Giles De Badlesmere

M, b. 18 October 1314, d. 7 June 1338
Father*Bartholomew De Badlesmere b. 1275, d. 14 Apr 1322
Mother*Margaret De Clare b. 1281, d. 1333
     2nd Baron Badlesmere.

Margaret de Vere

F, b. 1344, d. 1398
Father*John de Vere b. 12 Mar 1312, d. 24 Jan 1360
Mother*Maud De Badlesmere b. 1310, d. 24 May 1366
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Lovaine.
Married NameHer married name was de Beaumont.

Children of Margaret de Vere and Henry de Beaumont

Child of Margaret de Vere and Nicholas de Lovaine

Henry de Beaumont

M, b. 4 April 1340, d. 17 June 1369
Father*John de Beaumont d. May 1342
Mother*Eleanor Plantagenet b. 1318, d. 1372
     3rd Lord Beaumont.

Children of Henry de Beaumont and Margaret de Vere

Nicholas de Lovaine

Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationNicholas de Lovaine was also known as de Lovain.

Child of Nicholas de Lovaine and Margaret de Vere

Margaret de Lovaine

F, b. 1372, d. 1408
Father*Nicholas de Lovaine
Mother*Margaret de Vere b. 1344, d. 1398

Gilbert De Clare

M, b. 2 September 1243, d. 7 December 1295
Father*Richard De Clare b. 4 Aug 1222, d. 15 Jul 1262
Mother*Maud De Lacy b. 1223, d. 1289
     Th Earl of Hertford and 7th Earl of Gloucester. Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford and 7th Earl of Gloucester (2 September 1243, at Christchurch, Hampshire – 7 December 1295) was a powerful English noble. Also known as "Red" Gilbert de Clare, probably because of his hair colour.

Gilbert de Clare was the son of Richard de Clare, Earl of Hertford and Gloucester, and of Maud de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln, daughter of John de Lacy and Margaret de Quincy. Gilbert inherited his father's estates in 1262. He took on the titles, including Lord of Glamorgan, from 1263.

Being under age at his father's death, he was made a ward of Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford.

Gilbert's first marriage was to Alice de Lusignan, also known as Alice de Valence, the daughter of Hugh XI of Lusignan and of the family that succeeded the Marshal family to the title of the Earl of Pembroke in the person of William de Valence, 1st Earl of Pembroke. They married in 1253, when Gilbert was ten years old. She was of high birth, being a niece of King Henry, but the marriage floundered.

Gilbert and Alice separated in 1267; allegedly, Alice's affections lay with her cousin, Prince Edward. Previous to this, Gilbert and Alice had produced two daughters:

Isabel de Clare (10 March 1262-1333), after a marriage with Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick having been contemplated, or possibly having taken place and then annulled, married Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley
Joan de Clare (1264-after 1302), married (1) Duncan Macduff, 7th Earl of Fife; (2) Gervase Avenel
After his marriage to Alice de Lusignan was annulled in 1285, Gilbert was to be married to Joan of Acre, a daughter of King Edward I of England and his first wife Eleanor of Castile. King Edward sought to bind de Clare, and his assets, more closely to the Crown by this means. By the provisions of the marriage contract, their joint possessions and de Clare's extensive lands could only be inherited by a direct descendant, i.e. close to the Crown, and if the marriage proved childless, the lands would pass to any children Joan may have by further marriage.

On 3 July 1290, the Earl gave a great banquet at Clerkenwell to celebrate his marriage of 30 April 1290 with Joan of Acre (1272 - 23 April 1307). The delay was in getting the Pope to facilitate and agree the arrangement.

Thereafter, Gilbert and Joan are said to have taken the Cross and set out for the Holy Land. In September, he signed the Barons' letter to the Pope, and on 2 November, surrendered to the King, his claim to the advowson of the Bishopric of Llandaff.

