William de Braose 1st Lord of Bramber
(Abt 1049-Between 1093/1096)
Agnes de Saint Clare
(Between 1048/1054-1080)
Johel de Totenais
(Abt 1049-After 1123)
< > de Pecguigny
(Abt 1054-)
Philip de Braose 2nd Lord of Bramber, Sussex
(Between 1070/1073-1135)
Aenor de Totenais
(Abt 1084-)
William de Braose 3rd Lord of Bramber
(Abt 1100-Abt 1193)


Family Links

1. Bertha de Pitres of Hereford

William de Braose 3rd Lord of Bramber 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1100, Brecon, Brycheiniog [Breconshire] (Brecknockshire), (Powys), Wales
  • Marriage (1): Bertha de Pitres of Hereford about 1150
  • Died: Abt 1193, England about age 93

   Another name for William was William de Braose of Brecknock, Abergavenney and Gower.

  Research Notes:

Eldest son fo Philip de Braose.

From Wikipedia - William de Braose, 3rd Lord of Bramber :

William de Braose, Third Lord of Bramber (born 1112 in Brecon ) (d. ca. 1192) was the eldest son of Philip de Braose , Second Lord of Bramber.

Family and early career
William was born into a second generation English Norman dynasty holding Lordships and land in Sussex at Bramber , also at Totnes in Devon and Radnor and Builth in the Welsh Marches of Wales . He maintained his Sussex lands and titles, extended St Mary de Haura Church in Shoreham and contributed to a priory at Sele, West Sussex . His mother was Aenor Fitz Judhel of Totnes.
He also inherited one half of the honour of Barnstaple in Devon , paying a fee of 1000 marks for the privilege.

William married Bertha de Pitres , also known as Bertha de Hereford , daughter of Miles of Gloucester , Earl of Hereford . Through this marriage, William acquired lordships of Brecon and Abergavenny in 1166 because Bertha's four brothers all died young without heirs.
These vast land holdings greatly expanded the territorial power and income of the de Braose dynasty. They now held the Middle March with extensive interests in Sussex and Devon.
William's younger brother Phillip accompanied King Henry II to Ireland , receiving in 1172 the honour of Limerick .

Marcher titles
In 1174, William became sheriff of Hereford . He died in about 1192 and was succeeded as Lord of Bramber by his son, William . He had also fathered two daughters, Maud and Sibilla, who married well and possibly a later son, named John.

  Birth Notes:

May have been born about 1112

  Noted events in his life were:

• 1st Baron of Gwentland.

• Acquired: lordships of Brecon and Abergavenny, 1166. upon the death of his wife's fourth and last brother. (Her brothers all died without heirs.)

• Sheriff of Hereford, 1174.

William married Bertha de Pitres of Hereford, daughter of Miles de Pitres of Gloucester, 1st Earl of Hereford and Sibyl de Neufmarché, about 1150. (Bertha de Pitres of Hereford was born about 1130 in <Gloucester, Gloucestershire, > England.)


1 Weis, Frederick Lewis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr; William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, eds, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (8th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2008.), Line 177-5 (Bertha of Hereford), 194-5 (Bertha of Hereford).

2 http://www.familysearch.org.

3 Wikipedia.org, William de Braose, 3rd Lord of Bramber.

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