Grandison, Katharine (fl. 1305–1340)

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Grandison, Katharine (fl. 1305–1340)

Countess of Salisbury. Fl. between 1305 and 1340; m. William Montacute (1301–1343), 1st earl of Salisbury; children: Philippa Montacute (who m. Robert Mortimer, 2nd earl of March); William de Montacute, 2nd earl of Salisbury (d. 1361, who m. Joan of Kent); John.

Defended the castle of Wark in Northumberland against the Scots for several months (1341). The siege was eventually raised by the arrival of Edward III of England's troops.

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