Rohese de Clare

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Rohese de Clare
Died bef. 1166
Other names Rohese de Monemue
Spouse(s) Baderon of Monmouth
Children
Relatives

Rohese de Clare, (bef. 1166) a member of the wealthy and powerful de Clare family and a strong patron of Monmouth Priory.

Life[edit]

Rohese was a daughter of Gilbert Fitz Richard de Clare and Adeliza de Clermont.[1] In c. 1130, she married Baderon fitzWilliam of Monmouth.[2] Her father being already dead by that date,[3] the wedding was celebrated at Striguil Castle (Chepstow), stronghold of her brother Gilbert fitzGilbert de Clare, who gave the bride away.[2]

Rohese is most notable for her generosity to Monmouth Priory beginning soon after her marriage. As a married woman she acted through her husband, who records in the charter that the gifts were made "by myself and my wife, at her request ... at the Feast of All Saints on the same day on which she was married to me at Striguil".[4] The gift was put into effect "on the Feast of St. Martin next following" at a ceremony at Monmouth attended by Rohese's brothers Walter and Gilbert and by Gilbert's wife Isabel de Beaumont[4] (a former mistress of Henry I[5]). The gift consisted of a tithe of the regular revenues of the town of Monmouth, to be paid in installments three times each year.[4] In 1144 Rohese and Baderon made further donations to Monmouth Priory.[6]

Family[edit]

Together Rohese and Baderon had:

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Peerage; or, A History of the House of Lords and All its Members from the Earliest Times, Vol. X, Eds. H. A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, & Howard de Walden (London: The St. Catherine Press, Ltd., 1945), p. 348
  2. ^ a b Women and Literature in Britain, 1150-1500, Ed. Carol M. Meale, Second Edition (Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996), p. 17
  3. ^ a b I.J. Sanders, English Baronies: a study of their origin and descent, 1086-1327 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963), p. 65
  4. ^ a b c William Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum, Vol 4, Eds. J. Caley, H. Ellis & B. Bandinel (London: Longman, Hurst, et al., 1823), pp. 596-597
  5. ^ George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Peerage; or, A History of the House of Lords and All its Members from the Earliest Times, Vol. VII, Eds. H. A. Doubleday & Howard de Walden (London: The St. Catherine Press, Ltd., 1929), p. 526, footnote (c)
  6. ^ a b c J. Horace Round, ed., Calendar of Documents Preserved in France: 918-1206: Anjou: part 2 (1899) no. 1143
  7. ^ George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant Extinct or Dormant, Vol. XII, Part 2, Ed. Geoffrey H. White (London: The St. Catherine Press, Ltd., 1959), p. 168

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