|Home | Contact | Statistics | Index|
Sir Gilbert Fitz Richard , Earl of Clare, Tonbridge and Cardigan (1065-1115)
|Name:||Gilbert Fitz Richard , Earl of Clare, Tonbridge and Cardigan|
|Father:||Richard Fitz Gilbert, Earl of Clare, Lord of Beinfaite, Orbec and Tonbridge (1035-1090)|
|Mother:||Rohese Giffard (1034?-1133)|
Individual Events and Attributes
|Spouse||Adelize (Alice) de Claremont ( - )|
|Children||Richard Fitzgilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Hertford (1094-1136)|
Gilbert Fitz Richard (1065-1115) was son of Richard Fitz Gilbert and Rohese Giffard. He succeeded to his father's possessions in England, his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, succeeding to his father's lands in Normandy.
He was granted lands and the Lordship of Cardigan by Henry I, including Cardigan Castle. He founded the Priory at Clare. Supposedly present at the suspicious death of William II in 1100. Fathered nine children, two of whom became peers of the realm.