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William Fritz O do de Barry (Of Manorbier) (b. Bef. 1140, d. date unknown)William Fritz O do de Barry (Of Manorbier) (son of Otho) was born Bef. 1140, and died date unknown.He married Angareth de Stephen, daughter of Stephen and Nesta Rhys, Princess of Deheubarth.
Notes for William Fritz O do de Barry (Of Manorbier):
The de Barry family is one of the three major lineages of Odo de Barri, a Norman Knight who received land in Wales after the Norman Conquest of England during the 11th century. In the following decades many of the de Barri's moved from their Welsh stronghold to County Cork, Ireland.
William Fitz Odo de Barry is the common ancestor of the Barry family in Ireland.
He was the son of Odo de Barry, grantee of the immense manor of Manorbier in Pembrokeshire, which included the manors of Jameston and Manorbier Newton, as well as the manors of Begelly and Penally. This grant was Odo's reward for his part in the Norman Conquest of England.
Evidence exists to suggest that Odo, who had followed in the Norman train, was a native of Florence and bore the name of Gherardini. By 1087, he is listed as a Baron of England in The Domesday Book. Along with being the common ancestor of many of the Hiberno-Norman lords, he is also linked to the House of Brunswick and to the House of Hanover - a factor that influenced the choice of denomination for the English Royal family in 1915.
The British Military Establishment, Buttevant 1815-1922Odo built the first motte and bailey at Manorbier. William FitzOdo de Barry rebuilt Manorbier Castle in stone and the de Barrys retained the lordship of Manorbier until the 15th.century.
William FitzOdo de Barry had four sons: Robert, Philip, Walter and Gerald (better known as Giraldus Cambrensis) by Angharad daughter of Gerald FitzWalter de Windsor (died 1135) and Nest ferch Rhys (died 1136), and a half-sister of Robert Fitz-Stephen.
Robert de Barry accompanied Robert Fitz-Stephen, his uncle, to Ireland, took part in the siege of Wexford and was killed at the battle of Lismore in 1185.
Philip de Barry came to Ireland in 1185 to assist his uncle Robert Fitz-Stephen, and his first cousin Raymond Fitz-William -Fitz-Gerald (also known as Raymond Le Gros), in their efforts to recover the cantreds of Killede, Olethan and Muscarydonegan that had been expropriated by another (half) first cousin, Ralph Fitz-Stephen (died 1182), the grandson of Nesta by Stephen, Constable of Cardigan. Robert Fitz-Stephen eventually ceded these territories to Philip de Barry, his half-nephew.
On 24 February 1206, King John of England confirmed William de Barry, Philip's son, in the possession of these territories and, by letters patent, conferred on him the Lordships of Castlelyons, Buttevant and Barry's Court in East Cork . The family would eventually acquire the honours of Viscount Buttevant and Earl of Barrymore.
William FitzOdo de Barry rebuilt Manorbier Castle in stone and the de Barrys retained the lordship of Manorbier until the 15th.century.
Buttevant Castle c. 1880
Children of William Fritz O do de Barry (Of Manorbier) and Angareth de Stephen are:
- Robert de Barry, d. Abt. 1185, Lismore, County Clare, Ireland.
- +Philip de Barry of Olethan, b. Abt. 1140, d. Abt. 1199.
- Walter de Barry, d. date unknown.
- Gerald de Barry, b. Abt. 1146, d. Abt. 1223.