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William de Briouze

Male - 1230


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  • Name William de Briouze  [1
    Born of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Totnes, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 2 May 1230  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Person ID I9948  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2018 

    Father Reynold de Briouze,   b. of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1227 and 1228 
    Mother Grace Briwerre,   d. Bef 1215 
    Family ID F6152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eve Marshal,   d. Between Jan 1242 and 1246 
    Children 
    +1. Eve de Briouze,   d. Between 20 Jul 1255 and 28 Jul 1255
    +2. Maud de Briouze,   d. 16 Mar 1301
    +3. Eleanor de Briouze,   d. Bef 1264
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1949  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "William de Briouze, s. and h. by 1st wife. He m. Eve, da. and in her issue coh. of William (Marshal), Earl of Strigul and Pembroke, by Isabel, suo jure Countess of Pembroke. He d. 1 May 1230, being hanged by Llewelyn abovenamed. His widow d. before 1246." [Complete Peerage I:22, as corrected in Volume XIV.]

      Hanged by Llewelyn, Prince of Wales, after intrigues with Llewelyn's wife.

      "He was discovered in Joan's chambers, accused of being her lover, and promptly and publicly hanged. While the story that William and Joan were lovers has been generally accepted, the Annals of Margam (in T. Gale, ed , Historiae Britannicae et Anglicanae Scriptores XX (Oxford, 1687), 2-18, [anno] MCCXXX) implies that the 'intimacy' was devised by Llywelyn to avenge himself on William for political injuries inflicted not only by William but by the entire Braose family; the execution was hailed by the Welsh as a vindication of a blood-feud against the Braoses dating from at least 1176. Indeed, shortly after the execution Llywelyn wrote to William's widow Eva and to William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, Eva's brother, stating, in effect, that so far as he was concerned, the intended marriage between Llywelyn's son Dafydd and Eva's daughter Isabella could go forward as planned, and that he could not have prevented the Welsh magnates from taking their vengeance. See J. Goronwy Edwards, Calendar of Ancient Correspondence concerning Wales (Board of Celtic Studies of the University of Wales, History and Law Series, 2)(Cardiff, 1935), pp 51-52, nos. XI.56a, 56b. The marriage in fact took place three months later." [William Addams Reitwiesner, "The Children of Joan, Princess of North Wales," The Genealogist 1:80, Spring 1980.]

  • Sources 
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    2. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

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

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

    5. [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.

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