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Catherine de Montagu (de Grandison), Countess of Salisbury

Nicknames: "Montacute Montagu//", "Catherina//", "Catherine", "Countess of Salisbury"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ashford, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Bisham, Berkshire, England
Place of Burial: Bisham, Berkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Guillaume, seigneur de Grandson and Blanche de Grandison
Wife of William Montagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury
Mother of Elizabeth de Montague; William de Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury; John de Montacute, 1st Baron Montacute; Anne (Anneys) de Grey; Sybil de Montagu and 5 others
Sister of Agnes Bardolf; John De Grandison; Mabilia de Grandison; Piers (Peter) Grandison, Baron and Otho de Grandison

Occupation: Countess of Salisbury, Lady
Managed by: Andrew Dean Kemp
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About Catherine de Montagu (de Grandison), Countess of Salisbury

from thePeerage.com:

Catherine Grandison1

F, #2056, b. 1304, d. 23 November 1349

Last Edited=31 Jan 2009

    Catherine Grandison was born in 1304 at Ashford, Middlesex, England.2 She was the daughter of William Grandison, 1st Lord Grandison.1 She married William Montagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury, son of Sir William Montague, 2nd Lord Montagu and Lady Elizabeth Montfort, circa 1327. She died on 23 November 1349 at Bisham, Berkshire, England.3
    Her married name became Montagu.

Children of Catherine Grandison and William Montagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury

   * Elizabeth Montagu+ d. 31 May 13591
   * John Montagu+ b. c 1329, d. 1396
   * William de Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury+ b. 20 Jun 1329, d. 3 Jun 1397
   * Sibyl Montagu+ b. 13303

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. 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 373. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  3. [S3587] Unknown compiler, compiler, "re: Gray Family"; Ancestral File (30 January 2009), unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "re: Gray Family".

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Catherine Montacute, Countess of Salisbury (c. 1304 – November 23, 1349), was an English noblewoman, remembered for her relationship with King Edward III of England and possibly the woman in whose honour the Order of the Garter was originated. She was born Catherine Grandison, daughter of William de Grandison, 1st Baron Grandison, and married William Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury, around 1320.

According to rumour, King Edward III was so enamoured of the countess that he forced his attentions on her in around 1341, after having relieved a Scottish siege on Wark Castle, where she lived, while her husband was out of the country. An Elizabethan play, Edward III, deals with this incident. In the play, the Earl of Warwick is the unnamed Countess's father, though he was not her father in real life.

In around 1348, the Order of the Garter was founded by Edward III and it is recorded that he did so after an incident at a ball when the "Countess of Salisbury" dropped a garter and the king picked it up. It is assumed that Froissart is referring either to Catherine or to her daughter-in-law, Joan of Kent.

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According to ledgend, Edward III was in love with her

Some say the Kinghts of Garter named after her dropped garter. -------------------- Sir William de Montagu [g], Earl of Salisbury, b abt 1302, Cassington, Oxfordshire, England, d 30 Jan 1343/44. He md Katherine de Grandison 1327, Oxfordshire, England, daughter of Sir William de Grandison and Sibyl de Tregoz.

Children of William de Montagu and Katherine de Grandison were:

Philippa de Montagu b abt 1332, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, d abt 1381, Berkshire, England. She md Sir Roger de Mortimer, Earl of March, abt 1345, son of Sir Edmund de Mortimer, Earl of March, and Elizabeth de Badlesmere.

Sibyl de Montagu b abt 1334. She md Edmund Fitz Alan bef Jul 1349, son of Sir Richard Fitz Alan, Earl of Arundel, and Isabel le Despenser.

Catherine Montacute, Countess of Salisbury

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Catherine Montacute, Countess of Salisbury (c. 1304 – November 23, 1349), was an English noblewoman, remembered for her relationship with King Edward III of England and possibly the woman in whose honour the Order of the Garter was originated [1].

She was born Catherine Grandison, daughter of William de Grandison, 1st Baron Grandison, and married William Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury, around 1320. [2]

Their children were:

Elizabeth Montacute (b. before 1325); married Hugh le Despencer, 2nd Baron le Despencer before 27 April 1341.

John Montacute, (1327-1396); father of John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury.

