1110 - 1171 (61 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
||Diarmait MacMurrough [1, 2, 3] |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox|
||1110 [1, 3]
||1 May 1171
||Ferns, co. Wexford, Ireland [1, 3]
||19 Mar 2010 |
||Dearvolga, b. 1108-1109, d. 1193, Mellifont Abbey, Meath, Ireland (Age 84 years) |
||29 Aug 2000 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- King of Leinster Acceded: 1126. Dissatisfied Irish king who invited Anglo-Norman invasion in 1169. Known for his part in the Irish history episode known as the "Rape of Dervorgill
Kelley's "The Ancestry of Eve of Leinster" (The Genealogist, 1980) I:26
O'Hart's "Irish Pedigrees"
58th Christian King of Leinster, from 1135-1166, when he was deposed by the Monarch Roderick O'Connor, aided by Tiernan O'Ruarc, Prince of West Brefni; d.in Ferns in January, 1171.
In 1153 Dermod MacMorough carried off Dearvolga, daughter of O'Melaghlin, the last King of Meath, and the wife of O'Ruark, Prince of Brefney. On this subject Webb writes: -- "The transaction cannot have had much of the romance usually associated with the idea of an elopement. She was forty-four years of age, and did not leave her lord without carrying off her cattle and furniture. This was fifteen years before Dermot sought Anglo-Norman assistance; so that the invasion (of Ireland) can scarcely be attributable to the elopement....
Dearvorgal spent much of her later life in religious exercises, and part of her substance in endowing churches. She survived until 1193, when she died at Mellifont Abbey, county of Meath, which she had enriched with many presents. Although Dermot's Kingdom nominally passed into Earl Strongbow's family after his decease, much of it appears to have been soon again occupied by the MacMurroughs, by whom it was held in almost undisputed sway for several centuries."
- [S14] University of Hull Royal Database (England), Brian Tompsett, (copyright 1994, 1995, 1996 , , Repository: WWW, University of Hull, Hull, UK HU6 7RX firstname.lastname@example.org).
- [S11] Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, (4th ed, Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore , , Repository: J.H. Garner), p 152 line 145 (Reliability: 0).
- [S10] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America bef 1760, Frederick Lewis Weis, (7th ed Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore 1992 , , Repository: J.H. Garner), line 175 p 150 (Reliability: 0).