Margery de Burgh

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Margery de Burgh
Spouse(s) Theobald Le Botiller
Theobald Le Botiller
Elizabeth Butler (Le Botiller)
Noble family de Burgh
Father Richard Mor de Burgh, Lord of Connaught
Mother Egidia de Lacy
Born 1224
Galway, Ireland
Died March 1 1252

Margery de Burgh, was a Norman- Irish noblewoman and the wife of Theobald Le Botiller. She was a descendant of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, and the ancestress of the Earls of Ormond.

Family and lineage[edit]

Margery de Burgh was born in Galway, Ireland, the eldest daughter of Richard Mor de Burgh, Lord of Connacht and Justiciar of Ireland, and Egidia de Lacy. She had three brothers and three sisters, including Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster who married Aveline FitzJohn, by whom he had issue.

Margery's paternal grandparents were William de Burgh and More O'Brien, a granddaughter of Dermot MacMurrough,[1] and a descendant of Brian Boru. Her maternal grandparents were Walter de Lacy, Lord of Trim Castle in Meath and Ludlow Castle in Shropshire, and Margaret de Braose.

Marriage and issue[edit]

In 1242, Margery married Theobald Butler, 3rd Chief Butler of Ireland (1224–1248), the eldest son of Theobald le Botiller, Chief Butler of Ireland and his first wife, Joan, daughter of Geoffrey de Marsh (or Mareys), Knt., Justiciar of Ireland.

Margery and Theobald had two children:


Margery's husband died December 26 1248. He was buried before 3 August 1248 at Arklow, Co. Limerick. On 27 April 1250, she made a fine to remarry.[2]

Margery de Burgh died on March 1 1252.


  1. ^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Earls of Ulster
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  1. Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Earls of Ulster
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