Countess Maud De Lacy GLOUCESTER
- Born: Abt 1223, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
- Married: Abt 25 Jan 1237, , Lincolnshire, England
- Died: Bef 10 Mar 1288-1289
Another name for Maud was GLOUCESTER Countess.
Ancestral File Number: FSLG-6W. User ID: 9454941/39486301.
Countess of GLOUCESTER.
Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p96: "451G Maud De Lace, (D of 442, M of 461); married 452P Richard De Clare, Earl of Clare, (S of 445, F of 461); born in 1222 and died in 1262."
A History of The Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain, 1951, Doubleday & Co
p130: "Hubert de Burgh tumbled into disgrace a second time when Meggotta, his daughter, contracteda secret marriage with the young Earl of Gloucester, Richard of Clare. The earl was a minor and had been a ward of Hubert's. The King, who wanted to bestow the young man, the most eligible bachelor in England, on one of his own choosing, promply charged Hubert with having arranged the match. Hubert entered a weary denial, declaring that the young couple, who were very much in love, had been married clandestinely and with out the knowledge of either of Meggotta's parents. There was plenty of evidence to support this, but Henry, who needed money as usual and hankered for what little his ex-minister had left, contended that the marriage was a breach of the conditions under which the boken man's estates had been restored to him. While a suit to deprive Hubert of his land dragged along, the young couple were separated and poor Meggotta died of a broken heart. The sixteen-year-old bridegroom, who seems to have been deeply attached to his young wife, was forced into asecond marriage before Meggotta had been three months in her grave..."
p175: "Princess Margaret's early days were spent at Windsor. Soom after her birth Edward was given the royal castle of Eltham as his residence, and her companions at first were Edmund and a daughter of the Earl of Lincoln who lived as a ward with the royal family. Later there were more brothers and sisters and more wards, and so Margaret's childhood was a pleasant one..."
p241: "The Earl of Leicester wasnow a dominant figure among the malcontents, but two other noblemen loomed up strongly.
"The first of these was Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, who for one reason or another had been a spectacular character all his life. A grandsonof William the Marshal, he had been made a ward of Hubert de Burgh at the age of eight, when his father died. His secret marriage when fourteen with Hubert's pretty and ill-fated daughter Meggotta had plunged his guardian still deeper into thebad graces of the King. As poor Meggotta died almost immediately thereafter, the youthful earl was married off promptly to Maud de Lacey, a daughter of the Earl of Lincoln..."
World Ancestral Chart No. 17450 Ancestors of Wayne G Thorpe and Olive Loraine Slade.
INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX
IGI Birth De LACY, TMC De LACEY, BG De LACE.
IGI Birth T990361-185-0884798 Gilbert DE CLARE Earl of Gloucester Father Richard DE CLARE Earl of Gloucester Mother Maud De LACY 2 Sep 1243 Christchurch Hampshire England.
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 FSLG-6W.
Maud married Earl Richard De Clare GLOUCESTER, son of Earl Gilbert De Clare GLOUCESTER, Sr and Countess Isabella Marshal GLOUCESTER, about 25 Jan 1237 in , Lincolnshire, England. (Earl Richard De Clare GLOUCESTER was born on 4 Aug 1222 in , Gloucestershire, England, died on 15 Jul 1262 in Ashenfield Manor, Waltham, Kent, England and was buried on 28 Jul 1262 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.)