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Margaret de Clare, Countess of Cornwall and Gloucester

Margaret de Clare, Countess of Cornwall and Gloucester

Female Abt 1293 - 1342  (~ 49 years)

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  • Name Margaret de Clare 
    Arms de Clare
    Arms de Clare
    Suffix Countess of Cornwall and Gloucester  
    Born Abt 1293 
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Apr 1342 
    Buried Queenhithe, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11355  Dickinson
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Joan of Acre, Countess of Gloucester and Hertford,   b. Spring 1272, Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1307, Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 30 Apr 1290  Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Family ID F3085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Piers de Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall,   b. After 1281, Gabaston, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1312, Blacklow Hill, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married bef. 7 Jun 1308  Berkhamsted Castle, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Joan de Gavaston,   b. ca. 1310,   d. 14 Jan 1325, Amesbury Abbey, Amesbury, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 15 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 27 May 2015 
    Family ID F4369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hugh de Audley, 1st Earl of Gloucester,   b. ca. 1289,   d. 10 Nov 1347  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1317 
    • "Relations between the king [Edward II] and the Earl of Lancaster [Thomas of Lancaster] were at a particularly low point. The rise of Hugh Despenser and three new favorites, namely Walter de Montagu, Roger Damory and Hugh Audley, had created a great antagonism between the king and Lancaster. Damory was the king's latest infatuation, and had received the hand in marriage of one of the three heiresses of the earldom of Gloucester. Audley, a second favorite, had received the hand in marriage of the last unmarried Gloucester heiress, the third heiress being married already to Hugh Despenser. These men were described by some chroniclers as being 'worse than Galveston' in their effect on the king. But they were given the largest portion of the Gloucester inheritance, and constituted a real threat to Lancaster's influence and power." [6]
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Audley, Countess of Stafford,   d. aft. 28 Jan 1348
    Last Modified 31 May 2015 
    Family ID F4368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

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

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

    4. [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).

    5. [S163] The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330, Ian Mortimer, (New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2003), 33.
      Mortimer places the wedding shortly after the funeral of Edward I on 22 Oct 1307.

    6. [S163] The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330, Ian Mortimer, (New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2003), 90.