William De Braose

William De Braose

Male Abt 1150 - 1211  (~ 61 years)

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  • Name William De Braose 
    Born Abt 1150  Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Sep 1211  Corbeil, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4685  avefamily
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2018 

    Father William De Braose, 1st Lord of Abergavenny,   b. Abt 1112, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1192, Woebley, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Bertha FitzMiles,   b. Abt 1130, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1210, Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Family ID F1500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matilda St. Valery,   b. Abt 1138, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1210, Tower of London, London, Middlesex, Englandmap Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Reynold De Brewes,   b. Abt 1171, Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1228, Brecon, Breconshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William de Brewes, Lord of Abergavenny, Brecon, & Ower Gwent, Seigneur de Briouze was born between 1144 and 1153 at Bramber, Sussex, England.[1] He married Matilda (Maud) de St. Valerie, daughter of Bernard IV de St. Valerie and Maud, circa 1167.[2]

      William de Brewes, Lord of Abergavenny, Brecon, & Ower Gwent, Seigneur de Briouze died on 9 August 1211 at Corbeil, near Paris, France. He was buried after 9 August 1211 at St. Victor's Abbey, Paris, France.[3]

      "Magnate, was a landholder of the Welsh and Irish marches, whose friendship with King John won him rich rewards, but whose dramatic fall from favour and relentless pursuit by John contributed to baronial distrust and fear of the king." [4]

      Children

      William and Matilda had at least four sons and five daughters. William (IV), their eldest son, died in 1210 imprisoned with his mother. Their second son, Giles de Briouze, was elected bishop of Hereford in September 1200 and died in November 1215. Giles's death left their third son, Reginald (d. 1227/8), as head of the family; he had gained possession of his father's lands by May 1216. A fourth son, John, married Mabel de Limesy, widow of Hugh Bardolf and coheir to the barony of Cavendish, Suffolk. William married two of his daughters to other Welsh marcher lords. Margaret married Walter de Lacy, lord of Weobley, Herefordshire, and of Meath, Ireland, and Annora married Hugh (III) de Mortimer, baron of Wigmore, Herefordshire. A third daughter, Matilda or Maud, married Gruffudd ap Rhys (d. 1201), the son of the Lord Rhys of Deheubarth, while Loretta de Briouze married Robert de Breteuil, fourth earl of Leicester. [5]

      Death

      "William died at Corbeil outside Paris on 4 September 1211, and was buried in the abbey of St Victoire at Paris. Stephen Langton, in the city awaiting settlement of the Canterbury succession crisis, is said to have assisted at the funeral. John had had Briouze's wife and eldest son imprisoned at either Windsor or Corfe Castle, where they were deliberately starved to death, dying before the end of 1210. John's hounding of this family exposed his cruelty to the English barons, and his equating the harsh law of the exchequer with English custom heightened their fears of his arbitrary rule." [6]

      Sources

      ? The Peerage
      ? Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 313-314.
      ? Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 526-527.
      ? Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
      ? Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
      ? Oxford Dictionary of National Biography