Earl Walter Marshal PEMBROKE
- Born: Abt 1198-1206, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
- Married: 6 Jan 1242, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
- Died: 24 Mar 1245, Castle, Goodrich, London, Middlesex, England
- Buried: 1245, Abbey, Tintern, Chapel Hill, Monmouthshire, England
Another name for Walter was PEMBROKE Earl.
Ancestral File Number: 84ZX-J5.
Earl of PEMBROKE.
A History of The PLantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain, 1951, Doubleday & Co, 114:
p114: "Chapter Ten
"TheFive Sons of the Good Knight
"William the Marshal left five sons, the first, named after his father, succeeding to the earldoms of Pembroke and Striguil and the hereditary post of marshal of England. At no other period of English history has one family possessed as much power and wealth as the Marshals at this juncture..."
p123: "Henry went into a tantrum when the fourth son, Walter, came forward to claim the inheritance on Gilbert's death. He refused to confirm himin the earldom and the hereditary post of marshal, indulging in a tirade which began with the conduct of the Good Knight himself. This was something new. The King had lashed out at all the sons often but had spared hitherto the memory of the man who had put him on the throne.
"`Your father William,' he charged, `was tainted with treason. He saved Louis from being taken when in England.' This was a reference to the moderate terms which the old marshal had given the defeated French prince in order to bring the civil war to a close. There had been some criticism then, and the thought had been festering in the King's mind. Now, for the first time, it had been put into words, a proof of the brevity of the royal memory andHenry's small capacity for gratitude.
"Your brother Richard,' went on the King, `was taken prisoner and slain in arms against me.' Gilbert, he went on, had been killed in an act of disobedience. He, Walter, the claimant, had been at the tournament when his brother had died and was therefore equally guilty. This was the only fault which could be found in Walter's record, but the King made the most of it, asserting loudly his decision to withhold all honors from him.
"It took a year for the royal displeasure to cool, but finally Walter was allowed to succeed. He went to Gascony with the King the following year but had no opportunity to display his mettle. He married Margery, the widow of John de Lacey, Earl of Lincoln, on his return, but the union remained unblessed by children. Three years later he followed his three older brothers into the grave, dying suddenly at Goodrich Castle on March 24, 1245.
"There was still one son left, Anselm. One monthafter Walter's demise, before anything had been done about his investiture as head of the family, he also died and was buried beside Walter at Tintern..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 84ZX-J5 Born Abt 1198 Pembroke Pembrokeshire Wales Mar Abt 1242 Margery De QUINCEY FBWX-QK Died 24 Mar 1245, LLZV-DH Born Abt 1206.
Walter married Countess Margaret De Quincy LINCOLN, daughter of Robert De QUINCY and Countess Hawise De Meschines LINCOLN, on 6 Jan 1242 in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales. (Countess Margaret De Quincy LINCOLN was born in 1208 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, died after Mar 1240-1265 in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England and was buried before 30 Mar 1266 in Hospitallers, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England.)