Ulick Burke, 3rd Earl of Clanricarde

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Ulick Burke, 3rd Earl of Clanricarde, Irish peer, died 1601. He was the son of Richard Burke, 2nd Earl of Clanricarde and Margaret O'Brien. He married Honora Burke, daughter of John Burke, on 25 November 1564 at Athenry, County Galway, Ireland.

He had long been a rebel against the English Crown, and since the 1560s had instigated the Mac an Iarla wars in Connaught and Thomond, devastating much of the area, against his father, who was a staunch supporter of Elizabeth I. On his father's death in 1582 it was uncertain who would inherit the title, Ulick or his brother, John. Ulick gained the succession by murdering John and acknowledging the supremacy of the Crown. He remained a loyal subject till his death.

Children of Ulick Burke and Honora Burke:

  • Sir William Burke (d. 2 Feb 1625), from whom later Earls were descended
  • Sir Thomas Burke
  • Edmond Burke (d. 22 Jun 1639)
  • Richard Burke (b. c 1566)
  • Mary Burke (c 1566-bef Jul 1604)
  • Richard Burke, 4th Earl of Clanricarde (c 1572-12 Nov 1635)

Child of Ulick Burke and Martha Frannas:

Preceded by
Richard Burke, 2nd Earl of Clanricarde
Earl of Clanricarde
1582–1601
Succeeded by
Richard Burke

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