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Joan of Acre

Female 1272 - 1307  (35 years)


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  • Name Joan of Acre  [1
    Born 1272  Acre, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Alternate death 7 Apr 1307  [2
    Died 23 Apr 1307  Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7
    Alternate death 28 Apr 1307  Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Austin Friars, Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 8, 9
    Person ID I945  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2018 

    Father Edward I, King of England,   b. 17 Jun 1239, Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1307, Burgh-by-Sands, Carlisle, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Eleanor of Castile, Queen Consort of England,   b. 1240,   d. 28 Nov 1290, Hardby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1254  Abbey of Santa MarĂ­a la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 10, 11, 12
    Family ID F1704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Gilbert de Clare,   b. 2 Sep 1243, Christchurch, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1295, Monmouth Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married May 1290  Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Royal Ancestry gives the date of their marriage as 23 April 1290; Complete Peerage as 30 April; the ODNB as "early May."
    Children 
    +1. Margaret de Clare,   b. Abt 1292, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1342  (Age ~ 50 years)
    +2. Eleanor de Clare,   b. Oct 1292, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1337  (Age ~ 44 years)
    +3. Elizabeth de Clare,   b. Nov 1295, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1360  (Age ~ 64 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F6425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ralph de Monthermer,   d. 5 Apr 1325 
    Married Abt 1296 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas de Monthermer,   b. 4 Oct 1301,   d. 1340  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F66  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Joan of England.

      "The agreement for Joan's marriage to Gilbert de Clare, earl of Hertford and Gloucester, was made in 1283. Gilbert and his first wife, Alice de la Marche, had had only two daughters; this marriage was dissolved in 1285, and a papal dispensation for the marriage to Joan was obtained four years later. Gilbert surrendered all his lands to the king, and they were settled jointly on Gilbert and Joan for their lives, and were then to pass to their children; if however the marriage was childless, the lands were to pass to Joan's children by any later marriage. The wedding took place at Westminster in early May 1290." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

      Because of this agreement, Joan remained in control of the estates following Gilbert's death in 1295. Her father intended for her to marry Amadeus V of Savoy, but instead she secretly married Ralph de Monthermer, a squire of Earl Gilbert's household whom she had previously persuaded her father to knight. "She is reputed to have said 'It is not ignominious or shameful for a great and powerful earl to marry a poor and weak woman; in the reverse case it is neither reprehensible or difficult for a countess to promote a vigorous young man.'" [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography] Her enraged father slapped de Monthermer into prison and seized all of Joan's lands, but through the mediation of Anthony Bek, Bishop of Durham, father and daughter were reconciled and her estates restored to her. Subsequently the king "became much attached to his new son-in-law, who was summoned to Parliament as Earl of Gloucester and Hertford during the minority of his step-son Gilbert de Clare." [Royal Ancestry] De Monthermer went on to serve in a variety of offices and military roles.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

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