Name: Hugh De Lacy
Suffix: Lord of Meath
Death: 25 JUL 1185 in Durrow castle
Occupation: Lord Chief Justice of Ireland
Cause: Killed with an axe by Gilla-gan-inathar O'Megey
Change Date: 2 APR 2013
Came over in Henry II.'s retinue, landing at Waterford, 18th October 1171.
De Lacy's second wife, whom he married in [or after] 1180, contrary to the wishes of Henry II., was [Rose] a daughter of Roderic O'Conor.
His sudden and violent death is thus related in the Annals of Ulster: "A.D. 1186. Hugo de Lacy went to Durrow to make a castle there, having a countless number of English with him; for he was king of Meath, Breifny, and Oriel, and it was to him the tribute of Connaught was paid, and he it was that won all Ireland for the English. Meath from the Shannon to the sea was full of his castles and English followers. After the completion of this work by him, i.e., the erection of the castle of Durrow, he came out to look at the castle, having three Englishmen along with him. There came then one youth of the men of Meath up to him, having his battle-axe concealed, namely Gilla-gan-inathar O'Megey, the foster son of the Fox himself (chief of Teffia), and he gave him one blow, so that he cut off his head, and he fell, both head and body, into the ditch of the castle."
Father: Gilbert De Lacy b: ABT 1104 in Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, England
Roheis De Monmouth
- Walter De Lacy b: ABT 1172
- Hugh de Lacy
- Mary de Lacy
- Catherine de Lacy