The family of Richard FitzGilbert de Clare and Rohese Giffard

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  His Parents:   Her Parents:
   Gilbert "Crispin" Count of BRIONE   Gauthier GIFFARD
Richard FitzGilbert de CLARE Rohese GIFFARD
Bd ~1035 Bd  
Bp   Bp  
Dd ~1090 Dd  ~1084
Bur   Bur  
Occ   Occ   
 Their Children:
1   Gilbert Bd  ~1065
2   Walter Bd  
3   Roger Bd  
4   Richard Bd  
5   Robert Bd  
6   Adelize Bd  
8   Rohese Bd  



Richard FitzGilbert de Clare was a Norman lord who participated in the Norman conquest of England in 1066. He was rewarded with 176 lordships and large grants of land in England, including the right to build the castles of Clare and of Tonbridge. Richard Fitz Gilbert took the name Earl of Clare from one of his lordships in Suffolk, where parts of the wall of Clare Castle still stand.

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