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Gilbert FitzRichard Fitz Richard, 1st Earl of Hertford

Also Known As: "The Marshal", "2d Earl of Clare", "Gilbert de Tonebruge", "2nd Earl Clare", "Gilbert FitzRichard", "Gilber DE CLARE", "Fitzgilbert De Clare", ""the Marshal"", "Clare", ""the Marshall'", "Lord of Clare", "Tonbridge", "and Cardigan"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Clare, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Tonbridge, Kent, England or Cardigan, Wales
Place of Burial: England
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard FitzGilbert de Bienfaite, Lord of Clare and of Tonbridge and Rohese Giffard de Longueville
Husband of Adeliza de Clare de Clermont and Adeliza de Claremont
Father of Richard FitzGilbert, Lord of Clare; Walter FitzGilbert de Clare; Hawise Fitz Gilbert de Saye de Clare; Lord Baldwin FitzGilbert de Clare, of Bourne; Margaret FitzGilbert de Clare and 10 others
Brother of Ronais De Tellieres Fitz Gilbert; Walter FitzRichard de Clare, de Tonebruge; Rohese FitzRichard de Clare; Robert FitzRichard de Clare; Isabel Fitzgilbert de Clare and 9 others

Occupation: MARSHALL to the ROYAL HOUSEHOLD, Royal Serjeant and Marshal to Henry I, LORD OF STRIGUL, LORD OF TUNBRIDGE, EARL OF CLARE (2ND), Earl de Clare, Abbot of Ely, Earl Of Hertford, 1st Earl of Pembroke, Earl of Clare, Lord of Clare, Earl of Hertford
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About Gilbert FitzRichard de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke

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Gilbert FitzRichard d. 1114/7 was son and eventual heir of Richard FitzGilbert of Clare and heiress Rohese Giffard. He succeeded to his father's possessions in England in 1091; his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, inherited his father's lands in Normandy. Earl Gilbert's inheritance made him one of the wealthiest magnates in early twelfth-century England.

Gilbert may have been present at the suspicious death of William II in the New Forest in 1100. He was granted lands and the Lordship of Cardigan by Henry I, including Cardigan Castle. He founded the Cluniac priory at Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk.

He married Adeliza/Alice de Claremont, daughter of Hugh, Count of Clermont, and Margaret de Roucy. She remarried a de Montmorency after his death. They had children:

Walter de Clare, d. 1149

Adelize/Alice de Clare, d. 1163, m. (ca. 1105), Aubrey II de Vere, son of Aubrey I de Vere and Beatrice. She had 9 children and in her widowhood was a corrodian at St. Osyth's, Chich, Essex.

Margaret de Clare, d. 1185, m. (ca. 1108), Sir William de Montfitchet, Lord of Stanstead Mountfitchet.

Baldwin Fitz Gilbert de Clare, Lord of Bourne, d. 1154, m. Adeline de Rollos.

Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1136

Hervey de Clare

Gilbert Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1148, 1st Earl of Pembroke

Rohese de Clare, d. 1149, m. (ca. 1130), Baderon of Monmouth

Earl Gilbert de Clare - was born before 1066, lived in Tonebridge and died in 1114/1117 in England . He was the son of Earl Richard "De Tonbridge" FitzGilbert and Rochese Giffard.

Earl Gilbert married Adeliza de Clermont in 1113. Adeliza was born about 1065, lived in Northamptonshire, England. She was the daughter of Count Hugh de Clermont and Marguerita de Roucy. She died after 1117 in England .

 Then Earl Gilbert married Adeliza de Clermont before 1076 in England. Adeliza was born about 1058, lived in Northamptonshire, England. She is the daughter of Count Hugh de Clermont and Margaret de Montididier.

Earl Gilbert - - 2nd Earl of Claire.

Present at the murder of William II in 1100. Received lands in Wales from Henry I, including Cardigan Castle in Wales.

Built a Castle at Caerdigan, Pembrokeshire, Wales. A marriage brought it into the hands of William Marshall, who soon controlled the strongest castles on the peninsula. The keep has been transformed into a modern house. Of all the castles that finally came into William Marshall's possession, this was the most important to the area. Scholars believe there is evidence that it was originally built of wood.

