Sir Gilbert DE CLARE, Knt.

Male 1243 - 1295  (52 years)


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  • Name Gilbert DE CLARE  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Gilbert De Clare 'the red', Knt., Baron of Clare, Suffolk, 9th Earl of Clare, 3rd Earl of Gloucester, 6th Earl of Hertford, son and heir of Richard de Clare and Maude de Lacy. He was born at Christ Church, co Hants on 2 Sep 1243.

      He was married first to Alice De Lusignan, daughter of Hughes XI de Lusignam and Yolande de Bretagne. They had two daughters, and were divorced, his wife Alice said to have become hypochondriacal in 1271. At the death of King Henry III on 16 Noc 1272, the Earl took the lead in swearing fealty to Edward I, who was then in Sicily returning from the Crusade. He was Joint Guardian of England during the King's absence. Proposals for his marriage to the King's daughter were made as early as may 1283. Their daughter Margaret is probably the daughter born at Caerphilly Castle in October 1292, her mother having been purified there on 23 November following the birth of a daughter. [1]
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix Knt. 
    Born 02 Sep 1243  Christ Church, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Fact 6th Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, Earl of Clare Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Died 07 Dec 1295  Monmouth Castle, Monmouthshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 22 Dec 1295  Abbey Tewksbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Gilbert was also known as the 7th Earl of Hertford, and the 3rd Earl of Gloucester, commonly called the Red, married Alice, daughter of Guy, Earl of Angoulesme, the King's half-brother, from whom he was divorced. In the battle of Lewes was one of the commanders against King Henry III, the King being taken prisoner; afterwards returned to the Royal party and was one of the chief generals on that side at the battle of Evesham where the barons were vanquished and their leader, Montfort, Earl of Leicester, was slain.
    Person ID I16189  Main Tree
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2016 

    Father Sir Richard DE CLARE,   b. 04 Aug 1222, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1262, Ashenfield Manor, Waltham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Maud DE LACY,   b. Abt 1223, Lincoln, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 10 Mar 1288 and 1289  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 25 Jan 1237/8  [4
    Family ID F04449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alice DE LUSIGNAN,   d. May 1290 
    Married 1253  [1, 3, 4
    Divorced 18 Jul 1271  [3
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F03931  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joan (of Acre) Of ENGLAND,   b. 1272, Acre, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1307, Clare, Sufolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married Abt 30 Apr 1290  Westminster Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Gilbert DE CLARE,   b. Between 10 and 11 May 1291, Winchcombe near Tewkesbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1314, killed in Battle of Bannockburn Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 130 years)  [Natural]
     2. Alianor DE CLARE,   b. Between Oct and Nov 1292, Caephilly Castle, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1337, Tewkesbury, Gloucesteshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Margaret DE CLARE,   b. Abt 1292,   d. 09 Apr 1342  (Age ~ 50 years)  [Birth]
     4. Elizabeth DE CLARE,   b. 16 Sep 1295, Tewkesbury Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1360  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F03371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Sep 1243 - Christ Church, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Dec 1295 - Abbey Tewksbury, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5008] "Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists", David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.).

    2. [S02325] Fenwick Allied Ancestry, pg 116.

    3. [S01910] Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399 by. T. Anna Leese.

    4. [S5840] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonist Who Came to America before 1700, Frederick Lewis Weis.