|Death: ||Apr. 23, 1354|
Lady Elizabeth de Montfort was born in Beaudesert Castle, Warwickshire, England, which was owned by her father, Peter de Montfort II. She married William Montagu, 2nd Baron Montacute (or Montagu).
Her marriage was arranged by Eleanor of Castile, the first wife of King Edward I of England. Both Elizabeth and William came from wealthy families, and they donated some of their money to various causes. Lady Elizabeth was a major benefactor of Saint Frideswide's Church, now called Christ Church, which is the cathedral of Oxford University. Her tomb now lies between the Latin Chapel, whose construction she funded, and the Dean's Chapel, where she was originally buried under its magnificent painted ceiling (now faded by time).
She also donated a large piece of land to St. Frideswide in exchange for a chantry. This meant that two chantry priests would say daily mass in black robes bearing the Montacute and Montfort coats of arms. This continued until the Reformation. This piece of land, just south of the church is now called Christ Church Meadow. Later, the path through this was named Christ Church Walk and is now a very popular attraction in Oxford.
Elizabeth and William had 10 children:
William, Edward, Alice, Mary, Hawise, Simon, Elizabeth, Maud, Isabel and Catherine.
Elizabeth is the forth great granddaughter of Renauld de Courtenay who is a descendant of King "the Pious" Robert and and Constance d'Arles through their daughter Advisa Capet
William Montagu (1285 - 1319)
Catherine de Montague (1299 - ____)*
William Montagu (1301 - 1344)*
Christ Church Cathedral
City of Oxford
Maintained by: A.D.L
Originally Created by: L. C. B.
Record added: Aug 19, 2010
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