de Lacy (Hugh) (earl of Ulster)

  • d. 1242
Anglo-Norman magnate who made a career in Ireland as a soldier and lord and became the first earl of Ulster in 1205. He was the son of Hugh de Lacy (d. 1186), lord of Meath, and his first wife, Rose of Monmouth (Rose de Baderon).

See also: Hugh de Lacy [lord of Meath]de Lacy (Hugh) ... lord of Meath
(d. 1186)
Magnate, son of Gilbert de Lacy (d. 1163), lord of Weobley, Herefordshire. After he accompanied Henry II on his 1171 visit to Ireland, he was entrusted with the kingdom of Mide.
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McGuire, James [ed.], and James Quinn [ed.], Dictionary of Irish biography, online ed. (2009), Online: Royal Irish Academy; Cambridge University Press. URL: <>.
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Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <>. 
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