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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Baron William de Breuse & Lady Eve Marshall

 47279586. Baron William de Breuse & 47279587. Lady Eve Marshall

1204, William de Brehus born in Brecknock, Surrey, England, s/o 94559172. Reginald de Breuse & 94559173. Alice Briwere.

~1205, Eve born in England, d/o 94559174. William Marshall & 94559175. Isabel de Clare.

1208, Reginald de Braose had to provide his son William as a hostage to King John.

7/1213, William is mentioned as a hostage of King John being transferred to a new custodian.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

[––William & Eve––]

~1223, William married Eve.

Bef. 6/9/1228, William succeeded his father.

7/13/1228, The king has taken the homage of William de Braose for the lands and tenements that Reginald de Braose, his father. (S) FRsHIII.

1229, King Henry invited the Barons of the march, which included the Earls of Pembroke and Gloucester, William de Broase and Roger Clifford to assemble at Montgomery with the intentions of invading Kerry. They assembled to build a new castle. LLywelyn attacked while the castle was under construction and William was captured.

1229, William freed on a promise of a ransom of £2000.

1230, At Aberffraw, William was caught hiding in the chamber of Princess Joan of Wales (19989623), wife of Prince Llywelyn (19989730).

4/28/1230, Order to the sheriff of Herefordshire to place in respite the demand he makes from William de Braose for [the scutage of] Montgomery, until William is delivered from the prison of Llywelyn, who holds him incarcerated. (S) FRsHIII.

5/2/1230, William was publically executed [hanged] by Llywelyn the Great. Eve’s household chaplain excommunicated Llywelyn.


5/1230, Llywelyn wrote a letter to Eve stating that he still desired the arranged marriage of their children Isabella and Dafydd. (S) 13th Century England X, Durham Conference, 2005, P92. [Llywelyn also wrote Eve’s brother William defending his actions.]

1233, 12 knights of Eva de Breusa were involved in settling a suit of Richard fitz Stephen in Dartmouth, Devon. Eva de Breus held the market at Totnes, Devonshire. [Ships coming to Totnes were stopped at Dartmouth and paid customs there.] (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

8/31/1233, Order to the sheriff of Devon to take the castle of Totnes , which is in the hand of Eva de Braose into the king’s hand, with all appurtenances, and to keep it safely until the king orders otherwise [also ordered for the manor of Eardisland, Herefordshire.] (S) FRsHIII.

1233, Eva de Braose granted custody of the castle of Hay, and given 12 marks to strengthen it. (S) Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1883, P182.

1234, Eva de Braose held 28 knights’ fees. (S) Victoria History of the County of Devon, V1, 1906.

3/30/1237, Grant to Eva de Braose of murage for the town of Hay, to be taken once a week. (S) CPRs.

6/12/1237, Pledges of Eva de Braose for the 800 m. in which she is bound to the king for G. Earl Marshal , concerning which 800 m. letters were directed to the barons of the Exchequer: The Earl Warenne for 100 m. John fitz Geoffrey for 100 m. Earl R. le Bigod for 100 m. He was not present but the earl of Lincoln mainperned for him until he comes. John of Monmouth for 50 m. Hugh d’Aubigny for £100. (S) FRsHIII. [G. Earl Marshall is Eve’s brother Gilbert, who had been dismissed by the King in 1236-37.]

1/30/1242, The king has betaken himself to H. earl of Hereford and Essex for the 650 m. which still remain to be paid to the king from the fine of 800 m. by which Eva de Braose made fine with the king for having the custody and marriage of Eleanor, her daughter. (S) FRsHIII.

1246, Eva died; buried at St. Mary’s Church, Abergavenny, Wales. (S) Royal Commission for the Chicago Exhibition, 1893, P454.

(S) William de Braose and St Leonard’s Hermitage, Kirkwood. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P100.

Family notes:

·         Maurice son of Gerald (4997414), deceased, … held the barony of Offaly of Roger de Mortuo Mari and Matilda (4997433) his wife, William de Cantilupo and Eva (5000487) his wife, Humphrey de Bohun and Eleanor (23639793) his wife, daughters of Eva de Breus (47279587), fifth heir of Walter and Anselm, the Marshals, by service of 12 knight’s fees. (S) CPRs, 8/23/1273.

Children of William and Eve:

i. Eve de Braose (5000487), born ~1225 in England.

ii. Matilda de Breuse (4997433), born ~1226 in England.

iii. Isabela de Breuse, born ? in England.

1230, Isabela pledged to marry Davydd ap Llywelyn, Prince of North Wales, heir & s/o Llywelyn. [Because of her father the marriage was delayed. After the marriage Henry III gave Davydd some of the de Braose lands.]

iv. Eleanor de Brewes (23639793), born ~1230 in England.

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