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Maud Matilda de Clare (de Lacy), Countess of Gloucester

Nicknames: "de/lucy/Also called Maud FitzJohn/FitzPiers/Dame de Corvedale Mahaut de Lacy", "Maud /FITZGEOFFREY/", "de/lacy/", "Countess of Lincoln"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Lincoln,,Lincolnshire,England
Place of Burial: Grey Friars, Worcestershire, England
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Daughter of John de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, Surety of Magna Carta and Margaret de Quincy, 2nd Countess of Lincoln suo jure
Wife of Richard 8th Earl of Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, 7th Earl of Gloucester DeClare; Gospatric, Third Earl of Lothian and Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester
Mother of Isabel de Clare; Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester; Robert (Richard) De Clare; Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond; Bogo de Clare, Clerk and 5 others
Sister of Alice de Lacy, of Clifton and Edmund de Lacy, Earl of Lacy
Half sister of Joan de Lacy

Occupation: COUNTESS OF LINCOLN, Countess, Countess of Lincoln, Countess of Hertford; Countess of Gloucester
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About Maud Matilda de Clare (de Lacy), Countess of Gloucester

This Matilda (Maude) de Lacy was the daughter of John de Lacy Earl of Lincoln and Margaret de Quincy. She married Richard de Clare, 5th Earl of Gloucester and Hertford.

From the FMG Medieval Lands database:

MATILDA de Lacy ([1221/25][866]-[1287/10 Mar 1289]). The Annales Cambriæ record that "Ricardus de Clare" married "M filiam J de Laci comitis Lincolniæ" in 1238[867]. The Annals of Tewkesbury record the marriage “circa Purificationem beatæ Virginis” of “filia comitis Lincolniæ” and “Ricardo de Clare”[868]. The Annales Londonienses record the marriage in 1238 of "Ricardum de Clare filium comitis Gloverniæ" and "Matildæ filiæ comitis Lincolniæ"[869]. The Chronica de Fundatoribus et Fundatione of Tewkesbury Abbey records the marriage of “Ricardus de Clare secundus filius et hæres…Gilberti et Isabellæ” and “Matildem…filiam comitis Lincolniæ”[870].

m (25 Jan 1238 or before) as his second wife, RICHARD de Clare Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, son of GILBERT de Clare Earl of Gloucester and Hertford & his wife Isabel Marshal of Pembroke (4 Aug 1222-Ashenfield in Waltham, near Canterbury 15 Jul 1262, bur Tonbridge, transferred 28 Jul 1262 to Tewkesbury).

Earl Richard & his second wife had seven children:

1. ISABEL (1240-murdered before 1271). The Annals of Tewkesbury record the birth in May 1240 of “filia…Isabel” to “Ricardo de Clare”[1615]. The Chronica de Fundatoribus et Fundatione of Tewkesbury Abbey names “Isabella primogenita, Margareta et Roysea” as the three daughters of “Ricardus de Clare secundus filius et hæres…Gilberti et Isabellæ” and his wife “Matildem…filiam comitis Lincolniæ”[1616]. The Annals of Tewkesbury record the marriage in Jun 1258 “apud Leouns” of “Isabel filia Ricardi de Clare primogenita” and “domino Marchio de Ponte Ferato”, recording that “Willelmus de Bekeford monachus Theokesberiæ” went with her[1617]. The Chronica Jacobi de Aquis, dated to 1334, records that "Marchio Guliermus" married "filiam regis Angliæ" and that he killed her "et dicitur sine caussa ex sola et levi suspicione"[1618]. m (Lyon Jun 1258) as his second wife, GUGLIELMO VII Marchese di Monferrato, son of BONIFAZIO II Marchese di Monferrato & his wife Marguerite de Savoie (-in prison Alessandria 8 Feb 1292).


2. GILBERT de Clare (Christchurch, Hampshire 2 Sep 1243-Monmouth Castle 7 Dec 1295, bur 22 Dec 1295 Tewkesbury). The Annals of Tewkesbury record the birth “in crastino Sancti Egidii apud Christi ecclesiam in Dorsetia” in 1243 of “filius…G.” to “R. de Clara”[1619]. The Chronica de Fundatoribus et Fundatione of Tewkesbury Abbey names “Gilbertum secundum…dictus…Rubeus Comes” as son of “Ricardus de Clare secundus filius et hæres…Gilberti et Isabellæ” and his wife “Matildem…filiam comitis Lincolniæ”[1620]. He succeeded his father in 1262 as 6th Earl of Hertford and Earl of Gloucester "the Red Earl".

