1 (Jan. 1921) - v. 23, no. Attention : Age at Marriage (June 14, 1306) Below 16 Years (13), June 30 1337 - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, Gilbert 6Th Earl of Hertford de Clare, Joan of Acre Plantagenet, Oct 1292 - Caerphilly Castle, Glamorgan, Wales. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. This was perhaps revenge for the fact that Edward II had sent three of Roger Mortimer’s daughters to live as nuns in 1324.

Eleanor’s story is a complicated and cruel one – she escaped only by signing over most of her de Clare inheritance to the Crown. You’d have thought that would have been sufficient drama for any woman but even after 1330 she wasn’t allowed any peace. She was promptly abducted from Hanley Castle by William de la Zouche who had participated in the Siege of Caerphilly Castle which had seen the capture of her first husband. Daughter of Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester and Joan of Acre Discover life events, stories and photos about Eleanor de Clare Baroness Despenser (1292–1337) of Caerphilly Castle, South Wales, Wales. She died in 1184, in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, at the age of 47, and was buried in Thurrock, Essex, England, United Kingdom. [S81] #125 The Royal Daughters of England and Their Representatives (1910-1911), Lane, Henry Murray, (2 voulmes. The fine for the return of her lands was dropped to £5,000 and it still wasn’t paid when she died. London: Constable and Co., 1910-1911), FHL microfilm 88,003., vol. Mother of Hugh le Despencer, 2nd Baron le Despencer; Gilbert le Despenser; Sir Edward le Despenser; Isabel le Despenser, Countess of Arundel; Joan le Despenser and 5 others; Elizabeth de Berkeley, Baroness Berkeley; John le Despenser; Margaret le Despencer; Hugh la Zouche and Edward la Zouche « less Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Eleanor de Clare de Grey (unknown–1184), Find a Grave Memorial no. Glamorgan fell into Hugh Despencer’s lap and his power at court increased accordingly when Eleanor was named sub jure Lady Glamorgan. 1726. She was also the eldest granddaughter of Edward I, her mother being Joan of Acre. Eleanor  de Clare remained the Tower for two years with her youngest children.. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 83. [S952] Glamorgan County history, Williams, Glanmor, General Editor, (Cardiff : William Lewis, 1936-1988), 942.97 H2g., vol. Eleanor ‘Alianore’ de Clare was born in 1292 at Caerphilly Castle in Glamorgan, Wales. London: [Harleian Society], 1877), FHL book 942 B4h volume 12; FHL microfilm 162,048 ., p. 283. [S80] Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-century Colonists: the Descent from the Later Plantagenet Kings of England, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, and Edward III, of Emigrants from England and Wales to the North American Colonies Before 1701 (2nd ed., 1999), Faris, David, (2nd edition. Eleanor de Clare, suo jure 6th Lady of Glamorgan (3 October 1292 – 30 June 1337) was a powerful English noblewoman who married Hugh Despenser the Younger and was a granddaughter of Edward I of England. 1 Eleanor's father was Gilbert De Clare and her mother was Joan Of Acre Princess Of England.Her paternal grandparents were Richard De Clare and Maud De Lacy; her maternal grandparents were Edward I Longshanks King Of England and Eleanor Princess Of Castile And Lbeon. Elizabeth de Clare 1295-1360 Married in 1322 toRalph Roche ca 1290- Half-siblings On the side of Gilbert de Clare , Sir , born 2 September 1243 - Christchurch, Hampshire, England, deceased 7 December 1295 - Monmouth Castle, Wales aged 52 years old , buried 22 December 1295 - … 1919) ; 2nd ser. [London]: Engraved and printed for the author, [1764-1784]. She was born in 1292 at Caerphilly in Glamorgan, Wales. 1, 2 She married, firstly, Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord le Despenser, son of Hugh le Despenser, 1st and last Earl of Winchester and Isabella de Beauchamp, in 1306. With her sisters, Elizabeth de Clare and Margaret de Clare, she inherited her father's estates after the death of her brother, Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Gloucester at Bannockburn in 1314. Eleanor de Clare has appeared in the following books: The Traitor's Wife: A Novel of the Reign of Edward II She was the eldest daughter of Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford and 7th Earl of Gloucester, and Joan of Acre, daughter of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile; thus she was a granddaughter to Edward I of England. Eleanor de Clare (3 October 1292 – 30 June 1337) was the wife of the powerful Hugh Despenser the younger.She was born in 1292 at Caerphilly in Glamorgan, Wales.She was the eldest daughter of Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford and 7th Earl of Gloucester, and Joan of Acre, daughter of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile; thus she was a granddaughter to Edward I of England. Eleanor was born in October 1292 in Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Glamorganshire, Wales. Eleanor de Clare suo jure 6th Lady of Glamorgan; Eleanor de Clare. London: [Harleian Society], 1877), FHL book 942 B4h volume 12; FHL microfilm 162,048 ., p. 283. 16 ser. Their mother, Joan of Acre, was the daughter of King Edward I and Eleanor of Castile. She was thirteen years old. London: [T. Bensley], 1812), FHL book 942 D22be., vol. Her husband died and then Edward II “persuaded” her to swap Usk for Despencer’s lands in the Gower. Norwich: [s.n. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1696491 it., vol. Eleanor de Clare came into the world in November 1292 at Caerphilly castle in south Wales. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. About Eleanor de Clare not listed on FMG as a daughter of Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Hertford and Maud de St. Hilary. It included a dowry that settled an annual income on Eleanor. 1 thePeerage.com: A Genealogical Survey of the Peerage of Britain as Well as the Royal Familie s of Europe , (accessed 10/01/2011). 1 She was the daughter of Gilbert De Clare and Joan Plantagenet of Acre. When Eleanor was eventually released her dower lands were restored to her making her a rich widow. She was born in 1292 at Caerphilly in Glamorgan, Wales. : s.n., 1985? [S106] Royal Genealogies Website (ROYAL92.GED), online ftp://ftp.cac.psu.edu/genealogy/public_html/royal/index.html. Wife of Hugh Despenser the Younger and William de Mortimer, Baron Zouche of Mortimer 1 Marriage* Eleanor De Clare married William (?) 1 thePeerage.com: A Genealogical Survey of the Peerage of Britain as Well as the Royal Familie s of Europe , (accessed 10/01/2011). 2 p. 219. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 130. Davies, J. C. (1915). [S35] #244 The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton (1822-1841), Baker, George, (2 volumes. Via Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_de_Clare#/media/File:Elenor_de_clare.png Public Domain, Powerful English (Welsh) Noblewoman Who Married Hugh Despenser The Younger And Was A Granddaughter Of Edward I Of England, Joan of Acre,Gilbert De Clare 7th Earl of Gloucester, Margaret de Clare, Elizabeth de Clare, Gilbert de Clare 8th Earl of Gloucester, Mary de Monthermer, Joan de Clare, ...ness Berkeley, Hugh le Despencer 2nd Baron le Despencer, Edward le Despenser, Isabel le Despenser Countess of Arundel, Éléonore le Despenser, Gilbert 6Th Earl of Gloucester de Clare, Joan of Acre Plantagenet de Clare, Hugh "The Younger" 1St Lord Despencer le Despencer, 1292 - Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Glamorganshire, June 30 1337 - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, Gilbert de Clare, Margaret de Clare, Elizabeth de Clare, Edward (Sir) le Despencer, Isabel le Despencer, Elizabeth le Despencer, Oct 12 1292 - Caerphilly Castle, Glamorgan, Wales. [S207] #235 The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham (1847), Lipscomb, George, (Four volumes. 2 p. 486-487. Learn how your comment data is processed. [S59] #765 The Hundred of Launditch and Deanery of Brisley in the County of Norfolk: Evidences and Topographical Notes from Public Records, Heralds Visitations, Wills, Court Rolls (1877-1879), Carthew, George Alfred, (3 volumes. Eleanor de Clare. Discover the family tree of Eleanor De CLARE for free, and learn about their family history and their ancestry. 4 (Oct. 1943) Richmond [Virginia] : Whittet & Shepperson, [1892]-1943), FHL microfilm 1254., vol. Hugh tricked his sister-in-law Elizabeth out of some of her inheritance – the Welsh lands of Usk. [S79] William and Mary College quarterly historical magazine, (Vol.