Gilbert and Joan had one son: also Gilbert, and three daughters: Eleanor, Margaret and Elizabeth. Gilbert, Earl of Hertford and Gloucester (1291-1314) succeeded to his father's titles and was killed at the Battle of Bannockburn. Eleanor de Clare (1292-1337) married Hugh Despenser the Younger, favourite of her uncle Edward II. Hugh was executed in 1326, and Eleanor married secondly William de la Zouche. Margaret de Clare (1293-1342) married firstly Piers Gaveston (executed in 1312) and then Hugh de Audley. The youngest sister Elizabeth de Clare (1295-1360) married John de Burgh in 1308 at Waltham Abbey, then Theobald of Verdun in 1316, and finally Roger d'Amory in 1317. Each marriage was brief, produced one child (a son by the 1st, daughters by the 2nd and 3rd), and left Elizabeth a widow.1

Child of Gilbert De Clare and Alice de Lusignan

Children of Gilbert De Clare and Joan of Acre


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Alice de Lusignan

F, b. after October 1236, d. May 1290
Father*Hugh XI de Lusignan b. 1221, d. 6 Apr 1250
Mother*Yolande de Dreux b. 1218, d. 10 Oct 1272
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1253As of 1253,her married name was De Clare.

Child of Alice de Lusignan and Gilbert De Clare

Mildred Reade

Father*Colonel George Reade
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Warner.

Child of Mildred Reade and Augustine Warner

Colonel George Reade

Father*Robert Reade
Mother*Mildred Windebank

Child of Colonel George Reade

Robert Reade


Child of Robert Reade and Mildred Windebank

Mildred Windebank

Father*Sir Thomas Windebank
Mother*Frances Dymoke
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Reade.

Child of Mildred Windebank and Robert Reade

Sir Thomas Windebank


Child of Sir Thomas Windebank and Frances Dymoke

Frances Dymoke

Father*Sir Edward Dymoke
Mother*Anne Talboys
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Windebank.

Child of Frances Dymoke and Sir Thomas Windebank

Sir Edward Dymoke


Child of Sir Edward Dymoke and Anne Talboys

Anne Talboys

Father*Sir George Talboys
Mother*Elizabeth Gasciogne
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Dymoke.

Child of Anne Talboys and Sir Edward Dymoke

Sir George Talboys


Child of Sir George Talboys and Elizabeth Gasciogne

Elizabeth Gasciogne

Father*Sir William Gasciogne II
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Talboys.

Child of Elizabeth Gasciogne and Sir George Talboys

Sir William Gasciogne II

Father*Sir William Gasciogne I
Mother*Joan Neville

Child of Sir William Gasciogne II

Sir William Gasciogne I


Child of Sir William Gasciogne I and Joan Neville

Joan Neville

Father*John Neville
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Gasciogne.

John Neville

Father*Ralph Neville b. b Oct 1396, d. 1458
Mother*Mary Ferrers b. 1394, d. 25 Jan 1458

Child of John Neville

Ralph Neville

M, b. before October 1396, d. 1458
Father*Sir Ralph Neville b. c 1364, d. 21 Oct 1425
Mother*Margaret De Stafford b. 1364, d. 18 Oct 1396

Child of Ralph Neville and Mary Ferrers

Sir Ralph Neville

M, b. circa 1364, d. 21 October 1425
Father*John Neville b. 1328, d. 17 Oct 1388
Mother*Maud Percy d. 1379
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSir Ralph Neville was also known as de Neville.
     Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland (c. 1364 – 21 October 1425) was born in Raby Castle, County Durham, England, the son of John de Neville and Maud Percy.

He was created 1st Earl of Westmorland in 1397. He had become the fifth Baron Neville de Raby in 1388. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1402, taking the place left vacant by the death of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York. Neville was a supporter of King Henry IV of England.

In the later part of his career, Neville was mainly engaged with defense of the northern border in his capacity as warden of the west march. In 1415, for example, he decisively defeated an invading Scottish army at the Battle of Yeavering.

