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Piers de Gaveston

Male Bef 1283 - 1312  (> 28 years)


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  • Name Piers de Gaveston 
    Born Bef Sep 1283  Gabaston, Bearn, Gascony, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1284  [2
    Died 19 Jun 1312  Blacklow Hill near Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I3537  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Father Arnaud de Gaveston,   b. of Gabaston, Bearn, Gascony, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Claramonde de Marsan,   d. 1287 
    Family ID F1439  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 (Unknown mistress of Piers de Gaveston) 
    Children 
    +1. Amie
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F10816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret de Clare,   b. Abt 1292, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1342  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1307  Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F2201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Wikipedia:

      "Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall (c. 1284 – 19 June 1312) was an English nobleman of Gascon origin, and the favourite of King Edward II of England.

      "At a young age he made a good impression on King Edward I "Longshanks", and was assigned to the household of the King's son, Edward of Caernarfon. The prince's partiality for Gaveston was so extravagant that Edward I sent the favourite into exile, but he was recalled a few months later, after the King's death led to the prince's accession as Edward II. Edward bestowed the Earldom of Cornwall on Gaveston, and arranged for him to marry his niece Margaret de Clare, sister of the powerful Earl of Gloucester.

      "Gaveston's exclusive access to the King provoked several members of the nobility, and in 1307 the King was again forced to send him into exile. During this absence he served as the King's Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Edward managed to negotiate a deal with the opposition, however, and Gaveston returned the next year. Upon his return his behaviour became even more offensive, and by the Ordinances of 1311 it was decided that Gaveston should be exiled for a third time, to suffer outlawry if he returned. When he did return in 1312, he was hunted down and executed by a group of magnates led by Thomas of Lancaster and Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick."

  • Sources 
    1. [S642] Kathryn Warner, "Women of Edward II's Reign, 3: The 'tragic' Margaret de Clare?" 19 Jan 2007 post on Edward II.

    2. [S160] Wikipedia.

    3. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    4. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001., date only.

    5. [S160] Wikipedia., month and year only.