Countess Margaret De Burgh GLOUCESTER
- Married: Abt Sep 1236, St Edmunds, Wexford, Ireland
- Died: Abt Oct 1236
Other names for Margaret were SCOTLAND Princess, GLOUCESTER Countess and Meggotta.
Ancestral File Number: 8WKK-MH.
Princess of SCOTLAND, Countess of GLOUCESTER.
A History of The Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain, 1951, Doubleday & Co, p64:
"His marriage with the Scottish princess had been highly successful. They seem to have been a devoted couple, and certainly Margaret remained loyal to him through thick and thin. One daughter had been born to them who was named for her mother but was always called affectionately Meggotta..."
p130: "Hubert de Burgh tumbled into disgrace a secondtime when Meggotta, his daughter, contracted a secret marriage with the young Earl of Gloucester, Richard of Clare. The earl was a minor and had been a ward of Hubert's. The King, who wanted to bestow the young man, the most eligible bachelor in England, on one of his own choosing, promply charged Hubert with having arranged the match. Hubert entered a weary denial, declaring that the young couple, who were very much in love, had been married clandestinely and without the knowledge of either of Meggotta's parents. There was plenty of evidence to support this, but Henry, who needed money as usual and hankered for what little his ex-minister had left, contended that the marriage was a breach of the conditions under which theboken man's estates had been restored to him. While a suit to deprive Hubert of his land dragged along, the young couple were separated and poor Meggotta died of a broken heart. The sixteen-year-old bridegroom, who seems to have been deeply attached to his young wife, was forced into a second marriage before Meggotta had been three months in her grave. Hubert mourned his daughter deeply and did not seem to mind what might happen to him after that."
p241: "The Earl of Leicesterwas now a dominant figure among the malcontents, but two other noblemen loomed up strongly.
"The first of these was Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, who for one reason or another had been a spectacular character all his life. A grandson of William the Marshal, he had been made a ward of Hubert de Burgh at the age of eight, when his father died. His secret marriage when fourteen with Hubert's pretty and ill-fated daughter Meggotta had plunged his guardian still deeper into the bad graces of the King. As poor Meggotta died almost immediately thereafter..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 8WKK-MH Margaret De BURGH Mar 1236 Richard De CLARE, Ancestral File Ver 4.11 FBWZ-KT Margaret Princess of SCOTLAND Mar 1236 Richard De CLARE 8503-D3, Ancestral File Ver 4.13 9FZ6-D3 Margaret BURGH [COUNTESS OF GLOUCESTER] Mar Abt Sep 1236 St Edmunds Wexford Ireland.
Margaret married Earl Richard De Clare GLOUCESTER, son of Earl Gilbert De Clare GLOUCESTER, Sr and Countess Isabella Marshal GLOUCESTER, about Sep 1236 in St Edmunds, Wexford, Ireland. (Earl Richard De Clare GLOUCESTER was born on 4 Aug 1222 in , Gloucestershire, England, died on 15 Jul 1262 in Ashenfield Manor, Waltham, Kent, England and was buried on 28 Jul 1262 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.)