Person:Maud de Lacy (1)

Maud de Lacy 1287 and 10 Mar 1289 Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Facts and Events
Name Maud de Lacy
Gender Female
Birth[1] 25 Jan 1223 , Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Marriage 25 Jan 1237/8 ,,Lincolnshire,Englandto Richard de Clare, 5th Earl of Hertford
Death[1] bet. 1287 and 10 Mar 1289 Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Reference Number? Q3851876?

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Maud de Lacy, (25 January 1223 – 10 March 1289), was an English noblewoman, being the eldest child of John de Lacy, 2nd Earl of Lincoln, and the wife of Richard de Clare, 5th Earl of Hertford, 6th Earl of Gloucester.

Maud de Lacy had a personality that was described as "highly competitive and somewhat embittered". She became known as one of the most litigious women in the 13th century[1] as she was involved in numerous litigations and lawsuits with her tenants, neighbours, and relatives, including her own son. Author Linda Elizabeth Mitchell, in her Portraits of Medieval Women: Family, Marriage, and Politics in England 1225-1350', states that Maud's life has received "considerable attention by historians".

Maud was styled Countess of Hertford and Countess of Gloucester upon her marriage to Richard de Clare. Although her mother, Margaret de Quincy, was suo jure Countess of Lincoln, this title never passed to Maud as her mother's heir was Henry de Lacy, the son of Maud's deceased younger brother Edmund de Lacy, Baron of Pontefract.[2]

Her eldest son was Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, 7th Earl of Gloucester, a powerful noble during the reigns of kings Henry III of England and Edward I.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Maud de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Matilda de Lacy, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   MATILDA de Lacy ([1221/25]-[1287/10 Mar 1289]), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.