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William de Briouze

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  • Name William de Briouze 
    Born of Briouze, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Died 9 Aug 1211  Corbeil, near Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alternate death Sep 1211  Corbeil, near Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I7525  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father William de Briouze,   b. Abt 1100, of Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1180  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Bertha of Hereford 
    Married Abt 1150  [1, 4, 6
    Family ID F6214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud de St. ValĂ©ry,   b. Abt 1150,   d. 1210, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Children 
     1. Margaret de Briouze,   b. Abt 1181,   d. Aft 25 Jun 1245  (Age ~ 64 years)
     2. William de Briouze,   d. 1210, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Reynold de Briouze,   b. of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1227 and 1228
     4. Bertha de Briouze
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F2352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "William was the most notable member of the de Braose dynasty. His steady rise and sudden fall at the hands of King John is often taken as an example of that king's arbitrary and capricious behaviour towards his barons." [Wikipedia]

      "William de Briouze, Lord of Briouze, Bramber, Brecon, Over Gwent, &c., s. and h. He m. Maud De St. Valery, "Lady of La Haie." In consequence of his well-known quarrel with King John, his lands were forfeited in 1208, and his wife and 1st s. starved to death in the dungeons of Corfe (or of Windsor) in 1210. He d. at Corbeil near Paris, 9, and was bur. 10 Aug. 1211, in the Abbey of St. Victor at Paris." [Complete Peerage I:22]

      "He slaughtered Seisyll ap Dyvnwal (abovenamed) and a host of unarmed Welshmen, in the castle of Abergavenny in 1175, in revenge for the death of his uncle Henry of Hereford [Brut y Tywysogian, R. de Diceto, etc.). Seisyll was owner of Castle Arnold, and is said in an inaccurate version of the Brut to have captured Abergavenny in 1172, the slaughter being dated 1177 (The Gwentian Chronicle, Cambrian Arch. Assoc, p. 137). But the better version of the Brut (Rolls Ser., p. 218; Y Brutieu, in Welsh Texts, ed. Rhys and Evans, 1890, p. 330) on the contrary, states that Seisyll was captured in 1172 by the garrison of Abergavenny. (ex inform. G. W. Watson.)" [Complete Peerage I:22, footnote (a).]

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013., place only.

    4. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    5. [S1182] John P. Ravilious, 30 Sep 2002, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    6. [S2158] Pedigree and Progress: Essays in the Genealogical Interpretation of History by Anthony Wagner. London: Phillimore & Co., 1975.