Get Started. Eleanor de Clare (3 October 1292-30 June 1337) was the wife of Hugh Despenser and later William Mortimer.. [S844] #1661 The Victoria history of the county of Surrey, Malden, Henry Elliot, (London : A. Constable, 1902-1912), FHL BRITISH Large Q Book 942 H2vsur., vol. 9 volumes. 192644680, citing St. Andrew's Old Churchyard, Eaton, City of Norwich, Norfolk, England ; Maintained by Memerizion (contributor 48072664) . 1 p. 201. My recent post Generation 21 - Sir Edward le Despenser, Knt - (1310 – 1342) was the son of Eleanor de Clare, who I… She was the eldest daughter of Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford and 7th Earl of Gloucester, and Joan of Acre, daughter of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile; thus she was a granddaughter to Edward I of England. She only got her property back in 1326 when Isabella of France and her lover, Roger Mortimer (who escaped the Tower and went to France) invaded in the name of Prince Edward. 1, no. At around this time Eleanor’s sisters were also married off. Eleanor gave their family added prestige, took them a step closer to court and there was also the promise of future patronage. Gilbert was born on May 10 1291, in Caldecot, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! not listed on wikipedia as a daughter of Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Hertford and Maud de St. Hilary. There is evidence of land settlement and in 1308 she appears as a lady-in-waiting to Edward’s new queen, Isabella of France. Biography. Unfortunately her royal grandfather owed a Marcher Lord 2,000 livres. [S650] The Victoria history of the county of Rutland, Page, William, (London : A. Constable, 1908-1975 Folkestone, Kent : William Dawson & Sons), Large Q book 942 H2vr., vol. At the same time, Eleanor was accused of stealing jewels from the Tower of London. [S124] #240 Collins's Peerage of England, Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical, Greatly Augmented, and Continued to the Present Time (1812), Brydges, Sir Egerton,, (9 volumes. Unfortunately her royal grandfather owed a Marcher Lord 2,000 livres. ", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_de_Clare, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16441442, http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I4184&tree=EuropeRoyalNobleHous, http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I603&tree=Nixon, http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I2085&tree=PagetHeraldicBaronag, http://www.mathematical.com/clareeleanor1292.html. Eleanor de Clare, suo jure 6th Lady of Glamorgan was a powerful English noblewoman who married Hugh le Despenser, 1st Baron Despenser and was the granddaughter of Edward I … From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Meanwhile Eleanor was producing a family. Unfortunately he was land and power greedy. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. ]), FHL book 942 D5f 1887., vol. Not only that but her young uncle paid for her place at court. Half sister of Mary de Monthermer, Countess of Fife; Joan de Monthermer, Nun at Amesbury; Thomas, 2nd Baron de Monthermer; Edward de Monthermer, 3rd Baron Monthermer; Stillborn de Monthermer and 2 others; Isabella de Clare, Baroness Berkeley and Johanna MacDuff « less, "Eleanor de Clare (3 October 1292 – 30 June 1337) was the wife of the powerful Hugh Despenser the younger. However, the Mortimer girls hadn’t been forcibly veiled whereas the Despencer sisters, even the toddler, would only ever know the world of the nunnery. Via Wikipedia https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Suplice.jpg Public Domain, Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Glamorganshire, Wales (United Kingdom), William de Mortimer, Baron Zouche of Mortimer, Hugh le Despencer, 2nd Baron le Despencer, Margaret de Clare, Countess of Gloucester, Edward de Monthermer, 3rd Baron Monthermer, ftp://ftp.cac.psu.edu/genealogy/public_html/royal/index.html, Birth of Eleanor de Clare, Baroness Despenser, Birth of Hugh le Despencer, 2nd Baron le Despencer, Birth of Isabel le Despenser, Countess of Arundel, Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England. 