Simon IV de Montfort l'Aumary
King John "Lackland" of England
Isabella of Angoulême
(Abt 1186-1246)
Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester
(Abt 1208-1265)
Elinor de Montfort
(Abt 1252-1282)


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1. Llywelyn II Prince of North Wales

Elinor de Montfort

  • Born: Abt 1252
  • Marriage (1): Llywelyn II Prince of North Wales on 13 Oct 1278 in Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, England
  • Died: 1282 about age 30

   Another name for Elinor was Eleanor de Montfort.

  Research Notes:

Source: Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania by Charles H. Browning, Philadelphia, 1912.

Source: Collections Historical & Archaeological Relating to Montgomeryshire, and its Borders, Vol. XIII, Issued by the Powys-Land Club for the Use of Its Members, London, 1880, p. 122 has "Eleanor, dau. to Simon Mountford, Earl of Leicester."

Source: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr, ed. by William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, Baltimore, 2008, line 260-31, has "b. abt. Michaelmas 1252, d. 1282; m. 13 Oct. 1278, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, son of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, d. 1 Mar. 1244, the son of LLYWELYN AP IORWERTH (176B-27), by Senena, perh. of Man."

Elinor married Llywelyn II Prince of North Wales, son of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn and Senena verch Caradoc, on 13 Oct 1278 in Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, England. (Llywelyn II Prince of North Wales was born about 29 Sep 1252 and died on 11 Dec 1282 in Brecon, Brycheiniog [Breconshire] (Brecknockshire), Powys, (Wales).)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage by Proxy: to Llywelyn II, 1275. From: A History of Wales by John Davies, London, 2007, pp. 130-150: "After Dafydd's defection [in 1274], and possibly as a reaction to it, a plan, perhaps originally aired in 1265, was resurrected--marriage between Llywelyn and Elinor, a daughter of Simon de Montfort. Elinor's lineage was highly distinguished; among her uncles were a king of England, a king of France and a Holy Roman Emperor. Nevertheless, by 1275, when a proxy marriage took place, there was no political advantage to the union, for the opposition movement which her father had led was moribund. The king of England took the view that the marriage was a plot to rekindle dissension within his kingdom, and such a notion may also have been present in Llywelyn's mind. Elinor sailed from France to Wales in 1275, but the seizure of her ship led to her imprisonment at Windsor [where she was to remain until her release after Llywelyn paid homage to Edward I in December 1277]."

  Marriage Notes:

From: A History of Wales by John Davies, London, 2007, p. 153: "[By] 1280, Edward [I] was firmly in control of his Welsh territories, which were far more extensive than those of any previous occupant of the throne of England. Llywelyn's behaviour toward the king was punctiliously correct; he made homage to Edward in December 1277; he married Elinor in the king's presence at Worcester Cathedral in October 1278; he propmptly paid the sums due from him under the Treaty of Aberconwy and in his letters he fully acknowledged Edward's suzerainty."

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