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Marshal, Earl of Pembroke

William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (left) at a joust.
See full size. From here.

William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, born 1146.
He mar 1189 to Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke [born c.1174].
She was dau of Richard de Clare, "Strongbow", 2nd Earl of Pembroke and Aoife Mac Murrough.
She was descendant of Charlemagne and of Edward the Elder and of Brian Boru.

He rebuilt Pembroke Castle, Wales, 1189.
He rebuilt Kilkenny Castle 1192.
Isabel's family's title, Earl of Pembroke, was re-created for William in 1199.
He rebuilt Chepstow Castle, Wales, c.1200.
Founded New Ross, Co.Wexford.
Founded Tintern Abbey, Co.Wexford, c.1200 (later seat of Colclough).
He built Hook Lighthouse, Co.Wexford (survives, oldest working lighthouse in the world). See images.
He built Carlow Castle 1208 (ruin survives).
He rebuilt Usk Castle, Wales, c.1212-19.
Through his wife he inherited Dunamase, Co.Laois.
The first mention of Dunamase Castle is 1215, when John ordered Geoffrey Lutterel to hand it over to Marshal.
He appears in King John by Shakespeare.
Governor of England 1216-19 (in minority of Henry III).

He died 1219, age 73 yrs.
He was bur Temple Church, London.
Isabel died 1220, age c.46 yrs.
She was bur St. Mary's Church, New Ross, Co.Wexford.
William and Isabel had issue:

  1. Maud Marshal.
    She mar 1stly to Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk and had issue:

    1. Isabel de Bigod,
      mar 1stly to Gilbert de Lacy and had issue,
      mar 2ndly to John FitzGeoffrey and had issue.

    Maud mar 2ndly to William de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey and had issue.

  2. William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, died 1231.
  3. Richard Marshal, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, died 1234.
  4. Gilbert Marshal, 4th Earl of Pembroke, died 1241.

  5. Isabella Marshal, born 1200, mar Gilbert de Clare, 5th Earl of Gloucester and had issue.

  6. Eva Marshal, mar William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny and had issue.

  7. Joan Marshal,
    mar Warin de Munchensi, Lord of Swanscombe,
    had issue:

    1. Joan de Munchensi,
      mar William de Valence, 1st Earl of Pembroke [her family's title re-created for him] and had issue.

Temple Church, London

Temple Church, London (see map and images).
See wide 2006 shot of the floor effigies. From Jack Hargreaves. Creative Commons.

Tomb of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, Temple Church, London.
Photo 2006. See full size. From here.

Tomb of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (on LHS), Temple Church, London.
2nd Earl of Pembroke on RHS.
See larger and full size.
Photo 2006. From Jack Hargreaves. See terms of use.

Wider shot of the Temple Church effigies.
1st Earl is back LHS, 2nd Earl is back RHS.
4th Earl is front LHS.
Photo 2004. See full size. From here.
See wider 2006 shot from Jack Hargreaves. Creative Commons.

Carlow Castle

Carlow Castle.
Photo 2007. See full size and other shot.

Carlow Castle.
After Gabriel Beranger, 1790s.
Photo of sign at the site. See full size.

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