Amice FitzWilliam Clare

Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Death 1 Jan 1225 (aged 64–65)
Burial Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Memorial ID 63614367 View Source

Amice of Gloucester, Countess of Clare

Second daughter and co-heiress of William FitzRobert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester and Hawise de Beaumont, granddaughter of Robert de Caen and Mabel FitzHamon, Sir Robert de Beaumont Earl of Leicester and Amice de Waiet.

Wife of Sir Richard de Clare, son and heir of Roger FitzRichard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Hertford and Maud Saint Hilary. They had four sons and three daughters:
Sir Gilbert Earl of Gloucester and Herford
Richard, murdered in London, 1228
Roger, died on his way back from the Holy Land
Henry, in the service of the king
Maud, wife of William de Brewes
Joan, wife of Rhys Gryg
unknown daughter

When Richard and Amice were ordered to separate due to consanguinity before 1198, Amice took her possession of her maritagium of Sudbury, and records indicate they were considered divorced as she was recorded as the former wife of Clare. They reconciled by the pope as Amice used the title "Countess of Clare" again.

Amice became the sole heir to her father at her sister, Isabel, Countess of Gloucester's death in 1217.

Sir Richard died between Oct 30 and Nov 28 of 1217, and Amice had her husband's body carried to Tewkesbury Abbey to be buried in the choir of the Abbey. Her charters make no mention of her husband, only that of her son, and she gave free alms as a widow to Clare Priory.

Also known as Amice FitzRobert, incorrectly.

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