Name: William De Braose
Suffix: 4th Earl of Abergavenny
Birth: 1185 in Brecknock, Surrey
Death: 2 MAY 1230 in Wales
Occupation: Lord of Abergavenny 1
Change Date: 18 JAN 2009
William succeeded his father as Lord of Abergavenny, Builth and other Marcher Lordships in 1227. Styled by the Welsh as "Black William" he was imprisoned by Llewelyn ap Iorwerth in 1229 during Hubert de Burgh's disastrous Kerry (Ceri) campaign. He was ransomed and released after a short captivity during which he agreed to cede Builth as a marriage portion for his daughter Isabella on her betrothal to David, son and heir of Llewelyn. The following Easter, Llewelyn discovered an intrigue between his wife, Joan, and William. Supported by a general clamour for his death, Llewelyn had William publicly hanged on 2nd May 1230.
6th Baron de Braose
The daughters of William de Braose and their inheritances attracted excellent marriages (qv).
Successive marcher lords attempted to reunite the territories held by William de Braose. The distribution of his wealth and power had repercussions for centuries to come. Matilda's grandson Roger Mortimer deposed Edward II. All the monarchs of England from 1413 have been descendants of Matilda de Braose. Eleanor's descendants include Henry V and Henry VI.
Father: Reginald De Braose b: 1180 in Bramber, Sussex, England
Mother: Grace Briwere
Eve Marshall b: ABT 1206
- Isabel de Braose
- Eva De Braiose b: ABT 1228
- Eleanor De Braose
- Maud De Braose b: ABT 1226 in Breconshire, England
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Author: Doug Thompson