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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Princess Joan of England weds Sir Gilbert de Clare

On this date in our family history . . . the 30th day of April . . . in the year 1290 . . . Princess Joan of England becomes the bride of Sir Gilbert de Clare at Westminster Abbey in Middlesex, England . . . Joan and Gilbert are said to be 19th great-grandparents of Walt Disney . . . and they also appear to be 20th great-grandparents of our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma of this Blogger . . .

A Roll of the Household Expenses of Richard de Swinfield, Bishop of Hereford, During Part of the Years 1289 and 1290 By Johannes de Kemeseye, John Webb: "STRETTON in its beautiful dale The Master of the Temple was lord of the manor This and the two preceding churches were in the deanery of Wenlock To those who were acquainted with what was then going on at the royal court the day was one of unusual interest remarkable for the nuptials of the Princess Joan of Acre with Gilbert de Clare sometime the contentious neighbour of the see The patron of Strctton in 20 Edw I If Cantilupe had not been cut off Sprenghose would in all probahility not have continued uncorrected so long During the attempts of that prelate to reform his diocese he expressed himself very strongly on the subject of those who ventured to transgress A passage in a letter to hi"

The Chronicle of Florence of Worcester with the two continuations; comprising annals of English history, from the departure of the Romans to the reign of Edward I. By Florence, Thomas Forester, John, John de Taxster: "The earl of Gloucester marries the princess Joan of Acre Gilbert de Clare earl of Gloucester married at Westminster on the last day of the month of April the lady Joan surnamed of Acre from her having been born there the daughter of the king of England "

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