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Eleanor of Leicester, Countess of Pembroke & Leicester

Also Known As: "Eleanor Plantagenet", "Eleanor of England"
Birthplace: Winchester, Hampshire, England
Death: April 13, 1275 (59-60)
Montargis Abbey, Loiret, France
Place of Burial: Montargis Abbey, Loiret, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John I "Lackland", King of England and Isabella of Angoulême
Wife of William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, Magna Carta Surety and Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester
Mother of Henry de Montfort; Simon Montfort, VI; Amaury de Montfort, Canon of York; Guy de Montfort, count of Soana & Nola; Richard FitzSimon de Montfort and 2 others
Sister of Henry III, king of England; Joan of England, Queen Consort of Scotland; Isabella of England, Holy Roman Empress; Queen consort of Sicily and Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall
Half sister of Hugh XI of Lusignan, count of La Marche; Aymar of Lusignan, Bishop of Winchester; Agnes of Lusignan; Guy of Lusignan; Geoffrey of Lusignan and 17 others

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About Eleanor of Leicester, Countess of Pembroke & Leicester

Eleanor of Leicester

Countess of Pembroke; Countess of Leicester

Spouse William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke

m. 1224; dec. 1231

Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester

m. 1238; dec. 1265


Henry de Montfort

Simon the younger de Montfort

Amaury de Montfort, Canon of York

Guy de Montfort, Count of Nola

Eleanor de Montfort

Father John of England

Mother Isabella of Angoulême

Born 1215

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Died 13 April 1275

Montargis Abbey, France

Burial 13 April 1275

Montargis Abbey, France











Citations / Sources:

[S5] #552 Europaische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der europaischen Staaten. Neue Folge (1978), Schwennicke, Detlev, (Marburg: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, c1978-1995 (v. 1-16) -- Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, c1998- Medieval Families bibliography #552.), FHL book Q 940 D5es new series., Band 3.4 Tafel 642. d. 13 Apr 1275; Eleanor in 23rd year at marriage to Simon de Montfort, 16 years old at death of first husband.

[S7] #44 Histoire de la maison royale de France anciens barons du royaume: et des grands officiers de la couronne (1726, reprint 1967-1968), Saint-Marie, Anselme de, (3rd edition. 9 volumes. 1726. Reprint Paris: Editions du Palais Royal, 1967-1968), FHL book 944 D5a; FHL microfilms 532,231-532,239., vol. 6 p. 77.

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 71. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.

[S17] Plantagenet Ancestry, 2011 ed., Richardson, Douglas, (Kimball G. Everingham, editor, 2nd edition, 2011.), vol. 2 p. 395-397.

[S22] #374 The Lineage and Ancestry of H. R. H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (1977), Paget, Gerald, (2 volumes. Baltimore: Geneal. Pub., 1977), FHL book Q 942 D22pg., vol. 1 p. 16.

[S23] #849 Burke's Guide to the Royal Family (1973), (London: Burke's Peerage, c1973), FHl book 942 D22bgr., p. 196, 323.

[S25] #798 The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1696491 it., vol. 3 p. 557.

[S39] Medieval, royalty, nobility family group sheets (filmed 1996), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Department. Medieval Family History Unit, (Manuscript. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1996), FHL film 1553977-1553985..

S40] Handbook of British Chronology (1986), Fryde, E. B., editor, (Royal Historical Society guides and handbooks, no. 2. London: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1986), FHL book 942 C4rg no. 2., p. 37.

[S54] #21 The complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant, Cokayne, George Edward, (Gloucester [England] : Alan Sutton Pub. Ltd., 1987), 942 D22cok., vol. 10 p. 368. Eleanor took the veil after death of first husband but eventually m. 2ndly, Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester.

[S84] Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Richardson, Douglas, (Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21202, copyright 2004), p. xxviii.

[S207] #235 The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham (1847), Lipscomb, George, (Four volumes. London: J. & W. Robins, 1847), FHL book Q 942.575 H2Li; FHL microfilms 990,261-99., vol. 1 p. 201.

[S266] #379 [7th edition, 1992] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, Who Came to America Before 1700 (7th edition, 1992), Weis, Frederick Lewis, (7th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, c1992), FHL book 974 D2w 1992., p. 234 line 260:30.

[S338] Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (2004), Richardson, Douglas, edited by Kamball G. Everingham, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004), FHL book 942 D5rd., p. xxviii.

[S347] Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-century Colonists: the Descent from the Later Plantagenet Kings of England, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, and Edward III, of Emigrants from England and Wales to the North American Colonies Before 1701 (2nd ed., 1999), Faris, David, (2nd edition. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999), FHL book 973 D2fp., p. 280 PLANTAGENET:16.v.

[S452] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 5 ped. chart between p. 736 and 737.

[S772] The Thirteenth Century, 1216-1307 (1953), Powicke, Frederick Maurice, Sir, (The Oxford History of England, vol. 4. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1953), FHL book 942 H2oh v. 4., p. 41, 42, 75, 76.

Daughter of King John I of England.

Sister of King Henry III of England.

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Eleanor of Leicester, Countess of Pembroke & Leicester's Timeline

Winchester, Hampshire, England
November 28, 1238
Kenilworth Castle, Castle Green, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
April 1240
Apúlia, Braga, Portugal
Alcester, Warwickshire, England
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England
September 29, 1252
Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England