William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury (1329-1397)

Anne Montacute, (b. 1330); married John De Grey on 12 June 1335.

Philippa Montacute (b. 1332); married Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March.

Sibyl Montacute (b. before 1339); married Edmund FitzAlan about 1356.

According to rumour, King Edward III was so enamoured of the countess that, despite having given her in marriage to Montacute, he forced his attentions on her in around 1341, after having relieved a Scottish siege on Wark Castle, where she lived, while her husband was out of the country. An Elizabethan play, Edward III, deals with this incident.

In around 1348, the Order of the Garter was founded by Edward III and it is recorded [3] that he did so after an incident at a ball when the "Countess of Salisbury" dropped a garter and the king picked it up. It is assumed that Froissart is referring either to Catherine or to her daughter-in-law, Joan of Kent.

References

^ Order of the Garter

^ Montague family history

^ Jean Froissart, Chronicles -------------------- Sir William de Montagu [g], Earl of Salisbury, b abt 1302, Cassington, Oxfordshire, England, d 30 Jan 1343/44. He md Katherine de Grandison 1327, Oxfordshire, England, daughter of Sir William de Grandison and Sibyl de Tregoz.

Children of William de Montagu and Katherine de Grandison were:

Philippa de Montagu b abt 1332, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, d abt 1381, Berkshire, England. She md Sir Roger de Mortimer, Earl of March, abt 1345, son of Sir Edmund de Mortimer, Earl of March, and Elizabeth de Badlesmere.

Sibyl de Montagu b abt 1334. She md Edmund Fitz Alan bef Jul 1349, son of Sir Richard Fitz Alan, Earl of Arundel, and Isabel le Despenser.

Catherine Montacute, Countess of Salisbury

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Catherine Montacute, Countess of Salisbury (c. 1304 – November 23, 1349), was an English noblewoman, remembered for her relationship with King Edward III of England and possibly the woman in whose honour the Order of the Garter was originated [1].

She was born Catherine Grandison, daughter of William de Grandison, 1st Baron Grandison, and married William Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury, around 1320. [2]

Their children were:

Elizabeth Montacute (b. before 1325); married Hugh le Despencer, 2nd Baron le Despencer before 27 April 1341.

John Montacute, (1327-1396); father of John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury.

William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury (1329-1397)

Anne Montacute, (b. 1330); married John De Grey on 12 June 1335.

Philippa Montacute (b. 1332); married Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March.

Sibyl Montacute (b. before 1339); married Edmund FitzAlan about 1356.

According to rumour, King Edward III was so enamoured of the countess that, despite having given her in marriage to Montacute, he forced his attentions on her in around 1341, after having relieved a Scottish siege on Wark Castle, where she lived, while her husband was out of the country. An Elizabethan play, Edward III, deals with this incident.

In around 1348, the Order of the Garter was founded by Edward III and it is recorded [3] that he did so after an incident at a ball when the "Countess of Salisbury" dropped a garter and the king picked it up. It is assumed that Froissart is referring either to Catherine or to her daughter-in-law, Joan of Kent.

References

^ Order of the Garter

^ Montague family history

^ Jean Froissart, Chronicles --------------------

    Catherine Grandison was born in 1304 at Ashford, Middlesex, England.2 She was the daughter of William Grandison, 1st Lord Grandison.1 She married William Montagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury, son of Sir William Montague, 2nd Lord Montagu and Lady Elizabeth Montfort, circa 1327. She died on 23 April 1349. 
    Her married name became Montagu.
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Catherine de Montagu, Countess of Salisbury's Timeline

1304
1304
Ashford, Hertfordshire, England
1325
1325
Age 21
Donyatt, Somersetshire, UK
1327
1327
Age 23
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1328
June 20, 1328
Age 24
Donyatt, Somerset, , England
1329
February 25, 1329
Age 25
Donyatt, Somersetshire, England
1330
1330
Age 26
Cassington, Oxfordshire, England
1330
Age 26
Donyatt, Somersetshire, England
1332
1332
Age 28
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
1332
Age 28
Of, Shepton Montague, Somersetshire, England
1349
November 23, 1349
Age 45
Bisham, Berkshire, England