Friday, May 02, 2008

Baron William de Braose

On this date in our family history . . . the 2nd day of May . . . in the year 1230 . . . Baron William de Braose dies in Wales . . . The Chronicle of Ystrad Fflur's entry for 1230 reads :: In this year William de Breos the Younger, lord of Brycheiniog, was hanged by the Lord Llywelyn in Gwynedd, after he had been caught in Llywelyn's chamber with the king of England's daughter, Llywelyn's wife. . . . this William is believed to be a 21st great-grandpa to our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .

Antiquities of Shropshire By Robert William Eyton: "Text not available"

The Dictionary of National Biography By Leslie Stephen, George Smith, Sidney Lee, Henry William Carless Davis, John Reginald Homer Weaver: "London with his sister and performed homage William de Braose remained a captive in Llywelyn e hands In 1229 he purchased his freedom with three thousand marks the promise of his daughter Isabella in marriage to Davydd ab Llywelyn with Builth as her wedding portion and an engagement not to fight against Llywelyn for the future Dun staple Annals p 117 But during his captivity William had won the love of Llywelyn"

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