Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
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St.Audoen's Church, High St, Dublin, was founded in the 12th century.
The "Portlester Chapel" (the SE chapel) at St.Audoen's was built 1482 by
Rowland FitzEustace, Baron Portlester.
His 3rd wife Margaret Dartas was buried there before 1496 [Tickell, 1955].
He died 1496. He was buried in Co.Kildare, but effigies of him and his 3rd wife were placed at her grave in the Portlester Chapel in St.Audoen's.
Later these effigies were moved to the base of the tower, and survive there today.
[McMahon, 2006] says the correct reading of the inscription on the monument (dating the chapel) is 1482, NOT 1455 which it has been incorrectly read as elsewhere, including on the plaque at the site.
Portlester tomb, St.Audoen's.
Portlester Chapel, St. Audoen's church, in ruins, with no roof.
Engraving dated 1840. On sale at Antiqua Print Gallery.
See original dated 1829.
See also engraving of 1832. On sale on eBay.
The roof was removed maybe late 18th century [McMahon, 2006].
The Portlester tomb was not yet removed. [1832 article] says the Portlester tomb was then located "near the east end of the south aisle" (i.e. in the Portlester Chapel).
Plan of St. Audoen's church, 1866. Up is S.
Shows the Portlester Chapel to the SE.
Shows the Portlester tomb now removed to the base of the tower.
St.Audoen's church on a Model of Dublin around 1500.
The city gate at the back of the church still exists today, as does some of the city wall.
Dublin Bridge was for centuries Dublin's only bridge.
See full size and other shot.