From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
De Burgh, Richard, 4th Earl of Clanricard and Earl of St. Alban's, son of the 3rd Earl, succeeded in 1601, upon his father's death. In 1599 he was made governor of Connaught by the Earl of Essex; and he greatly distinguished himself at the siege of Kinsale in 1601, when he was knighted. In 1624 he was raised to an English peerage as Baron Somerhill, and four years afterwards was advanced to the earldom of St. Alban's. He married Frances, the widow of Sir Philip Sidney and the Earl of Essex, by whom he had an only son, who succeeded him. He died 12th November 1635.
54. Burke, Sir Bernard: Peerage and Baronetage.
216. Lodge's Peerage of Ireland, Revised and Enlarged by Mervyn Archdall. 7 vols. Dublin, 1789.
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