Egidia de Lacy, Lady of Connacht

Egidia de Lacy, Lady of Connacht (born c. 1205, died 24 February 1240), was a Cambro-Norman noblewoman, the wife of Richard Mór de Burgh, 1st Baron of Connaught and Strathearn (c.1194–1242), and the mother of his seven children, including Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster. She was also known as Gille de Lacy. Egidia was the daughter of Walter II de Lacy by his second wife Margaret de Braose.

Egidia de Lacy
Lady of Connacht
Bornc. 1196
Trim Castle, Co. Meath, Ireland
Died24 February 1240
Connaught, Ireland
Noble familyde Lacy
Spouse(s)Richard Mor de Burgh
Richard de Burgh, Lord of Connacht, Justiciar of Ireland
Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster
William de Burgh
Margery de Burgh
Mathilda, wife of Gerald de Prendergast
Unnamed daughter, wife of Hamon de Valoignes
Alice de Burgh
FatherWalter de Lacy, Lord of Trim Castle and Ludlow Castle
MotherMargaret de Braose


Trim Castle, birthplace of Egidia de Lacy

Egidia de Lacy was born at Trim Castle, (County Meath, Ireland) about 1205, the daughter of Walter de Lacy, Lord of Meath and Margaret de Braose. Egidia, also known as Gille, was one of at least six children. Her brother Gilbert de Lacy (c. 1202 – d. 1230) married Isabel Bigod, by whom he had issue. Her sister Pernel de Lacy (c.1201 – after 25 November 1288), married firstly, William Saint Omer, and secondly, Ralph VI de Toeni, by whom she had issue.

Egidia'a paternal grandparents were Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath, and Rohese of Monmouth, and her maternal grandparents were William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber, and Maud de St. Valery.

Marriage and childrenEdit

On 21 April 1225, she married Richard Mor de Burgh (1194 –17 February 1243), Lord of Connacht (May 1227- 1242/1243), Justiciar of Ireland (1228–1232), the son of William de Burgh and More O' Brien, daughter of Donal Mor mac Turlough O' Brien, King of Thomond and Orlachan MacMurrough of Leinster. The marriage produced seven children:


Egidia died on 24 February 1240 Connaught Ireland.[1]



  1. ^ Alvord, Brice (2012). Alvord Family History. Alera Publishing Group. p. 236. ISBN 978-1-105-46882-7.