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Barry, Philip de (DNB00)

BARRY, PHILIP de (fl. 1183), warrior, was son of William de Barry, by Angharat, uterine sister of Robert Fitz-Stephen. Having received from his uncle a grant of three cantreds in his own half of ‘the kingdom of Cork,’ viz. Olethan (north of Cork), afterwards ‘Barrymore,’ Muskerry Donegan (round Baltimore), and Killede, he came to Ireland at the end of February 1183 (Expug. ii. 20), accompanied by his brother Gerald [see Giraldus Cambrensis] and their followers, to take possession and to assist his uncle Fitz-Stephen. His son Robert, who had preceded him by some ten years, fell at Lismore in 1185 (Expug. ii. 35) after prolonged warfare. His son William succeeded to his cantreds, which were confirmed to him by King John 8 Nov. 1207 (Cart. 9 John, m. 5).

[Expugnatio Hiberniæ in Rolls series, Giraldi Cambrensis Opera, vol. v.; Smith's History of Cork (1774), vol. i.]

J. H. R.