John DE BRAOSE, Lord of Bramber & Gower
- Born: Abt 1197, Gower, Glamorganshire, Wales
- Married: Abt 1219
- Died: Bef 18 Jul 1232, Bramber, Sussex, England
Orthographic variation: DE BRIOUSE.
Compiler's 20 x great-grandfather
Joan de Braose, surnamed Tadody, had been privately nursed by a Welsh wom an at Gower. This John had grants of lands from King Henry III and was al so possessed of the Barony of Brembye, in Sussex, where he died in 123 1, by a fall from his horse, his foot sticking in the stirrup. He marrie d, it is stated, Margaret, dau. of Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, by whom (w ho m. afterwards Walter de Clifford) he had a son, his successor, Willi am de Braose. 1
Henry III King of England ordered the release of "Johannes, Egidius et Philippus et Walterus filii Willelmi de Braosa" dated [Jan] 1218. Bracton records that “Johannes de Breiusa” demanded “castrum de Brembre” from “[Reginaldus] de Breiusa”, dated 1219, stating that it had been held by “Willelmus de Breiusa avus suus” and descended by law to “Willelmo filio suo et heredi et patri ipsius Johannis” and that he was then 22 years old “vel prope xxii annorum” [which suggests that the age may have been overstated]. Henry III King of England notified a land agreement between "Reginaldum de Braosa" and "Johannem de Braosa" dated 5 Nov 1226.
The Chronicle of the Princes of Wales records that "John de Bruse died of a cruel death having been bruised by his horse" in 1232. 2
John married Margaret FERCH LLYWELYN, daughter of Llywelyn 'Fawr' AP IORWERTH and Tangwystyl FERCH LLYWARCH, about 1219. (Margaret FERCH LLYWELYN was born in 1204 in Caernarvonshire, Wales, died in 1272 in Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England and was buried in Aconbury Chruch, Herefordshire, England.)