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Surname FitzEustace
First Name Roland (Rowland)
Dating 1400?
Location Dublin (?Harristown - lived here)
Life dates 1430 - 1496
Title Baron of Portlester, Lord of Kilcullen
Close relatives

father - Edward FitzEustace
wife (1) - Elizabeth Brune [dau of John Brune] (?Joan Tapton [dau of John Tapton])
wife (2) - (1458) Joanna Bellew, widow of Christopher Plunkett, 1st Lord Killeen, and daughter of Bellew of Bellewstown
wife (3) - (1476) Margaret Dartas (D'Artois), widow of John, the son of Sir John Dowdall of Newtown, and also the widow of Thomas Barnewall, daughter and co-heiress of Jenico D'Artois

Type of the object tomb effigy
Place of manufacturing
(place of burial)
New Abbey, Kilcullen, Co.Kildare (he buried)
Place of exposition St.Audoen's Church, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Date of manufacturing  

Tomb of Roland FitzEustace, Baron of Portlester, and wife Margaret Jenico

Effigies of Earl Portlester and his wife, who paid for the chapel of the same name. And also for this monument, which is not actually their burial place. Dates to 1455.

Effigies of Baron Portlester and his 3rd wife Margaret Dartas at St.Audoen's Church, Dublin. She is buried there. He is not.
1st (and only) Baron Portlester, of Castlemartin, on W side of Kilcullen, Co.Kildare. Lord of Kilcullen
He lived at Harristown, some distance E of Kilcullen.
In 1482 [McMahon, 2006] (NOT 1455) he built the "Portlester Chapel" of St.Audoen's Church, Dublin
In 1486 he and his wife Margaret founded the Franciscan "New Abbey", Kilcullen, on the SE side of Kilcullen
Around 1490 he built St. Mary's Church, Castlemartin, Co.Kildare, on site of earlier church
She was bur in the Portlester Chapel at St.Audoen's Church, Dublin
He was bur in New Abbey, Kilcullen, Co.Kildare, with his dau Alison (who died 1495)




The knight is Sir Roland FitzEustace, founder and benefactor of New Abbey Monastery and the lady is his wife, Margaret D'Artois

датировка изображенного костюма была принята 1400?, так как в это время встречаются похожие костюмы (кираса с пластинчатым подолом, диски наруча) в Шотландии (P0554, 1411?), в Англии (P0576, 1403; P0544, 1412), похожие костюмы (с двойными дисками наруча, но со стеганой курткой) встречаются в Бретани (P0504, 1415?), кираса с пластинчатым подолом в Испании (P0361, 1400?), в Англии (P0532, 1393; P0494, 1401; P0576, 1403 - с дисками), в Уэльсе (P0552, 1388)

костюм, изображенный на памятнике в New Abbey, Kilcullen, Co.Kildare более ранний - пластины подола видны намного выше, чем на нашем памятнике, возможно, это полная бригандина

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