Children with Adeliza de Clermont

i. Earl Richard FitzGilbert de Clare was born in 1084 in Hertford, England and died on 15 Apr 1136 in Abergavenny . See #2. below.

ii. Gilbert "Strongbow" de Clare was born about 1085 and died on 6 Jan 1147/1148 . See #3. below.

iii. Adeliza de Clare was born about 1077 in Essex, England and died about 1163 in England .

Adeliza married Aubrey II de Vere. Aubrey was born about 1082 in Hedingham, Essex, England. He was the son of Alberic de Vere and Beatrix Gand. He died on 15 May 1141 in London, England and was buried in Coine Priory, Earls Coine, Essex, Englan .

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Gilbert FitzRichard de CLARE 2nd Earl of Clare (1066-1114) [Pedigree]

Son of Richard FitzGilbert de CLARE Lord of Clare & Tonbridge (1035-1090) and Rohese GIFFARD (-1113)

      REF AR7. Lord of Clare & Tonbridge.
      2nd Earl of Clare, Lord Cardigan and Tonbridge.
   b. BEF 1066
   r. Clare, Suffolk, Eng.
   r. Cardigan, Wales
   d. 1114-7

Married Adelaide de_Clermont (1074-)

Children:

  1. Rohese m. Badeion de MONMOUTH
  2. Margaret de CLARE m. William de MONTFITCHET (-1135)
  3. Adeliza (Alice) de CLARE (1092-1163) m. Aubrey_II de VERE (1062-1141)
  4. Gilbert de CLARE 1st Earl of Pembroke (1100-1147) m. Isabel de BEAUMONT (1100-)
  5. Richard FitzGilbert de CLARE Earl of Hertford (1090-1136) m. Alice of Chester (1094-)
  6. Baldwin FitzGilbert de CLARE (1104-) m. Adeline de ROLLOS
  7. John FITZGILBERT (1106-1165) m(1) Aline.

Sources:

1. "Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came

        to America before 1700",
        Frederick Lewis Weis, 1992, seventh edition.
        The earlier editions were called: "Ancestral roots of
        sixty colonists who came to New England 1623-1650"

2. "Europaische Stammtafeln",

        Isenburg.

3. "Plantagenet Ancestry",

        Turton.

4. "Ancestors of American Presidents",

        Gary Boyd Roberts.

5. "The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants",

        Gary Boyd Roberts, 1993.

6. "Some Early English Pedigrees",

        Vernon M. Norr.

7. "Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England 1623-1650",

        Weis, 
        Editions 1-6.
        The latest edition (7) of this book is titled: "Ancestral roots
        of certain American colonists who came to America before 1700"
        by Weis, 1992, 7th edition. Information which has been checked in
        the latest edition usually has the reference key "AR7", while
        information from earlier editions (1-6) will have the reference
        key "Weis1".

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Earl Gilbert de Clare - was born before 1066, lived in Tonebridge and died in 1114/1117 in England . He was the son of Earl Richard "De Tonbridge" FitzGilbert and Rochese Giffard.

Earl Gilbert married Adeliza de Clermont in 1113. Adeliza was born about 1065, lived in Northamptonshire, England. She was the daughter of Count Hugh de Clermont and Marguerita de Roucy. She died after 1117 in England .

 Then Earl Gilbert married Adeliza de Clermont before 1076 in England. Adeliza was born about 1058, lived in Northamptonshire, England. She is the daughter of Count Hugh de Clermont and Margaret de Montididier.

Earl Gilbert - - 2nd Earl of Claire.


Present at the murder of William II in 1100. Received lands in Wales from Henry I, including Cardigan Castle in Wales.


Built a Castle at Caerdigan, Pembrokeshire, Wales. A marriage brought it into the hands of William Marshall, who soon controlled the strongest castles on the peninsula. The keep has been transformed into a modern house. Of all the castles that finally came into William Marshall's possession, this was the most important to the area. Scholars believe there is evidence that it was originally built of wood.

Earl Gilbert de Clare & Adeliza de Clermont

Husband Wife

Earl Gilbert de Clare< Adeliza de Clermont

b: before 1066 of Tonebridge

d: 1114/1117

b: about 1065 of Northamptonshire, England

d: after 1117

Marriage: in 1113.

