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Thomas DE CLARE, Lord of Thomond

Male 1245 - 1287  (42 years)


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  • Name Thomas DE CLARE 
    Suffix Lord of Thomond 
    Born 1245 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Aug 1287 
    Notes 
    • homas de Clare, Lord of Inchiquin and Youghal (c. 1245 ? 29 August 1287) was a Hiberno-Norman peer and soldier. He was the second son of Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester and his wife Maud de Lacy, Countess of Gloucester. On 26 January 1276 he was granted the lordship of Thomond by Edward I of England; he spent the next eight years attempting to conquer it from the O'Brien dynasty, kings of Thomond.

      Thomas was born in about 1245 in Tonbridge, Kent, England, the second eldest son of Richard de Clare and Maud de Lacy.[1] He and his brother Bogo received gifts from King Henry III when they were studying at Oxford from 1257?59.[2]

      Thomas was a close friend and intimate advisor of Prince Edward of England, who would in 1272 accede to the throne as King Edward I. Together they took part in the Ninth Crusade. He held many important posts such as Governor of Colchester Castle (1266) and Governor of The City of London (1273). He was made Commander of the English forces in Munster, Ireland and created Lord of Inchiquin and Youghal. On 26 January 1276, he was granted the entire lordship of Thomond by King Edward.

      That same year, he jointly commanded a Norman army along with Sir Geoffrey de Geneville, Justiciar of Ireland against the Irish clans of County Wicklow. They were joined by a contingent of men from Connacht led by his father-in-law Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd Lord of Offaly. Thomas and Justiciar de Geneville's forces attacked the Irish at Glenmalure, but they were soundly defeated and suffered severe losses.[3]
    Person ID I672075668  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2015 

    Father Richard DE CLARE, 6th Earl of Gloucester,   b. 4 Aug 1222,   d. 14 Jul 1262, Waltham, Canterbury, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Maud DE LACY 
    Family ID F565995772  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart