Countess of Salisbury Katherine Degrandison[1]

Female 1304 - 1349  (45 years)


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  • Name Katherine Degrandison  [2
    Prefix Countess of Salisbury 
    Born 1304  Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A lot of places say Ashford, Hertfordshire, England, but Ashford is not in Hertfordshire, It is more likely she was born Hertfordshire where her mother is from.
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Alys De Montacute 
    Also Known As Cathrine 
    Stories and Notes Arranged Marrage  [3
    • "To reward him (William, ed.) for his services, the King gave him the young Countess of Salisbury, Madame Alys, whose estate he held in wardship. She was one of the most beautiful young ladies in the land."
    To Lady Kathleen Great GrandParent 
    Died 23 Nov 1349  Bisham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8956  Enchanted Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2012 

    Father Baron of Grandison William De Grandison,   b. Abt 1255-1264, Cassington, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1335, Cassington, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Sybil Tregoz,   b. 1271, Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1334  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1286  Donyatt, Somerset, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Demontagu,   b. 1303, Cassington, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1344, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 1327  Cassington, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Sibyl Demontagu,   b. 1330, , Somerset, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1344, , Somerset, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F4372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1304 - Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1327 - Cassington, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Nov 1349 - Bisham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Order of the Garter
    Order of the Garter

    Histories
    Founding of the Order of the Garter
    Founding of the Order of the Garter
    The highest order of chivalry, or knighthood

  • Notes 
    • The conditions of her marriage to William, and her role in the naming of the Order of the Garter, are of historical interest. She is also the noblewoman according to rumour, King Edward III was so enamoured of the countess that he forced his attentions on her in around 1341

  • Sources 
    1. [S169] Wikipedia, Link (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S10] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Trees (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S271] Chronicle of Froissart, Jean Froissant, (Link), Alys's arranged marriage is mentioned in the Amiens, recorded around 1337 (Reliability: 3).