he was appointed Viceroy of Ireland, a position previously held by his father.
|Occup||1205||1st Earl of |
by King John of England
Hugh fought at Beziers 1209, Carcassonne 1209, Castel 1211, Beaucaire 1216, Toul
EARL OF ULSTER
Hugh was created Earl of Ulster about 1205. From 1211-1219, he participated in the Albigensian Crusade.He purportedly separated from his first wife and was living adulterously. He had legitimate and natural children. In 1226 his daughter by his first wife married Alan, Lord of Galloway. He secondly married Emmeline de Riddlesford, the daughter of Walter de Riddlesford about 1242. They had no issue. Hugh died in 1242 or 1243. Emmeline's second marriage was about 1243 with Stephen Longespee, grandson of Henry II of England, by whom she had two daughters: Ela Longespee, Lady of Ashby (1244 -- c. 19 July 1276) and Emmeline Longespee, Lady of Offaly.