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|Gilbert "Crispin" Count of BRIONE||Gauthier GIFFARD|
|Richard FitzGilbert de CLARE||Rohese GIFFARD|
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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