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Henry of Grosmont, Earl of Lancaster and Leicester

Male Abt 1310 - 1361  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name Henry of Grosmont  
    Born Abt 1310  [1, 3
    History birth to death 
    • In September 1333, he was granted the South Wales castles of Grosmont, Skenfrith, and Kidwelly other lands in the area by his father. [1]
    • In March 1337, he was created the Earl of Derby. [1]
    • On 6 March 1350, he was made the Duke of Lancaster by Edward III. [1, 3]
    • In the mid-1350s, he transformed the hospital his father had founded in the Newarke at Leicester in 1331, into a college of secular canons in honor of the annunciation of St. Mary. [1]
    • On 24 March 1356, the king granted permission for Henry and Isabel to alienate their joint manor of Hannington in Wiltshire to the new college. [1]
    • From autumn 1359 to November 1360, he was on the continent and took part in the Reims campaign of Edward III. [1]
    • On 15 March 1361, he dictated his will, having returned to Leicester Castle, seriously ill from a new outbreak of the plague. [1]
    Died 24 Mar 1360/61  Leicester Castle, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried 14 Apr 1361  Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady of the Newarke Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings 3 Siblings 
    Person ID I21746 
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2019 

    Father Sir Henry Pantagenet, Earl of Lancaster and Leicester,   b. Abt 1281,   d. 22 Sep 1345  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Maud de Chaworth 
    Married 1298 
    Age at Marriage Henry was est 17 years - Maud was ??. (Were Married est 47 years). 
    Family ID F2184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel de Beaumont,   b. 1316 or 1318,   d. by 1360  (Age 42 years)  [3
    Married by 24 Jun 1330  [1
    Age at Marriage Henry was est 20 years - Isabel was est 12 years. (Were Married est 29 years). 
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F8101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Mar 1360/61 - Leicester Castle, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Apr 1361 - Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady of the Newarke Leicester, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1710] Verity, Brad. "The First English Dutchess: Isabel de Beaumont, Duchess of Lancaster", (Chobham, Woking, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, volume 1, number 1, 2005).

    2. [S2000] ------------- Sources Below not Reviewed -------------.

    3. [S1449] Cokayne, George E. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the UK, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, volume VII , (London: The St. Catherine Press, 1929).