Parents

Earl Richard "De Tonbridge" FitzGilbert (~1024 - ~1090) Count Hugh de Clermont (1030 - 1102)

Rochese Giffard (~1034 - >1133) Marguerita de Roucy (~1035 - >1103)

Grand Parents

Count Gilbert "Crispin" de Brionne (~0979 - ~1040) Renauld de Clermont (~1010 - >1098)

Constance de Eu Ermengarde de Clermont (~1010 - )

Walter Giffard de Bolebec (~1010 - 1085/1102) Count Hildwan IV (~1010 - ~1063)

Agnes Ermentrude Fleitel (~1014 - ) Adela de Roucy (~1013 - 1063)

Children (Family Detail)

Earl Richard FitzGilbert de Clare - b: 1084 Hertford, England

Gilbert "Strongbow" de Clare - b: about 1085

Adeliza de Clare - b: about 1077 Essex, England

Earl Gilbert de Clare & Adeliza de Clermont

Husband Wife

Earl Gilbert de Clare< Adeliza de Clermont

hildren with Adeliza de Clermont (Quick Family Chart)

i. Earl Richard FitzGilbert de Clare was born in 1084 in Hertford, England and died on 15 Apr 1136 in Abergavenny . See #2. below.

ii. Gilbert "Strongbow" de Clare was born about 1085 and died on 6 Jan 1147/1148 . See #3. below.

iii. Adeliza de Clare was born about 1077 in Essex, England and died about 1163 in England .

Adeliza married Aubrey II de Vere. Aubrey was born about 1082 in Hedingham, Essex, England. He was the son of Alberic de Vere and Beatrix Gand. He died on 15 May 1141 in London, England and was buried in Coine Priory, Earls Coine, Essex, Englan .

ID: I22205

Name: Gilbert DE CLARE

Given Name: Gilbert

Surname: DE CLARE

Suffix: 2nd Earl Clare

Sex: M

Birth: Bef 1070 in France

Death: 1117 in England

Reference Number: 11905

_UID: C0CF6FC198FB4EB88459E1BBF64BB67F478D

Change Date: 10 Jul 2000 at 09:44

Father: Richard DE CLARE FITZ GILBERT b: 1035 in Beinfaite, Normandy, France

Mother: Rohese GIFFARD b: Abt 1034 in Lougueville, Normandy, France

Marriage 1 Adeliza DE CLERMONT b: Abt 1058 in Clermont, Northamptonshire, England

Married:

Change Date: 22 Sep 1999

Children

Richard DE CLARE b: 1090 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, England
Gilbert DE CLARE b: 21 Sep 1100
Baldwin FITZ GILBERT DE CLARE b: Abt 1088 in In Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
Adelize FITZ GILBERT DECLARE b: 1080-1092 in Tunbridge, Kent, England
Rohesia DE CLARE b: 1092 in Tunbridge Castle, Kent, England
Hawise DE CLARE b: Abt 1099 in Of, , Kent, England
Agnes DE CLARE b: Abt 1091 in Tonbridge, Kent, England
Margaret FITZ GILBERT DE CLARE
Hervey WALTER DE CLARE b: Abt 1086-1111 in Of Clare, Suffolk, England
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Husband: Gilbert DE CLARE (D246)

  Born: 1060             at: Normandy, France  

Married: at: England

  Died: 1117             at: England  
Father:Richard DE CLARE, OF TONBRIDGE
Mother:Rohese GIFFARD
       Other Spouses: 

PEDIGREE Wife: Adeliza DE CLERMONT (D246)

  Born:                  at:   
  Died:                  at:   
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Mother:
       Other Spouses: 

PEDIGREE CHILDREN

  Name: Richard DE CLARE
  Born: 1090             at: Hereford, Herefordshire, England 1  

Married: at:

  Died: 15 APR 1136      at: Monmouthshire, Wales  

Spouses: Adeliza DE MESCHINES

PEDIGREE Name: Baldwin DE CLARE

  Born:                  at: Lincolnshire, England  

Married: at: England

  Died: 1171             at: England  

Spouses: Adeline DE ROLLOS

PEDIGREE Name: Hawise DE CLARE

  Born: 1099             at: Kent, England  

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses: Geoffrey DE SAYE

PEDIGREE Name: Adeliza DE CLARE

  Born: 1077             at: Essex, England  

Married: 1102 at: Suffolk, England

  Died: 1163             at: England  

Spouses: Aubrey DE VERE, II

PEDIGREE Name: Gilbert DE CLARE

  Born: 21 SEP 1100      at: Tonbridge Castle,  Kent, England  

Married: at:

