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  • ID: I12982
  • Name: Alice de la PLAUNCHE 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1267 in Cheriton, Hampshire, England
  • Death: AFT 1303 2
  • Note:
    Alice de Plaunche, suggested to be descendant of Alberic (Aubrey) II, Count of Dammartin. [Ancestral Roots]

    Note: Alice's grandfather William de Plaunche was son of Agnes Dammartin (daughter of Alberic) & William de Fiennes.


    A wardship was the legal right, and responsibility, to decide who someone else will marry. A wardship could be transferred or sold to another person and was a possession of great value. Anglo-Norman feudalism of this time encompassed much more than just military service. Feudal obligation controlled access to land and could control marriage. To understand the preceding paragraph from the Chronicle, Waugh provides some insight:

    "... it is worth looking in greater detail at a few of the marriages arranged by Eleanor of Castile early in Edward I's reign. They provide a striking demonstration of how wardship and marriage could advance the interests of both wards and guardians and cement relations between curial families. ... Alan Basset used the wardship of Drew de Montagu, from another courtier family, to provide a husband for Aline. After Philip Basset acquired the wardship of Simon de Montagu in 1270, he granted it to yet another household figure, Amaury de St. Amando, who married the boy to his daughter. The process drawing curial families together went ... further in subsequent generations in the hands of the queen, a consummate matchmaker. ... Eleanor similarly provided a partner for ... William de Montagu, through a convoluted transaction. In 1280 Peter de Montfort sold Eleanor the marriage of his eldest son, John, so that Eleanor could arrange a marriage for him. Simon de Montagu likewise gave Eleanor the power to arrange his son William's marriage. Eleanor married John de Montfort to her relative, Alice de la Plaunche, before 1287, and then in 1292 granted William de Montagu's marriage to John so that he could marry William to his sister Elizabeth de Montfort. Eleanor's activities continued and reinforced interrelations that curial families like the Montagus, Bassets, and St. Amandos had practiced before.

    By placing their lands and families in the hands of the king and queen, Montfort and Montagu demonstrated a remarkable degree of trust in royal lordship and of confidence in their judgment. Indeed, families often favored attachments to the royal family and looked with pride on such marriages. ..." (Waugh).

    Father: William de la PLAUNCHE , of Wendover & Cheriton b: ABT 1240 in Cheriton, Hampshire, England

    Marriage 1 John 1st Baron de MONTFORT , of Beaudesert, Sir b: BEF 1264 in Beaudesert Castle, Warwickshire, England
    • Married: BET 1286 AND 1289 2
    1. Has Children Maud de MONTFORT b: ABT 1288 in Beaudesert Castle, Warwickshire, England
    2. Has Children Piers 3rd Baron de MONTFORT , of Beaudesert,Sir b: AFT 1292 in Beaudesert Castle, Warwickshire, England
    3. Has Children Elizabeth de MONTFORT b: ABT 1295 in Beaudesert Castle, Warwickshire, England

    1. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 222-33
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IX:128
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