Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2498706 de Clare-Fitz Maurice

2498706. Lord Thomas de Clare & 2498707. Juliane Fitz Maurice

~1245, Thomas born in England, s/o 9994764. Richard de Clare & 9994765. Maud de Lacy.

~1260, Juliane born in Ireland, d/o 4997414. Maurice FitzGerald & 4997415. Maud de Prendegast.

1257-59, Thomas studied at Oxford.

7/15/1262, Richard’s father died.

5/14/1264, Thomas knighted by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, before the battle of Lewes. He fought alongside his brother Gilbert.

8/25/1264, Whereas a certain ordinance or provision of peace has lately been made in the march of Wales between Simon de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, Thomas de Clare, … and other barons on the one part, and Roger de Mortuo Mari, … and their co-marchers on the other part, … (S) CPRs.

Thomas and Gilbert deserted the baronial cause, return support for King Henry.

2/16/1265, Prohibition to Simon de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester, Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, Hugh le Despenser, justiciary of England, Thomas de Clare, Peter de Monte Forti, … going … to Dunstaple to tourney there, upon pain of forfeiture of all lands, … (S) CPRs.

4/24/1265, Commitment … to Thomas de Clare of the castle of St. Briavels, … (S) CPRs.

5/28/1265, Prince Edward escaped captivity by feigning participation in a horse race. He had the help of Thomas de Clare.

8/4/1265, Thomas fought on the side of the King at the battle of Evesham, the defeat of Simon de Montfort. Peter de Monte Forti, the younger, was Thomas’ prisoner for 2 years until he satisfied his ransom. Peter’s father’s lands were placed in the custody of Thomas.

Peter de Montfort’s lands [the elder, killed at Evesham] were placed in the custody of Thomas de Clare.

10/9/1265, Pardon to G. de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, Thomas de Clare and John Giffard, and their household ; in consideration of their aid to the king and Edward his son at the conflict at Evesham, of all trespasses … and rancor for their having adhered to Simon de Monte Forti, … against the king in the battle of Lewes ; … (S) CPRs.

8/3/1266, Grant of John de Verdon to Sir Maurice son of Gerald and lady Agnes de Valencia his wife, … Witnesses: Sir Edward and Sir Edmund, sons of Henry [III]; …; Thomas de Clare; … Maurice son of Maurice; … (S) CPRs, 11/1/1299.

10/9/1266, Commitment … to Thomas de Clare of the castle of Colecestre, … (S) CPRs.

5/22/1267, “Letters from Henry III, revoking a gift of the manor of Greatham, formerly belonging to Peter de Montfort, to Thomas de Clare …” (S) UKNA.

1267, Thomas took the cross at St. Paul’s.

1267-8, “Thomas de Clare, knight to Adam de Strattone, clerk: Grant, during the minority of John son and heir of William Marmion …” (S) UKNA.

9/1269, Charter of Thomas de Clare, … witnesses : Sirs Henry first-born son of the king of the Romans, … Peter de Monte Forti, Robert, his brother, … knights, … (S) CPRs.

5/12/1270, … Protection with clause volumus, for four years from Easter, for Robert de Ufford, crusader, who is going with the King and with Edward the king’s son to the Holy land. The like for the following crusaders … Thomas de Clare … (S) Fine Rolls of Henry III.

8/1270, Thomas left on the 8th crusade with Lord Edward.

9/18/1270, Grant to Thomas de Clare, gone to the Holy Land, … admitted as his attorneys for four years … (S) CPRs.

11/10/1270, Thomas, with Edward, arrived in Tunis.

2/1271, King Henry wrote Edward of his ill heath and asked Edward to return home. Edward did not; but he apparently sent Thomas back to support the king.

2/15/1272, Pardon, at the instance of Thomas de Clare, to Ralph de Cressy, … (S) CPRs.

4/24/1272, Grant to Thomas de Clare, gone beyond the seas on the king’s affairs, … (S) CPRs.

