, David Beresford, in Dictionary of Irish Biography from the Earliest Times to the Year 2002, p. 47. Cambridge, 2010.