Rohesia FitzGilbert de Clare

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About Rohesia FitzGilbert de Clare

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"Rohese de Clare, also known after her marriage as Rohese de Monemue (died 1149) was a daughter of Gilbert Fitz Richard de Clare. About 1130 she married Baderon fitzWilliam of Monmouth. Her father being already dead by that date, the wedding was celebrated at Striguil Castle (Chepstow), stronghold of her brother Gilbert fitzGilbert de Clare (soon to be created 1st Earl of Pembroke). Gilbert himself was absent, and it was Rohese's eldest brother, Walter fitzGilbert de Clare, who presided.

Rohese is most notable for her generosity to Monmouth Priory soon after her marriage. As a married woman she acted through her husband, who records in the charter that the gifts were made "by myself and my wife, at her request ... made at the Feast of All Saints on the same day on which she was married to me at Striguil". The gift was put into effect "on the Feast of St. Martin next following" at a ceremony at Monmouth attended by Rohese's brothers Walter and Gilbert and by Gilbert's wife Isabel de Beaumont (formerly King Henry I's mistress). The gift consisted of a tithe (one-tenth) of the regular revenues of the town of Monmouth, to be paid in instalments three times each year. In 1144 Rohese and Baderon made further donations to Monmouth Priory.

Rohese and Baderon had two sons, James and Gilbert; it was Gilbert who succeeded his father as lord of Monmouth. They also had a daughter, Rohese, who married Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath about 1155."

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Rohesia FitzGilbert de Clare's Timeline

1090
1090
Clare, Suffolk Or Pembroke, Wales, England
1130
1130
Age 40
Clare, Suffolk, England
1149
1149
Age 59
England
1160
1160
Age 59
Connaught, Ireland
1163
1163
Age 59
1180
1180
Age 59
1993
March 2, 1993
Age 59
March 25, 1993
Age 59
June 2, 1993
Age 59