Margaret Wake, 3rd Baroness Wake of Liddell and Countess of Kent

Margaret Wake, 3rd Baroness Wake of Liddell and Countess of Kent was born was born about 1297 to John Wake and Joan de Fiennes. When she was about 15, so in 1312, she married John Comyn who was killed at the Battle of Bannockburn on June 24, 1314. Their son, Aymer, died as a toddler in 1316. At Christmas time in 1325, she received dispensation to wed again, this time to Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent. The pair had four children before he was beheaded for treason in 1330. She and the three children had been imprisoned as well, the youngest John was not yet born when her brother was also accused but was later pardoned. When Edward III took control of his crown he brought Margaret and her children to his household and treated them as if they were his family, which helped lead to Joan’s marriage to Prince Edward. She gained the title of Baroness of Wake but it was short lived, she died in the fall of 1349 of plague.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bannockburn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Wake,_3rd_Baroness_Wake_of_Liddell

http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-who-died-of-bubonic-plague/reference?page=8

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2 thoughts on “Margaret Wake, 3rd Baroness Wake of Liddell and Countess of Kent

  1. I did not know that Margaret Wake (my 21st great-grandmother through her daughter Joan of Kent) died from the plague! Thank you for that valuable piece of information!

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