Humphrys genealogy

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Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester

Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester,
Gilbert de Clare, "the Red", born 1243.
See wikipedia and wikitree and genealogics.
During the Second Barons' War he led the massacre of the Jews at Canterbury in 1264.
He built the massive Caerphilly Castle, Wales. Started in 1268.
He built Morlais Castle, Wales, started c.1287.
He mar 2ndly, 1290, to Joan of Acre [dau of Edward I].
He died 1295, age 52 yrs.
He had issue by 2nd wife:

  1. Eleanor de Clare, born 1292.
    She mar 1stly, 1306, to Hugh le Despenser the younger and had issue.
    He was executed 1326.
    She mar 2ndly, 1329, to William la Zouche, 1st Baron Zouche of Mortimer.
    He was born William de Mortimer. He is not to be confused with William la Zouche, 1st Baron Zouche of Haryngworth.
    Eleanor died 1337.

  2. Margaret de Clare, born c.1293,
    mar Hugh de Audley and had issue.

  3. Elizabeth de Clare, born 1295.
    She mar 1stly, 1308, to John de Burgh and had issue.
    He died 1313.
    She mar 2ndly, 1315, to Theobald de Verdon, 2nd Baron Verdun and had issue.
    He died 1316.
    She mar 3rdly, 1317, to Roger Damory, Baron d'Amory and had issue.
    She founded Clare Hall (now Clare College), Cambridge, 1338.
    She died 1360.


Stained glass windows at Tewkesbury Abbey

There are two 14th century stained glass windows at Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire.

One of the 14th century stained glass windows.
See larger and full size.
Photo 2015. From here. Creative Commons.
[Masse, 1901] apparently says this is left to right: 5th Earl of Gloucester, William la Zouche, 6th Earl of Gloucester, 7th Earl of Gloucester.
However the notice at Caerphilly Castle says 7th Earl is the 3rd one across not 4th one.

Guide to the stained glass windows.
From p.77 of [Masse, 1901].


Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, SE Wales.
The largest castle in Wales.
Built starting in 1268 by Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester.

See Wikimedia Commons.
See satellite view and street view.
See notice outside, 2012 photos of LHS and RHS and other LHS.

Caerphilly Castle.
From here.

Caerphilly Castle. Fireplace.
Photo 2012. See larger and full size.
See other shot.

Drone flight over Caerphilly Castle.
Another one here.

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