The Chronicle of Geoffrey le Baker of Swinbrook records that Edward II King of England recalled “Petrus de Gavestone” from exile, gave him “comitatum Cornubie”, and married him to “filiam sororis sue...domine Iohanne de Acres comitisse de Gloucestre”, dated to after the king’s coronation in Feb 1308 from the context. King Edward II granted “manerium de Brustwyk”, which had belonged to “Isabellæ de Fortibus quondam comitissæ Albemarl”, to “Petrus de Gavaston...et Margaretæ uxori eius nepti nostræ” dated 7 Jun 1308. The Chronica de Fundatoribus et Fundatione of Tewkesbury Abbey names “Elianoram, Elizabetham, et Margaretam” as the three daughters of “Gilbertus secundus” and his wife “Johanna de Acres, filia regis Edwardi primi”, adding in a later passage that “domina Isabella [error for Margareta] tertia filia Gilberti secundi” married “domino Hugoni de Audley”. The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified. 1
30 Jan 1318, Westminster
Appointment of John de Sapy to take tho castle and town of Newport
(de Novo Burgo), and manors of Stowe, Rempny, Byueleys [sic], Maghay, and Deffrene both in the county of Wenthlok in the Marches of Wales into the king's hands and seisin together with their issues from the time of the under-mentioned partition, and to keep the same until further order. In the partition of the lands, &c. of Gilbert de Clare, late earl of Gloucester and Hertford, tenant in chief, made between Hugh le Dispenser, the younger, and Eleanor his wife, Hugh Daudele, the younger, and Margaret his wife, and Roger Dammory' and Elizabeth his wife, the three sisters and co-heiresses of the said earl, the said castle, town, county and manors were assigned to Hugh Daudele and Margaret as their pourparty of the lands and tenements of the earl, and the king accepting such partition commanded full seisin thereof to be delivered to them, but before such delivery was made Hugh le Despenser took fealty of certain of the knights
and tenants thereof under certain conditions for his own use ; which
conditions, when shown to him by the said Hugh le Despenser, the king did not accept but judged them to be of no effect. Afterwards Hugh le Despenser personally appeared before the King and Council and acknowledged that he had released all those whose oaths he had taken and that he had wholly withdrawn from the occupation and that he claimed nothing in the said castle, town, county or manors contrary to the form of the partition.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 3, p. 103
19 Apr 1322, Rothwell
Writ de intendendo directed to the tenants of the priory of St. Neots for
Clement de Sancto Stephano, a monk of that house, preferred to be prior thereof by the abbot of Bec Helluin, whereof the said priory is a cell. The advowson of the priory was of the inheritance of Gilbert de Clare, sometime earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and by reason of the purparty of Hugh Daudele, the younger, and Margaret his wife, one of the sisters and co-heiresses of the said earl, being in the king's hands, the abbot had presented the said Clement to the king.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 4, p. 104
25 Sep 1337, Tower of London
Grant, with the assent of the council, to John de Molyns, to whom the
king has granted in fee the said manors of Brehull and Silveston and the reversions of the manors of Lutegershale, co. Buckingham, and Swyrford, co. Oxford, now held for life by John de Handle, knight, escheats by the forfeiture of Hugh le Despenser, late earl of Winchester, and of the manor and town of Henle, co. Oxford, now held by Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester, and Margaret, his wife, sometime wife of Peter de Gavaston, earl of Cornwall, for her life, that if any time these or any parcel of them shall be recovered against him or his heirs by judgment of the king's court, or be taken into the king's hands without his fault or assent, he or they shall receive an
equivalent in other lands before being removed from these.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 3, pp. 527-8
9 Jul 1342, The Tower
To Thomas de Pabenham, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to deliver to Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester the manor of
Little Weldon, co. Northampton, and the town of Rokyngham, co. Northampton, together with the advowsons, knights' fees and all other appurtenances and together with all the issues thereof, as the king, considering how the county and duchy of Cornwall have for a long time sustained a partition of their rights, and desiring to reintegrate the duchy, granted to Edward the said manor, the manor of Fordyngton with the hamlet of Whitewell and its other appurtenances in co. Dorset, the hamlet of Wyke Southtenge, co. Devon, and certain tenements in Shorham, co. Sussex, which were lately members of co. Cornwall and now of the duchy of Cornwall, and which Hugh de Audele earl of Gloucester and Margaret his wife, now deceased, held for Margaret's life of the late king's grant...
