Earl Gilbert De Clare PEMBROKE
Isabel Elizabeth De BEAUMONT
(Abt 1086-Abt 1147)
King Dermot Mcmurrough LEINSTER
(Abt 1110-1171)
Queen More O'Toole LEINSTER
(Abt 1114-1191)
Earl Richard Fitz Gilbert Clare PEMBROKE
(Abt 1125-1176)
Princess Eva Mcmurrough LEINSTER
(Abt 1141-1177)
Countess Isabel De Clare PEMBROKE
(Abt 1171-1220)


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Earl William Marshall PEMBROKE, Sr

Countess Isabel De Clare PEMBROKE 1

  • Born: Abt 1171-1172, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • Married: Aug 1189, London, Middlesex, England
  • Died: 1220, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • Buried: Abbey, Tintern, Chapel Hill, Monmouthshire, England

   Other names for Isabel were PEMBROKE Crown Heiress, STRIGUIL Crown Heiress, FITZ GILBERT and PEMBROKE Countess.

   Ancestral File Number: 84ZX-1K. User ID: 18909735.

   General Notes:

Crown Heiress of PEMBROKE and STRIGUIL, Countess of PEMBROKE.

Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p94: "435P Isabel De Clare, (D of 426, M of 445); married William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke."

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch XVII, p359:
[1189] "...Richard was resolvedto start from the beginning as king and not as Count of Poitou. He called William Marshal to him, referred to the incident [`No, I will not slay you. The devil may slay you.'], granted him his full pardon, confirmed the gift to him which Henryhad recently made him of the hand of the heiress of the Earl of Pembroke and her rich inheritance, and commissioned him to go at once to England to take charge of the king's interests there until his own arrival..."

A History of the Plantagenets, Vol I, The Conquering Family, Thomas B Costain, 1949, Doubleday & Co, p127:
"When `Li Reys Josnes' died, the King took William back into his service and promised him, among other things, the hand of the young heiress of Pembroke and Striguil, one of the wealthiest as well as the most attractive wards in the in the gift of the monarchy. The death of Henry II occurred before this particular aggreement could be carried out. As William had unhorsed Richard in the pursuit from Le Mans, he did not expect anything in the way of favors from the new King. Richard had an eye for martial valor, however, and he not only carried out his father's wishes but appointed him marshal of England as well.
"Marriage with the pretty heiress brought William Marshal into the overlordship of that thumb of land which protrudes out from Wales into the South Channel and points directly at Ireland. Pembroke Castle, with its seventy five foot tower, stood like a mighty sentinelon the inlet of Milford Haven. All about it clustered Norman castles which had been raised to hold this important stretch of water...and so the once landless knight came into an inheritance which promised him comfort and dignity for the rest of his days. Fortunately the heiress of Pembroke was well pleased with her very much older but justly famous husband and they lived happily together."

A History of the English Speaking People Winston S Churchill Vol I The Birth of Britain DoddMead & Co 1956 p227:
"...[Richard I] confirmed his father's true servant in all his offices and honours, and sent him to England to act in his name. He gave him in marriage the rich Crown heiress of Pembroke, and at a stroke the Marshal became one of the most powerful of English barons. Indeed it was noted that the King's favour lighted upon those who had stood loyally by his father against him, even to the detriment of those who had been his own fellow-rebels."

World Ancestral Chart No. 31759 Ancestors of Warren Cash 1760.

Ancestral File v4.19 84ZX-1K: Born Abt 1172.

   Marriage Information:

Isabel married Earl William Marshall PEMBROKE, Sr, son of John Fitz Gilbert MARSHALL and Sibyl De SALISBURY, in Aug 1189 in London, Middlesex, England. (Earl William Marshall PEMBROKE, Sr was born about 1144-1146 in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales, christened on 12 May 1146, died on 14 May 1219 in Manor, Caversham, , England and was buried in May 1219 in Round Chapel, Knights Temple, London, Middlesex, England.)


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.

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