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About Basilia de Clare

From Medlands:

Earl Gilbert & his wife had two children:

1. RICHARD de Clare "Strongbow" ([1130]-Dublin 20 Apr 1176, bur Dublin, Holy Trinity). Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Giselbertus filius Gisleberti" married “sororem Waleranni comitis Mellenti...Elizabeth” by whom he had “filium primogenitum...Richardum”[1471]. He succeeded his father in 1148 or 1149 as Earl of Pembroke. In [1168], he promised Dermot King of Leinster to help him recover his kingdom in return for the hand of his daughter and eventual succession to the crown. He landed near Waterford 23 Aug 1170, and marched to Dublin. He acceded to the demand of King Henry II to surrender his Irish conquests to him and was granted Leinster in fee[1472]. Robert of Torigny records the death in 1176 of "Richardus comes de Streguel filius comitis Gisleberti" leaving "parvulum filium ex filia regis Duvelinæ"[1473]. The Annales Cambriæ record the death in 1175 of "comes Ricardus filius Gilberti", another passage recording his death in Ireland in 1177 and his burial "apud Dulin"[1474]. m (Waterford [26 Aug 1171]) AOIFE [Eve] of Leinster, daughter of DERMOT MacMurrough King of Leinster & his wife [Mor ---] (-after 1189). The Annales Cambriæ record that "Ricardus comes de Striguil" invaded Ireland in 1171 and married "filiam Diermit regis"[1475]. She was styled Countess of Ireland in 1185, but Countess of Strigoil in 1186[1476]. Earl Richard & his wife had two children:

a) GILBERT (1173-[1185/86]). Robert of Torigny records the death in 1176 of "Richardus comes de Streguel filius comitis Gisleberti" leaving "parvulum filium ex filia regis Duvelinæ"[1477]. He succeeded his father in 1176 as Earl of Pembroke, but was never invested with the earldom.

b) ISABEL (-1220, bur Tintern Abbey). Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 22 Mar 1222 under which “Willielmus mareschallus Angliæ, comes Penbrochiæ” founded Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, for the souls of ”bonæ memoriæ Walteri filii Ricardi filii Gilberti Strongbowe avi mei, et Willelmi Marescalli patris mei, et Ysabellæ matris meæ”[1478], although the identify of “Walteri” in this document is unclear. m (London Aug 1189) WILLIAM Marshal, son of JOHN FitzGilbert "the Marshal" & his second wife Sibyl de Salisbury ([1146]-Caversham 14 May 1219, bur London, Temple Church). He was invested as Earl of Pembroke 27 May 1199 by King John.

Earl Richard had two illegitimate children: c) daughter . Regan’s "Song of Dermot and the Earl" records that "Richard the renowned earl went to the city of Ferns" and "married his daughter to Robert de Quency"[1479]. m (1171) ROBERT de Quenci Constable of Leinster, son of --- (-killed in battle Offaly 1171 or after).

d) ALINE . The Expugnatio Hibernica records the marriage between "Mauricio filio Guillelmo comes" and "Alinam filiam suam [Richardi]"[1480]. m (1174) WILLIAM FitzMaurice Baron of Naas, son of MAURICE FitzGerald & his first wife --- (-[1199]).

2. BASILIA . The Expugnatio Hibernica records the marriage at Dublin between "Reimundus" and "sorore mea [Ricardi] Basiliam" [in 1174][1481]. The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified. m firstly (1174) RAYMOND FitzGerald "the Fat" Constable of Leinster, son of ---. m secondly as his first wife, GEOFFREY FitzRobert Lord of Kells, Steward of Leinster, son of --- (-1211).

Basilea de Clare is the daughter of Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke and Isabella of Meulan.1 She married Raymond le Gros fitz William, son of William fitz Gerald.2


[S106] Royal Genealogies Website (ROYAL92.GED), online Hereinafter cited as Royal Genealogies Website.

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 682. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

             -- added by Maria Edmonds-Zediker, 9/28/10
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Courtstown Castle, , Kilkenny, Ireland
Tunbridge, Kent, England
Age 56
Age 56
Courtown, Wexford, Wexford, Ireland