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William de Briouze

Male - 1230

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  • Name William de Briouze  [1
    Born of Totnes, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 May 1230  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Person ID I9948  Ancestry of PNH & TNH
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Reynold de Briouze,   b. of Kington, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 5 May 1227 and 9 Jun 1228 
    Mother Grace Briwerre,   d. Bef 1215 
    Family ID F6152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eve Marshal,   d. Bef 1246 
    +1. Eve de Briouze,   d. Bef 28 Jul 1255
    +2. Maud de Briouze,   d. 16 Mar 1301
    +3. Eleanor de Briouze,   d. Bef 1264
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2018 19:07:42 
    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 
    1. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.

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

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

    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., year only.