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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Gilbert FitzGilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke

Gilbert FitzGilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke[1]

Male Abt 1100 - 1148  (~ 48 years)

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  • Name Gilbert FitzGilbert de Clare 
    Arms de Clare
    Arms de Clare
    Suffix 1st Earl of Pembroke 
    Nickname Strongbow 
    Born Abt 1100  Tonbridge, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jan 1148 
    Buried Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gilbert de Clare
    Gilbert de Clare
    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 I11108  Dickinson
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2017 

    Father Gilbert FitzRichard, Lord of Clare, Tonbridge, and Cardigan,   b. Before 1066, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca.1117  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Adelisa de Clermont, Lady Clare, Dame de Montmorency 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Bef 1100 
    • Richard may be the issue of an earlier union.
    Family ID F3044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel de Beaumont,   b. Abt 1102,   d. Aft 1172  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Children 
    +1. 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)  [Birth]
     2. Basilia de Clare  [Birth]
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F3128  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/2iJ3AS9.