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Constanza (Castilla) de Castilla y León LG (1354 - 1394)

Constanza (Constance) "Infanta, Duchess of Lancaster" de Castilla y León LG formerly Castilla
Born in Castrojeriz, Burgos, Spainmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 29 Sep 1371 in Roquefort, near Bordeaux in Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Leicester Castle, Leicestershiremap
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Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster


Constanza /Perez/ [1]
b. 1354 Castrojeriz, Burgos, Spain[2]
d. 1394-03-24 Leicester, Leicestershire[3]
Burial: St. Mary, Leicester[2]

Death and burial of Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster

(Royal Ancestry & Royal Tombs of Medieval England) She was the elder daughter of Pedro I of Castile and sister of Isabella, Duchess of York. Constance married John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster in 1371. She died on 24 March 1394, and was buried before the high altar in the church of St. Mary in the Newarke, Leicester. St. Mary's was a collegiate church and hospital founded by Henry, Earl of Lancaster in 1331 and enlarged in the 1350s by the first duke, Henry of Grosmont, who presented it with a relic of the Crown of Thorns. Leland described Constance's tomb as 'tumbe of marble with an image of (brasse) like a quene on it', but it is unclear whether the image was an incised brass or metal effigy. John of Gaunt's will of 1399 endowed a chantry at Newarke for himself and Constance, but it was not licensed until 1403. The collegiate church was demolished following the suppression of the college in 1548. Only the hospital chapel survives, and contains a female effigy and tomb-chest possibly originating from the collegiate church.

Early Life

p. Pedro I[4] and mistress Maria Juana de PADILLA[5]
Child: Beatriz Perez
Child: Constanza Perez
Child: Isabel UNKNOWN
Child: Alfonso Perez


m. John 'Of Gaunt' SEP 1371 Rochefort-sur-Mer, Charente-Maritime, France[2][6]



  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. I p. 88
  • Royal Ancestry 2013 D. Richardson Vol. II p. 122
  • Royal Ancestry 2013 D. Richardson Vol. III p. 492-500
  • Royal Tombs of Medieval England M. Duffy 2003 p. 154-155
  1. Perez-166 FAMILY 6162011.GED on Jun 20, 2011 by Michael Stephenson. S2: Pedigree Resource File CD 49 Publication: (Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2002); S3: Ancestral File (TM) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SAINTS June 1998
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Perez-166 FAMILY 6162011.GED on Jun 20, 2011 by Michael Stephenson. hofundssonAnces.ged
  3. 104-B.ged 12 Sep 2010.
  4. House of Burgundy
  5. Peter m. María de Padilla in secret, but was forced to repudiate her. Maria was then kept as a mistress
  6. 22 Sep 2010 PittsPenn_2010-09-21.ged. S00846: NOTEWFT Vol. 1 Tree #3226 dtd June 2, 1995. Constanza Perez Princess Of CASTILE & LEON

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