Hardin Clay Roots #1

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Everyone in this tree is related "someway" to me. My Y-DNA (Father's line) is of the Haplogroup "G-P303" ( I have an DNA match with another descendant of Jan Auckesze Van Nuys Born abt 1650 and Barbara Provoost ) - My X-DNA (Mother's Line) is of the haplogroup V1A

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  • ID: I234545
  • Name: Richard Fitz Gilbert De Clare
  • Given Name: Richard Fitz Gilbert De
  • Surname: Clare
  • Prefix: Ist Earl De Clare
  • Suffix: Ist 1
  • Name: Richard Fitzgilbert
  • Given Name: Richard
  • Surname: Fitzgilbert
  • Name: Richard De Tonbridge Tonbridge
  • Given Name: Richard De Tonbridge
  • Surname: Tonbridge
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1030 in Brionne, Eure, Normany, France
  • Death: May 1089 in St Neots, Huntingdonshire, , England 1
  • Burial: Abt 1090 Priory, St. Neot's, Huntingdonshire, England
  • _TAG:
  • _TAG9: 2 3 4 5
  • Reference Number: 1030 6
  • Reference Number: 1030 7
  • BLES:
  • Note: Lord Of Clare, Suffolk and Tonbridge, Kent
  • Event: Reigned
  • Note: Lord Of Clare, Suffolk and Tonbridge, Kent
  • Event: Alt. Birth Abt 1024
  • _UID: 7CDA298F147A49C5B83114566CCAF79CC6D1
  • Note:



    Richard Fitz Gilbert; also known as "de Bienfaite" (from th e quantity of his fiefs [so states BP, but CP states Richar d was lord of Bienfate & Orbec in Normandy]), "de Clare" o r "de Tonbridge" (from actual fiefs); went with his cousi n William I the Conqueror to England and was granted 176 Lo rdships, 95 of them associated with the Honour (feudal uni t of administration) of Clare, Suffolk, and others with Ton bridge, Kent. [Burke's Peerage]

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    Observations. In the times of the Heptarchy the border fort ress of Clare (Suffolk), on the confines of the Kingdoms o f East Anglia and Essex, was of the greatest importance, an d continued to be so or many centuries afterwards, when, i t was granted by the Conqueror to Richard FitzGilbert. Fitz Gilbert's successors the earlier Lords of Clare were, "it i s implied in the Lords' Reports [vol. iii, p. 124] and else where, styled Earls of Clare before they were Earls of Hert ford, but investigation disproves this," though doubtless , these Lords, after they obtained that Earldom, were accor ding to the usage of the period, frequently styled "Earls o f Clare," just as the Earls of Derby were styled "Earls Fer rers," &c. On account of the great importance of these feud al Barons, the earlier Lords of Clare, so frequently consid ered to have been actual Peers, a short account of them i s subjoined, as under.

    HOLDERS OF THE HONOUR OF CLARE (I) temp. William I

    RICHARD FITZGILBERT, styled (from his possessions) " DE BIE NFAITE," "DE CLARE," and "DE TONBRIDGE, was son of Gilbert , COUNT OF BRIONNE in Normandy, which Gilbert was son and h eir of Godfrey, COUNT OF BRIONNE, illegitimate son of Richa rd, DUKE OF NORMANDY. He was born before 1035, was Lord o f Bienfaite and Orbec in Normandy, accompanied his kinsman , William the Conqueror, into England, and was rewarded b y him with no less than 176 Lordships, of which 95 were i n Suffolk, attached to the Honour of Clare, which honour, , with the Castle of Clare, as also the Castle of Tonbridg e in Kent, he obtained, becoming thus Lord of Clare and o f Tonbridge. During the King's absence he was joint Chief j usticiar, and, as such, suppressed the revolt of 1075.

