Eleanor de Clare

Eleanor de Clare

Female 1292 - 1337  (44 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Eleanor de Clare  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 12 Oct 1292  Caerphilly Castle, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Jun 1337 
    Person ID I14970  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Earl Gilbert II de Clare, 'the Red',   b. 2 Sep 1243, Christchurch, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1295, Monmouth Castle, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Joan of Acre,   b. 1272, Acre, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1307, Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married Nov 1289 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Family ID F5293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hugh le Despenser, "the Younger",   b. 1280-1290, Barton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1326, Hereford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married May 1306  Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Edward le Despencer,   d. 30 Sep 1342, Morlaix Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Gilbert le Despenser,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth le Despencer,   b. Bef 1338,   d. 13 Jul 1389  (Age ~ 51 years)
     4. Hugh le Despenser, V,   b. 1308,   d. 8 Feb 1348-1349  (Age 41 years)
     5. Isabel le Despenser,   b. Abt 1312,   d. 1376  (Age ~ 64 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F17107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Baron William la Zouche,   b. Abt 1269, Ashby, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1335-1336  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 1327 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F17108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - May 1306 - Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Co-heiress with her two sisters of her brother Gilbert.They split the lands, worth some L6, 000 gross, between them. Rec'd Glamorgan & other scattered estates. Heiress of Caerphilly Castle, Wales],
      Michael Altschul, *A Baronial Family in Medieval England: The Clares, 1217-1314*, Baltimore MD (The Johns Hopkins Press) 1965, concerning the partition of the de CLARE estates after the death of the last Gilbert, p 170-171: "Hugh Despenser and Eleanor [Gilbert's sister] received the lordship of Glamorgan, the most important of all the Clare holdings, along with Rotherfield in Sussex and scattered manors in Devon and Somerset. In addition, each heir acquired two-ninths of the liberty of Kilkenny in Ireland, although there is no evidence that any of them every visited it. (P) The death of the countess in the summer of 1320 completed the division of the estates among th heirs. Maud probably died on July 2, and the properties she held in dower must have been partitioned shortly thereafter. Each received an equal portion of her third of Kilkenny. The partition of the Clare estates has been described as "the most important territorial upheaval of the reign." [Denham-Young *Vita Edwardi Secundi, pp xii-xiii*]"

  • Sources 
    1. [S475] Royal Descents of Famous People, Mark Humphrys, (copyright 1995, 1996 , , Repository: WWW).

    2. [S10] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America bef 1760, Frederick Lewis Weis, (7th ed Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore 1992 , , Repository: J.H. Garner), 74-32 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S191] Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1996), 1st ed, p 98-99 "Elsing" (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S14] University of Hull Royal Database (England), Brian Tompsett, (copyright 1994, 1995, 1996 , , Repository: WWW, University of Hull, Hull, UK HU6 7RX bct@tardis.ed.ac.uk).

    5. [S191] Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1996), 1st ed, pp 77-78, "Dade" (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S10] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America bef 1760, Frederick Lewis Weis, (7th ed Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore 1992 , , Repository: J.H. Garner), line 39 pp 42-43 (Reliability: 0).


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