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Richard was born in 1186 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.1   Richard's father was 4th Earl of Hertford, 6th Earl of Clare Richard (The Surety) De Clare and his mother was Countess of Gloucester Amica Meullent Of Gloucester.  His paternal grandparents were 2nd Earl of Hertford Roger (The Good) de Clare and Maud de St. Hilaire; his maternal grandparents were Earl of Gloucester William FitzRobert de Caen and Hawise de Beaumont. He had a brother and three sisters, named The Surety, Aveline, Matilda and Joane.  He was the youngest of the five children.


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