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Matilda (Senlis) Clare (abt. 1093 - 1140)

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Matilda "Maud" Clare formerly Senlis aka de Senlis, de St. Liz, de Quincy
Born about in Huntingdonshire, Englandmap
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Wife of — married in Buckley, Northamptonshire, , Englandmap
Wife of — married after [location unknown]
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Died in Leicestershire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Sep 2010
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On 4 Jan 2012 Paul Lee wrote:

Baroness of Baynard by right of her husband Sir Richard de Clare


Matilda of Northampton de SENLIS aka Maud (de) ST. LIZ

Born: abt. 1094 Died: by 1163

HM George I's 16-Great Grandmother. Lady Diana's 22-Great Grandmother. PM Churchill's 23-Great Grandmother. Geo Washington's 17-Great Grandmother. Agnes Harris's 17-Great Aunt.

Husbands/Partners: William `Brito' de TOENI ; Saher (Saire) de QUINCY ; Robert FitzRICHARD de CLARE

Children: William MESCHINES ; Robert I de QUINCY ; Maud FitzROBERT ; Walter FitzROBERT de CLARE

Maud of Northumbria (1074–1130), countess for the Honour of Huntingdon, was the daughter of Waltheof II, Earl of Northumbria and Judith of Lens, the last of the major Anglo-Saxon earls to remain powerful after the Norman conquest of England in 1066. She inherited her father's earldom of Huntingdon and married twice.

Her mother, Judith, refused to marry Simon I of St Liz, 1st Earl of Northampton. This refusal angered her uncle, King William I of England, who confiscated Judith's estates after she fled the country. Instead her daughter Maud was married to Simon of St Liz in 1090. She had a number of children with St Liz including:

1. Matilda of St Liz (Maud), married Robert FitzRichard and then Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester..

2. Simon II de St Liz, 4th Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton.

3. Saint Walteof de St Liz (1100 – bt 1159–1160).

Her first husband died in 1109 and Maud next married King David I of Scotland in 1113. From this marriage she had:

1. Malcolm of Scotland (born c. 1113, date of death unknown)

2. Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon

3. Claricia of Scotland (c. 1115 – c. 1130)

4. Hodierna of Scotland (c. 1117 – c. 1140)

The Scottish House of Dunkeld produced the remaining Earls of Huntingdon of the first creation of the title. She was succeeded to the Earldom of Huntingdon by her son Henry.

According to John of Fordun, she died in 1130 and was buried at Scone, but she appears in a charter dated 1147.

The family of de Quincy had arrived in England after the Norman Conquest, and took their name from Cuinchy in the Arrondissement of Béthune; the personal name "Saer" was used by them over several generations. Both names are variously spelled in primary sources and older modern works, the first name being sometimes rendered Saher or Seer, and the surname as Quency or Quenci.

The first recorded Saer de Quincy (known to historians as "Saer I") was lord of the manor of Long Buckby in Northamptonshire in the earlier twelfth century, and second husband of Matilda of St Liz, stepdaughter of King David I of Scotland. This marriage produced two sons, Saer II and Robert de Quincy. It was Robert, the younger son, who was the father of the Saer de Quincy who eventually became Earl of Winchester. By her first husband Robert Fitz Richard, Matilda was also the paternal grandmother of Earl Saer's close ally, Robert Fitzwalter.

Robert Fitz Richard

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He married (c. 1114), Maud de St. Liz, daughter of Sir Simon de St Liz, Earl of Northampton, and Maud de Huntingdon.

Children were:

Sir Walter Fitz Robert, (b. c. 1124).

Maud Fitz Robert, (b. c. 1132), Essex, who married (c. 1146, William d'Aubigny, son of Sir William d'Aubigny, Lord of Belvoir, and Cecily Bigod.

Maud was also called Matilda de Senlis.

Maud married Robert fitz Richard, son of Richard fitz Gilbert, Justiciar of England and Rohesia Giffard, in 1112; later she married Saher I de Quency circa 1135.

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