Elizabeth of Rhuddlan1

F, #306, (1282-1316)
Elizabeth of Rhuddlan|b. Aug 1282\nd. 5 May 1316|p306.htm|Edward I (Longshanks) King of England|b. 17 Jun 1239\nd. 7 Jul 1307|p304.htm|Eleanor of Castile|b. c 1244\nd. 24 Nov 1290|p305.htm|Henry I. King of England|b. 1 Oct 1207\nd. 16 Nov 1272|p307.htm|Eleanor o. P.|b. c 1217\nd. 24 Jun 1291|p308.htm|Ferdinand I. King of Castile|b. 1199\nd. 1252|p336.htm|Jeanne Countess of Ponthieu|b. 1216\nd. 16 Mar 1279|p487.htm|

Relationship=16th great-grandmother of Cordelia Pickering.
Last Edited=7 Jun 2008
     Elizabeth of Rhuddlan was born August, 1282 in Rhuddlan Castle.1 She was the daughter of Edward I (Longshanks) King of England and Eleanor of Castile.1 She married John I Count of Holland on January 18, 1297 in Ipswich, England.1 She married Humphrey de Bohun 4th Earl of Hereford on November 14, 1302 in Westminster Abbey.1 She died on May 5, 1316 in England at age 33.1
      Elizabeth of Rhuddlan was also known as Elizabeth Plantagenet.2
[She] was born the eighth daughter of Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile. Of all her siblings, she was closest to her younger brother Edward II of England, as they were only two years apart in age.
In April 1285 there were negotiation's with Floris V for Elizabeth's betrothal to his son John I, Count of Holland. The offer was accepted and John was sent to England to be educated. On 8 January 1297 Elizabeth was married to John at Ipswich. In attendance at the marriage were Elizabeth's sister Margaret, her father, Edward I of England, her brother Edward, and Humphrey de Bohun. After the wedding Elizabeth was expected to go to Holland with her husband, but did not wish to go, leaving her husband to go alone.
After some time travelling England, it was decided Elizabeth should follow her husband. Her father accompanied her, travelling through Antwerp, Malines, Louvain and Brussels, before ending up in Ghent. There they remained for a few months, spending Christmas with her two sister's Eleanor of England, Countess of Bar and Margaret Plantagenet. On 10 November 1299, John died of dysentery, though there were rumours of his being murdered. No children had been born from the marriage.
On her return trip to England, Elizabeth went through Brabant to see her sister Margaret. When she arrived in England, she met her step mother Margaret of France, whom Edward had married whilst she was in Holland. Reportedly, they became inseparable. On 14 November 1302 Elizabeth was married to Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford, also Constable of England, at Westminster Abbey.
During Christmas 1315 Elizabeth, who was pregnant with her 10th child, was visited by her sister-in-law Isabella of France. This was a great honor, but the stress of it may have caused unknown health problems that later contributed to Elizabeth's death in childbirth. On 5 May 1316 she went into labor, giving birth to her daughter Isabella. Both Elizabeth and Isabella died shortly after the birthing, and were buried together in Waltham Abbey.1,2
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Children of Elizabeth of Rhuddlan and Humphrey de Bohun 4th Earl of Hereford


  1. [S55] GEDCOM. "Royals92.GED". compiler: Denis R. Reid.
  2. [S74] Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_of_Rhuddlan
  3. [S74] Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…