Person:Roger de Clare (1)

Roger de Clare, 2nd Earl of Hertford
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5] Roger de Clare, 2nd Earl of Hertford
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1116 Tonbridge Castle, Tonbridge, Kent, EnglandHouse of de Clare
Marriage ABT 1153 Dalling, Norfolk, Englandto Maud , de St. Hilary
Death[6] 1173 Oxfordshire, England
Ancestral File Number Q4614620?
Burial? Eynsham Abbey, Eynsham, Oxfordshire, England

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Roger de Clare (1116–1173) was Earl of Hertford from 1153 until his death.

Peerage of England
Title Created


Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Hertford

his brother

2nd Earl of Hertford


Richard de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford

his son

Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford

his grandson

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Roger de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis; William R. Beall; and Walter Lee Sheppard. The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215: the barons named in the Magna Charta, 1215, and some of their descendants who settled in America during the early colonial years. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., c1999), 28-1, 153-3, 160-3.
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  6. Baronial Family in Medieval England: the Clares 1217-1314, Table I.
  7.   Recs-Priory of Great Carbrooke Norf, Eynsham Priory, Oxon Liberate Rolls1228 p. 77.
  8.   Hist. Blechingley-Lambert vol. 1 p. 42, 43.
  9.   Magna Charta Barons-Wurts p. 57, 58, 422.
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  11.   Burke, Bernard. Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, p. 119, Clare, Lords of Clare, Earls of Hertford, Earls of Floucester, 1883.

    Roger de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford, is likewise said to have born the title of Earl of Clare. In the 3rd Henry II, this nobleman obtaining from the king all the lands in Wales which he could win, marched into Cardigan with a great army and fortified divers castles thereabouts. In the 9th of the same reign, we find him summoned by the celebrated Thomas-à-Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, to Westminster, in order to do homage to the prelate for his castle of Tonebruge; which at the command of the king he refused, alleging that holding it by military service it belonged rather to the crown than to the church. His lordship m. Maude (who m. after his decease William d'Aubigny, Earl of Arundel), dau. of James de St. Hillary, by whom he had a son, Richard, his successor. This earl who, from his munificence to the church and his numerous acts of piety, was called the Good, d. in 1173, and was s. by his son, Richard de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford.

  12.   Complete Peerage, VI:499-501.

    He appears to have been at once allowed the Earldom by Henry lI, and was certainly an Earl in or before January 1155/6, when as Roger, Earl of Clare, he witnessed the charter of Henry II to Geoffrey de Mandeville, the younger. In 1157 and in the following years he was engaged against Rhys ap Gruffyd in Wales. In 1163 ,he disputed with the Archbishop of Canterbury the latter's claim for fealty in respect of Tonbridge Castle, which was held by the serjeanty of being High Steward. In this he was supported by the King, but the fealty was eventually recovered by Archbishop Hubert. In 1164 he took part in the Constitutions of Clarendon . In 1166 he certified his fees as 149, and in 1170 was a commissioner to enquire into the proceedings of the sheriffs in Kent, Surrey, Middlesex, Berks, Oxon and Beds.

  13.   Recs-Priory of Great Carbrooke Norf, Eynsham Priory, Oxon Liberate Rolls 1228 p. 77.
  14.   Roger de Clare, 2nd Earl of Hertford, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  15.   ROGER de Clare, son of RICHARD FitzGilbert de Clare Lord of Clare & his wife Agnes [Alicia] of Chester (-1173), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  16.   Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59), Volume 3 page 244.
  17.   Roger de Clare, in Find A Grave.