Humphrys genealogy

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de Clare

Richard FitzGilbert de Clare (see here).
From the same male-line family as (his 2nd cousin) William the Conqueror.
He joined William the Conqueror in Norman invasion of England 1066.
William the Conqueror granted him Clare, Suffolk, after which the family took their name.
He built Clare Castle, Clare, Suffolk.
He had issue:

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

  1. Richard de Clare, Lord of Clare, died 1136, had issue:
    1. Roger de Clare, 2nd Earl of Hertford, died 1173, had issue:
      1. Richard de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford, died 1217, had issue:

        1. Gilbert de Clare, 5th Earl of Gloucester.

  2. Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke, born c.1100.
    He mar Isabel de Beaumont [descendant of Henry I, King of France and of Charlemagne and of Edward the Elder].
    Isabel was previously lover of Henry I (of England).
    1st Earl and Isabel had issue:

    1. Richard de Clare, "Strongbow", 2nd Earl of Pembroke,
      the Invader of Ireland, born 1130.

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

Clare Castle, Suffolk

Clare Castle, Clare, Suffolk.
Clare Castle is now a ruin, in Clare Castle Country Park.
See modern satellite view.

Clare Castle, Clare, Suffolk.
From 1885 map.
See also 1846 map. From here.

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

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