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  • ID: I03302
  • Name: Ela FITZPATRICK , Countess of Salisbury 1 2 3 4 5
  • Sex: F
  • ALIA: Ela FitzPatrick Countess of /Salisbury/
  • Birth: BEF 1191 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England 6 7
  • Birth: 1188 4
  • Death: 24 AUG 1261 in Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England (as Abbess) 1 8 5
  • Burial: Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Note:
    Earldom of Salisbury: Although William Longespee held the Earldom of Salisbury, albeit in right of his wife, his eldest son and heir Sir William (I) Longespee did not succeed to the dignity. Nor did Sir William's son, Sir William (II) Longespee. The position was complicated by the fact that Ela/Isabel outlived both her son and grandson. Accordingly after her death in 1261, her great-granddaughter, Sir William II's daughter Margaret, came to be regarded by much later writers as de jure Countess of Salisbury, although she was referred to by that title in at least two documents dating from 1311, five years at most after her death. Yet neither Margaret nor her husband Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, styled themselves Countess/Earl of Salisbury. [Burke's Peeerage, p. 2532]

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    EARLDOM OF WILTSHIRE (IV)

    EARLDOM OF SALISBURY (III)

    ELA (or ISABEL), only daughter and heir, born circa 1191, in 1196 was given by Richard I, with the Earldom of SALISBURY, to his bastard brother, WILLIAM LONGESPEE. He was with Richard I in Normandy 1196-98; and was present at John's Coronation, 27 May 1199. Sheriff of Wilts, Midsummer 1199-1202; 1203-1207; 1213 till his death. In 1202 he went on a diplomatic mission to France; in 1203 he was keeper of the castle of Avranches; in 1204, with the Earl Marshal, he escorted Llewelyn to the King at Worcester. Keeper of the castle and honor of Eye, 1205; in which year he led a small band of knights to Rochelle. He was of the escort of William the Lion, King of Scots, to meet John at York, November 1206. In 1208, when the King anticipated the Interdict by several orders regarding monks and clergy who refused to celebrate divine service, those of the diocese of Ely were put under the direction of the Earl of Salisbury. He headed an Embassy in March 1209 to the prelates and princes of Germany, on behalf of the King's nephew Otto; in December he was appointed Keeper of the March of Wales. He attended John on his expedition to Ireland, 1210. From May 1212 to March 1215/6 sheriff of Cambs and Hunts; sometime (certainly in 1212-13, when invasion from France threatened) Keeper of Dover Castle; in Aug. 1212, supervisor of the keeper of the Archbishopric of Canterbury. He was one of the 4 Earls who, at Dover in May 1213, swore that John would observe the terms laid down by the Pope for satisfaction of the bishops, and witnessed his declaration of homage to the Papal See. He was then preparing an expedition, of which he was joint commander, to help the Count of Flanders against France. In June he went overseas again in the same cause, with a credit of over 20,000 marks. In 1214, as Marshal of the King of England, he commanded combined forces which recovered almost all Flanders for the Count; but on 27 July the Earl and the Counts of Flanders and Boulogne were captured at the battle of Bouvines. In May 1215 he was one of the 3 Earls appointed to visit and examine the state of the royal castles, and a messenger from the King to the City of London; and he was at Runnymede in June, on the King's side. Later in the year, with Falkes de Bréauté, the Earl led a punitive expedition into the eastern counties. He remained a zealous loyalist till after mid-June 1216; but, presumably before the end of the month, when Louis had entered Winchester, the Earl surrendered Salisbury Castle to him. He had returned to his allegiance before 7 March 1216/7, when his lands were restored to him. On 14 March he had a grant of Sherborne Castle and the co. of Somerset, and under grants of Somerset and Devon, 14 and 17 August, he served as sheriff of both counties till Michaelmas 1217. At Whitsuntide he marched with the Earl Marshal to the relief of Lincoln. In August he was with Hubert de Burgh in the victory over the French fleet off Thanet, and in September he witnessed the treaty with Louis at Lambeth. He was among the guarantors of the truce with France, March 1219/20. In 1220 he and his Countess laid the 4th and 5th stones at the founding of the new cathedral at New Sarum. He was with the King, October 1223, in the successful expedition against Llewellyn. In 1224 Keeper of the Castles of Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury, accounting as sheriff of Salop and Staffs, Christmas 1223 to Michaelmas 1224. In 1225 he went with the young Earl of Cornwall, as supervisory commander, on a successful expedition to Gascony. He died 7 March 1225/6 in Salisbury Castle, and was buried in the Cathedral. After his death, the Countess, who (according to the Lacock account) was born 1187, did homage for her inheritance, 19 March 1225/6; on the 23rd she was required to surrender Salisbury Castle; the county of Wilts was committed to her during pleasure, 22 January 1226/7. She founded Lacock Abbey, 1229; took the veil there in 1238; was Abbess, 1240-57; died 24 August 1261, and was buried there. [Complete Peerage XI:379-82, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]




    Father: William FITZPATRICK , 2nd Earl of Salisbury b: ABT 1150 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
    Mother: Eleanor de VITRE b: 1158 in Vitre, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France

    Marriage 1 William I LONGESPEE , 3rd Earl of Salisbury b: ABT 1176
    • Married: 1196 5
    • Married: 1198 1 4
    Children
    1. Has Children Ida (Idonea) LONGESPEE b: ABT 1206 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
    2. Has Children William II LONGESPEE , Sir b: ABT 1207 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
    3. Has Children Isabel LONGESPEE b: ABT 1209 in Salisbury Castle, Wiltishire, England
    4. Has No Children Ela LONGESPEE b: ABT 1211 in Salisbury Castle, Wiltshire, England
    5. Has Children Stephen de LONGESPEE , Earl of Ulster b: 1216 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 142-1
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2531
    3. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 108-28
    4. Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968
      Page: 119
    5. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XI:379-82
    6. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 142-1
      Text: bet 1187 - 1191
    7. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XI:379-82
      Text: abt. 1191
    8. Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968
      Page: 119
      Text: 1261
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