Lady Elizabeth Clare Baroness Verdun, Baroness Damory 1189,1452,1475,1476,1477
- Born: 16 Sep 1295, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England 1475
- Marriage (1): Theobold II de Verdun Justiciar of Ireland on 4 Feb 1316 in Wigmore 1452,1453
- Marriage (2): John de Burgh on 30 Sep 1308 in Ulster, Ireland 1452
- Marriage (3): Roger D'Amory in Apr 1317 1452
- Died: 1337, Ware, Hertfordshire, England at age 42 1475
- Buried: Convent of the Minoresses, England 1452
Noted events in her life were:
• Family. 1478 Elizabeth de Clare,11th Lady of Clare (16 September 1295 '96 4 November 1360) was the heiress to the lordships of Clare, Suffolk in England and Usk in Wales. She was the youngest of the three daughters of Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford and Joan of Acre, and sister of Gilbert de Clare, who later succeeded as the 7th Earl. She is often referred to as Elizabeth de Clare,11th Lady of Clare (16 September 1295 '96 4 November 1360) was the heiress to the lordships of Clare, Suffolk in England and Usk in Wales. She was the youngest of the three daughters of Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford and Joan of Acre, and sister of Gilbert de Clare, who later succeeded as the 7th Earl. She is often referred to as Elizabeth de Burgh, due to her first marriage to John de Burgh. Her two successive husbands were Theobald II de Verdun (of the Butler family) and Roger d'Amory.
• First husband's death, 1309, Ulster, Ireland. 1452 Her husband John was unexpectedly killed in a minor skirmish. A widow, Elizabeth remained in Ireland until another the death of her brother, Gilbert, at the Battle of Bannockburn in July 1314 compelled her immediate return to England.
• Wealth, 1314. 1452 Elizabeth's father had been one of England's wealthiest and most powerful nobles, and her mother was a daughter of King Edward I of England. When Elizabeth's only brother Gilbert, 7th Earl of Hertford was killed at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 aged only 23 and leaving no surviving issue, his property, estimated to be worth £6,000/year, was equally divided between his three full sisters, Elizabeth, Eleanor and Margaret. This made Elizabeth one of the greatest heiresses in England.
Elizabeth married Theobold II de Verdun Justiciar of Ireland, son of Theobald de Verdun and Margery, on 4 Feb 1316 in Wigmore 1452.,1453 (Theobold II de Verdun Justiciar of Ireland was born on 8 Sep 1278 in Alton Castle, Alton, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England,1453,1474 died on 27 Jul 1316 in Alton Castle, Alton, Staffordshire, England 1453,1475 and was buried on 27 Jul 1316 in Croxton Abbey, Staffordshire, England 1453.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Kidnapped, 1316, Bristol Castle, England. 1452 After the death of her first husband, John, in 1309, and the death of her brother, Gilbert, in 1314, Elizabeth's maternal uncle, King Edward II , recalled her to England so he could select a husband for her. She left Ireland for good in 1316. Edward II placed her in Bristol Castle , but the King's plans to marry her to one of his supporters were dashed in February 1316, when Elizabeth was abducted from Bristol by Theobald II de Verdun, the former Justiciar of Ireland. He and Elizabeth had been engaged before she was called back to England. She was Lady Verdun for only six months when Theobald died on 27 July 1316, at Alton, Staffordshire , from typhoid .
Elizabeth next married John de Burgh on 30 Sep 1308 in Ulster, Ireland.1452 (John de Burgh died in 1309 1452.)
Elizabeth next married Roger D'Amory in Apr 1317.1452 (Roger D'Amory died on 12 Mar 1322 in Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire, England 1452.)