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Friday, August 28, 2020

Lord William de Londres & Margaret verch Caradog

 94559156. Lord William de Londres & 94559157. Margaret verch Caradog

~1135, William born in Gloucester, England, s/o 189118312. Maurice de Londres.

~1160, Margaret born in Wales, d/o §§Caradog ap Lestyn & Gwladus verch Gruffydd.

[Undated] ‘To David, by the grace of God, Bishop of St. Davids, … Maurice de Londres his obedient … greeting … I have given and granted … to God and Saint Mary of Kedweil and to the monks of Schyrborne 12 acres around the church of St. Cadoc … this gift is made for the health of my soul, and of all my ancestors, William de Londres my son hearing and granting and giving with me. …’ (S) A History of Kidwelly, Jones, 1908, P114.

By 1179, A charter of William de Londres … grants to Ewenny … the hill, which Payn Grossus held … the land which appertains to Oldcastle … comprised 12 acres.

By 1187, William de Londres, lord of Oystermouth, appointed as custodian of Swansea castle. William received £10 for the keeping of the castle.

1187, William repaired Swansea castle at a cost of 20 marks, and provisioned the castle for the following year. William accounted £10 for 100 loads of grain.

1192, At Swansea, William besieged for 10 weeks by Rhys ap Gruffudd.

By 1211, William died.

(S) Parish of Ewenny and St. Brides Major in the Diocese of Llandaff, The Church in Wales. (S) Inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Glamorgan, V1-V3, 2000, P348. (S) A History of Kidwelly, Jones, 1908. (S) Trans. – Bristol and Gloucester Arch. Soc., V31, 1908, P38.

Family notes:

·         §§Caradog ap Lestyn, lord of Afan, Wales.

Child of William and Margaret:

i. Thomas de London (47279578), born ~1180 in England.

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