3. Sir THOMAS de Clare (-1287). The Chronica de Fundatoribus et Fundatione of Tewkesbury Abbey names “Thomam et Benedictum” as the two younger sons of “Ricardus de Clare secundus filius et hæres…Gilberti et Isabellæ” and his wife “Matildem…filiam comitis Lincolniæ”[1621]. The Annales Londonienses name "Thomam de Clare…comes Gloverniæ…fratrem suum" when recording his dispute with "filios comitis Leicestriæ" in 1265[1622]. Lord of Thomand, Connaught. Chancellor of Ireland. m as her first husband, JULIANA Fitzmaurice, daughter of THOMAS FitzMaurice & his second wife Emmeline de Longespee. The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. She married secondly Nicholas Avenel. Sir Thomas & his wife had four children....


4. BOVO de Clare (21 Jul 1248-1294). The Chronica de Fundatoribus et Fundatione of Tewkesbury Abbey names “Thomam et Benedictum” as the two younger sons of “Ricardus de Clare secundus filius et hæres…Gilberti et Isabellæ” and his wife “Matildem…filiam comitis Lincolniæ”[1624]. The Annals of Tewkesbury record the birth “XII Kal Aug” in 1248 of “filius…Beves” to “Ricardo comiti Gloucestriæ”[1625]. Chancellor of Llandaff. The Annals of Dunstable record that “Bono de Clare…pauper…[et] germanus dicti Bonus, comes Gloucestriæ” died in 1295[1626].

5. MARGARET de Clare (1250-either before 16 Sep 1312 or Feb 1313, bur Chertsey Abbey, Surrey). The Chronica de Fundatoribus et Fundatione of Tewkesbury Abbey names “Isabella primogenita, Margareta et Roysea” as the three daughters of “Ricardus de Clare secundus filius et hæres…Gilberti et Isabellæ” and his wife “Matildem…filiam comitis Lincolniæ”[1627]. The Annals of Tewkesbury record the birth in 1250 of “filiam Margaretam” to “Matilda comitissa Gloucestriæ”[1628]. The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the marriage "in crastine Sanctæ Fidis" 6 Oct [1272] of "Eadmundus de Alemannia comes Cornubiæ" and "Margaretam sororem Gileberti comitis Gloverniæ"[1629]. m (Ruislip Chapel, Middlesex 6 Oct 1272, divorced 1293/94) EDMUND Earl of Cornwall, son of RICHARD Earl of Cornwall, King of the Romans & his second wife Sancha de Provence (Berkhamstead Castle, Buckinghamshire 26 Dec 1249 or 5 Dec 1250-Ashridge Abbey, Herts 24/25 Sep or 1 Oct 1300, bur Hayles Abbey, Gloucestershire).

6. ROHESE de Clare (17 Oct or [25] Dec 1252-after 1316). The Chronica de Fundatoribus et Fundatione of Tewkesbury Abbey names “Isabella primogenita, Margareta et Roysea” as the three daughters of “Ricardus de Clare secundus filius et hæres…Gilberti et Isabellæ” and his wife “Matildem…filiam comitis Lincolniæ”[1630]. The Annals of Tewkesbury record the birth “in vigilia Sancti Lucæ” in 1252 of “Roys filius Ricardi comitis Gloucestriæ”, a later passage recording the birth “circa Natale Domini apud Lantrissan” in 1252 of “Ricardo de Clare comiti Gloucestriæ”[1631]. A manuscript which recites the Mowbray ancestry records that “Rogerus”, son of “Willielmus de Molbray”, married “Roysam”[1632]. m (1270) ROGER de Mowbray, son of WILLIAM de Mowbray & his wife Avice --- (-before 21 Nov 1297). He was summoned to parliament 24 Jun 1295, whereby he is held to have become Lord Mowbray.

7. EGLANTINA de Clare (1257-1257, bur Tewkesbury Abbey). The Annals of Tewkesbury record the birth in 1257 of “Eglentina filia Ricardi de Clare comitis Gloucestriæ”, her death after 15 weeks, and her burial at Tewkesbury[1633].