16 Jul 1342, Westminster
To Richard de Monte Caniso, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex. Order to cause Henry de Ferrar [iis] to whom the king has
given respite until the Assumption next for his homage, because he is sick and weak, to have sesin of the manor and town of Neuport, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Margaret late the wife of Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, at her death held the said manor and town as dower, after the death of Peter de Gavaaton, in chief, by knight's service...
22 Jul 1342, The Tower
To William Pipard, escheator in oo. Devon. Order to deliver to Edward Duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, the castle and manor of Lideford
with the chace of Dertemore, eo, Devon, and the manor of Bradeneash in the same county, with the fees and advowsons pertaining thereto, together with the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Margaret late the wife of Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, held the manor of Bradenassh at her death and the burgh there with the advowson of the church of the manor, and the said castle and manor with the advowson of Lydeford church and the chace for life, in chief as parcel of the duchy of Cornwall and the king lately granted by charter that the said castle, manors and chace with their appurtenances should remain to the duke after Margaret's death.
30 Aug 1342, The Tower
To Simon Fraunceys, mayor of the city of London and escheator there. Order not to Intermeddle further with certain rents in that city, taken into the king's hand by reason of the death of Margaret, late the wife of Hugh Daudeley, earl of Gloucester, restoring the issues thereof to the earl, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by John de Oxon[ia], sometime mayor of that city and escheator there, that Margaret at her death, held in her demesne as of fee, as of her inheritance, 48s. rent issuing from two tenements which John Rokel holds in the parish of All Hallows at the Kaywharf [ad fenum), and 20s. rent issuing from a tenement which Herman le Skippere holds, 2 marks rent from a. tenement which Thomas de Ispann[ia] holds and 6s. 8d. rent issuing from a tenement which John de Swanlond and Matilda his wife bold there, which tenements are held in chief as the other lands of the city, and that there is issue of the marriage
between the earl and Margaret.
Calendar of the Close Rolls, Vol. VI, pp. 456, 460, 463, 579
16 Nov 1347, Westminster
Whereas the king of special grace has lately surrendered to Ralph de
Stafford and Margaret, his wife, daughter and heir of Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester, who is of full age, the lands which Hugh held on the day of his death of the inheritance of her mother, Margaret, late countess of Gloucester, one of the daughters and heirs of Gilbert de Clare, sometime earl of Gloucester, together with knights' fees, advowsons of churches and all other appurtenances of those lands, and by reason of an offspring begotten between Ralph and Margaret respited until Christmas next the homage due by Ralph herein, and whereas further he has commanded the escheators in whose bailiwicks the lands are to deliver seisin thereof to them after taking surety for a reasonable relief to be paid at the exchequer, and make restitution to them of the issues of such lands received by them, as by inspection of the rolls of the chancery appears, he by these presents
signifies this to all persons.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 7, p. 433
11 Jun 1350, Westminster
Notification that by inspection of the rolls of the chancery, it is found, that the following fees were assigned as the pourparty of Hugh Daudele and Margaret his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, coming to Margaret out of the fees of the earl, 2 f. m. in Bracebrigge, Shellynghope, which Hugh Wake holds, extended as of the value of £12 yearly, 1 f. m. in Little Kyme, which Philip de Kyma holds, extended at 100s. yearly, 1½ f. m. in Tawell, which William de Tawell holds, extended as of the value of £6 yearly, ½ f. m. in Tawell, which Geoffrey de Appelby, holds, extended as of the value of 20s. yearly.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 8, p. 512