Maud de Lacy
- Born: Abt 1223, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
- Marriage: Richard de Clare 2nd Earl of Gloucester on 25 Jan 1237
- Died: Bef 10 Mar 1288-1289
--Weis" "Ancestral Roots. . ." (54:30), (63:29).
--Michael Altschul, *A Baronial Family in Medieval England: The Clares,1217-1314*, Baltimore MD (Johns Hopkins Press) 1965. p 34-36 116
Noted events in her life and other information:
• Dates & Events:
--"Maud de Lacy, widow of Richard, earl of Gloucester, outlived her husband by more than a quarter of a century, dying in March 1289. From 1262 until her death she held one-third of the Clare inheritance in dower, although her son EARL GILBERT the Red did successfully challenge the original composition of her dower portion, which was readjusted in 1267.
--Maud did not remarry, preferring to spend her long widowhood living off the revenues of her estates, contributing handsomely to ecclesiastical foundations, and helping to promote her children.
-- Her gifts to religious houses were numerous. In 1248 Earl RICHARD founded Clare Priory, the first house of Austin Friars in England, and after his death the countess continued his generosity with several grants of land to the priory. In 1284 she refounded the priory of Canonsleigh in Devon. "
Maud married Richard de Clare 2nd Earl of Gloucester, son of Gilbert de Clare Earl of Gloucester and Lady Isabella Marshall, on 25 Jan 1237. (Richard de Clare 2nd Earl of Gloucester was born on 4 Aug 1222 in Gloucestershire, England, died on 15 Jul 1262 in Ashenfield Manor, Waltham, Canterbury and was buried on 28 Jul 1262 in Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucester.)