  Died: 1147             at: England  

Spouses: Elizabeth DE BEAUMONT

PEDIGREE SOURCES

1) updated jan.FTW

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Gilbert Fitz Richard (1065-1115) was son and heir of Richard Fitz Gilbert, earl of Clare, and heiress Rohese Giffard. He succeeded to his father's possessions in England in 1090; his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, inherited his father's lands in Normandy. Earl Gilbert's inheritance made him one of the wealthiest magnates in early twelfth-century England.

Gilbert may have been present at the suspicious death of William II in the New Forest in 1100. He was granted lands and the Lordship of Cardigan by Henry I, including Cardigan Castle. He and his wife Adeliza had nine children, two of whom became peers of the realm. He founded the Cluniac priory at Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk.

Name Birth Death Notes

By Adelize/Alice de Claremont, married 1086, (b. ca. 1058), daughter of Hugh de Creil, Count of Clermont, and Margaret de Roucy.

Walter de Clare 1086 1149

Margaret de Clare 1090 1185 m. (ca. 1108), Sir William de Montfitchet, Lord of Stanstead Mountfitchet.

Adelize/Alice de Clare 1092 1163 m. (ca. 1105), Aubrey II de Vere, son of Aubrey I de Vere and Beatrice. She had 9 children and in her widowhood was a corrodian at St. Osyth's, Chich, Essex.

Baldwin Fitz Gilbert de Clare, Lord of Bourne 1092 1154 m. Adeline de Rollos.

Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare 1094 1136 1st Earl of Hertford.

Hervey de Clare (ca.1096) Unknown

Gilbert Fitz Gilbert de Clare (ca.1100) 1148 1st Earl of Pembroke.

Rohese de Clare (ca.1105) 1149 m. (ca. 1130), Baderon of Monmouth.

Margaret de Clare 1101 Unknown

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Gilbert FitzRichard de CLARE 2nd Earl of Clare (1066-1114) [Pedigree]

Son of Richard FitzGilbert de CLARE Lord of Clare & Tonbridge (1035-1090) and Rohese GIFFARD (-1113)

      REF AR7. Lord of Clare & Tonbridge.
      2nd Earl of Clare, Lord Cardigan and Tonbridge.
   b. BEF 1066
   r. Clare, Suffolk, Eng.
   r. Cardigan, Wales
   d. 1114-7

Married Adelaide de_Clermont (1074-)

Children:

  1. Rohese m. Badeion de MONMOUTH
  2. Margaret de CLARE m. William de MONTFITCHET (-1135)
  3. Adeliza (Alice) de CLARE (1092-1163) m. Aubrey_II de VERE (1062-1141)
  4. Gilbert de CLARE 1st Earl of Pembroke (1100-1147) m. Isabel de BEAUMONT (1100-)
  5. Richard FitzGilbert de CLARE Earl of Hertford (1090-1136) m. Alice of Chester (1094-)
  6. Baldwin FitzGilbert de CLARE (1104-) m. Adeline de ROLLOS
  7. John FITZGILBERT (1106-1165) m(1) Aline 

References:

1. "Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came

        to America before 1700",
        Frederick Lewis Weis, 1992, seventh edition.
        The earlier editions were called: "Ancestral roots of
        sixty colonists who came to New England 1623-1650"

2. "Europaische Stammtafeln",

        Isenburg.

3. "Plantagenet Ancestry",

        Turton.

4. "Ancestors of American Presidents",

        Gary Boyd Roberts.

5. "The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants",

        Gary Boyd Roberts, 1993.

6. "Magna Charta Sureties, 1215",

        F. L. Weis, 
        4th Ed..

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Gilbert Fitz Richard (1065-1115) was son and heir of Richard Fitz Gilbert, earl of Clare, and heiress Rohese Giffard. He succeeded to his father's possessions in England in 1090; his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, inherited his father's lands in Normandy. Earl Gilbert's inheritance made him one of the wealthiest magnates in early twelfth-century England.

