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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Joan of Acre, Countess of Gloucester and Hertford

Joan of Acre, Countess of Gloucester and Hertford[1]

Female 1272 - 1307  (~ 35 years)

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  • Name Joan of Acre 
    Arms of Plantagenet
    Arms of Plantagenet
    Suffix Countess of Gloucester and Hertford 
    Born Spring 1272  Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Apr 1307  Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Priory Church of the Austin Friars, Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11023  Dickinson
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2017 

    Father Edward I, King of England,   b. 17 - 18 Jun 1239, Westminster Palace, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1307, Burgh by Sands, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eleanor of Castile, Queen Consort of England, Countess de Ponthieu,   b. Abt 1244, Lara Valley, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1290, Harby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1 Nov 1254  Las Huelgas near Burgos Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 16 children. The marriage was dynastic in its origin: Alfonso X, king of Castile, had meddled in the rebellion of his neighbor, the English duchy of Aquitaine (or Gascony) and thus won a bargaining chip with Henry III. In order to have Castile bow out of the Gascon troubles, Alfonso offered his half-sister's hand to Edward, but not without having him suitably endowed first. Realpolitik notwithstanding, the marriage of Edward and Eleanor was one of the great love matches of medieval Europe. [3]
    Family ID F2958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, 7th Earl of Gloucester,   b. 2 Sep 1243, Christchurch, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1295, Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1290  Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Gilbert de Clare, 10th Earl of Clare, 7th of Herford, 8th of Glouchester,   b. 4 May 1291, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1314, Bannockburn, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Eleanor de Clare,   b. Oct 1292,   d. 30 Jun 1337  (Age ~ 44 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Margaret de Clare, Countess of Cornwall and Gloucester ,   b. Abt 1293,   d. 9 Apr 1342  (Age ~ 49 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Elizabeth de Clare,   b. 16 Sep 1295, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1360  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 May 2015 
    Family ID F3085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Spring 1272 - Acre, Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Apr 1290 - Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Apr 1307 - Clare, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Priory Church of the Austin Friars, Clare, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 82-83, iBooks 124.

    2. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 131.

    3. [S157] A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain, Marc Morris, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2015), 18-20.

    4. [S157] A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain, Marc Morris, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2015), 224.

    5. [S154] The Demon's Brood: A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty, Desmond Seward, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 97-98.