Anselm Marshal, 6th Earl of Pembroke

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Anselm Marshal, 6th Earl of Pembroke

Birthplace: Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Death: December 22, 1245 (38-47)
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Place of Burial: Tintern, Monmouthshire, Wales
Immediate Family:

Son of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke and Isabel de Clare, heiress of Pembroke
Husband of Countess Matilda de Bohun
Brother of William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, Magna Carta Surety; Richard Marshal, 3rd Earl of Pembroke; Maud Marshal; Gilbert le Marshall, 4th Earl of Pembroke (Knight Templar); Isabel Marshal, Countess of Cornwall and 4 others

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Anselm Marshal (died 23 December 1245) was the sixth Earl of Pembroke (of the second creation) and Earl Marshal of England, the youngest and last of the five sons of William Marshal to hold that post. He succeeded his brother Walter on 24 November 1245 and lived for a month, dying at Chepstow Castle and being buried in Tintern Abbey.

When William Marshal was composing his will in 1219, he originally intended to allot nothing to his youngest son, Anselm, who was named after William's younger brother. It has been suspected that he wished for the young Anselm to rise from low rank to high on his own merits as William himself had done as a young knight errant. His advisors, however, convinced the ailing Marshal to grant Anselm a small piece of land.

Anselm was married to Maud, the daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex. They had no children and Anselm's estates were divided between his four surviving sisters, Isabella, Sibyl, Eva, and Joan, and their husbands. The earldom of Pembroke lay vacant until 1247, when it was recreated for William de Valence, husband of Joan de Munchensi, heiress of Anselm's sister Joan and her husband Warin de Munchensi.

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Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
December 22, 1245
Age 43
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Tintern Abbey, Tintern, Monmouthshire, Wales (United Kingdom)