Marie of Shaftsbury d'Anjou, Abbess of Shaftesbury

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Marie of Shaftsbury d'Anjou (Plantagenet), Abbess of Shaftesbury

Also Known As: "Abbess of Shaftesbury and may be Poetess Marie de France"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: England
Death: 1216 (76)
Shaftesbury, Dorset, , England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Geoffroy V, Count of Anjou, Maine and Mortain and ? Various Concubines #1, #2. & #3 of Geoffroy d'Anjou
Sister of Adewis Plantagenet, d'Anjou; Agnes Plantagenet and Emma Plantagenet
Half sister of Henry II "Curtmantle", king of England; Geoffrey VI "Mantell", count of Nantes; William, count of Poitou; Hamelin de Warenne, 4th Earl of Surrey and Mary Plantagenet, Abbess of Shaftesbury

Occupation: Abbess of Shaftesbury
Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About Marie of Shaftsbury d'Anjou, Abbess of Shaftesbury

Marie Plantagenet Abbess of Shaftesbury

From Medlands:,%20MAINE.htm#GeoffroyVdied1151B

Comte Geoffroy had three illegitimate children by Mistresses (1) to (3):

4. HAMELIN d'Anjou (1130-7 May 1202, bur Chapter House, Lewes). Benedict of Peterborough names "Hamelinus frater regis Henrici comes Warennæ" among those present at the coronation of King Richard I in 1189[360]. Maybe Vicomte de Touraine. 5th Earl of Surrey in 1164 by right of his wife.


5. MARIE d'Anjou (-[1216]). The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. Abbess of Shaftesbury, Dorset.

6. EMMA d´Anjou . A manuscript entitled "De Origine Comitum Andegavensium" records that "Gaufridus Plantagenet Comes Andegavensium" had an illegitimate daughter "Emmam quam David Norwallensium Princeps"[361]. The Chronicle of the Princes of Wales records that "king David married dame Emma the sister of the king of England" in 1175[362]. The Testa de Nevill includes a writ of King John dated 1212 which records that "Emma quondam uxor David Regis Wallie" was granted "manerium de Hales" in Shropshire by King Henry II[363]. m (1174) DAFYDD I Prince of Gwynedd, son of OWAIN King of Gwynedd & his second wife Christina of Deheubarth (-1204).

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Age 76
Shaftesbury, Dorset, , England