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Elizabeth de Montfort

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Beaudesert, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Christ Church, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Priory of St. Frideswide, Oxford, England (now Christ Church)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Peter de Montfort, Lord of Beaudesert and Maude de la Mare
Wife of William Montague, 2nd Baron Montague
Mother of William Montagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury; Alice de Montagu; Mary Montague; Lady Catherine de Montagu and Edward Montague, 3rd Baron Montague
Sister of Sir John de Montfort, 1st Baron Montfort; Simon De Montfort; Alice de Montfort and Anastasia Nola Montfort

Occupation: Baroness Montagu
Managed by: Bianca May Evelyn Brennan
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About Elizabeth de Montfort

    Lady Elizabeth Montfort was born in 1271 at Beaudesert, Warwickshire, England.1 

She married Sir William Montague, 2nd Lord Montagu, son of Simon Montagu, 1st Lord Monatgu and Aufricia Fergus.

She died circa August 1354.

Children of Lady Elizabeth Montfort and Sir William Montague, 2nd Lord Montagu

1.* Simon Montagu

  • 2.William Montagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury+ b. 1301, d. bt 30 Jan 1343 - 1344
  • 3.Sir Edward Mountagu, Lord Mountagu+ b. c 1304, d. 14 Jul 1361

[http://www.thepeerage.com/p201.htm#i2010]

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Lady Elizabeth de Montfort (died 1354) was born in Beaudesert Castle, Warwickshire, England, which was owned by her father, Peter de Montfort II. She married William Montacute, 2nd Baron Montacute (or Montagu).

Her marriage was arranged by Eleanor of Castile, the first wife of King Edward I of England. This seems surprising, considering that Elizabeth’s grandfather, Peter de Montfort, had kidnapped the young Prince Edward during the Barons' Revolt of 1258–1265. Peter de Montfort (regarded by some as the first Speaker of the House of Commons) then died fighting against Prince Edward at the Battle of Evesham in 1265. Edward was eager to make peace with the aristocracy after the battle, and things were fairly well patched up within a few years. His wife’s role in arranging the marriage was part of an elaborate system of arranged marriages designed to reinforce the power of the king and his aristocracy.

Both Elizabeth and William came from wealthy families, and they donated some of their money to various causes. Lady Elizabeth was a major benefactor of Saint Frideswide's Church, now called Christ Church, which is the cathedral of Oxford University. Her tomb now lies between the Latin Chapel, whose construction she funded, and the Dean’s Chapel, where she was originally buried under its magnificent painted ceiling (now faded by time).

She also donated a large piece of land to St. Frideswide in exchange for a chantry. This meant that two chantry priests would say daily mass in black robes bearing the Montacute and Montfort coats of arms. This continued until the Reformation. This piece of land, just south of the church is now called Christ Church Meadow. Later, the path through this was named Christ Church Walk and is now a very popular attraction in Oxford.

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-------------------- Sir Piers de Montfort [e] b abt 1215, of Beaudesert, Worcestershire, England, d 4 Aug 1265, Battle of Evesham, Worcestershire, England.

He md Alice de Aldithley abt 1238, daughter of Sir Henry de Aldithley and Bertrade de Mainwaring.

Child of Peter de Montfort and Alice de Aldithley was:

Sir Piers de Montfort [e] b abt 1240, of Beaudesert, Worcestershire, England, d bef 4 Mar 1286/87. He md Maud de la Mare abt 1266, daughter of Sir Henry de la Mare and Joan de Neville.

Children of Peter de Montfort and Maud de la Mare were:

Sir John de Montfort, Lord Montfort, b abt 1271.

Elizabeth de Montfort b abt 1279, of Warwickshire, England. She md Sir William de Montagu, Lord Montagu, Knight, abt 1295, son of Sir Simon de Montagu, Lord Montagu, Knight, and Hawise de St. Amand.

Identified children of William de Montagu and Elizabeth de Montfort were:

Sir William de Montagu b abt 1302.

Alice de Montagu b abt 1315. She md Sir Ralph Daubeney, Knight, bef 27 Jan 1332/33, son of Sir Helie/Elis Daubeney, Lord Daubeney, and Joan.

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Elizabeth de Montfort's Timeline

1271
1271
Warwickshire, England
1301
1301
Age 30
Cassington, Oxfordshire, England
1310
1310
Age 39
1313
1313
Age 42
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
1315
1315
Age 44
Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
1324
1324
Age 53
Abt. 1324
1345
August 1345
Age 74
Christ Church, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
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Priory of St. Frideswide, Oxford, England (now Christ Church)