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Maud (Clare) de Brewes (abt. 1175 - aft. 1220)

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Maud de Brewes formerly Clare aka de Clare, de Breuse
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She was born about 1175. She married William de Brewes, son of William de Brewes, Lord of Abergavenny, Brecon, & Ower Gwent, Seigneur de Briouze and Matilda (Maud) de St. Valerie, before 1198. They had 4 sons (John; Giles; Philip; and Walter) and 1 daughter (Maud, wife of Sir Henry de Tracy).[1][2][3][4] Maud (Matilda) de Clare died after 10 July 1220.[1][3]

Richardson writes (MCA):

"Maud escaped when her husband was captured. She was imprisoned in Corfe Castle, and was restored to her father 28 July 1213. In June 1215 custody of the town of Buckingham, Buckinghamshire was granted to Maud's father, Earl Richard de Clare. In 1217 she had letters of conduct to come to England. In 1219 Maud sued her brother-in-law, Reynold de Brewes, for dower in the manors of Shoreham, Bramber, Beeding, Steyning, Findon, Knepp (in Shipley), Horsham, Warnham, and Washington, Sussex."

Father Sir Richard de Clare, Magna Charta Surety, 3rd Earl Hertford, Earl of Clare, Lord of Clare, Tewksbury, & Glamorgan[1][2][3], d. bt 30 Oct 1217 - 28 Nov 1217

Mother Amicia of Gloucester[1][2][3], d. 1 Jan 1225

Children by William de Brewes (d. 1210)[1][3]

  • John de Brewes, lord of Gower, Bramber, Findon, & Washington, d bef 16 Jul 1232.
  • Maud de Brewes[5][6]
  • Walter de Brewes, d. before 14 Jan 1234
  • Giles de Brewes, d. after Jan 1218

Additional daughters named by other sources[7]

  • Annor (Eleanor) de Brewes
  • Eve de Brewes


Marlyn Lewis writes:[8]

Maud (Matilda) de Clare This person is problematic. I think we are dealing with two different ladies (Maud de Clare and Maud de Clere). The first [this profile] did marry William de Brewes and I think her parents are Richard de Clare and Amicia of Gloucester. The other was Maud de Clere, sister of the Treasurer of York Minster. That Maud married Roger de Lacy. (ODNB)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edn, Vol. I, p. 313-4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edn, Vol. I, p. 446-8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 526-7.
  4. Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 183.
  5. Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 75.
  6. Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 55.
  7. Some Early English Pedigrees, by Vernon M. Norr, p. 34.
  8. Our Royal, Titled, Noble and Commoner Ancestors, p191, i5728
See also:
  • Douglas Richardson: Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition (2011), 4 vols.
  • Douglas Richardson: Royal Ancestry, 1st Edition (2013), 5 vols.
  • Magna Carta Ancestry 2011 2nd ed. Vol. I p. 313-316
  • FMG: MATILDA [Joan] de Clare ([1185/90]-). [1]

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On 28 Apr 2016 at 02:29 GMT Jason Clark wrote:

The FMG entry would make these 3 women the same woman:

Clare-672 Clare-674 Arglwydd_de_Clare-1

On 2 Feb 2016 at 23:37 GMT RJ Horace wrote:

DeClare-21 and Clare-672 appear to represent the same person because: Bramber belonged to the Braose/Brewes family. No other Maud de Clare has a Bramber connection.

On 14 Jun 2014 at 19:00 GMT Sheri Havens wrote:

Clare-317 and De Clare-485 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate

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