Gilbert may have been present at the suspicious death of William II in the New Forest in 1100. He was granted lands and the Lordship of Cardigan by Henry I, including Cardigan Castle. He and his wife Adeliza had nine children, two of whom became peers of the realm. He founded the Cluniac priory at Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk.

Issue

By Adelize/Alice de Claremont, married 1086, (b. ca. 1058), daughter of Hugh de Creil, Count of Clermont, and Margaret de Roucy.

Walter de Clare 1086 1149

Margaret de Clare 1090 1185 m. (ca. 1108), Sir William de Montfitchet, Lord of Stanstead Mountfitchet.

Adelize/Alice de Clare 1092 1163 m. (ca. 1105), Aubrey II de Vere, son of Aubrey I de Vere and Beatrice. She had 9 children and in her widowhood was a corrodian at St. Osyth's, Chich, Essex.

Baldwin Fitz Gilbert de Clare, Lord of Bourne 1092 1154 m. Adeline de Rollos.

Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare 1094 1136 1st Earl of Hertford.

Hervey de Clare (ca.1096) Unknown

Gilbert Fitz Gilbert de Clare (ca.1100) 1148 1st Earl of Pembroke.

Rohese de Clare (ca.1105) 1149 m. (ca. 1130), Baderon of Monmouth.

Margaret de Clare 1101 Unknown

Gilbert FitzRichard

Earl of Clare, Tonbridge, and Cardigan

Born 1065

Clare, Suffolk, England

Died 1115

England

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Fitz_Richard

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Gilbert Fritz Richard de Clare was:

2nd Earl of Clare, Lord of Tonebruge and Cardigan

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Gilbert Fitz Richard (1065-1115) was son and heir of Richard Fitz Gilbert, earl of Clare, and heiress Rohese Giffard. He succeeded to his father's possessions in England in 1090; his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, inherited his father's lands in Normandy. Earl Gilbert's inheritance made him one of the wealthiest magnates in early twelfth-century England.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Fitz_Richard

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Gilbert Fitzrichard de Clare

M, b. circa 1065, d. between 1114 and 1117

Last Edited 20 Sep 2006

Birth* Gilbert Fitzrichard de Clare was born circa 1065 in Clare, Suffolk, England.

Marriage* He married Adeliza De Clermont, daughter of Hugues, Count de Clermont Lord of Creil & Mouchy and Margaret (Marguerite) De Montdidier, before 1076 in England.

Death* Gilbert Fitzrichard de Clare died between 1114 and 1117 in England.

Family

Adeliza De Clermont b. circa 1058

Children

   * Adeliza (Alice) de Clare+ b. c 1077, d. c 1163
   * Richard de Clare+ b. bt 1084 - 1090, d. 15 Apr 1136

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Gilbert Fitz Richard d. 1114/7 was son and eventual heir of Richard Fitz Gilbert of Clare, and heiress Rohese Giffard. He succeeded to his father's possessions in England in 1091; his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, inherited his father's lands in Normandy. Earl Gilbert's inheritance made him one of the wealthiest magnates in early twelfth-century England.

Gilbert may have been present at the suspicious death of William II in the New Forest in 1100. He was granted lands and the Lordship of Cardigan by Henry I, including Cardigan Castle. He founded the Cluniac priory at Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk.

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Gilbert inherited the lands from his father Richard. Henry I granted him the Lordship of Cardigan. He founded the Priory at Clare in 1090.

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Gilbert Fitz Richard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gilbert FitzRichard (1065-1115) was son of Richard Fitz Gilbert and Rohese Giffard. He succeeded to his father's possessions in England, his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, succeeding to his father's lands in Normandy.

He was granted lands and the Lordship of Cardigan by Henry I, including Cardigan Castle. He founded the Priory at Clare. Supposedly present at the suspicious death of William II in 1100. Fathered nine children, two of whom became peers of the realm.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Fitz_Richard

-------------------- Also listed as Gilbert de Tonebruce. De Tonebruce was the early name of Tonebridge -------------------- From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps06/ps06_348.htm

Gilbert, heir of Richard his father in England, held his castle of Tunbridge against William Rufus, but was wounded and captured. {-Encycl. Brit., 1956, 5:754} He founded the priory of Clare, 1090. For the Clare family, see on the Web: http://www.castlewales.com/clare.html

He was also Lord of Tonbridge & Cardigan. After Richard's death, his extensive properties in Normandy and England were divided between his two eldest sons. The Norman fiefs of Bienfaite and Orbec passed to Roger, while Gilbert, inherited the English honors of Clare and Tonbridge. While Gilbert fitz Richard I found himself at odds with the Conqueror's successor, William Rufus, he and other members of the family enjoyed great favor with Rufus' successor King Henry I. In 1110 Gilbert was granted the lordship of Ceredigion (Cardigan) in

southwestern Wales, and immediately embarked upon an intensive campaign to subjugate the area.

