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Princess Joan of Acre Plantagenet[1]

Female 1272 - 1307  (35 years)


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  • Name Joan of Acre Plantagenet 
    Prefix Princess 
    Born 1272  Acre, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _FSFTID 9C77-SVM 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9C77-SVM 
    Died 23 Apr 1307  Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Countess of Gloucester and Hertford. Her father had arranged for her to be
      married to Amadeus of Savoy, but she had already secretly married to Ralph,
      a member of the Kings household.
      http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedlkup.php/n=royal?royal01268

      «b»Joan of Acre«/b» («u»May «/u» «u»1271 «/u» - «u»April 7«/u», «u»1307«/u») was a daughter of King «u»Edward I of England «/u»and his first wife, «u»Eleanor of Castile (1241-1290) «/u»
      Joan got her name from her birthplace, «u»Akko <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akko>«/u» (Acre), Hazofan, «u»Palestine «/u». It differentiates her from an earlier Joan born to the couple, who died in infancy. Joan of Acre was born while her parents were traveling to the Middle East on the «u»Ninth Crusade «/u». At least part of her childhood she spent in France with her maternal grandmother, «u»Jeanne de Dammartin, Countess of Ponthieu «/u». She was betrothed as a child to Hartman, son of King «u»Rudolph I of Germany «/u», but he died in 1282 after drowning in the Rhine.
      In «u»1290 «/u», at «u»Westminster Abbey«/u», Joan married «u»Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford«/u». He was nearly thirty years her senior. Their four children were:
      «u»Gilbert de Clare, 8th Earl of Hertford «/u»
      «u»Eleanor de Clare«/u»
      «u»Margaret de Clare «/u»
      «u»Elizabeth de Clare«/u»
      Following her husband's death in «u»1295 «/u», Joan clandestinely married «u»Ralph de Monthermer, 1st Baron Monthermer «/u», a knight in her household, in 1297. Her father, King Edward I, was enraged by this lowly second marriage, especially since he was arranging a marriage for her to an Italian nobleman. He had Monthermer thrown in prison, and Joan had to plead for the release of her husband. According to the St. Albans chronicler, she told her father, "«i»No one sees anything wrong if a great earl marries a poor and lowly woman. Why should there be anything wrong if a countess marries a young and promising man?«/i»" At last her father relented, released Monthermer from prison in August 1297, and allowed him to hold the title of Earl of Gloucester and Hereford during Joan's lifetime. Monthermer and Joan had four children:
      Mary de Monthermer, born October 1297. In 1306 her grandfather King Edward I arranged for her to wed «u»Duncan Macduff, 8th Earl of Fife «/u»
      Joan de Monthermer, born 1299, became a nun at «u»Amesbury «/u».
      «u»Thomas de Monthermer, 2nd Baron Monthermer «/u», born 1301.
      Edward de Monthermer, born 1304 and died 1339. He fought in the Scottish campaign in 1335, but spent much of his life in service to his half-sister «u»Elizabeth «/u», who provided for him during his last illness and buried him next to their mother.
      Joan died in childbirth in 1307 at the manor of Clare in «u»Suffolk «/u», «u»England «/u», a family possession, and was buried at the «u»Augustinian «/u» priory there. Her child was stillborn. Miracles were said to occur at her grave, especially the healing of toothache, back pain, and fever.


      «b»Sources
      «tab»«/b»Costain, Thomas. «u»A History of the Plantagenets, Vol III <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=A_History_of_the_Plantagenets%2C_Vol_III&action=edit>«/u»
      «tab»Underhill, Frances A. «i»For Her Good Estate«/i», 1999.


      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Acre
    Person ID I4211  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Eleanor (Leonor) of Castile, Countess de Ponthieu,   b. 1244, Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1290, Herdeby, Near Grantham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1254  Abbey of Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F439  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Herman,   d. 1282 
    Married Type: Associated with 
    _STAT Associated with 
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F5197  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Gilbert the Red de Clare, 3rd Earl of Gloucester,   b. 2 Sep 1243, Christchurch, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1295, Monmouth Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1290  Westminster Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret de Clare,   b. Oct 1292,   d. 9 Apr 1342  (Age ~ 49 years)
     2. Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester,   b. 10 May 1291,   d. 24 Jun 1314, Bannockburn Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     3. Elizabeth de Clare,   b. 16 Sep 1295, Tewkesbury, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1360  (Age 65 years)
     4. Eleanor de Clare,   b. Oct 1292, Caerphilly Castle, Glamorgan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1337  (Age ~ 44 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F3712  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Baron Ralph de Monthermer, Earl of Hertford,   d. 1325 
    Married Jan 1297 
    Children 
     1. Mary de Monthermer,   b. 1298,   d. Aft 1371  (Age 74 years)
     2. Thomas de Monthermer, 2nd Baron Monthermer,   b. 1301,   d. 1340, battle of Sluys Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     3. Edward de Monthermer, 3rd Baron Monthermer,   b. 1304,   d. 1340  (Age 36 years)
     4. Joan de Monthermer, Nun at Amesbury,   d. 1299
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F6467  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Amadeus V the Great de Savoie, Count of Savoy,   b. Abt 1253, Le Bourget-du-Lac Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1323, Avignon, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Type: Associated with 
    _STAT Associated with 
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F6470  Group Sheet

  • 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).