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Robert FitzRoy 1st Earl of Gloucester
(Abt 1090-1147)
Mabel FitzHamon
(Abt 1090-Abt 1157)
Robert II de Beaumont 2nd Earl of Leicester
(1104-1168)
Amice de Gaël
(-After 1168)
William FitzRobert 2nd Earl of Gloucester
(Abt 1112-1183)
Hawise de Beaumont
(-1197/1197)
Amice FitzRobert 3rd Countess of Gloucester
(Abt 1160-1225)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Richard de Clare 3rd Earl of Hertford, MCS

Amice FitzRobert 3rd Countess of Gloucester 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1160 4
  • Marriage (1): Richard de Clare 3rd Earl of Hertford, MCS about 1180
  • Died: 1 Jan 1225 aged about 65 3 5

  General Notes:

AMICE FitzRobert (-1 Jan 1225). An anonymous continuation of the Chronicle of Robert of Mont-Saint-Michel records (in order) "Comitissa Ebroicensis…uxor Guillelmi Comitis de Clara, tertia…in manu Dei et domini Regis" as the three daughters left by "Guillelmus Comes Glocestrić" when he died. The Chronica de Fundatoribus et Fundatione of Tewkesbury Abbey names "Mabiliam comiti de Evereis in Normannia nuptam…Amiciam…Isabellam" as the three daughters of "comes Willielmus" and his wife, adding that Amice married "domino Richardo de Clare comiti de Hertford". Benedict of Peterborough records "uxori comitis de Clara" as "Willelmus filius Roberti filii regis Henrici primi comes Gloucestrić…filiam ipsius comitis". Robert of Torigny records the death in 1173 of "Rogerius comes de Clara" and the succession of "Ricardus filius eius", recording that the latter was married to "filiam Guillermi comitis Gloecestrić". In another passage, Robert of Torigny records the death in 1183 of "Guillermus comes Gloecestrić" leaving three daughters as his heirs, of whom one (mentioned second) was "uxor Guillermi comitis de Clara". The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. She was recognised as Ctss of Gloucester in her own right after [1210], following the death of her nephew Amaury VI de Montfort Comte d'Evreux, although this was subject to the continuing rights of Amice's sister Isabel who was also recognised as Ctss of Gloucester. On the death of Ctss Isabel in 1217, Amice was recognised as undisputed Ctss of Gloucester.

m ([1180], separated before 1200) RICHARD de Clare Earl of Hertford , son of ROGER de Clare Earl of Hertford and Earl of Clare & his wife Matilda de Saint-Hilaire (-[30 Oct/28 Nov] 1217). He sided with the Barons against King John, and played a leading part in the negotiations for Magna Carta.

[FMG/Medieval Lands]

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Amice, Countess of Gloucester, d. 1 Jan 1224/5, daughter & heir of William fitz Robert, Earl of Gloucester, and Hawise de Beaumont.

[Magna Charta Sureties]

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But then she [Isabel, younger sister, but Countess of Gloucester] died only a few days later and her sister Amice, by now the only one of William FitzRobert's daughters still living, seems to have been recognised as Countess of Gloucester till her own death some seven and a half years later. On the other hand Amice's son Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Hertford or of Clare (usually called the latter), was apparently acknowledged as Earl of Gloucester in addition to his other dignity from as soon as the month after his aunt Isabel's death back in 1217.

[Burke's Peerage]

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He [Richard de Clare] married Amice, 2nd daughter and coheir and eventually sole heir of William (FITZROBERT), EARL OF GLOUCESTER, by Hawise, daughter of Robert (DE BEAUMONT), EARL OF LEICESTER. They appear to have been separated (perhaps pending a dispensation) prior to 1200. He died between 30 October and 28 November 1217. She is stated to have died 1 January 1224/5, before which date she appears to have been recognised as Countess of Gloucester.

[Complete Peerage VI:501-3, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]


Amice married Richard de Clare 3rd Earl of Hertford, MCS, son of Roger de Clare 2nd Earl of Hertford and Matilda de Saint-Hilaire, about 1180. (Richard de Clare 3rd Earl of Hertford, MCS was born about 1153,6 died before 28 Nov 1217 3 7 8 and was buried in Clare Priory, Ashen Road, Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 8NX, GB.)


Sources


1 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), 28-1, 28a-1, 153-4.

2 Charles Mosley, <i>Burke's Peerage & Baronetage</i> (Burke's Peerage, 1999), cxviii.

3 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), VI:501-3.

4 Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com, Bryant Smith, 7 Nov 2001.

5 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), 28-1.

6 Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com, Dave Utzinger, 3 Feb 1998.

7 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), 28-1, 153-4.

8 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 63-27.

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