2 p. 270. Eleanor's grandfather, Edward I, had owed the elder Despenser 2,000 marks, a … She insisted that she was pregnant throughout. [S25] #798 The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Interestingly when Edward III toppled Roger Mortimer in 1330 Eleanor did not petition for an annulment of her “forced” marriage. [S7] #44 Histoire de la maison royale de France anciens barons du royaume: et des grands officiers de la couronne (1726, reprint 1967-1968), Saint-Marie, Anselme de, (3rd edition. ], 1877-79 (Norwich: Miller and Leavins)), FHL book 942.61 H2c; FHL microfilm 990,425 item 1., vol. & W. Robins, 1847), FHL book Q 942.575 H2Li; FHL microfilms 990,261-99., vol. [S67] #205 Baronagium Genealogicum, Or, the Pedigrees of the English Peers, Deduced from the Earliest Times, of Which There Are Any Attested Accountes Including, as Well Collateral as Lineal Descents (1764-1784), Segar, Sir William, (6 volumes. Eleanor Stradling (born Strongbow de Clare) was born in 1300, at birth place, to Gilbert Strongbow de Clare, 8th Earl Gloucester and Alice de Clare (born Garnon). The image of the naked lady with no clothes on, to be found in one of the windows of Tewkesbury Abbey (where she’s buried), is thought to be Eleanor. ), Volumes 1-4 FHL microfilm 164,680; volume 5 FHL mi., vol. Present at the Battle of Hastings, Married into Royalty, Ancestors of millions of people alive today. 1 p. 203-204, vol. [S190] #11050 The English ancestry of Peter Bulkeley, Grace Chetwood, and Sarah Chauncy : a compilation of ancestral tables, Ayers, Frank Wayne, (Walnut Creek, California : F.W. You would think under those circumstances that her marriage would have been fairly auspicious. [S333] #773 The History and Antiquities of the County of Rutland: Compiled from the Works of the Most Approved Historians, National Records and Other Authentic Documents, Public and Private (1811), Blore, Thomas, (Stanford: R. Newcomb, [1811]), FHL book 942.545 H2b (British X Large Folio)., p. 19. Eleanor de Clare [1, 2] Abt 1130 - Yes, date unknown Submit Photo / Document Eleanor de Clare, suo jure 6th Lady of Glamorgan, was the daughter of Gilbert "the red" de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester, 7th Earl of Hertford, 9th Lord of Clare, 3rd Lord of Glamorgan (1243-1295) and HRH Princess Joan "of Acre" Plantaganet (1272-1307). Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage. It would have to be said that the whole family situation of the de Clare girls looks rather fraught given the land grabbing tendencies of Hugh and the fact that he and Piers Gaveston were both Edward II’s favourites. Eleanor de Clare (3 October 1292 – 30 June 1337) was the wife of the powerful Hugh Despenser the younger. [S58] English Ancestry of Anne Marbury Hutchinson, Colket, Meredith B., Jr., (The Magee Press, Philadelphia, 1986. By 1325 she had nine children. Other titles: 1st Baroness le … [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1385. ; 2 Mosley, Charles, editor , Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition , Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd. (1999) , 1030, FamousKin.com Genealogical Library. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999), FHL book 973 D2fp., p. 171. Not only that but her young uncle paid for her place at court. For the next three years they waited for Gilbert’s wife Matilda to give birth. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 243. Joan of Acre married one of the most powerful noblemen in England, Gilbert “the Red” de Clare, earl of Gloucester. Eleanor’s father-in-law was hanged whilst her husband was put on trial and brutally executed on the 24 November 1326 in Hereford. ...ster & Hertford de Clare,, Margaret Countess of Gloucester de Clare,, Elizabeth de Clare, Sir Thomas 2Nd Baron Monthermer de Monthermer,,... ...nser,, Hugh Earl of Winchester Baron le Despenser, Hugh Earl of Gloucester Ii de Audley,, Sir William 1St Baron la Zouche de Mortimer,, W... ...e Despencer, Elizabeth le Despenser, Isabelle le Despencer, Philip le Despencer, Gilbert le Despenser, Sister Joan le Despenser, John le ... Oct 3 1292 - Caerphilly, Caerphilly, Wales, June 30 1337 - Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury Borough, Gloucestershire, England.

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