Richard De CLARE, Sr
- Born: 1084-1090, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
- Christened: Clare, Suffolk, England
- Married: Bef 1116
- Died: 15 Apr 1136, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, England
Ancestral File Number: 8WKM-46. User ID: 151278836.
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch XV
p328: "...Before the close of this year, 1176, Henry arranged for another marriage to provide for his youngest son John, now ten years old...The inheritance which his father had now inmind was that of the great Earl Robert of Gloucester, brother and supporter of the Empress Matilda, his father's mother. Robert's son William had only daughters. Of these two were already married, Mabel to Amaury, Count of Evreux, and Amice toRichard of Clare, Earl of Hertford. Henry undertook to provide for these by pensions on the understanding that all the lands of the earldom should go to John on his marriage with the youngest daughter Isabel. To this plan Earl William agreed. The marriage itself did not take place until after the death of King Henry."
Ancestral File 8WKM-46 Died Abergavenny Wales, Ver 4.10 Died Near Abergavenny Monmouthshire England.
Richard married Alice De MESCHINES, daughter of Earl Ranulph Le Meschines CHESTER and Countess Lucy CHESTER, before 1116. (Alice De MESCHINES was born about 1094 in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England and died in 1128.)