Another Post by our friend Valentina Baciu adds to the material available on Simon’s English descendants. Enjoy!
Hawise of Chester de Keveliock
Havissa de Meschines, Countess of Lincoln (1180 -1243) married Robert de Quincy (~1172 – ~ 1217), son of Margaret de Beaumont (sister of Amicie de Beaumont, Simon’s grandmother) Hawise became suo jure Countess of Chester in April 1231 when her brother Ranulf de Blondeville, 1st Earl of Lincoln resigned the title in her favour.
Robert de Quincy’s sister, Hawise de Quincy (daughter of Margaret de Beaumont) married Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford. Their son Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford (c. 1240 – 1296) was among the followers of Simon de Montfort during the Second Barons’ War, and was with Simon’s son, Simon, when Edward I attacked Kenilworth Castle prior to the Battle of Evesham. De Vere’s title and property were forfeited, but restored shortly afterwards by the Dictum of Kenilworth. His son Robert de Vere, 6th Earl of Oxford married to Margaret Mortimer, daughter of Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore
Margaret de Quincy (~ 1208 - ~ 1258), Countess of Lincoln, cousin of Simon. Married:
I. first husband John de Lacy, Lord of Pontefract Castle, Crusader, (~1192 - ~ 1240). On 23 November 1232, Margaret and her husband John de Lacy, Baron of Pontefract were formally invested by King Henry III as Countess and Earl of Lincoln
As the widowed Countess of Lincoln suo jure, Margaret was brought into contact with some of the most important people in the county of Lincolnshire. Among these included Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, the most significant intellectual in England at the time who recognised Margaret’s position as Countess of Lincoln to be legitimate and important, and he viewed Margaret as both patron and peer. He dedicated Les Reules Seynt Robert, his treatise on estate and household management, to her.
a.1. Maud de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln, (~1223 - by 1289) married Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Gloucester, 6th Earl of Hertford, (1222 -1262, poisoned), son of Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford and Isabel Marshal, sister of Eleanor first husband. In 1238, Margaret and her husband paid King Henry the large sum of 5,000 pounds to obtain his agreement to the marriage of their daughter Maud to Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, 2nd Earl of Gloucester.
1. Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond, Governor of London, (~1245 - 1288). Thomas was a close friend and intimate advisor of Prince Edward
2. Rohese (Roese) de Clare, Agnes Rose de Clare (1252 - aft. 1316) married Roger 1st Lord de Mowbray (1254 - 1297)
3. Gilbert the Red de Clare, 3rd/6th Earl of Gloucester, 7th Earl of Hertford (1243 - 1295) married:
- his first wife Alice le Brun de Lusignan, sister of Eleanor de Montfort, (~1224 -1291).
- his second wife Joan Plantagenet of Acre, Princess of England (1272 – 1307), daughter of Edward I and Eleanor.
4. Margaret de Clare (b. ~1250 – 1312) married on 6 October 1272 Edmund of Almain, 2nd Earl of Cornwall, son of Richard of Cornwall. In 1264, after his father’s capture at the Battle of Lewes, Edmund was held prisoner with his father at Kenilworth Castle, being released in September 1265. Edmund obtained a four year lease of the town and Lordship of Leicester from Edmund Crouchback, who was still abroad on the crusade.
5. Isabel de Clare ( b. ~ 1240- 1270) married William VII of Montferrat, a marriage arranged by queen Eleanor, his aunt. William married as his second wife Beatrice de Castille, daughter of Alfonso X de Castille
a. 2. Edmund de Lacy, 2nd Earl of Lincoln (d. by 1258) married in 1247 Alaisia del Vasto, (Alicia di Saluzzo, daughter of Manfredo del Vasto di Saluce, sister in law of Beatrice de Hohenstaufen) (d. by 1311). He was brought up at the royal court of Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence, and made a ‘Savoyard’ marriage to one of the queen’s relations. He married Alasia of Saluzzo (Alice de Saluces), the daughter of Manfred III of Saluzzo and sister to Thomas I of Saluzzo. (Saluzzo is in Piedmont, now part of Italy.) Alasia had been brought to England by Peter II, Count of Savoy, Eleanor’s uncle.
Their son Henry de Lacy, 3rd Earl of Lincoln ( 1251- 1311). Margaret and her Italian daughter-in-law Alasia of Saluzzo shared in the wardship of Henry who was Margaret’s heir, and the relationship between the two women appeared to have been cordial.
Henry held several important political and military posts including King’s Edward I Lieutenant, married Margaret Longespee, Countess of Salisbury, (by 1261 - by 1311), greatgranddaughter of Henry II. Their daughter Alice de Lacy married Thomas Plantagenet, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, son of Edmund Crouchback (1245–1296) and of Blanche d’Artois, sister of Robert II d’Artois. By his marriage to Alice de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln, he became Earl of Lincoln, Earl of Salisbury, 11th Baron of Halton and 7th Lord of Bowland upon the death of his father-in-law in 1311. Master of five earldoms, he was one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in England.
II. her second husband in 1242 Walter Marshal, 5th Earl of Pembroke (1196 – 1245), the fourth son of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke and Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke (former brother in law of Eleanor). As Walter’s widow, Margaret received a dower third from the Pembroke earldom and lordships, and as such she controlled most of the extensive Pembroke estates as her third outweighed the individual holdings of the 13 different co-heirs of his five sisters. this brought her into direct conflict with her own daughter, Maud whose husband was by virtue of his mother Isabel Marshal one of the co-heirs of the Pembroke earldom.