Biography of Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury 1364-1424

Maternal Family Tree: Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury 1364-1424

In or after 1356 Alan Buxhull (age 33) and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury were married. She reputed to be the richest woman in England at the time. The difference in their ages was 41 years.

In 1364 Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury was born to Adam Francis (age 38).

Before 1372 John Aubrey and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 7) were married.

Before 1372 [her husband] John Aubrey died.

Before 04 May 1375 [her father] Adam Francis (age 49) died.

In 1381 [her husband] Alan Buxhull (age 58) died.

Before 13 Jun 1388 John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury (age 38) and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 24) were married. He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 13 Jun 1388 [her son] Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury was born to [her husband] John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury (age 38) and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 24). He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

In 1389 [her son] Richard Montagu was born to [her husband] John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury (age 39) and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 25). He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

In 1389 [her father-in-law] John Montagu 1st Baron Montagu, Baron Monthermer (age 59) died. His son [her husband] John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury (age 39) succeeded 2nd Baron Montagu.

In 1395 [her mother-in-law] Margaret Monthermer Baroness Montagu 3rd Baroness Monthermer died. In 1395 Her son [her husband] John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury (age 45) succeeded 4th Baron Monthermer. Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 31) by marriage Baroness Monthermer.

On 03 Jun 1397 William Montagu 2nd Earl Salisbury (age 68) died. His nephew [her husband] John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury (age 47) succeeded 3rd Earl Salisbury, 5th Baron Montagu. Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 33) by marriage Countess Salisbury.

Before 07 Jan 1400 [her daughter] Elizabeth Montagu Baroness Willoughby Eresby was born to [her husband] John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury (age 50) and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 36). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Before 07 Jan 1400 [her daughter] Margaret Montagu Baroness Ferrers Groby was born to [her husband] John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury (age 50) and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 36). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Before 07 Jan 1400 [her son] Robert Montagu was born to [her husband] John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury (age 50) and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 36). He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Before 07 Jan 1400 [her daughter] Anne Montagu Duchess Exeter was born to [her husband] John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury (age 50) and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 36). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Epiphany Rising

On 07 Jan 1400 at Cirencester, Gloucestershire [Map] Ralph Lumley 1st Baron Lumley (age 40) was beheaded by the townspeople following an unsuccessful attempt to seize the town. Baron Lumley forfeit.

Thomas Holland 1st Duke Surrey (age 26) was beheaded. He had to forfeit the honours and estates he had gained after the arrests of Gloucester and Arundel: Duke Surrey extinct. He retained those he had received before: His brother Edmund Holland 4th Earl Kent (age 16) succeeded 4th Earl Kent, 3rd Baron Holand, 8th Baron Wake of Liddell.

[her husband] John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury (age 50) was captured, tried and beheaded. Earl Salisbury, Baron Montagu, Baron Montagu forfeit.

Bernard Brocas (age 46) was captured.

On 31 Aug 1404 [her former brother-in-law] Thomas Montagu died.

Before 1407 [her son] Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury (age 18) and [her daughter-in-law] Eleanor Holland (age 20) were married. She the daughter of Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent and Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent (age 56). He the son of John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 42). They were half third cousin once removed. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

After 1421 [her son] Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury (age 32) and [her daughter-in-law] Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk (age 17) were married. She by marriage Countess Salisbury. He the son of John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 57). He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Before 21 Feb 1421 [her son-in-law] Robert Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby (age 36) and [her daughter] Elizabeth Montagu Baroness Willoughby Eresby (age 21) were married. She by marriage Baroness Willoughby de Eresby. She the daughter of John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 57). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 30 Jul 1424 Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury (age 60) died.

After 20 May 1475. St Mary's Church, Ewelme [Map]. Monument to [her former daughter-in-law] Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk (deceased). Wrist Garter. The effigy was, apparently, viewed to determine how a lady should wear the garter at the re-commencement of Lady of the Garter appointments in 1901 after a gap of several hundred years. A particularly fine Cadaver Underneath the chest on which Alice's effigy lies. Full-length in a shroud. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.

Detail of the South Side of the Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk (deceased).

1 Roet Arms impaled Chaucer Modern Arms. Alice's paternal grandparents.

2 De La Pole Arms impaled Stafford Arms. Her third husbands parents Michael de la Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk.

3 Montacute and Monthermer Arms impaled Francis? Possibly Alice's second husband's parents [her former husband] John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury and Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury.

4 De La Pole Arms quartered Chaucer Modern Arms.

5 Roet Arms quartered Chaucer Modern Arms.

6 Chaucer Modern Arms.

7 De La Pole Arms.

8 De La Pole Arms impaled England Henry IV Arms signifying Alice's son John's (age 32) marriage to Elizabeth of York (age 31) sister of King Edward IV of England (age 33).

Detail of the North Side of the monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk (deceased). Arms from left to right ...

1 De La Pole Arms quartered Chaucer Modern Arms impaled Unknown.

2 De La Pole Arms impaled Chaucer Modern Arms. Her third husband William "Jackanapes" de la Pole 1st Duke of Suffolk.

3 De La Pole Arms quarted Chaucer Modern Arms. Alice's son John de la Pole 2nd Duke of Suffolk (age 32) by her second husband William "Jackanapes" de la Pole 1st Duke of Suffolk.

4 Chaucer Modern Arms.

5 Montacute and Monthermer Arms quartering impaled Chaucer. Alice's second husband [her son] Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury.

6 Roet Arms. Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet.

7 England Henry IV Arms impaling Roet Arms probably signifying John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster, Katherine being the sister of Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet who married Geoffrey Chaucer.

8 Roet Arms impaling Chaucer Modern Arms. Her paternal grandparents Geoffrey Chaucer and Philippa Roet.

Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk: Around 1376 she was born to Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford and Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. Before 1394 Michael de la Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and she were married. She by marriage Countess Suffolk. She the daughter of Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford and Philippa Beauchamp Countess Stafford. He the son of Michael de la Pole 1st Earl Suffolk and Katherine Wingfield Countess Suffolk. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. On 08 Apr 1419 Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk died.

Philippa Roet: Around 1346 she was born to Giles "Payne" Roet. Before 1367 Geoffrey Chaucer and she were married at St Mary de Castro Leicester, Leicestershire. Excerpta Historica Page 152. Philippa, his eldest daughter, is stated to have been the maid of honour to Philippa Queen of Edward the Third who by the name of "Philippa Pycard" obtained a grant of one hundred shillings per annum on the 20th January 1370, and married Geoffrey Chaucer, to whom, in consequence, it is supposed, of this connexion, the Duke of Lancaster granted the Castle of Dodington. Of John of Gaunt's connexion with Chaucer, however, no proof has been found; and the circumstance of the lady assigned to him for his wife being styled "Philippa Pycard," instead of Roelt, renders the assertion, that she was the sister of the Duchess of Lancaster, extremely doubtful. Around 1387 Philippa Roet died.

Royal Descendants of Maud Francis Countess of Salisbury 1364-1424

Anne Neville Queen Consort England x 1

Queen Anne Boleyn of England x 1

Catherine Parr Queen Consort England x 1

Jane "Nine Days Queen" Grey I Queen England and Ireland x 1

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom x 42

Queen Consort Camilla Shand x 11

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 117