References: [ES],[PlantagenetA],[AR7],[PresidentsA],[RD500], [Weis1],[MCS4],[EnglishP] -------------------- Gilbert fitz Richard, Lord of Clare, succeeded to his father's possessions in England in 1090; his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, inherited his father's lands in Normandy. Earl Gilbert's inheritance made him one of the wealthiest magnates in early twelfth-century England.

Gilbert conquered lands in Wales to become Earl of Pembroke.

He married Adeliza de Clermont, daughter of Hugues I, comte de Clermont en Beauvaisis and Margaret de Roucy, in England. They had nine children, including our ancestors Gilbert and Adeliza.

He held Tonbridge Castle against Rufus (who would become King William II), but he was later reconciled, after King William I's death in 1088. He was involved in rebellion between 1088 and 1095.

It would seem that the de Clare family was keen to establish a leading role in British politics from an early stage. He founded the Priory of Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk, in 1090.

Gilbert may have been present at the suspicious death of King William II in the New Forest in 1100.

Gilbert was granted lands and the Lordship of Cardigan by King Henry I, including Cardigan Castle.

Gilbert was our ancestor through two distinct descent lines--through his son Gilbert and his daughter Adeliza, each of whom was independently our ancestor.


See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Fitz_Richard for more information.

Also see "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p359.htm#i6819 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- Gilbert Fitz Richard (1065-1115) was son and heir of Richard Fitz Gilbert, earl of Clare, and heiress Rohese Giffard. He succeeded to his father's possessions in England in 1090; his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, inherited his father's lands in Normandy. Earl Gilbert's inheritance made him one of the wealthiest magnates in early twelfth-century England.

Gilbert may have been present at the suspicious death of William II in the New Forest in 1100. He was granted lands and the Lordship of Cardigan by Henry I, including Cardigan Castle. He and his wife Adeliza had nine children, two of whom became peers of the realm. He founded the Cluniac priory at Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk.

-------------------- Gilbert Fitz Richard (1065-1115) was son and heir of Richard Fitz Gilbert, earl of Clare, and heiress Rohese Giffard. He succeeded to his father's possessions in England in 1090; his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, inherited his father's lands in Normandy. Earl Gilbert's inheritance made him one of the wealthiest magnates in early twelfth-century England. -------------------- 2nd Earl of Clare (Ireland) & Earl of Hertford. He was in the court of William 2nd, King of England & was given the Cardigan region in Wales by Henry 1st, King of England. Also of Striguil Castle & Goodrich Fortress. Since 1096 the Clares had owned the castle of Striguil on the Severn, opposite Bristol; they also held Goodrich fortess nearby.

Sources:

Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

The book, 'The Thomas Book'. -------------------- Second Earl of Clare (Ireland) & Earl of Hertford. He was in the court of William II, King of England, & was given the Cardigan region in Wales by Henry 1st, King of England.

Of, Striguil Castle & Goodrich Fortress ~ Since 1096 the Clares had owned the castle of Striguil on the Severn, opposite Bristol; they also held Goodrich fortess nearby.

Sources: Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

             The book, 'The Thomas Book'.

-------------------- Earl Gilbert de Clare - was born before 1066, lived in Tonebridge and died in 1114/1117 in England . He was the son of Earl Richard "De Tonbridge" FitzGilbert and Rochese Giffard . Earl Gilbert married Adeliza de Clermont in 1113. Adeliza was born about 1065, lived in Northamptonshire, England. She was the daughter of Count Hugh de Clermont and Marguerita de Roucy . She died after 1117 in England . Then Earl Gilbert married Adeliza de Clermont before 1076 in England. Adeliza was born about 1058, lived in Northamptonshire, England. She is the daughter of Count Hugh de Clermont and Margaret de Montididier . Earl Gilbert - - 2nd Earl of Claire. Present at the murder of William II in 1100. Received lands in Wales from Henry I, including Cardigan Castle in Wales. Built a Castle at Caerdigan, Pembrokeshire, Wales. A marriage brought it into the hands of William Marshall, who soon controlled the strongest castles on the peninsula. The keep has been transformed into a modern house. Of all the castles that finally came into William Marshall's possession, this was the most important to the area. Scholars believe there is evidence that it was originally built of wood.