    He married Rohese, daughter of Walter GIFFARD, the elder, a nd aunt and heir of Walter [GIFFARD], 2nd Earl of Buckingha m, through which match his descendants became co-heirs to t he lands of that family. He was living 1081, but appears t o have died about 1090 being buried at St. Neots, co. Hunti ngdon. His widow was living, as such, 1113. [Complete Peera ge III:242, XIV:183, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

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    Richard FitzGilbert, having accompanied the Conqueror int o England, participated in the spoils of conquest and obtai ned extensive possessions in the new and old dominions of h is royal leader and kinsman. In 1073 we find him joined und er the designation of Ricardus de Benefacta, with William d e Warren, in the great office of Justiciary of England, wit h whom, in three years afterwards, he was in arms against t he rebellious lords Robert de Britolio, Earl of Hereford, a nd Ralph Waher, or Guarder, Earl of Norfolk and Suffolk, an d behaved with great gallantry. But afterwards, at the tim e of the General Survey, which was towards the close of Wil liam's reign, he is called Ricardus de Tonebruge, from hi s seat at Tonebruge (now Tunbridge) in Kent, which town an d castle he obtained from the archbishop of Canterbury in l ieu of the castle of Brion, at which time he enjoyed thirty -eight lordships in Surrey, thirty-five in Essex, three i n Cambridgeshire, with some others in Wilts and Devon, an d ninety-five in Suffolk, amongst those was Clare, whence h e was occasionally styled Richard de Clare, and that plac e in a few years afterwards becoming the chief seat of th e family, his descendants are said to have assumed thereupo n the title of Earls of Clare. This great feudal lord m. Ro hese, dau. of Walter Giffard, Earl of Buckingham, and had i ssue, Gilbert, his successor, Roger, Walter, Richard, Rober t, a dau. m. to Ralph de Telgers, and a dau. mo. to Eudo Da pifer. Richard de Tonebruge, or de Clare, whose is said t o have fallen in a skirmish with the Welsh, was s. by his e ldest son, Gilbert de Tonebruge. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dorman t and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, London, 1883, p. 1 18, Clare, Lords of Clare, Earls of Hertford, Earls of Glou cester]

    Earl de Claire
    Richard Fitz-gilbert, a lawyer, was the founder of the Hous e of Claire in England. He accompanied William the Conquero r into England and participated in the spoils of conquest , obtaining extensive possessions in the old and new domini on of his royal leader and kinsman. William the Conqueror , being the grandson of Richard, 4th Duke of Normandy, brot her of Godfrey. At the time of Domesday survey he was calle d Richard de Tonebruge, now Tunbridge, in Kent, which tow n he had obtained from the Archbishop of Canterbury in lie u of the Castle of Brione. At this time he had nearly 200 l ordships in various counties. One of these lordships was th at of Clare, in County Suffolk, which subsequently becomin g his chief seat, he became styled Richard de Clare. He mar ried Rohese, or Rohais, daughter of Walter Giffard de Bolbe c, who assisted in making the "General Survey." He is sai d to have fallen in a skirmish with the Welsh and was succe eded by his eldest son, Gilbert.

    Children
    Miss (Fitzgilbert) De CLARE b: Abt 1055 in Of, Normandy, F rance
    Ronais Fitz GILBERT b: Abt 1060 in
    Roger FITZRICHARD b: Abt 1050 in Of, Bienfaite, Normandy , France
    Walter FITZRICHARD b: Abt 1058 in Of, Chepstow, Monmouthsh ire, England
    Gilbert Fitzrichard De CLARE b: Abt 1065 in Of, Clare, Suf folk, England
    Richard De CLARE b: 1062 in, Tunbridge, Kent, England
    Robert (Fitzrichard) De CLARE b: 1064 in Of, Tunbridge, Ke nt, England
    Rohese Fitzrichard De CLARE b: 1067 in, Tunbridge, Kent, E ngland
    Adeliza De CLARE b: 1069 in, Tunbridge, Kent, England
    NAME: FORMAT Custom
    NAME: DISPLAY Richard FiltzGilbert
  • Note: (Medical):He fought in The Battle of Hastings, on 14 Oct 10 66. His descendents a re the family De Clare, Earls of Her tford and Earls of Pembroke. He was of Tonbridge, Kent, En gland. Also Known As:<_AKA> 1st Earl of Clare Founded the H ouse of Clare Died in a skirmish with the Welsh Was a lawye r and Chief Justice of England



