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Isabel de Clare, Lady of Hertford and Gloucester

Also Known As: "172", "Isabel de Clare", "4th Countess of Pembroke"
Birthplace: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Cleveland, Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: Lloegr, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford, 5th Earl of Gloucester and Isabel Marshall of Pembroke
Wife of Robert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale
Mother of Robert de Bruce, 6th Lord of Annandale; Elizabeth Armstrong; Ada Bruce; Christian de Brus; William de Bruce and 5 others
Sister of Susan de Clare; Agnes de Clare; Amice / Avicia de Clare, of Gloucester; Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester; Maud de Clare and 3 others
Half sister of John (Plantagenet) of Cornwall; Henry of Almaine; Nicholas of Cornwall and Isabella (Plantagenet) of Cornwall

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About Isabella of Gloucester and Hertford

November 2, 1226—Isabel de Clare was born. She was the granddaughter of Sir Richard de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford, a Magna Carta Surety. Her other grandfather was Sir William Marshall, the 1st Earl of Pembroke (the greatest knight who ever lived).

When she was 15, she married Sir Robert Bruce “the Competitor,” 2nd Lord of Annandale. Thus she became the paternal grandmother of Robert the Bruce, King Robert I, King of Scots. She died sometime abt 1254. It is doubtful she saw her 30th birthday.


Sources 1.[S265] Colquoun_Cunningham.ged, Jamie Vans

2.[S289] Betty and Dick Field's Family History, Richard Field

3.[S284] Oxford University Press, (Oxford University Press)

4.[S280] Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Bruce02 (Reliability: 3)

5.[S280] Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Clare1 (Reliability: 3)

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Isabella of Gloucester and Hertford's Timeline

November 2, 1226
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
November 8, 1226
November 8, 1226
Gloucestershire, England
November 8, 1226
Age 15
July 1, 1243
Age 16
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 18
Age 19
Seton East
Age 19
Age 21
Annandale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland