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Eleanor (Leonor) of Castile, Countess de Ponthieu

Eleanor (Leonor) of Castile, Countess de Ponthieu

Female 1244 - 1290  (46 years)

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  • Name Eleanor (Leonor) of Castile   [1
    Suffix Countess de Ponthieu 
    Born 1244  Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Acceded 16 Nov 1272 
    Queen Consort of England 
    • was the first Queen Consort of Edward I of England 16 November 1272 \endash 28 November 1290
    Coronation 19 Aug 1274 
    Queen Consort of England 
    Acceded 1279 
    Countess of Ponthieu 
    • was Countess of Ponthieu in her own right from 1279 until her death in 1290, succeeding her mother and ruling together with her husband.
    Name Joana 
    _FSFTID LC5J-YK4 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LC5J-YK4 
    Died 29 Nov 1290  Herdeby, Near Grantham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Westminster Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Acceded: 19 AUG 1274,
      Westminster Abbey, London, England

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      Her devotion to Edward helped bring out his better qualities; after her death, his rule became somewhat arbitrary. Eleanor was the daughter of King Ferdinand III of Castile and his wife, Joan of Ponthieu.

      In 1254 Eleanor was married to Lord Edward, son of England's King Henry III. In honour of the event, her half brother, Alfonso X of Castile, transferred to Edward his claims to Gascony. When Henry III's baronial opponents seized power in England in 1264, Eleanor was sent for safety to France; she returned in October 1265, after Edward had crushed the rebels.

      Eleanor accompanied Edward on a crusade from 1270 to 1273. The story that she saved his life at Acre (now in Israel) by sucking poison from a dagger wound is evidently apocryphal. After Edward ascended the throne, Eleanor was criticized for allegedly mistreating the tenants on her lands. Upon her death, Edward erected the famous Eleanor Crosses--several of which still stand--at each place where her coffin rested on its way to London.



      Eleanor went with Edward on crusade in 1270; they were crowned 19 Aug 1274. She was one of the best-liked queens in British history. Her brother reigned as King Alfonso X (1252-84). "Ancestral Roots..." (Balt., 1992) pp. 110-30 states she d. at Grantham, England. She was age 10 when she married.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Castile

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    Person ID I2559  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 

    Father Ferdinand III (St.) of Castill, King of Castilla,   b. 5 Aug 1201, Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1252, Seville, , Andalucía, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Johanna (Joan) de Dammartin, Countess Ponthieu,   b. 1216, Abbeville, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1279, Abbeville, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Step 
    Married 1237  Abbey of Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castilla Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1225  Group Sheet

    Family Edward I Longshanks Plantagenet, King of England,   b. 17 Jun 1239, Westminster Palace, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1307, Burgh-On-The-Sands, Near Carlisle, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1254  Abbey of Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Princess Eleanor Plantagenet, Queen of Aragon,   b. 17 Jun 1264, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1297, Ghent, Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     2. Joan Plantagenet,   b. 1265,   d. 7 Sep 1265  (Age 0 years)
     3. John Plantagenet,   b. 10 Jul 1266,   d. 1 Aug 1272  (Age 6 years)
     4. Henry Plantagenet,   b. 13 Jul 1268,   d. Abt 14 Oct 1274  (Age 6 years)
     5. Julian (Catherine) Plantagenet,   b. 1271, Holy Land Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Princess Joan of Acre Plantagenet,   b. 1272, Acre, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1307, Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     7. Alfonso Plantagenet, 1st Earl Chester,   b. 24 Nov 1273, Bayonne, in Gascony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1284, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     8. Isabel Plantagenet,   b. Abt 1274,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Margaret Plantagenet, Duchess of Brabant,   b. 11 Sep 1275, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1318, Brussels, Brabant, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     10. Berengaria Plantagenet,   b. 1276,   d. Between 1277 and 1279  (Age 1 years)
     11. Mary Plantagenet, Nun at Amesbury,   b. 11 Mar 1278, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 8 Jul 1332, Amesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     12. Alice Plantagenet,   b. 12 Mar 1279,   d. 1291  (Age 11 years)
     13. Princess Elizabeth (Isabel) Plantagenet, Countess of Hereford And Essex,   b. 7 Aug 1282, Rhuddlan Castle, Carnarvon, Flint, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1316, Quendon, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     14. Edward II of Caernarvon Plantagenet, King of England,   b. 25 Apr 1284, Caernarvon Castle, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1327, Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     15. Beatrice Plantagenet,   b. 1286, Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Young
     16. Blanche Plantagenet,   b. 1290,   d. 1290  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F439  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).