de Clare, Richard Fitzgilbert 1

Birth Name de Clare, Richard Fitzgilbert
Gender male
Age at Death 51 years, 3 months, 14 days


Clare (family), family of English nobles prominent in the 12th and 13th centuries. The 1st earl of Clare, the founder of the family, was Richard Fitz-Gilbert (flourished 1070-1091?), a knight who accompanied William the Conqueror (King William I of England) on the Norman invasion of England in 1066. He received extensive lands in Suffolk County, and in the village of Clare he built a castle, the ruins of which still exist. His great-grandson, Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, known as Strongbow, laid the foundations for English rule in Ireland (see Pembroke, Richard de Clare, 2nd earl of). Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Clare (died 1217), and his son Gilbert de Clare, 7th earl of Clare (flourished 1215-1230), were leaders of the barons who forced King John to sign the Magna Carta in 1215.

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Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1085 Hertford, England   1
Event Note

B: Abt. 1085
B: Bet. 1084 and 1090

Death 1136-04-15 Abergavenney, Monmouth, Wales   2

Age: 51y


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father FitzRichard de Clare, Gilbert10651117
Mother de Clermont, Adeliza10651117
    Sister     de Clare, Adeliza 1080 1163
         de Clare, Richard Fitzgilbert 1085 1136-04-15
    Brother     FitzGilbert de Clare, Baldwin 1088
    Sister     de Clare, Agnes 1091
    Sister     de Clare, Margaret 1097
    Sister     de Clare, Hawise 1099
    Brother     de Clare, Gilbert 1100-09-21 1149
    Sister     de Clare, Rohesia 1107 1149


Family of de Clare, Richard Fitzgilbert and de Meschines, Adeliza

Unknown Partner de Meschines, Adeliza ( * 1098 + 1142 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
de Clare, Alice11151148
de Clare, Roger11161173
de Clare, Roesia1120