Princess Joan PLANTAGENET, Of Acre

Princess Joan PLANTAGENET, Of Acre[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]

Female 1272 - 1307  (35 years)

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  • Name Joan PLANTAGENET 
    Prefix Princess 
    Suffix Of Acre 
    Born 1272  (Holy Land Acre) Akko, Hazafon, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Gender Female 
    AKA Joan of Acre 
    Died 23 Apr 1307  Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Buried 26 Apr 1307  Austin Friars', Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Person ID I13619  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2019 

    Father Edward I "Longshanks" PLANTAGENET, King Of England,   b. 17 Jun 1239, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1307, Near Calais, Scotland Enroute Battle With Scotts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Queen Eleanor Alfonsez Princess Of CASTILE,   b. 1244, Burgos, Burgos, Spain: Married At Age 9 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1290, Grantham Heredeby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1254  Abbey Of Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 16
    Family ID F4285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Gilbert I "The Red Earl" De CLARE, Sir Knight/9Th Earl/Gloucester,   b. 2 Sep 1243, Christ Church, Hampshire, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1295, Monmouth Castle, Monmouthshire, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1290  Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 17
    Children 
     1. Margaret De CLARE,   b. 12 Oct 1292, Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1342, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. Gilbert II De CLARE, 7th Earl Gloucester/Hertford,   b. 10 May 1291, Winchcombe (Near Tewkesbury), Gloucester, Eng (Or 11Th) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1314, Bannockburn, Stirlingshire, Scotland (Battle) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     3. Richard DE CLARE,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elizabeth De CLARE, Baroness D'amory,   b. 16 Sep 1295, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1360, St Mary's Ware, Hertfordshire, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Eleanore (Alianore) De CLARE,   b. Oct 1292, Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1337, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F6998  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ralph De MONTHERMER, 1st Lord/Keeper Cardiff Castle/Earl Hertford/Glouc,   b. 1262,   d. 5 Apr 1325, Prob. Eng Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Jan 1296-1297  Akko, Hazafon, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas De MONTHERMER, Sir/2Nd Lord,   b. 5 Oct 1301, Stoke, Ham, Wiltshire, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1340, Battle Of Sluys (Slain At Sea Fighting French) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F6999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • Joan was a remarkably active woman in the dozen years following the Red Earl's death. By the terms of the marriage agreement of 1290, the entire inheritance was off jointly on Gilbert and Joan. This meant that it would not be possible for her father Edward I to grant her only a third of the estates and control the rest himself during the long minority of her son Gilbert. Joan was thus sole mistress of the inheritance, and she controlled it with marked ability. In1297, much to Edward's displeasure, she secretly married another wise obscure knight in her *familia*, Ralph de Monthermer (d. 1325). Ralph was styled earl of Gloucester *jure uxoris* and for the next decade administered the estates with the king's daughter. After Joan's death, his rights to the estates and title lapsed, and he was thenceforth treated as an ordinary baron. His children by Joan of Acre were likewise excluded from the inheritance, and had no future connection with the Clares, aside from a daugher, Mary, who was married in 1307 to Duncan,son and heir of Duncan, earl of Fife, and Joan, the Red Earl's daughter by his first marriage to Alice de Lusignan. Joan of Acre died in April, 1307, but during her tenure of the inheritance important modifications were introduced in its administrative structure. After Isabella de Fortibus, dowager countess of Devon and Aumale (1262 93), Countess Joan stands as perhaps the best example in thirteenth century English historyof the ability of a widow to run the estates and otherwise manage the complex affairs of a great comital house."

      Joan of Acre died in April, 1307, but during her tenure of the inheritance of Gloucester important modifications were introduced in its administrative structure. After Isabella de Fortibus, dowager countess of Devon and Aumale (1262-93), Countess Joan stands as perhaps the best example in thirteenth century English history of the ability of a widow to run the estates and otherwise manage the complex affairs of a great comital house."
      --- Michael Altschul, *A Baronial Family in Medieval England: The Clares,
      1217-1314*, Baltimore MD (Johns Hopkins Press) 1965. p 38-39.

      Gilbert de Clare was not young when he married the fiery-spirited, sloe-eyed Joanna and took her to live at his country retreat in Clerkenwell not far from the Tower, where the king and queen were again in residence. She left for her new home with great fanfare, laden with royal gifts. After being a widow a year, she secretly married a completely unknown squire in her husbands retinue, Ralph de Monthermer. Through this marriage he became possessed in his own right of the earldoms of Gloucester & Hertford. The fact that a royal princess had dared to marry this obscure fellow became a cause celebr which for a time separated her from the affection of her father. It proved to be a marriage, however, leading ultimately to a firm friendship between the new son-in-law and Edward.

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