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Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke

Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke[1]

Female 1172 - 1220  (48 years)

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  • Name Isabel de Clare 
    Arms de Clare
    Arms de Clare
    Suffix 4th Countess of Pembroke 
    Born 1172  Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Possessions Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Chepstow Castle
    Chepstow Castle
    "Chepstow Castle (Welsh: Castell Cas-gwent) at Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. Located above cliffs on the River Wye, construction began in 1067 under the instruction of the Norman Lord William fitzOsbern. Originally known as Striguil, it was the southernmost of a chain of castles built in the Welsh Marches, and with its attached lordship took the name of the adjoining market town in about the 14th century." Wikipedia, "Chepstow Castle", at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chepstow_Castle.
    Possessions Caversham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Possessions Long Crendon, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Possessions Longueville, Calvados, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The Marshal possession of these lands became exceedingly complicated with John's loss of Normandy in 1204. In order to retain them, William had to swear fealty to Philip II as his liege-lord on the continent. This left Marshal as the servant of two masters.
    Possessions Leinster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1220  Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Isabel de Clare Marshal
    Isabel de Clare Marshal
    Tintern Abbey
    Tintern Abbey
    Tintern Abbey
    "[F]ounded...in 1131...Tintern was the first house established in Wales by the great monastic superpower of the twelfth century, the Cistercian Order. Such was the austere asceticism of these holy brethren that they were not event permitted to dye the wall of their habits, and so were known to contemporaries as the White Monks." Asbridge, The Greatest Knight (New York, HarperCollins, 2014) 217.
    Person ID I11103  Dickinson
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2017 

    Father Richard FitzGilbert de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke,   b. 1130, Tonbridge, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1176, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Aoife MacMurrough,   b. Abt 1145, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1188, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 26 Aug 1171  Reginald's Tower, Waterford Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F3126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke,   b. Abt 1147, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1219, Caversham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Jul or Aug 1189  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Wardship of Isabel was granted by Henry II to Marshal in the Spring of 1189.
    Children 
     1. William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, Master Marshal,   b. 1190, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1231, Fawley, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Matilda Marshal, Countess of Norfolk and Surrey,   b. Bef 1195,   d. 27 Mar 1248  (Age ~ 53 years)  [Birth]
     3. Richard Marshal, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, Master Marshal,   d. 16 Apr 1234, Kilkenny Castle, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Gilbert Marshal, 4th Earl of Pembroke, Master Marshal,   d. 27 Jun 1241, Hertford Priory, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Walter Marshal, 5th Earl of Pembroke, Master Marshal,   b. Aft 1198,   d. 24 Nov 1245, Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)  [Birth]
     6. Anselm Marshal, 6th Earl of Pembroke, Master Marshal,   d. Dec 1245, Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Joan Marshal,   d. Bef 1242  [Birth]
    +8. Isabel Marshal, Countess of Hertford and Gloucester ,   b. 9 Oct 1200, Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1240, Berkhamsted Castle, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [Birth]
    +9. Sibyl Marshal,   d. Before 1238  [Birth]
    +10. Eva Marshal, Countess of Bramber,   b. 1203, Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1246  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://bit.ly/2yTyHhN.

    2. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 208.

    3. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 374.

    4. [S23] The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2012), 73-74.

    5. [S20] The Knight Who Saved England: William Marshal and the French Invasion, 1217, Richard Brooks, (Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2014), 36, 92-93.

    6. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 195, 207ff.