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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Isabel de Clare : Birth: 1240. Death: ABT 1271

  2. Gilbert de Clare : Birth: 2 SEP 1243 in Christchurch, Hants, ENG. Death: 7 DEC 1295 in Monmouth Castle, Wales

  3. Thomas de Clare : Birth: ABT 1245 in of Thomond, Connaught, IRL. Death: 29 AUG 1287 in Clare, IRL

  4. Bogo of Clare : Birth: 1248. Death: 1294

  5. Margaret de Clare : Birth: 1250. Death: 1312

  6. Roese de Clare : Birth: ABT 1256. Death: AFT 1315

  7. Eglentina of Clare : Birth: 1257. Death: 1257


Sources
1. Title:   Weis--Magna Charta Sureties
Page:   107-4
2. Title:   Ancestry of Elizabeth of York, Marlyn Lewis, 1999
3. Title:   The Complete Peerage
Page:   9:377

Notes
a. Note:   Countess of Lincoln
  Maud de Lacy, widow of Richard, earl of Gloucester, outlived her husband by
 more than a quarter of a century, dying in March 1289. From 1262 until her
 death she held one-third of the Clare inheritance in dower, although her son
 Earl Gilbert the Red did successfully challenge the original composition of
 her dower portion, which was readjusted in 1267. Maud did not remarry,
 preferring to spend her long widowhood living off the revenues of her
 estates, contributing handsomely to ecclesiastical foundations, and helping
 to promote her children. Her activities on behalf of her daughters Margaret
 and Rohese have been noted , and she also attempted, with less success, to present her son Bogo to the church of Adlingfleet in Yorkshire. Her gifts to religious houses were numerous. In 1248 Earl Richard founded Clare Priory, the first house of Austin Friars in England, and after his death the countess continued his generosity with several grants of land to the priory. In addition, a scheme to found an Augustinian nunnery attracted her. In 1284 she refounded the priory of Canonsleigh in Devon. Canonsleigh was originally established for seven Augustinian canons by Walter de Clavill, a mesne tenant of the honor of
 Gloucester, but in 1284 Maud provided an annual gift of L200 for the support
 of an abbess and 40 canonesses of that order. She had originally had the
 idea of doing this for Sandleford Priory in Berkshire, but for some reason
 the plan fell through in 1274, and a decade later she refounded Canonsleigh
 instead. By 1286 the new nunnery was in existence, and the dispossessed
 canons were under royal protection."
 --- Michael Altschul, *A Baronial Family in Medieval England: The Clares,
 1217-1314*, Baltimore MD (Johns Hopkins Press) 1965. p 36-37


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