5/8/1272, To Thomas de Clare. … the church of St. Andrew, Bordeaux, … complaints by the dean … by the king’s men of Gascony are being laid in the court of Philip king of France ; … appointed him with the seneschal of Gascony to hear said complaints … (S) CPRs.

5/18/1272, … land of Gascony … Thomas de Clare, the king’s secretary, whom the king has deputed in his place to further business in those parts … as the king’s lieutenant … (S) CPRs.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

9/1274, Pleas before the king. Suit of Thomas de Clare against William de Valence over 1,200 marks and the custody of the castle and honour of Leghey. (S) Calendar of Documents Relating to Ireland, 1877, P183.

1274, Thomas sent to Ireland.

Bef. 2/18/1275 in Ireland, Thomas married Juliane.

6/21/1275, Power to … justiciary of Ireland, and Thomas de Clare to treat with Thachac de Conoghor … (S) CPRs.

6/24/1275, Grant to the good men of Thomas de Clare of li Hyochil in Ireland, at the instance of the said Thomas, their lord, … (S) CPRs.

1/26/1276, Thomas granted the whole land of Thomond, Ireland by the King. Brian Rua the deposed King of Thomond, appealed to de Clare to help him regain his throne. In return Brian Rua promised that he would allow de Clare to colonise all the land between Athsollus (in Quin) and Limerick. Brian Rua and Thomas, with a strong force, expelled Toirdealbach O'Briain and recaptured Clonroad.

3/4/1276, Mandate to Geoffrey de Gyenvill, justicary of Ireland, … Thomas de Clare to have the castle of Bonret … which Robert de Muscegros has quit-claimed to the king, …

5/1276, “William de Beuchamp (Beauchamp), Earl of Warwick … holds Cottesmore in Rutland in chief of the king, Thomas de Clare has given him to understand that he holds it, and has exchanged it with Robert de Mucegros, who has done homage to the king for it. He requests justice.” (S) UKNA.

1277, William de Burgh; together with assistance from the McNamara and O'Dea clans defeated the combined forces of Brian Rua and Thomas de Clare.

1277-8, “Petition of Thomas de Clare, kt, concerning the service of the King's knights in Ireland.” (S) UKNA.

11/14/1278, Charter of K. notifying that Edmund de Bassingburne having surrendered into the K.’s hands to the use of Thomas de Clare the manor of Any in Ireland, … Thomas by his charter enfeoffed Edmund; … Witnesses, … John de Vescy, … Adam de Montalt … (S) Calendar of Documents, Relating to Ireland: 1252-1284, GB PRO.

1280, Thomas attempted to partition Thomond to impose a settlement between opposing factions.

1280, Thomas started the construction of Quin castle. [Attacked and destroyed in 1285.]

5/5/1284, letters for Thomas de Clare and Juliana his wife, staying in England, … (S) CPRs.

8/29/1287, Thomas died in Ireland at the battle of Thomond.

12/11/1291, Grant to Juliana, late the wife of Thomas de Clare, in order that she may better rule and keep herself, her lands and goods, that she may marry whomsoever she will of the king’s allegiance. (S) CPRs.

Juliane married 2nd Adam de Creting.

2/16/1292, Adam de Creting and Juliana his wife, staying in England, … (S) CPRs.

5/6/1292, Protection … Adam de Creting and Juliana his wife, going to Ireland, for two years. (S) CPRs.

11/8/1295, Adam died.

Bef. 1297, Juliane married Sir Nicholas Avenel.

Bef. 9/24/1300, Juliane died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P34.

Children of Thomas and Juliane: [2 sons, 2 daughters]

i. Gilbert de Clare, born 1281 in Limerick, Ireland.
Gilbert one of 10 boys raised with Edward II in the king’s household.
Gilbert married Isabel le Despenser(11820441). [No children.]
Bef. 11/17/1307, Gilbert died.

i. Margaret de Clare (5909951), born 4/1287 in Ireland.

ii. Maud de Clare (1249353), born ~1288 in Ireland.