Walter de Riddlesford

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Walter de Riddlesford (b. ca.1125, fl.1150, d.1226) was an Anglo-Norman lord granted in Ireland the baronies of Bray, County Wicklow and Kilkea, County Kildare between 1171 and 1176.

De Riddlesford was born in Carriebenan, Kildare, Ireland. He married a daughter of Henry fitz Henry named Amabilis Fitzhenry (born ca. 1150 in Ireland).[1]

He built a motte and bailey fortress on the site of what is now Kilkea Castle in County Kildare in 1181.

He died in 1226 and was succeeded by his son Walter de Ridelsford (born 1204 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England). His granddaughter, Emmeline, married Hugh de Lacy, 1st Earl of Ulster (as his second wife) and, then, Stephen Longespee, grandson of Henry II of England (one of their daughters was Ela Longespee).[2][3][4]


  1. ^ An Hitherto Unnoted Descent from King Henry I, NEHGR, Vol. 116, Oct. 1962, p. 278-279
  2. ^ Eds, (1850) Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Volume 4 Royal Irish Academy, pg 485
  3. ^ Adams, Arthur, et al (1964) The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215: The Barons Named in the Magna Charta, 1215, and Some of Their Descendants who Settled in America, 1607-1650 Genealogical Publishing Company, pg 116
  4. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1892). "Lacy, Hugh de (d.1242?)". Dictionary of National Biography 31. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 379.