Countess Isabella Marshal GLOUCESTER
- Born: Abt 1203, , Pembrokeshire, Wales
- Married (1): 9 Oct 1217, , , England
- Married (2): 30 Mar 1231, Fawley, Buckinghamshire, England
- Died: 16 Jan 1240, Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, England
- Buried: Beaulieu, Southampton, England
Other names for Isabella were Isabel, PEMBROKE, CORNWALL Countess and GLOUCESTER Countess.
Ancestral File Number: 8XJ6-6P. User ID: 18909881.
Countess of CORNWALL, Countess of GLOUCESTER.
Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p95: "444J Gilbert De Clare, Earl of Clare, (S of 434, F of 452); signer of the Magna Charta; died in 1230; married 445P, Isabel Marshall, (D of 435, M of 452).
Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, King of the Romans, Mar =1 (2) Isabel Daughter of William Marshal Earl of Pembroke, Died 1240."
A History of the Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain, 1951, Doubleday & Co, p114:
"There was an equal number of daughters, Matilda, Isabella, Sibilla, Eva, and Joanna, handsom and high-spirited girls who had married representatives of other powerful families, Bigod, Warenne, Clare, Derby, Braose, Warin, Valence. Isabella, the second of the five daughters, who was the real beauty of the family, was first married to Gilbert de Clare and brought six children into the world. On her husband's death in 1230 she was still so beautiful that the King's brother, Richard of Cornwall, who had been looking for a wife among the princesses of Europe, gave up the quest and elected instead to take the young widow as his bride. They seem to have been quite happy and had four children before Isabella died at a relatively early age..."
p138: "About the time that Henry's proposal of marriage was sent to Joanna of Ponthieu, the nimble mindof the machiavellian Romeo was considering means of attracting his attention to Eleanor La Belle, who was now fourteen and ready for marriage. The scheme he evolved was roundabout but sufficiently ingenious to accomplish its purpose. Eleanor had begun already to dabble in versification and had completed a long and romantic poem about one Blandin of Cornwall who had fallen in love with Princess Briende and underwent all manner of adventures and tests for her sake. Romeo saw to it thata copy was sent to Richard of Cornwall (who might be expected to see a compliment in it to himself), written in Eleanor's own fair hand and with a note from her as well. Richard, who was passing through the South of France on his way back fromthe Crusades, was as charmed and flattered by this attention as the wily major-domo had conceived he would be. If he had not been married happily to Isabella of Pembroke, he might have sought the hand of the royal poetess himself, having heardglowing reports of her beauty and refinement. He did the next best thing; he sent the poem (it is still in existence and a perfect sample of adolescent fervor) to Henry and hinted that here, perhaps, was the very best consort for him..." p158: Henry and Eleanor spent a pleasant winter in Bordeaux. There was much entertaining and feasting and staging of brilliant pageants at which the guisers of Provence sang their love lyrics and twanged on their lutes. The royal couple were chiefly concerned in arranging a marriage between Henry's brother Richard of Cornwall, whose wife Isabella had died recently, and Eleanor's sister Sanchia..."
p184: "While on the subject of Richard of Cornwall, it should be mentioned that hehad the habit of marrying beautiful women. His first wife was Isabella, the handsomest of the rosy-complexioned, chestnut-haired Marshal daughters..."
The Political History of England 1216-1377, Vol III, T F Tout, 1905, AMS Press, p41: "...William Marshal, the brother-in-law of the king, the gallant and successful soldier, the worthy successor of his great father, came home from Brittany early in 1231. His last act was to marry his sister, Isabella, to Richard of Cornwall. Within ten days of the wedding his body was laid beside his father in the Temple Church at London..."
p61: "...Richard of Cornwall lost his first wife, Isabella, daughter of William Marshal, in 1240, an event which broke almost the last link that bound him to the baronial opposition..."
World Ancestral Chart No. 17450 Ancestors of Wayne G Thorpe and Olive Loraine Slade: Isabel Marshall Died 17 Jan 1239-1240 Berkhamstead Herefordshire England.
World Ancestral Chart No. 31759 Ancestors of Warren Cash 1760.
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 8XJ6-6P Born Abt 1203 Pembrokeshire Wales Mar 9 Oct 1217 Gilbert De CLARE 8WKL-2P Died 16 Jan 1240 Berkhamstead Hertfordshire England Bur Beaulieu Southampton England.
Isabella married Earl Gilbert De Clare GLOUCESTER, Sr, son of Earl Richard De Clare HERTFORD and Countess Amice Fitz Robert GLOUCESTER, on 9 Oct 1217 in , , England. (Earl Gilbert De Clare GLOUCESTER, Sr was born in 1182 in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, died on 25 Oct 1230 in Penrose, Brittany, France and was buried on 10 Nov 1230 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.)
Isabella also married Earl Richard England CORNWALL, son of King John ENGLAND and Queen Isabella De Taillefer ENGLAND, on 30 Mar 1231 in Fawley, Buckinghamshire, England. (Earl Richard England CORNWALL was born on 5 Jan 1209 in Winchester, Hampshire, England, died on 2 Apr 1272 in Castle, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England and was buried on 13 Apr 1272 in Abbey, Hailes, Gloucestershire, England.)