Biography of Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester, 7th Earl Hertford

Timeline

Dictum of Kenilworth

On 31 Oct 1266 the Dictum of Kenilworth was issued. The Dictum was a peace agreement between Henry III King England and the rebels who were besieged in the impregnable Kenilworth Castle. The committee included:
Walter Branscombe Bishop Exeter
Walter Giffard Archbishop York
Nicholas Ely Bishop Worcester, Bishop Winchester
Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester, 7th Earl Hertford
Humphrey Bohun 2nd Earl Hereford, 1st Earl Essex
Philip Basset
John Balliol
Robert Walerand
Alan Zouche
Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley, and
Warin Bassingbourne
Robert Ferrers 6th Earl Derby and Henry Hastings were fined seven times their annual income. The Dictum, however, required the rebels to pay their fines before being restored to their lands; something of a Catch-22 since if they weren't restored to their lands, they would have no income to pay the fine.

On 07 Dec 1295 Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester, 7th Earl Hertford succeeded 8th Earl Gloucester (1C 1121), 7th Earl Hertford (1C 1138), 8th Lord Clare, 4th Lord Glamorgan.

On 16 Jan 1310 Close Rolls Edward II. Edward II King England. Stamford. To the Sheriff of York. Order to proclaim that the king does not intend to change the money current in the Kingdom in the late King's time, as had been rumoured, and to forbid anyone from thinking little of it, whereby victuals and other necessaries may be sold more dearly.
The like to all the Sheriffs of England [Ibid].
Enrolment of deed of Peter de Gavaston, knight, surrendering to the king the castle, manor, and honour of Knaresborough, with the free chase of Knaresborough, and the manors of Routheclyve and Auldburgh, lately granted to him by the King for his lifetime. Witnesses: Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester, 7th Earl Hertford, Henry Lacy 3rd Earl Lincoln, 4th Earl Salisbury, John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey, John de Brittania, Earl of Richmond, Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester, Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy, Robert son of Walter, Robert son of Payn, William de Burford, William Inge. Dated at Stamford July 26, 3 Edward II.
Enrolment of like surrender by the said Peter of the county of Gaure and the castles of Talanon, Tantalon, and Mauleon, the provostships (preposituras) and Camparian(um) called 'la Cointal' and of the city of Bayonne, the manor of Erebafaveyra, Born, Comtad, Salmun, Dagenes, and the island of Oleron, and the lands of Marempne and of Lancras in Saintogne, and all rights, appurtenances, etc. , etc. , thereto pertaining to the king, which the king lately granted him for life. Witnesses as above. Dated August 4, 3 Edward II.
Memorandum, that this deed was delivered to the king in his chamber in the House of the Friars Preachers at Stamford, by the hands of the said Peter and the king delivered the said deed to J his chancellor, to be enrolled in the chancery, and it was afterwards delivered to Ingelard de Warle, keeper of the King's Wardrobe to be kept in the king's wardrobe, but the king's charters that the said Peter hereof were not then restored. [CONTINUES].

Council of Ordainers

Around 19 Mar 1311 the nobility attempt to constrain Edward II King England by imposing a Council of Ordainers upon him. The Council included twenty-one signatories including:
Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick
Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford
Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln
Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester, 7th Earl Hertford
Henry Lacy 3rd Earl Lincoln, 4th Earl Salisbury
John Capet 5th Earl Richmond
William Marshal 1st Baron Marshal, and
Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke. .

Battle of Bannockburn

On 24 Jun 1314 at the Battle of Bannockburn [Bannockburn, Stirling] Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford, Walter Fauconberg, John Lovell 2nd Baron Lovel, William Marshal 1st Baron Marshal, Pain Tiptoft 1st Baron Tibetot, Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester, 7th Earl Hertford, John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch, John Montfort 2nd Baron Montfort and William Vesci were killed. Henry Bohun killed by Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland
Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere, Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex, Goronwy ap Tudur Hen Tudor, Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan, Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke and Robert Umfraville Earl Angus fought.
Thomas Grey undertook a suicidal charge that contributed to the English defeat and subsequently blemished his career.
William Latimer 2nd Baron Latimer Corby was captured.

Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester, 7th Earl Hertford and Matilda Burgh Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford were married. Matilda Burgh Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford by marriage Countess Gloucester (1C 1121), Earl Hertford (1C 1138).

Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester, 7th Earl Hertford was born to Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester, 6th Earl Hertford and Joan of Acre Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Norman

Descendants Family Trees:

Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

John "Lackland" I King England

Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 14 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings England: Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 6 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 4 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 5 Grand Son of Louis "Fat" VI King France

Ancestry

Father: Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester, 6th Earl Hertford Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

GrandFather: Richard Clare 6th Earl Gloucester, 5th Earl Hertford Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great GrandFather: Gilbert Clare 5th Earl Gloucester, 4th Earl Hertford Great x 2 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Clare 3rd Earl Hertford

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Clare 2nd Earl Hertford

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud St Hilary Countess Hertford

Great x 2 GrandMother: Amice Fitzrobert Countess Hertford Great Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Fitzrobert 2nd Earl Gloucester Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Hawise Beaumont-Roger Countess Gloucester

Great GrandMother: Isabel Marshal Countess Cornwall, Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Marshal

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Fitzgilbert

Great x 3 GrandMother: Sybil Salisbury

Great x 2 GrandMother: Isabel Clare 4th Countess Pembroke

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard "Strongbow" Clare 2nd Earl Pembroke, 1st Earl Buckingham

Great x 3 GrandMother: Aoife NI Diarmait Macmurrough Countess Pembroke, Countess Buckingham

GrandMother: Maud Lacy Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great GrandFather: John Lacy 8th Baron Bowland, 8th Baron Halton, 7th Baron Lacy

Great x 2 GrandFather: Roger Lacy 6th Baron Lacy, 7th Baron Halton, 7th Baron Bowland

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Fitzrichard 6th Baron Halton

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Essex

Great x 2 GrandMother: Maud Clere Baroness Lacy, Baroness Warkworth

Great GrandMother: Margaret Quincy 2nd Countess Lincoln Great x 3 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Quincy

Great x 3 GrandFather: Saer Quincy 1st Earl Winchester

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Beaumont-Roger Countess Winchester

Great x 2 GrandMother: Hawise Gernon Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Hugh de Kevelioc Gernon 5th Earl Chester Great Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Bertrade Montfort Countess Chester

Mother: Joan of Acre Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford Daughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England Son Henry III King England

Great GrandFather: Henry III King England Son John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John "Lackland" I King England Son Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry "Curtmantle" II King England Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks, Queen Consort England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Aymer Angouleme I Count Angouleme

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Courtenay Count Angouleme

Great GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Raymond Berenguer Provence IV Count Provence

Great x 3 GrandFather: Alfonso Barcelona II Count Provence

Great x 3 GrandMother: Gersenda II Sabran Count Provence

Great x 2 GrandMother: Beatrice Savoy Count Provence

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Savoy I Count Savoy

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Geneva Count Savoy

GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandFather: Ferdinand III King Castile, III King Leon Great Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Alfonso IX King Leon

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ferdinand II King Leon

Great x 3 GrandMother: Urraca Burgundy Queen Consort Leon

Great x 2 GrandMother: Berengaria Ivrea I Queen Castile Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Alfonso VIII King Castile

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet Queen Consort Castile Daughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandMother: Joan Dammartin Queen Consort Castile, Queen Consort Leon

Great x 2 GrandFather: Simon Dammartin

Great x 3 GrandFather: Alberic Dammartin

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mathilde Clermont

Great x 2 GrandMother: Marie Montgomery Count Ponthieu

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Montgomery IV Count Ponthieu

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alys Capet Count Ponthieu