-------------------- Gilbert Fitz Richard (died 1114/7) was son and eventual heir of Richard Fitz Gilbert of Clare and heiress Rohese Giffard. He succeeded to his father's possessions in England in 1091; his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, inherited his father's lands in Normandy. Gilbert's inheritance made him one of the wealthiest magnates in early twelfth-century England. He was the earl of Hertfordshire, but references rarely indicated the county; he was consistently called Earl Gilbert or Gilbert earl of Clare. Gilbert may have been present at the suspicious death of William II in the New Forest in 1100. He was granted lands and the Lordship of Cardigan by Henry I, including Cardigan Castle. He founded the Cluniac priory at Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk. He married Adeliza/Alice de Claremont, daughter of Hugh, Count of Clermont, and Margaret de Roucy. She remarried one of the sons of Hervé de Montmorency after his death. -------------------- Abbot of Ely -------------------- Gilbert Fitz Richard (c. 1066–c. 1117), was styled de Clare, de Tonbridge, and Lord of Clare. He was a powerful Anglo-Norman baron who was granted the Lordship of Cardigan, in Wales c. 1107-1111

Life

Gilbert, born before 1066, was the second son and an heir of Richard Fitz Gilbert of Clare and Rohese Giffard. He succeeded to his father's possessions in England in 1088 when his father retired to a monastery; his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, inherited his father's lands in Normandy. That same year he, along with his brother Roger, fortified his castle at Tonbridge against the forces of William Rufus. But his castle was stormed, Gilbert was wounded and taken prisoner. However he and his brother were in attendance on king William Rufus at his death in August 1100. He was with Henry I at his Christmas court at Westminster in 1101.

It has been hinted, by modern historians, that Gilbert, as a part of a baronial conspiracy, played some part in the suspicious death of William II. Frank Barlow points out that no proof has been found he had any part in the king's death or that a conspiracy even existed.

In 1110, King Henry I took Cardigan from Owain ap Cadwgan, son of Cadwgan ap Bleddyn as punishment for a number of crimes including that of the abduction of Nest, wife of Gerald de Windsor. In turn Henry gave the Lordship of Cardigan, including Cardigan Castle to Gilbert Fitz Richard. He founded the Clunic priory at Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk. Gilbert died in or before 1117. Family

About 1088, Gilbert married Adeliza/Alice de Claremont, daughter of Hugh, Count of Clermont, and Margaret de Roucy. Gilbert and Adeliza had at least eight children:

  • Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1136.
  • Gilbert Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1148, 1st Earl of Pembroke.
  • Baldwin Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1154, m. Adeline de Rollos.
  • Adelize/Alice de Clare, d. 1163, m. (ca. 1105), Aubrey II de Vere, son of Aubrey I de Vere and Beatrice. She had 9 children and in her widowhood was a corrodian at St. Osyth's, Chich, Essex.
  • Hervey de Clare, Lord of Montmorency.
  • Walter de Clare, d. 1149.
  • Margaret de Clare, d. 1185, m. (ca. 1108), Sir William de Montfitchet, Lord of *Stansted Mountfitchet.
  • Rohese de Clare, d. 1149, m. (ca. 1130), Baderon of Monmouth
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Gilbert FitzRichard de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke's Timeline

1065
1065
Clare, Suffolk, England
1076
1076
Age 11
England

Married before said date.

1086
1086
Age 21
of Clare, Suffolk, England
1089
1089
Age 24
Clare, Suffolk, England
1090
1090
Age 25
Lincolnshire, England
1090
Age 25
Stanstead, Essex, England
1090
Age 25
Clare, Suffolk Or Pembroke, Wales, England
1090
Age 25
Dalling,,Norfolk,England
1091
January 1, 1091
Age 26
Clare, Essex, England
1091
Age 26
Tonbridge,,Kent,England