Like the first lords of Richmond and Peter II of Savoy before him, Ralph was endowed with the lordship of Richmondshire but without the peerage.

1) Margaret de Stafford, 1382, daughter of Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford and Philippa de Beauchamp. Her paternal grandparents were Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford and Margaret de Audley.
2) Joan Beaufort, 29 November 1396, daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster and his third wife, Katherine Swynford, and half-sister of Henry IV of England.1

Child of Sir Ralph Neville and Margaret De Stafford

Children of Sir Ralph Neville and Joan Beaufort


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Margaret De Stafford

F, b. 1364, d. 18 October 1396
Father*Sir Hugh Stafford
Mother*Philippa de Beauchamp b. b 1344, d. 6 Apr 1386
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1382As of 1382,her married name was Neville.
     Margaret de Stafford (1364 – 18 October 1396 in Brancepeth, County Durham, England) was the second daughter of Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford and Philippa de Beauchamp. She became the first wife of Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland.

She was a maternal first cousin of the 1st Earl of Worcester and the 13th Earl of Warwick; as well as a maternal aunt of the soldier and commander William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk and a paternal aunt of the military commander Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham.

In 1382, Lady Margaret married Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland. They had nine children.1

Child of Margaret De Stafford and Sir Ralph Neville


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Sir Hugh Stafford

Father*Sir Ralph Stafford
Mother*Margaret De Audley b. 1318
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSir Hugh Stafford was also known as de Stafford.

Children of Sir Hugh Stafford and Philippa de Beauchamp

Sir Ralph Stafford


Child of Sir Ralph Stafford and Margaret De Audley

Margaret De Audley

F, b. 1318
Father*Hugh De Audley b. 1289, d. 10 Nov 1347
Mother*Margaret de Clare b. Oct 1293, d. Apr 1342
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Stafford.
     Margaret de Audley, Baroness Audley and Countess of Stafford (1318 – 7 September 1347) was the only daughter of Hugh de Audley, 1st Earl of Gloucester by his wife Margaret de Clare.[1] She was a great-granddaughter of King Edward I of England.

Margaret was abducted by Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford. A complaint was filed by her parents, but King Edward III of England supported Stafford. He appeased Hugh and Margaret by creating Hugh Earl of Gloucester.1

Child of Margaret De Audley and Sir Ralph Stafford


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Hugh De Audley

M, b. 1289, d. 10 November 1347
Father*Hugh de Audley I b. c 1250, d. c 1336
Mother*Isolda de Mortimer
     1st Earl of Gloucester. Hugh de Audley, 1st Earl of Gloucester (1289 - 10 November 1347) was the English Ambassador to France in 1341.

He was born in Stratton Audley in the English County of Oxfordshire, the son of Hugh I de Audley (born c. 1250 in Audley, Staffordshire) and Isolde de Mortimer (born c. 1270 in Wigmore, Herefordshire) and a member of the Mortimer family of Marcher Lords, many of whom were Earl of March.

He married Margaret de Clare, the widow of Piers Gaveston, by whom he had a daughter, Margaret de Audley (born c. 1318 in Stafford), who was abducted as a wife by Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford.1

Child of Hugh De Audley and Margaret de Clare


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Margaret de Clare

F, b. October 1293, d. April 1342
Father*Gilbert De Clare b. 2 Sep 1243, d. 7 Dec 1295
Mother*Joan of Acre b. Apr 1272, d. 23 Apr 1307
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameOctober 1307As of October 1307,her married name was Gaveston.
Married Name28 April 1317As of 28 April 1317,her married name was De Audley.
     Margaret de Clare (October 1293 – April 1342) was one of the three daughters of Gilbert de Clare, 3rd Earl of Gloucester and his wife, Joan of Acre, and thus a granddaughter of King Edward I of England.

