Elizabeth de Clare

Elizabeth de Clare

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Elizabeth de Clare was the heiress to the lordships of Clare, Suffolk in England and Usk in Wales. She was the youngest of the three daughters of Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford and Joan of Acre, and sister of Gilbert de Clare, who later succeeded as the 7th Earl. She is commonly referred to as Elizabeth de Burgh, due to her first marriage to John de Burgh. Her two successive husbands were Theobald II de Verdun and Roger D'Amory.… Read More

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1295 Birth Born in 1295.


1308 13 Years Old She accompanied her brother Gilbert to Ireland for their double wedding to two siblings: the son and daughter of the Earl of Ulster. Elizabeth married John de Burgh on 30 September 1308. … Read More
1312 17 Years Old She gave birth to their only child, a son, in 1312; he would become William Donn de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster. … Read More
1314 19 Years Old 1 More Event
…  When Elizabeth's only brother Gilbert, 7th Earl of Hertford was killed at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 aged only 23 and leaving no surviving issue, his property, estimated to be worth £6,000/year, was equally divided between his three full sisters, Elizabeth, Eleanor and Margaret. … Read More


1316 21 Years Old Edward II placed her in Bristol Castle, but his plans to marry her to one of his supporters were dashed in February 1316, when Elizabeth was abducted from Bristol by Theobald II de Verdun, the former Justiciar of Ireland. … Read More
1317 22 Years Old She fled to Amesbury Priory, where she stayed under the protection of her aunt Mary de Burgh, who was a nun there, and where Theobald's posthumous daughter, Isabel de Verdun (named for the Queen), was born on 21 March 1317. … Read More
1318 23 Years Old She gave birth to another daughter, Elizabeth, in May 1318. … Read More
1322 27 Years Old Elizabeth was taken prisoner at Usk Castle in January 1322, and imprisoned in Barking Abbey, London, with her husband dying two months later. … Read More


1326 31 Years Old The rebellion of Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer, saw King Edward II and Hugh Despenser flee to south Wales in October 1326. … Read More
1333 38 Years Old Amongst the records are the work of her personal goldsmith in 1333, and she also lists her alms giving and the patronage towards her favourite religious houses, the priories at Clare, Anglesey, and Walsingham, and Denny Abbey. … Read More


1336 41 Years Old This began when she was asked to support University Hall, founded by Richard de Badew, in 1336.


1346 51 Years Old When Richard handed over his rights as patron to Elizabeth in 1346, she made further grants and it became known as Clare Hall.


1360 65 Years Old Elizabeth de Burgh died on 4 November 1360 and was buried at the convent of the Minoresses following a funeral costing £200. … Read More
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