Margaret DE QUINCY, Countess of Lincoln
- Born: Before 1208
- Married (1): Shortly before 21 Jun 1221
- Married (2): 6 Jan 1241/2
- Married (3): Before 7 Jun 1252
- Died: Mar 1266, Hampstead, Middlesex, England
- Buried: Church of the Hospitallers, Clerkenwell, London, England
The Annales Londonienses name "Margaretam…comitissa Lincolniæ" as the daughter of "Hawisia…de Roberto de Quency". The Annales Cestrienses record in 1221 that “Johannes constabularius Cestrie” married “filiam Roberti de Quenci neptam domini Ranulphi comitis Cestrie”. A manuscript narrating the descent of Hugh Earl of Chester to Alice Ctss of Lincoln records that “Johanni de Laci constabulario Cestriæ” married “Roberto de Quincy…filiam Margaretam comitissam Lincolniæ”. A manuscript history of the Lacy family records that “Johannes de Lacy primus comes Lincolniæ” married “Margaretam filiam Roberti Quincy comitis Wintoniæ nepotem Ranulphi comitis Cestriæ” after the death of his first wife.
The Annals of Tewkesbury record the marriage “circa Epiphaniam Domini” in 1241 of “Walterus Marescallus comes” and “comitissam Lincolniæ…Margeriam, uxorem quondam Johannis comitis Lincolniæ”. A charter dated 28 Jun 1248 records that "Margaret late Countess of Lincoln…recovered her dower out of the lands in Ireland of W[alter] Marshall late Earl of Pembroke her husband" and that the dower was "taken out of the portions of the inheritance which accrued to William de Vescy and Agnes his wife, Reginald de Moun and Isabel his wife, Matilda de Kyme, Francis de Boun and Sibil his wife, William de Vallibus and Alienor his wife, John de Moun and Joan his wife, Agatha de Ferrers in the king´s custody, and Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife". A charter dated 26 May 1250 records the restoration of property, granted to "Margaret Countess of Lincoln", to "William de Vescy and Agnes his wife, Reginald de Moun and Isabel his wife, William de Fortibus and Matilda his wife, Francis de Boun and Sibil his wife, William de Vallibus and Alienor his wife, John de Moun and Joan his wife, Agatha de Ferrers in the king´s custody, Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife, and William de Cantilupe and Eva his wife". "Margery countess of Lincoln and Pembroke and Richard de Wilteshir and their heirs" were granted "a yearly fair at their manor of Chelebiry" dated 7 Jun 1252.
The Annals of Worcester record the death in 1266 of “Margareta comitissa Lincolniæ”. The Annals of Winchester record the death “apud Hamstede” in 1266 of “Margareta comitissa Lyncollniæ”. 1
Margaret married John DE LACY, 1st Earl of Lincoln, son of Roger FitzJohn DE LACY, Constable of Chester, and Matilda (Maud) DE CLARE, shortly before 21 Jun 1221. (John DE LACY was born about 1192 and died on 22 Jul 1240.)
Margaret also married Walter MARSHAL, 8th Earl of Pembroke, son of William MARSHAL, "The Protector", 4th Earl of Pembroke, and Isabel DE CLARE, Countess Strigoil, on 6 Jan 1241/2. (Walter MARSHAL was born after 1198 in Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset, England, and died on 24 Nov 1245 in Goodrich Castle, Ross, Herefordshire, England.)
Margaret also married Richard DE WILTSHIRE before 7 Jun 1252.