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Joan of England (Plantagenet) de Clare (1272 - 1307)

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Joan of England "of Acre , Countess of Hertford and Gloucester" de Clare formerly Plantagenet aka de Monthermer
Born in Akko (Acre), Hazofan, (Crusader) Kingdom of Jerusalemmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, Englandmap
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Clare Manor, Suffolk, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Feb 2011 | Last significant change: 25 Nov 2018
22:07: C. Mackinnon edited the Status Indicators for Joan of England (Plantagenet) de Clare. [Thank C. for this]
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Joan of Acre, Countess of Hertford and Gloucester
b. April 1272 Acre, Palestine
p. Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.
m.1 Wikipedia: Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester
m.2 Wikipedia: Ralph de Monthermer, 1st Baron Monthermer


The House of Plantagenet crest.
Joan of England (Plantagenet) de Clare is a member of the House of Plantagenet.

Joan was born in Palestine while her parents were on crusade. The seventh child, and second surviving daughter of Edward I and his first wife, she was raised in Ponthieu by her grandmother Jeanne de Dammartin, widow of Ferdinand III of Castile.

In 1278, her father sent Stephen of Penecester and his wife to bring Joan to England. She married twice, and is remembered for alleged miracles at her grave.

Death and burial of Joan of England

(Royal Ancestry) Joan of England died 7 April 1307, and was buried in the Austin Friars at Clare, Suffolk.

Austin Friars in Clare, Suffolk was known as Clare Priory (or Friary) founded in 1248 by Richard de Clare (d.1262), who had the "Honour of Clare" being lord of the area. The priory was the first house of Augustinians in England and was the "mother house" of its 34 priories in that country. The priory was suppressed by Henry VIII in 1538 and fell into disrepair with many buildings lost completely. Some remains of the original priory still exist but the present Clare Priory is a more modern building. There are no records of ancient Clare monuments/tombs and these were probably destroyed following surrender of the priory ion 1538. But the priory does have a tomb attributed to Joan of England & Acre.

Joan died in childbirth at Clare Manor, Suffolk. She was buried "before a concourse of royal and noble personages."

Other notables buried at Clare Priory were Lionel of Antwerp Duke of Clarence & Earl of Ulster and his wife Elizabeth de Burgh. The priory does have a remnant tomb of Lionel, Duke of Clarence and Elizabeth, his wife, in the wall on the south side of the choir.

In 2006 e-mails were exchanged between Alton Rogers and the Rector of Clare Priory who advised of its memorial to Joan of England, Elizabeth de Burgh and Lionel of Antwerp.

The memorial reads: Pray for the ancestors of King Richard II and Queen Anne Neville. Buried at Clare Priory Joan of Acre Countess of Gloucester and Hereford d.1307, Elizabeth de Burgh Duchess of Clarence and Countess of Ulster 1332-1363, Lionel of Antwerp Duke of Clarence and Earl of Ulster 1338-1368


Magna Carta Ancestries, by Douglas Richardson, publ. 2005
Roderick W. Stuart, Royalty for Commoners: The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Phillipa, fourth edition (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002)

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On 25 Nov 2018 at 22:04 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Raised this over a year ago. This image is NOT Joan of Acre. Check any costume book. See G2G conversation. The portrait used here thought to be Catherine Howard. Removing image.

On 21 Apr 2018 at 18:49 GMT Stephen McCallum wrote:

558 Wikidata - Different death date

On 13 Jun 2017 at 10:46 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Can someone clarify the portrait? It is TUDOR!

On 13 Jun 2017 at 10:46 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Can someone clarify the portrait? It is TUDOR!

On 28 Jul 2016 at 18:58 GMT P (Ross) R wrote:

This from may go along with her:UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current

Birth, Marriage & Death Name Edward I Spouse Eleanor of Castile Father King Henry III Mother Eleanor of Provence Birth 16 06 1239 - Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Death 7 07 1307 - Burgh-by-Sands, City of Carlisle, Cumbria, England

On 28 Oct 2014 at 20:22 GMT Cody Coggins wrote:

Mother of Hawise (De Monthermer) Blewett [1] [2]?

Joan of England is 27 degrees from Rosa Parks, 25 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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