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Note: be VERY careful when doing merges. There are three people named Maud/Matilda de Lucy/Lacy in this time frame.

1a) Maud, wife of Nicholas Baron de Segrave. from peerage.com daughter of Walter de Lacy and Margaret de Braose. But FMG says only their son Gilbert and daughter Egidia had children.

2a) Matilda died 1304. daughter of Gilbert de Lacy, Lord Meath and Isabelle de Bigod, granddaughter of Walter de Lacy and Margaret de Braose. Married first Pierre de Geneve, married second Geoffroy de Joinville. From FMG, Ireland

  • *3a) Maud de Lacy, 1221/1225 – 1287/1289 Countess of Lincoln, daughter of John Earl of Lincoln, and Margaret de Quincy. Married Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hereford. Also known as Matilda. From FMG, earls of England, 1138, Lincoln.

http://www.geni.com/people/Maud-Countess-of-Lincoln/6000000003649638204

Also confused are:

1b) Margaret de Quincy (bef 1208 – Mar 1266) daughter of Rober t de Quincy and Hawise of Chester, wife of Jean de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, mother of Maud de Lacy 3a) above.

http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003869084065

2b) Margaret de Quincy (d. 1281), daughter of Roger de Quincy, Earl of Winchester and Helen of Galloway; married William de Ferrers, Earl of Derby. These two Margarets are first cousins. Robert and Roger are brothers.

(added by Janet Palo-Jackson 2 Jan 10)

Maud de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maud de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln, Countess of Hertford and Gloucester (25 January 1223- 1287/10 March 1289), was an English noblewoman, being the eldest child of John de Lacy, 1st Earl of Lincoln, and the wife of Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, 2nd Earl of Gloucester. Her son was Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, 3rd Earl of Gloucester, a powerful noble during the reigns of kings Henry III of England and Edward I.

Lady Maud de Lacy was born on 25 January 1223 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, the eldest child of John de Lacy, 1st Earl of Lincoln, a Magna Carta Surety, and Margaret de Quincy, suo jure Countess of Lincoln. Maud was styled as the Countess of Lincoln, however, she never held that title suo jure.

Maud had a younger brother Edmund de Lacy, 2nd Earl of Lincoln who married in 1247 Alasia of Saluzzo, by whom he had three children.

Her paternal grandparents were Roger de Lacy and Maud de Clare. Her maternal grandparents were Robert de Quincy and Hawise of Chester, Countess of Lincoln.

Maud and her mother, Margaret, were never close; in point of fact, relations between the two women were described as strained. Throughout Maud's marriage, the only interactions between Maud and her mother were on a financial level, pertaining to the substantial Marshal family property Margaret owned and controlled due to the latter's second marriage on 6 January 1242 to Walter Marshal, 5th Earl of Pembroke (1196- 24 November 1245) almost two years after the death of Maud's father, John de Lacy in 1240.

On 25 January 1238 which was her fifteenth birthday, Lady Maud married Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, and 2nd Earl of Gloucester, son of Gilbert de Clare, 5th Earl of Hertford, 1st Earl of Gloucester, and Isabel Marshal. Maud was his second wife; his first marriage, which was made clandestinely, to Megotta de Burgh ended through annulment or death. Even before the annulment or death of Megotta, Maud's parents paid King Henry III the enormous sum of 5,000 pounds to obtain his agreement to the marriage. The King supplied her dowry which consisted of the castle of Usk, the manor of Clere, as well as other lands and manors.

Together Richard and Maud had seven children:

1) Isabel de Clare (1240- 1271), married as his second wife, William VII of Montferrat, by whom she had one daughter, Margherita.

2) Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, 3rd Earl of Gloucester (2 September 1243- 7 December 1295), married firstly Alice de Lusignan of Angouleme by whom he had two daughters; he married secondly Joan of Acre, by whom he had issue.

3) Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond (1245- 29 August 1287), married as her first husband Juliana FitzGerald, daughter of Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd Lord of Offaly and Maud de Prendergast, by whom he had issue including Richard de Clare, 1st Lord Clare and Margaret de Clare, Lady Badlesmere.

4) Bovo de Clare, Chancellor of Llandaff (21 July 1248- 1294)

5) Margaret de Clare (1250- 1312/1313), married Edmund, 2nd Earl of Cornwall. Their marriage was childless.

