Alice De Lusignan De Warenne

Lusignan, Departement de la Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death 9 Feb 1256 (aged 26–27)
Suffolk, England
Burial Lewes, Lewes District, East Sussex, England
Memorial ID 45182467 · View Source
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French and English Aristocracy. Born Alfais de Lusignan, in Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France, the eighth child of Hugh X de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche and his wife, Isabella d'Angoulême, whose previous marriage had been to King John of England, therefore Alice was a half sister to John's son Henry III of England. After her mother's death, she left France for England where in 1247 Henry III arranged a marriage between her and John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey, creating ill will in his court; the King's French relatives were not popular and considered to be arrogant outsiders, nor was the perception that she disdained all thing English endearing. The couple had three children, and most records agree that she died shortly after the birth of her only son, however, another assertion states that the Register of Lewes Priory shows her death to have occurred in 1290. She was buried in Lewes Priory, before the high alter, under a marble monument reportedly topped with a sculpture of a wyvern with a branch in its mouth.

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  • Created by: Bradley Moody
  • Added: 6 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 45182467
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alice De Lusignan De Warenne (1229–9 Feb 1256), Find a Grave Memorial no. 45182467, citing Lewes Priory, Lewes, Lewes District, East Sussex, England ; Maintained by Bradley Moody (contributor 47097169) .