King Diarmait MacMurrough

King Diarmait MacMurrough

Male 1110 - 1171  (61 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Diarmait MacMurrough  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix King 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1110  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 May 1171  Ferns, co. Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I40447  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father King Donchadh MacMurrough,   d. 1115 
    Mother Orlaith MacBranain,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F58786  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mor ingen Muirchertaig o' Toole,   b. Abt 1114,   d. 1191  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Aoife MacDermot MacMurrough,   b. 1145, Leinster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1186  (Age 42 years)
     2. Conchobhar MacMurrough,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F17288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Cacht o' Moore,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Orlacan MacMurrough,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Art MacMurrough,   d. 1170, Athlone Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Donal Caomhanach MacMurrough,   d. 1175
     4. Eanna Ceannsalach MacMurrough,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F58829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Dearvolga,   b. 1108-1109,   d. 1193, Mellifont Abbey, Meath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1153 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F58830  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F61268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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."

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] University of Hull Royal Database (England), Brian Tompsett, (copyright 1994, 1995, 1996 , , Repository: WWW, University of Hull, Hull, UK HU6 7RX bct@tardis.ed.ac.uk).

    2. [S11] Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, (4th ed, Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore , , Repository: J.H. Garner), p 152 line 145 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [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).


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