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Gilbert FitzRichard, De Clare, 2nd Lord of Tonbridge[1]

Male 1055 - 1117  (62 years)


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  • Name Gilbert FitzRichard 
    Suffix De Clare, 2nd Lord of Tonbridge 
    Born 1055  Clare, St Edmundsbury Borough, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History Gilbert Fitz Richard (c.?1066–c.?1117), was styled de Clare, de Tonbridge, and Lord of Clare. He was a powerful Anglo-Norman baron who was granted the Lordship of Cardigan, in Wales c.?1107-1111.
    Life[edit]
    Gilbert, born before 1066, was the second son and an heir of Richard Fitz Gilbert of Clare and Rohese Giffard.[1] He succeeded to his father\'s possessions in England in 1088 when his father retired to a monastery;[2] his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, inherited his father\'s lands in Normandy.[3] That same year he, along with his brother Roger, fortified his castle at Tonbridge against the forces of William Rufus. But his castle was stormed, Gilbert was wounded and taken prisoner.[4] However he and his brother were in attendance on king William Rufus at his death in August 1100.[4] He was with Henry I at his Christmas court at Westminster in 1101.[4]

    It has been hinted, by modern historians, that Gilbert, as a part of a baronial conspiracy, played some part in the suspicious death of William II.[5] Frank Barlow points out that no proof has been found he had any part in the king\'s death or that a conspiracy even existed.[5]

    In 1110, King Henry I took Cardigan from Owain ap Cadwgan, son of Cadwgan ap Bleddyn as punishment for a number of crimes including that of the abduction of Nest, wife of Gerald de Windsor.[6] In turn Henry gave the Lordship of Cardigan, including Cardigan Castle to Gilbert Fitz Richard.[7] He founded the Clunic priory at Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk.[7] Gilbert died in or before 1117.[7][8]

    Family[edit]
    About 1088,[9] Gilbert married Adeliza/Alice de Claremont, daughter of Hugh, Count of Clermont, and Margaret de Roucy.[8] Gilbert and Adeliza had at least eight children:

    Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1136.[10]
    Gilbert Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1148, 1st Earl of Pembroke.[10]
    Baldwin Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1154, m. Adeline de Rollos.[11]
    Adelize/Alice de Clare, d. 1163, m. (ca. 1105), Aubrey II de Vere, son of Aubrey I de Vere and Beatrice.[12] She had 9 children and in her widowhood was a corrodian at St. Osyth\'s, Chich, Essex.
    Hervey de Clare, Lord of Montmorency.[13]
    Walter de Clare, d. 1149.[14]
    Margaret de Clare, d. 1185, m. (ca. 1108), Sir William de Montfitchet, Lord of Stansted Mountfitchet.[15]
    Rohese de Clare, d. 1149, m. (ca. 1130), Baderon of Monmouth[16]  [1, 2
    Died 1117  Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Tonbridge Priory, Tonbridge, Tonbridge and Malling Borough, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I782  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2018 

    Father Richard FitzGilbert, Lord of Clare and Tonbridge,   b. 30 Oct, 1030, Brionne, Departement de L'Eure, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar, 1091, St Neots, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Rohese De Giffard De Clare,   b. 1034, Longueville, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1118, St Neots, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Adeliza De Breteuil De Montmorency,   b. 1058, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1125, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Gilbert De Clare,   b. 21 Sep 1100, Tonbridge, Tonbridge and malling Borough, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan, 1148, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Adeliza De Breteuil De Montmorency,   b. 1058, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1125, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Alice de Clare,   d. Abt 1163
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1985  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Adeliza De Breteuil De Montmorency,   b. 1058, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1125, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Richard de Clare, Lord of Clare and Tonbridge,   b. Bef 1100,   d. 15 Apr 1136, near Abergavenny Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Fitz_Richard.

    2. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00030540&tree=LEO.