||Isabel (Clare) Marshal was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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Isabel de Clare, suo jure Countess of Pembroke and Striguil (1172-1220), was a Cambro-Norman-Irish noblewoman and one of the greatest heiresses in Wales and Ireland.
Isabel was described as pleasant, gentle, and extremely attractive. After her brother Gilbert's death in 1185, she became one of the wealthiest heiresses in the kingdom, owning besides the suo jure titles of Pembroke and Striguil much land in Wales and Ireland. She inherited the numerous castles on the inlet of Milford Haven, guarding the South Channel, including Pembroke Castle. She was a ward of King Henry II.
Isabel's five sons had no issue.
Her line continued through her daughters.
Isabel died in Pembrokeshire, Wales in 1220 at the age of forty-eight.Her husband had died the year before. She is buried at Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire.
Burial information of Isabel FitzGilbert de Clare at Tintern Abbey:
On July 7, 2006 Alton Rogers received an email from Richard Turner with the Wales government (Richard.Turner@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK) regarding the burial of Isabel, wife of William Marshal at Tintern Abbey. He provided the following from M.P. Siddons (ed) 1996, Visitations by the Heralds in Wales, Alan Sutton Publishing, Stroud, pp 37-39: Isabel de Clare is known to have been buried in the Abbey Church with two of her sons, Walter and Anselm. The chapter house at Tintern is early 13th century in date and the present Abbey Church was started in 1269. So none of these burial slabs will have been in their original position in 1531 when William Fellows visited the tomb of Aoife/Eva of Leinster, Isabel's mother: (Ive Burgh) "in the northe part of sayde Church Lyeth Ive Burgh, doughter to Makmure, King of Lymster in Irelande, and wife to Richard Strangebowe aforewrytten on the other side."
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