She was married to Piers Gaveston, the favourite of her uncle Edward II, in October 1307. According to the Vita Edwardi Secundi, this marriage was arranged by the King "to strengthen Piers and surround him with friends." Gaveston celebrated the marriage with a lavish tournament at Wallingford Castle. The marriage of such a high-born lady to a foreigner was not popular among the English nobility. They had one child. King Edward threw a grand celebration after the birth of this child, complete with minstrels. However, Piers Gaveston was executed only six months later, leaving Margaret a widow with a small child. Her dower rights as Countess of Cornwall were disputed, and so King Edward instead assigned her Oakham Castle and other lands. She joined the Royal household and in 1316 accompanied the King in his journey from London to York.

Following the death of their brother, Gilbert de Clare, 8th Earl of Hertford, at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, Margaret and her sisters, Elizabeth and Eleanor de Clare received a share of the inheritance. Margaret was now one of the co-heiresses to the vast Gloucester estate, and King Edward arranged a second marriage for her to another favourite, Hugh de Audley, 1st Earl of Gloucester.

On April 28, 1317 Margaret de Clare wed Hugh de Audley, 1st Earl of Gloucester at Windsor Castle. They had one daughter.1

Child of Margaret de Clare and Hugh De Audley


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Joan of Acre

F, b. April 1272, d. 23 April 1307
Father*King Edward I of England b. 17 Jun 1239, d. 7 Jul 1307
Mother*Eleanor of Castile d. 28 Nov 1290
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoan of Acre was also known as Plantagenet.
Married NameHer married name was De Clare.
     Joan of Acre (April 1272 – 23 April 1307) was the daughter of King Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile.[2] She is most notable for her marriage to Ralph de Monthermer and the claim that miracles have allegedly taken place at her grave. She is also notable for the multiple references of her in literature.

Joan (or Joanna, as she is sometimes called) of Acre was born in the spring of 1272 in Syria, while her parents, Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, were on crusade.[3] At the time of Joan's birth, her grandfather, Henry III, was still alive and thus her father was not yet king of England. Her parents departed from Acre shortly after her birth, traveling to Sicily and Spain[4] before leaving Joan with Eleanor's mother, Joan, Countess of Ponthieu, in France.[5] Joan lived for several years in France where she spent her time being educated by a bishop and “being thoroughly spoiled by an indulgent grandmother.”[6] Joan was free to play among the “vine clad hills and sunny vales”[7] surrounding her grandmother’s home, although she required “judicious surveillance.”[8]

As Joan was growing up with her grandmother, her father was back in England, already arranging marriages for his daughter. He hoped to gain both political power and more wealth with his daughter's marriage, so he conducted the arrangement in a very “business like style”.[9] He finally found a man suitable to marry Joan (aged 5 at the time), Hartman, son of King Rudoph I, of Germany. Edward then brought her home from France for the first time to meet him.[10] As she had spent her entire life away from Edward and Eleanor, when she returned she “stood in no awe of her parents”[6] and had a fairly distanced relationship with them.

Unfortunately for King Edward, his daughter’s suitor died before he was able to meet or marry Joan. The news reported that Hartman had fallen through a patch of shallow ice while “amusing himself in skating” while a letter sent to the King himself stated that Hartman had set out on a boat to visit his father amidst a terrible fog and the boat had smashed into a rock, drowning him.[11]

Edward arranged a second marriage almost immediately after the death of Hartman.[12] Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester, who was almost thirty years older than Joan and newly divorced was his first choice.[13] The earl resigned his lands to Edward upon agreeing to get them back when he married Joan, as well as agreed on a dower of two thousand silver marks.[14] By the time all of these negotiations were finished, Joan was twelve years old.[14] Gilbert de Clare became very enamored with Joan, and even though she had to marry him regardless of how she felt, he still tried to woo her.[15] He bought her expensive gifts and clothing to try to win favor with her.[16] The couple were married on 30 April 1290 at Westminster Abbey, and had four children together.1

Children of Joan of Acre and Gilbert De Clare


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