6) Rohese de Clare (17 October 1252- after 1316), married Roger de Mowbray, 1st Baron Mowbray, by whom she had issue.

7) Eglantine de Clare (1257-1257)

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From http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL1.htm#RichardClare3Hertforddied1217

 MAUD de Lacy ([1221/25][731]-[1287/10 Mar 1289]).  The Annales Cambriæ record that "Ricardus de Clare" married "M filiam J de Laci comitis Lincolniæ" in 1238[732].  The Annals of Tewkesbury record the marriage “circa Purificationem beatæ Virginis” of “filia comitis Lincolniæ” and “Ricardo de Clare”[733].  The Annales Londonienses record the marriage in 1238 of "Ricardum de Clare filium comitis Gloverniæ" and "Matildæ filiæ comitis Lincolniæ"[734].  The Chronica de Fundatoribus et Fundatione of Tewkesbury Abbey records the marriage of “Ricardus de Clare secundus filius et hæres…Gilberti et Isabellæ” and “Matildem…filiam comitis Lincolniæ”[735].  m (25 Jan 1238 or before) as his second wife, RICHARD de Clare Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, son of GILBERT de Clare Earl of Gloucester and Hertford & his wife Isabel Marshal of Pembroke (4 Aug 1222-Ashenfield in Waltham, near Canterbury 15 Jul 1262, bur Tonbridge, transferred 28 Jul 1262 to Tewkesbury). 

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Maud de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln, Countess of Hertford and Gloucester (25 January 1223- 1287/10 March 1289), was an English noblewoman, being the eldest child of John de Lacy, 1st Earl of Lincoln, and the wife of Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, 2nd Earl of Gloucester. Her son was Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, 3rd Earl of Gloucester, a powerful noble during the reigns of kings Henry III of England and Edward I.

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De Lacy

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De Lacy (Lascy, Lacie, Lacey, Lacy) is an old Norman noble family originating from Lassy (Calvados). The first records are about Hugh de Lacy (1020 – 1049). Descendents of Hugh de Lacy left Normandy and came to England along with William the Conqueror. Walter and Ilbert de Lacy fought in the battle of Hastings. The family took a major role in the Norman conquest of England and Ireland. The family is linked to the Scottish Royal family; Elizabeth de Burgh, whose great grand father was Walter de Lacy, married Robert the Bruce. Another link exists to the Royal Windsor family by Sarah Ferguson via Wingfield, Meade, O´Brien, Fitzgerald, De Burgh and therefore back to Walter de Lacy and Hugh de Lacy.

Maud de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln

Maud de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln (1223 – 1287) was the daughter of John de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln (1192-1240) and Margaret de Quincy (1208-1266). She married Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford. Their known children were:

1) Isabel de Clare (1240-1270), who married William of Montferrat;

2) Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford;

3) Thomas de Clare (1245-1287);

4) Bogo de Clare (1248-1294);

5) Margaret de Clare (1249-1313), who married Edmund, Earl of Cornwall;

6) Rohese de Clare (1252-after 1299), who married Roger de Mowbray; and

7) Eglentina de Clare, who died in infancy in 1257.

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Maud de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln, Countess of Hertford and Gloucester (25 January 1223- 1287/10 March 1289), was an English noblewoman, being the eldest child of John de Lacy, 1st Earl of Lincoln, and the wife of Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, 2nd Earl of Gloucester. Her son was Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, 3rd Earl of Gloucester, a powerful noble during the reigns of kings Henry III of England and Edward I.


Family

Lady Maud de Lacy was born on 25 January 1223 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, the eldest child of John de Lacy, 1st Earl of Lincoln, a Magna Carta Surety, and Margaret de Quincy, suo jure Countess of Lincoln. Maud was styled as the Countess of Lincoln, however, she never held that title suo jure.

Maud had a younger brother Edmund de Lacy, 2nd Earl of Lincoln who married in 1247 Alasia of Saluzzo, by whom he had three children.

Her paternal grandparents were Roger de Lacy and Maud de Clare. Her maternal grandparents were Robert de Quincy and Hawise of Chester, Countess of Lincoln.

Maud and her mother, Margaret, were never close; in point of fact, relations between the two women were described as strained. Throughout Maud's marriage, the only interactions between Maud and her mother were on a financial level, pertaining to the substantial Marshal family property Margaret owned and controlled due to the latter's second marriage on 6 January 1242 to Walter Marshal, 5th Earl of Pembroke (1196- 24 November 1245) almost two years after the death of Maud's father, John de Lacy in 1240.

