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Joan "the Fair Maid of Kent", LG, Princess of Wales

Joan "the Fair Maid of Kent", LG, Princess of Wales

Female 1328 - 1385  (56 years)

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  • Name Joan  
    Born 29 Sep 1328  Woodstock, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 8, 10
    General Information Her other titles were the Countess of Kent. Although the French chronicler Jean Froissart called her "the most beautiful woman in all the realm of England, and the most loving", the appellation "Fair Maid of Kent" does not appear to be contemporary  [1, 2, 3, 10
    Title(s) 26 Dec 1352 (Age 24)  [4, 6, 10
    Title(s) 26 Dec 1352 (Age 24)  [6
    Knighted 1378 (Age 50)  [3, 6, 10
    Will 7 Aug 1385 (Age 57)  Wallingford Castle, Wallingford, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 7 Aug 1385  Wallingford Castle, Wallingford, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
    Probate/Proved 9 Dec 1385  Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried —  Greyfriars, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6
    Siblings 3 Siblings 
    Person ID I3535  | Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2021 

    Father Edumnd of Woodstock, Earl of Kent,   b. 5 Aug 1301, Woodstock Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1329/30, Winchester Castle, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Mother Margaret Wake, Baroness Wake,   b. Abt 1298,   d. 29 Sep 1349  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1325 
    Age at Marriage Edumnd was 24 years - Margaret was est 28 years. (Were Married 4 years). 
    Family ID F2917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sir Thomas de Holand, KG, Earl of Kent,   b. About 1314, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1360, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 1339/40  [3, 4, 6, 7, 8
    Age at Marriage Joan was est 11 years - Thomas was est 26 years. (Were Married est less than 1 years). 
    Children 5 children 
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F2920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sir William de Montagu, KG, Earl of Salisbury,   b. 20 Jun 1329, Donyatt, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1397  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1340/41  [3, 6, 8
    Age at Marriage Joan was est 12 years - William was est 11 years. (Were Married est less than 20 years). 
    Annulled 13 Nov 1349  [6, 8, 9
    Information 14 Nov 1349  [6
    The marriage was annulled by the Pope because her marriage to William de Montacute was bigamous, and she was ordered to return to her first husband, Thomas de Holand. 
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F8066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Edward of Woodstock "the Black Prince", KG, Prince of England,   b. 15 Jun 1330, Woodstock Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1376, Palace of Westminster, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1361  Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9
    Age at Marriage Joan was 33 years - Edward was 31 years. (Were Married 14 years). 
    Notes 
    • Marriage Place: There is confusion about where they were married. Weir (1989) states they were probably at St Stephen’s Chapel in the Palace of Westminster, or – less probably – at Canterbury Cathedral or at Windsor Castle. [8]
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F2921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Sep 1328 - Woodstock, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sir Thomas de Holand of Woodstock, KG, Earl of Kent - 1354 - Up Holland, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Oct 1361 - Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Edward of Angoulême - 27 Jan 1365 - Angoulême, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 7 Aug 1385 - Wallingford Castle, Wallingford, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Aug 1385 - Wallingford Castle, Wallingford, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate/Proved - 9 Dec 1385 - Lambeth, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - — - Greyfriars, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Joan of Kent
    Joan of Kent
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Burke, Bernard. A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire , (London: Harrision, 1866).

    2. [S1461] Burke, John and John Bernard Burke. The Royal Families of England, Scotland and Wales with their Descendants, Sovereigns and Subjects , (London: E. Churton, 1848).

    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).

    4. [S278] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, (web: http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/public/genealogy/royal/catalog.html).

    5. [S309] Fraser, Antonia. The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975).

    6. [S1569] Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage web site, (Wellington, New Zealand: http://www.thepeerage.com/index.htm, 2019).

    7. [S63] von Redlisch, Marcellus Donald Alexander R. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants volume 1 , (Cottonport, Louisiana: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, 1941).

    8. [S1682] Weir, Alison. Britain's Royal Families, (London: Vintage Books, 1989).

    9. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Editionif, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982).

    10. [S304] Wikipedia, Joan of Kent.