Gilbert Fitz Richard de Clare, 2nd Lord of Clare

Male 1066 - 1117  (51 years)


Personal Information    |    PDF

  • Name Gilbert Fitz Richard de Clare 
    Suffix 2nd Lord of Clare 
    Born 1066  Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1117 
    Buried Tonbridge Priory, Tonbridge, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Wikipedia
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Fitz_Richard

      Gilbert, born before 1066, was the second son and an heir of Richard Fitz Gilbert of Clare and Rohese Giffard. He succeeded to his father's possessions in England in 1088 when his father retired to a monastery;his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, inherited his father's lands in Normandy. That same year he, along with his brother Roger, fortified his castle at Tonbridge against the forces of King William Rufus. But his castle was stormed, Gilbert was wounded and taken prisoner. However he and his brother were in attendance on King William Rufus at his death in August 1100. He was with Henry I at his Christmas court at Westminster in 1101.

      In 1110, King Henry I took Cardigan from Owain ap Cadwgan and gave the Lordship of Cardigan, including Cardigan Castle to Gilbert Fitz Richard. Gilbert founded the Clunic priory at Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk. He died in or before 1117.

      About 1088, Gilbert married Adeliza/Alice de Claremont, daughter of Hugh, Count of Clermont, and Margaret de Roucy. Gilbert and Adeliza had at least eight children:

      1. Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1136.

      2. Gilbert Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1148, 1st Earl of Pembroke.

      3. Baldwin Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1154, m. Adeline de Rollos.

      4. Adelize/Alice de Clare, d. 1163, m. (ca. 1105), Aubrey II de Vere, son of Aubrey I de Vere and Beatrice. She had 9 children and in her widowhood was a paid pensioner at St. Osyth's, Chich, Essex.

      5. Hervey de Clare, Lord of Montmorency.

      6. Walter de Clare, d. 1149.

      7. Margaret de Clare, d. 1185, m. (ca. 1108), Sir William de Montfitchet, Lord of Stansted Mountfitchet.

      8. Rohese de Clare, d. 1149, m. (ca. 1130), Baderon of Monmouth
    Person ID I36245  Master File
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2016 

    Father Richard Fitz Gilbert, 1st Lord of Clare,   b. ca 1035, Brionne, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1090, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Rohese de Giffard,   b. ca 1034, Longueville, Īle-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1118, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Family ID F14959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adeliza de Clermont,   b. ca 1058, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1125, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Children 
     1. Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare,   b. Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1136, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Adeliza de Clare,   b. ca 1091, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1163, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F14957  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart