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John FitzGilbert Master Marshal
(Bef 1109-Bef 1165)
Sibyl de Salisbury
Richard de Clare 2nd Earl of Pembroke
(Abt 1130-1176)
Aoife Ní Diarmait Countess of Strigoil
(-After 1189)
William Marshal 1st Earl of Pembroke
(Abt 1146-1219)
Isabel de Clare Countess of Pembroke
(Abt 1172-1220)
Walter Marshal 5th Earl of Pembroke
(After 1198-1245)


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1. Margaret de Quincy

Walter Marshal 5th Earl of Pembroke 1

  • Born: After 1198 1
  • Marriage (1): Margaret de Quincy on 6 Jan 1242 1
  • Died: 24 Nov 1245, Goodrich Castle, Goodrich, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6HY, GB 1
  • BuriedMale: Abaty Tyndyrn (Tintern Abbey), Tintern, Gwent, Wales, NP16 6SQ, GB

  General Notes:

WALTER (after 1198-Goodrich Castle 24 Nov 1245, bur Tintern Abbey). The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, names (in order) "Willihelmus, Richardus, Gilbertus, Walterus et Ancellimus" as sons of "Willielmi Marescalli comitis Penbrochić", adding that each succeeded in turn as earl of Pembroke and died without children. The Annales Cambrić record that "Walterus Marscallus" was granted land belonging "ad honorem de Cayrmardyn" by "Gilberto fratre suo" in 1240. He succeeded his brother in 1241 as Earl of Pembroke, hereditary Master Marshal. The Annales Cambrić record that "Walterus frater eius" succeeded in 1242 on the death of "Gilbertus Marescallus". The Annales Cambrić record the death in 1246 of "comes Walterus Marescallus apud castrum Godrici". The Annales Londonienses record the death in 1245 "apud Londoniam" of "Walterus comes Marescallus".

m (6 Jan 1242) as her second husband, MARGARET de Quincy, widow of JOHN de Lacy Earl of Lincoln, daughter of ROBERT de Quincy & his wife Hawise of Chester (before 1208-Hampstead Mar 1266, bur Clerkenwell, Church of the Hospitallers). The Annales Londonienses name "Margaretam…comitissa Lincolnić" as the daughter of "Hawisia…de Roberto de Quency". A manuscript narrating the descent of Hugh Earl of Chester to Alice Ctss of Lincoln records that "Johanni de Laci constabulario Cestrić" married "Roberto de Quincy…filiam Margaretam comitissam Lincolnić". A manuscript history of the Lacy family records that "Johannes de Lacy primus comes Lincolnić" married "Margaretam filiam Roberti Quincy comitis Wintonić nepotem Ranulphi comitis Cestrić" after the death of his first wife. The Annals of Tewkesbury record the marriage "circa Epiphaniam Domini"in 1241 of "Walterus Marescallus comes" and "comitissam Lincolnić…Margeriam, uxorem quondam Johannis comitis Lincolnić". A charter dated 28 Jun 1248 records that "Margaret late Countess of Lincoln…recovered her dower out of the lands in Ireland of W[alter] Marshall late Earl of Pembroke her husband" and that the dower was "taken out of the portions of the inheritance which accrued to William de Vescy and Agnes his wife, Reginald de Moun and Isabel his wife, Matilda de Kyme, Francis de Boun and Sibil his wife, William de Vallibus and Alienor his wife, John de Moun and Joan his wife, Agatha de Ferrers in the king´s custody, and Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife". A charter dated 26 May 1250 records the restoration of property, granted to "Margaret Countess of Lincoln", to "William de Vescy and Agnes his wife, Reginald de Moun and Isabel his wife, William de Fortibus and Matilda his wife, Francis de Boun and Sibil his wife, William de Vallibus and Alienor his wife, John de Moun and Joan his wife, Agatha de Ferrers in the king´s custody, Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife, and William de Cantilupe and Eva his wife". She married thirdly (before 7 Jun 1252) Richard de Wiltshire. "Margery countess of Lincoln and Pembroke and Richard de Wilteshir and their heirs" were granted "a yearly fair at their manor of Chelebiry" dated 7 Jun 1252. The Annals of Worcester record the death in 1266 of "Margareta comitissa Lincolnić". The Annals of Winchester record the death "apud Hamstede" in 1266 of "Margareta comitissa Lyncollnić".

[FMG/Medieval Lands]



WALTER (MARSHAL), EARL OF PEMBROKE, and hereditary Master Marshal, brother and heir, being 4th son of the 4th Earl, born after 1198. His father in his lifetime gave him Sturminster, in Dorset, and his father or his brother gave him Goodrich Castle, co. Hereford, and Bere, in Dorset. In 1233 he supported his brother Richard against the King's foreign favourites and his lands were forfeited. In 1234 he was in Ireland with Richard, who sent him away before the fatal battle of Kildare, lest his family should be extirpated. He passed over to Wales with his brothers and was pardoned with them. In 1239 he was alienated from the King by Henry's hostility to his brother Gilbert. In 1240 he was sent into Wales with a large army to strengthen Cardigan Castle; and he took for his brother Gilbert lands appurtenant to the honor of Carmarthen. In June 1241 he took part in the tournament at which Gilbert was mortally wounded, and he preceded the corpse on the journey to London. The King, incensed because he had forbidden the tournament, at first refused investiture; but on 27 October he relented and invested Walter with the Earldom and the office of Marshal. In 1242 Walter accompanied the King to Gascony; but he returned with Richard, Earl of Cornwall, when he quarrelled with Henry. On 30 May 1244 Maurice FitzGerald, the justiciar of Ireland, did homage to him at Westminster. In the same year Walter was one of the laymen who were elected to consider the King's dernand for a subsidy. He was a benefactor, or confirmed previous grants, to the abbeys of Tintern, Cartmel, Bindon, and Dunbrothy, and the priories of Pembroke, Goldcliff, Stanley and Kells.

He married, 6 January 1241/2, Margaret, widow of John (DE LACY)) EARL OF LINCOLN, and daughter and heir of Robert DE QUINCY, by Hawise, suo jure COUNTESS OF LINCOLN, da. of Hugh (DE KEVELIOC), EARL OF CHESTER. He died s.p., before 12 March 1244/5, at Goodrich Castle, and was buried at Tintern Abbey. Margaret surv. him, and married, 3rdly, Richard DE WILTSHIRE.

[Complete Peerage X:374-6, XIV:521, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

Walter married someone Margaret de Quincy, daughter of Robert de Quincy Earl of Lincoln and Hawise of Chester Countess of Lincoln, on 6 Jan 1242.1 (Margaret de Quincy was born before 1208, died before 30 Mar 1266 in Clerkenwell, Islington, London, GB 2 and was buried in Clerkenwell Priory, Islington, London, EC1M 4DA, GB.)


1 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), X:374-6.

2 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, <i>Magna Carta Sureties 1215: the Barons Named in the Magna Carta, 1215 and Some of their Descendants who Settled in America during the Early Colonial Years</i> (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999), 107-3.

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