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Maud (Clare) de Welle (abt. 1279 - bef. 1327)

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Maud "Lady Clifford" de Welle formerly Clare aka de Clare, de Clifford, de Welles
Born about in Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Wife of — married before [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Badlesmere, Kent, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jun 2011
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Maud de Clare is a descendant of Magna Carta surety barons
Richard de Clare, Gilbert de Clare, John de Lacy, and Saher de Quincy.



Maud (Clare) de Welle was a member of aristocracy in England.

Maud de Clare was the daughter of Sir Thomas de Clare of Thomond and his wife Julian FitzMaurice.[1][2][3]

Sir Thomas de Clare was a descendant of Magna Carta surety barons
Richard de Clare, Gilbert de Clare, John de Lacy, and Saher de Quincy.


On 13 November 1295, she married Sir Robert de Clifford,[4] 1st Lord Clifford, hereditary Sheriff of Westmorland, Governor of Carlisle & Nottingham Castles, Guardian of Norham Castle. He was the son of Roger de Clifford, Justice of the Forest south of Trent and Isabel de Vipont.

Death of Robert de Clifford

Maud's husband Robert was slain at the Battle of Bannockburn, 24 June 1314.


In November 1315, while still a widow, Maud was abducted by John le Irish, Keeper of Barnard Castle.

Marriage to Sir Robert de Welles

Very soon afterwards, before 16 December 1315, she married (without license) Sir Robert de Welles, Constable of Pendragon Castle. They had no issue.[5][6][7]


Maud de Clare died shortly before 24 May 1327.[7]



Maude de Clare and her husband Robert de Clifford had 2 sons (Roger[8] and Robert[9], successively 2nd and 3rd Barons Clifford) and 2 daughters (Idoine[10][11], and Margaret[12], [5][6][7][13][14]

  1. Roger, IV
  2. Robert
  3. Idione, wife of Sir Henry de Percy, 2nd Lord Percy;
  4. Margaret, wife of Sir Peter de Mauley, 3rd Lord Mauley

Unproven Issue

  1. Catherine
  2. John
  3. Andrew


  1. Magna Carta Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 86-87
  2. Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 216-217
  3. profile for Clare-788 had father as Thomas de Clare Clare-790, son of Sir Richard Clare-99 and Maud de Lucie
  4. Dictionary of National Biography, page 72
  5. 5.0 5.1 Magna Carta Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 90
  6. 6.0 6.1 Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 220
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 242
  8. Complete Peerage, Vol. III, p. 291
  9. Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 214
  10. Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 575
  11. Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 335
  12. Magna Carta Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 135
  13. Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 67
  14. Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 348-349
  • Ancestral Roots 8th ed. 2004 F.L. Weis Line 64-32 pp. 72-73
  • Richardson, Douglas: Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol. II p. 242-243
  • Richardson, Douglas: Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition (2011), 4 vols, Vol 1, p. 502, CLIFFORD 6.
  • Richardson, Douglas: Plantagenet Ancestry, 1st Edition (2005)
  • Gibbs, Vicary: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland. Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, 2nd Edition (1910).
See also:
  • The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 354.
  • Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 759.
  • Maud de Clare, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed June 5, 2015), citing
    • Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry, Plantagenet Ancestry, and Royal Ancestry
    • Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. III, p. 291; The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 354; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 759.
    • The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. III, p. 291
  • Mary Hillard Hinton, Genealogist, Raleigh, NC
•Extinct and Dormant Peerages, 1831 •Magna Carta Barons and their Descendants, pgs. 159, 241, 269, 270, 292 •Virginia Heraldica, pgs. 66, 69, 87, 88 •Ancestral Papers #119, of the National Society of Runnymeade •Wurt's Magna Carta •The Carter Family

Edited for January 2014 Style Standards. Gedcoms in Changes.

Note: The following profiles for children that are probably someone else's were detached from Maud Clare and her husband Robert:

John, Andrew, Catherine

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On 9 Jun 2015 at 17:08 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! This profile is in the Magna Carta trail between the Gateway Ancestor Robert Peyton and Magna Carta surety baron Saher de Quincy. This trail has just been placed in the queue for review. For more information about the Magna Carta project, see the project page. To see information about the 800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, see Magna Carta 800th.

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