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  • Name CLARE, Thomas de 
    Prefix Lord 
    Born 1255  Tunbridge, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Died 29 Aug 1287  Thomond, Clare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Sep 1287 
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    Person ID I28487  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2021 

    Father CLARE, Earl Richard de ,   b. 4 Aug 1222, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1262, Waltham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother LACY, Countess Maud ,   b. 25 Jan 1223, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1289, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1238  Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married 26 Jan 1238 ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 9 Aug 1901
    Family ID F12771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 FITZ-MAURICE, Lady Juliane ,   b. 1267, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1300, Thomond, Connaght, Clare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 1275  Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married 1277 ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 22 Oct 1963, SLAKE.
    Children 
    +1. CLARE, Baroness Mathilda de ,   b. 1279, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1327, Badlesmere, Kent; or, Castle Clifford, Hay, Hertfordshire, England; or, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. CLARE, Earl Gilbert de ,   b. Feb 1281, Munster, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1314, Bannockburn, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
    +3. CLARE, Baroness Margaret de ,   b. 1 Apr 1287, Bunratty Castle, Clare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1342, Badlesmere, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. CLARE, Richard de ,   b. Abt 1278, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1318, Corofin, Clare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F15821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 CLARE, Isabella de  
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F15908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • --Other Fields Ref Number: 3977 Bunratty Castle (Irish : Caisle�n Bhun Raithe, meaning "Castle at the Mouth of the Ratty") is a large tower house in County Clare , Ireland . It lies in the center of Bunratty village (Irish : Bun R�ite), by the N18 road between Limerick and Ennis , near Shannon Town and its airport . The name Bunratty, Bun Raite (or possibly, Bun na Raite) in Irish, means the 'bottom' or end of the 'Ratty' river . This river, alongside the castle, flows into the nearby Shannon estuary . From the top of the castle, one can look over to the estuary and the airport. The castle and the adjoining folk park are run by Shannon Heritage . Key events in Bunratty's history include: ·The first dwellings to occupy the site, in 970 were part of a Viking trading camp. ·In 1270, Robert De Muscegros built the first defensive fortress, known as a motte and bailey castle. ·These lands were later granted to Thomas de Clare , who built the first stone structure on the site. At this time Bunratty town had grown to a population of 1,000. ·In 1318, Thomas's son Richard de Clare, Steward of Forest of Essex (new holder of the castle) was killed in the Battle of Dysert O'Dea during the Irish Bruce Wars 1315-1318 . The castle and town were completely destroyed by the victorious O'Briens. ·In 1332, soon after being restored for the King of England , the castle was once again razed by the Irish Chieftains of Thomond under the O' Briens and the MacNamaras. ·In 1353, after lying in ruins for 21 years, it was rebuilt by Sir Thomas Rokeby , but was almost immediately attacked again by the Irish and was held by Irish hands thereafter. ·The present structure was completed by the MacNamara family around 1425 but 50 years later was in the hands of the O'Briens, the most powerful clan in Munster . ·In 1646, during the Irish Confederate Wars , Barnabas O'Brien, 6th Earl of Thomond , allowed a large English Parliamentary garrison to land in Bunratty. The castle was besieged and taken by the forces of Confederate Ireland under Donagh MacCarthy, Viscount Muskerry . ·When Barnaby, or Barnabas O'Brien, 6th Earl of Thomond, left Bunratty for England in 1646 for his own safety, during the Confederate wars, he was the last member of the O'Brien Clan ever to reside in Bunratty Castle. He was actually christened Brian O'Brien, after his famous ancestor Brian Boru, but being a political gymnast, he preferred a more English appellation to appease the King, and to be socially acceptable in the climate of the time. ·Bunratty Castle and its lands were granted to the Studdert family. They left the castle in 1804 (allowing it to fall into disrepair), to reside in the more comfortable and modern adjacent Bunratty House built by the family. The reasons for the move are bound up in family arguments over the eldest son marrying his first cousin. Both the castle and house are open to the public. ·In 1954 the castle was purchased and restored by the 7th Viscount Gort . He reroofed the castle, which had no longer been lived in as much at the time, and saved it from ruin. The castle is now famous for its medieval banquets, at which the "Bunratty Singers" perform. ----------------------------------- Bunratty Castle, County Clare The fashion for renovating castles and using them to host "medieval banquets" may be said to have begun at Bunratty, which was restored in the 1950s under the brilliant guidance of Percy le Clerc and filled with Lord Garf's magnificent collection of medieval furniture and tapestries. It is now one of Ireland's main tourist attractions and justifiably so - for no other castle gives a more lasting impression of later medieval life. The castle once stood on an island in a tidal creek with a view of the water-traffic entering and leaving the port of Limerick. Not surprisingly for such a strategic site, it has had quite a stirring history with a succession of castles from 1251 onwards. The present passed through marriage to the O'Briens c. 1500. It was remodelled by Donough O'Brien, the "Great." (fourth) Earl of Thomond, who succeeded in 1581. Although of great size, the castle is essentially a tower house. It comprises a tall, oblong building with a square tower at each corner, linked on the north and south sides by a broad arch rising to below the top storey. The entrance door leads into a large vaulted hall above which is the magnificent great hall with its lofty timbered roof where the Earls of Thomond held court. While there are only three storeys in the main body of the castle - with vaulted cellars below the hall- the towers have many floors and small chambers approached by a profusion of winding mural stairs. Many were bedrooms with connecting latrines, the castle having no less than fifteen privies. The fourth Earl remodeled the upper rooms of the towers; his vaulting still survives in one tower and is among the earliest use of brick in the country. Some of the Earl's plaster decoration remains in the hall, chapel and south solar and may be considered among the oldest stucco known in Ireland. The castle's grandeur greatly impressed Archbishop Rinuccini who came here in 1646 and wrote of its great beauty, its ponds and 3,000 head of deer. But the property suffered during the seventeenth-century wars, and the O'Briens departed. It was acquired by the Studderts around 1720, who occupied a brick house built against the two northern towers and later built themselves a fine country house in the park. The castle was later used as a police barracks but subsequently fell into disrepair, and towards the end of the nineteenth century the roof of the great hall was allowed to collapse. It was acquired by Lord Gort in 1954 and since his death the castle and its contents have been held in trust for the Nation. LOCATION - 8 miles West of Limerick on the airport road (T11). NGR: R 452610. National Monument. Open daily throughout the year; The Folk Park, which includes eight farmhouses, a village street, a mill and a blacksmith's forge, remains open until 7 pm from June to August. Admission fee charged. ------------------- BIRTH: Also shown as Born Abt 1248 DEATH: Also shown as Died 7 Feb 1288 ~ENDOWMENT: Also shown as Endowed 5 Sep 1933, MANTI. ~SEALING_PARENTS: Also shown as SealPar 23 Nov 1993, OGDEN.

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Thomas De CLARE; Male; Death: 29 AUG 1287; Spouse: Julian FITZMAURICE; Marriage: About 1274 , Essex, England; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 29 Sep 2004

    2. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Mend de Lacy; Female; Birth: About 1223 Lincoln, Lincoln, England; Death: 1288; Father: John de Lacy; Mother: Margaret de Quincy; Spouse: Richard de Clare; Marriage: 02 FEB 1238; Film Number: 458815
      Record submitted by a member of the LDS Church
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 27 Sep 2004