Name: William De Braose
Suffix: Baron Of Bramber & Gower
Note: 12 in 1232
Death: BEF 6 JAN 1291 in Findon, Sussex
Burial: 15 JAN 1291 Sele Priory, Upper Beeding, Sussex
Residence: Bramber, Sussex, England & Gower, Wales
Occupation: Guardian of the Welsh marches for Henry III.
Change Date: 7 NOV 2005
William was only 12 when his father died. The wardship of William and the de Braose lands were granted by Henry III to Peter des Rievaux. On his fall in 1234 these custodies were passed on to the king's brother, Richard, Earl of Cornwall. When William came of age he took control of the Braose lands in Gower, Bramber and Tetbury. He confirmed the grants made by his father of the rents of cottages in Tetbury to the priory at Aconbury, founded in memory of Maud de St Valery by her daughter Margaret. (The cottages are still there)
He was plagued throughout his life by a series of legal battles with his female relatives.
William died at Findon on "the day of Epiphany" (January 6) in the year 1290/1. His funeral was at Sele Priory on January 15.
Saint Peter's church at Upper Beeding, near Bramber, is the remnant of Sele priory.
Of Knowlton and Woodlands, Dorset.
Father: John De Braose b: ABT 1198
Mother: Margred Verch Llywelyn b: ABT 1210 in Carmarthenshire, Wales
Aline Multon b: ABT 1255
- William De Braose
Agnes de Moels b: ABT 1230
- Giles de Braose
Mary De Ros b: in Helmsley Castle, Holderness, Yorkshire
- William De Braose b: ABT 1286 in Bramber, Sussex
- Peter or Piers De Braose b: ABT 1274 in Gower, Glamorganshire, Wales
- Margaret De Braose
- Type: Web Site
Author: Doug Thompson
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Yale Descent from Braose & Clare through Pigott of Buckinghamshire
Author: Robert Joseph Curfman
Publication: The Amercian Genealogist