    Father: Gilbert Fitz-Godfrey Of Brionne De Crispen b: 998 in Brionne, Eure, Normandy, France
    Mother: Gunnora "Constance" D' Anjou b: 1009 in Eu, Seine Inferieure, Normandy, France

    Marriage 1 Rohese Of Longueville De Giffard b: 1034 in Longueville-Sur-Scie, Seine-Inferieure, Nornandy, France
    • Married: 1054 in England
    • Event: Alt. Marriage Alt. Marriage Abt 1054
    • Note: ,,England
    • Change Date: 19 Jan 2014
    Children
    1. Has No Children Claremont Fitzrichard
    2. Has No Children Rohese De Clare Fitzrichard b: Abt 1055 in Brionne, Eure, Normandy, France
    3. Has No Children Adeliza Fitz Richard De Clare b: Abt 1060 in Tunbridge, Kent, England
    4. Has Children Robert Fitz-Richard De Clare b: Abt 1055
    5. Has Children Gilbert Fitzrichard De Tonebruge Clare b: 1065 in Clare, Suffolk, England
    6. Has No Children Gilbert De Clare,Earl Hertford Fitzrichard b: Bef 1066 in Clare, Suffilk, England
    7. Has No Children Roger Fitz Richard De Clare b: Abt 1057
    8. Has Children Avice Fitzrichard De Clare b: Abt 1058 in Brionne, Eure, Normandy, France
    9. Has No Children Alix Or Gunnor Fitz-Richard De Clare b: Abt 1060 in Normandy France
    10. Has Children Rohese Fitz Richard De Clare b: Abt 1060 in Tunbridge, Kent Or St. Noets, England
    11. Has Children Richard Fitz-Richard De Clare b: 1062 in Tunbridge, Kent, England
    12. Has No Children Walter Fitz Richard De Clare b: Abt 1062
    13. Has Children Ronais Fitz-Richard De Clare b: 1064 in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England between 1623 and 1650
      Title: Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New Englan d between 1623 and 1650
      Author: Frederick Lewis Weis
      Publication: Sixth Edition Genealogical Publishing, Inc. 1988 ISBN 0-806 3-1207-6
    2. Abbrev: Testerman, Cynthia
      Title: "Testerman," supplied by Testerman, 27-11-2005.
      Author: compiled by Cynthia Testerman [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\ ,]
      Repository:
        Name: n/a
        Note:




        UCLA Research Library
    3. Abbrev: Webster, Robert Edward
      Title: "Families of Webster, Bachman, Van Valkenburg,~," supplie d by Webster, 23-8-2009.
      Author: compiled by Robert Webster [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,]
      Repository:
        Name: n/a
        Note:




        UCLA Research Library
    4. Abbrev: crafane@yahoo.com
      Title: "Jones-Hedges Family Tree," 27-2-2009.
      Author: compiled by Stephen [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,]
      Repository:
        Name: n/a
        Note:




        UCLA Research Library
    5. Abbrev: Lane and Johnston Families
      Title: Lane and Johnston Families
      Author: Cynthia Testerman, Carole Lane
      Publication: unpublished,1988-2005, Maryland
      Note:
      This is a family genealogy researched by a mother and daugh ter team.
    6. Abbrev: Ancestry Family Trees
      Title: Ancestry Family Trees
      Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Networ k. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestr y members.
      Note:
      This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry F amily Tree files. This source citation points you to a curr ent version of those files. Note: The owners of these tre e files may have removed or changed information since thi s source citation was created.
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry.com
        http://www.Ancestry.com

      Page: Ancestry Family Trees
      Quality: 3
      Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=7913 974&pid=-974206888
    7. Abbrev: Ancestry Family Trees
      Title: Ancestry Family Trees
      Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Networ k. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestr y members.
      Note:
      This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry F amily Tree files. This source citation points you to a curr ent version of those files. Note: The owners of these tre e files may have removed or changed information since thi s source citation was created.
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry.com
        http://www.Ancestry.com

      Page: Ancestry Family Trees
      Quality: 3
      Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=7913 974&pid=-974202098

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