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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Lord William de Breuse & Bertha de Hereford

 79958018. Lord William de Breuse & 79958019. Bertha de Hereford.    

8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England.

~1110, William born in England, s/o 159916036. Philip de Braose & 159916037. Aenor de Totenies.

~1122, Bertha born in England, d/o 39979818. Earl Milo Fitz Walter & 39979819. Sybill de Newmarch.

1131-39, William’s father died. William’s interest in Sussex was maintained as he confirmed the grants of his father and grandfather for the maintenance of Sele Priory and extended St. Mary’s, Shoreham.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.

[––William & Bertha––]

By 1141, William married Bertha.

1140, Charter of William de Braiose to the monks of St. Florent. (S) Kings and Chroniclers, Galbraith, 1982, P206.

1141-54, William de Braiosa and his cousin Philip de Harcourt jointly made a grant to the Knights Templars of the manor and church of Shepley. (S) History of Buckingham, V4, 1847, P589.

12/24/1144, Bertha’s father died; her brother Roger succeeding.

1148-55, Agreement between Earl Roger of Hereord [Bertha’s brother] and William de Braiose, his brother-in-law. (S) Camden Miscellany, 1964, P20.

1153, Grant by Ralph de St. Owen, to which William de Breose attached his seal. (S) 4th Report of the Royal Commission, 1874, P463.

1154, William de Breosa in a grant to the Templars in Sussex.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

3/1161 at Leon, France, William de Braose witnessed a royal charter to the Canons of Herting, Sussex.

6/1162 at Chinon, France, William de Braose witnessed a royal charter on behalf of the Monks of St. Peter of Gant.

1/13-28/1164, Constitutions of Clarendon … in the fourth year of the papacy of Alexander, in the tenth year of the most illustrious king of the English, Henry II., in the presence of that same king, … in the presence of the following: [10 counts], Richard de Luce, …, Roger Bigot, Reginald de Warren, …, William de Braiose, Richard de Camville, Nigel de Mowbray, … William Malduit-chamberlain, … and many other chiefs and nobles … (S) Yale Law School, The Avalon Project.

1165, Bertha’s last surviving brother, Mahel, died in an accident, leaving his sisters as heirs. Bertha’s third share brought a number of important lordships to the Braoses including Brecknock and Abergavenny.

1166, William de Braose held 28 fees of the honor of Barnstaple. (S) Transactions of Devonshire, V34, 1902, P729.

1169, William de Breosa in a grant to the Templars in Sussex.

11/11/1171, in Dublin, Ireland, William de Braose witnessed a charter of King Henry II in which he gave the city Dublin to the men of Bristol.

3/1172 at Wexford, Ireland, William de Braosa, William de Albini, … witnessed the grant of the kingdom of Meath to Hugh de Lacy. (S) Legal Institutions, Honorary Hereditary Offices …, Lynch, 1830, P141.

4/1173, William de Braose, sheriff of Herefordshire. (S) Lists and Indexes, V9, 1898, P59.

1173, William, Lord of Builth and Radnor, died.

(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V7,  Eyton, 1858. (S) Court, Household, and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878.

Family notes:

·         From an inquest of 1185: ‘Philippo de Braosa fratre Willeimi de Braosa.’ (S) Records of the Templars, Lees, 1935, P231.

Children of William and Bertha:

i. Sybil de Braose (39979009), born 1142 in England.

ii. William de Braose (189118344), born ~1145 in England.

iii. Bertha de Braose (47268485), born ~1155 in England.

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