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Amice (Clare) de Redvers (1220 - bef. 1284)

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Lady Amice "Countess of Devon" de Redvers formerly Clare
Born in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Walesmap
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Amice de Clare was born 27 May 1220,[1]probably the eldest child of Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Hertford and Earl of Gloucester, and his wife, Isabel Marshal.

She was betrothed on 29 October 1226 while still a child to Baldwin de Reviers (Redvers), Earl of Devon, and perhaps married that year.[2]

They had three children:

  1. Baldwin de Redvers, born 1 January 1235/36, succeeded his father as Earl of Devon;[3]
  2. Isabel de Redvers, born in July 1237, Countess of Aumale and Devon;[4]
  3. Margaret de Redvers, born about 1240, a nun in Laycock Abbey.[5]

Her husband died 15 February 1244/45 and her dower was assigned on 22 April 1245. The King gave his assent for her second marriage to Robert de Gynes (Guines), younger son of Arnoul II, Count of Guines on 10 January 1247/48 if she consented, but it is possible the marriage didn't ever take place, and she was definitely unmarried in April 1249.[6]

She founded Abbey of Buckland in Devon, and died shortly before 21 January 1283/84.[7] The Priory of St Martin-des-Champs in Paris, (quoted by Cawley) notes that she died on 27 November, presumably in 1283, but this isn't confirmed by any other source.[8]

For more information about her life see - Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edn. Volume 1, page 454, CLARE 2i.


  1. Wikipedia has born circa 1210 but this is impossible given her mother was born 9 October 1200
  2. Cawley; Cokayne, p. 319
  3. Cokayne, p. 319
  4. Cokayne, p. 322
  5. Cokayne, p. 319, note (f)
  6. Cokayne, p. 319, including note (e)
  7. Cawley, Cokayne, p. 319
  8. Cawley
  • Cokayne, George Edward, The Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, 2nd ed,, vol. 4, ed. by Hon. Vicary Gibbs, & H. Arthur Doubleday, London: St Catherine Press, 1916. Published in electronic form by ABC Publications, 2003.

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On 20 May 2016 at 18:24 GMT Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill wrote:

Jayme, I don't think he should be added. The information with regard to the marriage consent is part of the biography. Since it's unknown whether they married, and no known children (that I'm aware of) for them, I see no reason to attach him...

On 20 May 2016 at 17:58 GMT Jayme (Mullins) Arrington wrote:

Should Guines-22, Robert de Guines, be attached as a spouse? Looks like consent for the marriage was given, but the marriage itself may not have taken place.

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