de Clare, Richard

Birth Name de Clare, Richard
Gender male
Age at Death unknown


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1186 Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England   1a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father De Clare, Richard11621218-12-30
Mother Meullent Of Gloucester, Amica11601224-01-01
    Sister     de Clare, Aveline 1172 1225-06-04
    Sister     de Clare, Matilda 1180 1249
    Brother     De Clare, Gilbert 1180 1230-10-25
    Sister     de Clare, Joane 1180
         de Clare, Richard 1186

Source References

  1. Michael Neuman: @ RootsWeb Caldwell and related families
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        # ID: I002009
        # Name: Richard de Clare , 4th Earl of Hereford 1 2
        # Sex: M
        # Birth: 1152 in Tunbridge Castle, Kent, England 2
        # Death: 30 DEC 1218 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England 1 2 3 4 5
        # Note:


        RICHARD DE CLARE, 4th Earl of Hertford, and one of the twenty-five Magna Charta Barons (died 1218)
        Surety for the Observance of the Magna Charta

        Richard de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford
        From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

        Richard de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford was the son of Roger de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford and Maud de St. Hilary. More commonly known as the Earl of Clare, he had the moiety of the Giffard estates from his ancestor Rohese. He was present at the coronation of King Richard I at Westminster, 3 Sep 1189, and King John on 27 May 1199. He was also present at the homeage of King William of Scotland at Lincoln.
        He married (ca. 1172) Amice Fitz William, Countess of Gloucester (ca. 1160-1220), second daughter of William Fitz Robert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester, and Hawise de Beaumont. He sided with the Barons against King John, even though he had previously sworn peace with the King at Northampton, and his castle of Tonbridge was taken. He played a leading part in the negotiations for Magna Carta, being one of the twenty five Barons appointed as guardians. On 9 Nov 1215, he was one of the commissioners on the part of the Barons to negotiate the peace with the King. In 1215, his lands in counties Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex were granted to Robert de Betu

        He and his son were among the Barons excommunicated by the Pope in 1215. Sometime before 1198 Earl Richard and his wife Amice were ordered to separate by the Pope on grounds of consanguinity. They separated for a time because of this order but apparently they reconciled their marriage with the Pope later on.

        His own arms were: Or, three chevronels gules.







        Father: Roger "The Good" de Clare , 3rd Earl of Herford b: ABT 1116 in Tonbridge Castle, Kent, England
        Mother: Maud de St. Hilary b: 1132 in Buckenham, Norfolk, England

        Marriage 1 Amicia FitzWilliam , Countess of Gloucester b: ABT 1160 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England


        1. Has Children Maud (Matilda) de Clare b: ABT 1176 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
        2. Has Children Isabel de Clare b: ABT 1178 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
        3. Has Children Joane de Clare b: ABT 1180 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
        4. Has Children Gilbert de Clare , Earl of Gloucester & Hertford b: 1182 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
        5. Has No Children Richard de Clare b: 1186 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England



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