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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Margaret de Clare weds Hugh de Audley

On this date in our family history . . . the 28th day of April . . . in the year 1317 . . . Margaret de Clare (widow of Piers de Gaveston) becomes the bride of Hugh de Audley at Windsor Castle in England . . . this Margaret and Hugh are believed to be 20th great-grandparents of our Josephine . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. 

Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant By George Edward Cokayne: "Text not available"
In Archaeologia Cambrensis (1883), John Skinner, Cambrian Archaeological Association, says that . . . 

Hugh de Audley, whom Margaret next married, was son of Hugh, a cadet of the Barons Audley, of Heleigh Castle. She was then styled widow of Piers Gaveston, and having become a coheiress, she had by partition, llth Edward II, the castle and tower of Newport, the manors of Stowe, Rempney, Dyneley, and Maghay, the hamlet of Frenebothe (Ebbw), and the commote of Wentloog. Thornbury also came to her, and Tonbridge Castle, and much English property. Thus the Monmouthshire portion of the lordship was cut off from the Glamorgan part. 15th Edward II, Audley was in arms for Thomas of Lancaster, and was taken at Boroughbridge, but pardoned owing to his wife's interest.

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1 comment:

Beth Niquette said...

How VERY fascinating! More threads tying into the present from the past.

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