Marriage and children

On 25 January 1238 which was her fifteenth birthday, Lady Maud married Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, and 2nd Earl of Gloucester, son of Gilbert de Clare, 5th Earl of Hertford, 1st Earl of Gloucester, and Isabel Marshal. Maud was his second wife; his first marriage, which was made clandestinely, to Megotta de Burgh ended through annulment or death. Even before the annulment or death of Megotta, Maud's parents paid King Henry III the enormous sum of 5,000 pounds to obtain his agreement to the marriage. The King supplied her dowry which consisted of the castle of Usk, the manor of Clere, as well as other lands and manors.

Together Richard and Maud had seven children:

   * Isabel de Clare (1240- 1271), married as his second wife, William VII of Montferrat, by whom she had one daughter, Margherita.
   * Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, 3rd Earl of Gloucester (2 September 1243- 7 December 1295), married firstly Alice de Lusignan of Angouleme by whom he had two daughters; he married secondly Joan of Acre, by whom he had issue.
   * Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond (1245- 29 August 1287), married as her first husband Juliana FitzGerald, daughter of Maurice FitzGerald, 3rd Lord of Offaly and Maud de Prendergast, by whom he had issue including Richard de Clare, 1st Lord Clare and Margaret de Clare, Lady Badlesmere.
   * Bovo de Clare, Chancellor of Llandaff (21 July 1248- 1294)
   * Margaret de Clare (1250- 1312/1313), married Edmund, 2nd Earl of Cornwall. Their marriage was childless.
   * Rohese de Clare (17 October 1252- after 1316), married Roger de Mowbray, 1st Baron Mowbray, by whom she had issue.
   * Eglantine de Clare (1257-1257) of Gloucester

Death of Richard de Clare

On 15 July 1262, her husband died near Canterbury. Maud designed and commissioned a magnificent tomb for him at Tewkesbury Abbey where he was buried. She also donated the manor of Sydinghowe to the priory of Legh, Devonshire for the soul of Richard, formerly her husband, earl of Gloucester and Hertford by charter dated to 1280. Their eldest son Gilbert succeeded Richard as the 7th Earl of Hertford and 3rd Earl of Gloucester. Maud carefully arranged the marriages of her daughters; however, the King owned her sons' marriage rights. She was involved in numerous lawsuits and litigations with her tenants and neighbours, as a result she was known as the most litigious woman in the 13th century. She did, however, endorse many religious houses.

Maud herself died sometime between 1287 and 10 March 1289. Her numerous descendants included Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, both Queens consort of Henry VIII; and the Dukes of Norfolk.

Source: Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

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Countess of Lincoln

Was a widow for 25 years after husband's death

Heavy contributor to ecclesiastical foundations

Supported Clare Priory. re-founded Canonsleigh Devon priory

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-"Maud de Lacy, widow of Richard, earl of Gloucester, outlived her husband by more than a quarter of a century, dying in March 1289. From 1262 until her death she held one-third of the Clare inheritance in dower, although her son EARL GILBERT the Red did successfully challenge the original composition of her dower portion, which was readjusted in 1267.

--Maud did not remarry, preferring to spend her long widowhood living off the revenues of her estates, contributing handsomely to ecclesiastical foundations, and helping to promote her children.

-- Her gifts to religious houses were numerous. In 1248 Earl RICHARD founded Clare Priory, the first house of Austin Friars in England, and after his death the countess continued his generosity with several grants of land to the priory. In 1284 she refounded the priory of Canonsleigh in Devon. "

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Maud Matilda de Lacy's Timeline

1223
January 25, 1223
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
1237
January 25, 1237
Age 14
Lincolnshire, England
1240
May 1240
Age 17
Tunbridge, Kent, , England
1241
1241
Age 17
Tonbridge, Kent, England
1243
September 2, 1243
Age 20
Christchurch, Hampshire, England
1245
1245
Age 21
Tonbridge Castle,Tonbridge,Kentshire,England
1248
July 21, 1248
Age 25
Tunbridge,Kent,England
1249
1249
Age 25
Tunbridge, Kent, England
1252
October 17, 1252
Age 29
Tonbridge, Kent, England
1252
Age 28
Tonebridge, Suffolk, England