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de Clare

Clare Castle, Clare, Suffolk, on map of 1846.
See original. From here.

Richard FitzGilbert de Clare [see here, descendant of Charlemagne],
born 1035,
part of the Norman invasion of England,
his 2nd cousin William the Conqueror conquered England in 1066,
William the Conqueror granted him Clare, Suffolk, after which the family took their name,
he built Clare Castle, Clare, Suffolk,
had issue:

Gilbert FitzRichard de Clare, Lord of Clare, born c.1066,
present at the murder of William II in 1100,
received lands in Wales from Henry I, including Cardigan Castle, Wales,
mar Alice de Claremont [descendant of Hugh Capet, King of France, descendant of Charlemagne],
had issue:

  1. Richard de Clare, Lord of Clare, born pre-1100, had issue:
    1. Roger de Clare, Earl of Hertford, born post-1115, had issue:
      1. Richard de Clare, Earl of Hertford, born c.1153, had issue:

        1. Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Gloucester, born c.1180,
          mar Isabella Marshal [grand-dau of Aoife Mac Murrough] and had issue:

          1. Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Gloucester, born 1222.
          2. Isabel de Clare, mar Robert le Bruce and had issue.

  2. Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke, born c.1100.

  3. Alice de Clare, mar Aubrey de Vere and had issue.

Clare Castle, Clare, Suffolk.
Photo 2010. From here.

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