|Bertha DE GLOUCESTER Heiress of Brecon
Bertha DE GLOUCESTER Heiress of Brecon 1
- Born: Brecon (Aberhonddu), Powys, Wales
- Married: Bef 1140
- Died: Unknown
Another name for Bertha was Bertha DE HEREFORD.
The Historia fundationis cum fundatoris genealogia of the priory of Abergavenny names “Margaretam, Bertam et Luciam” as the three daughters of “Milonem” & his wife, adding that Berthe married “Philippo de Brusa domino de Duelth“ (naming their descendants) and inherited “tota terra Breconiæ, Wenciæ superioris et Gower”. A manuscript narrating the history of Brecknock priory records that “Berte” married “Willame de Brewes”, and also lists her descendants. "Willielmus de Braiosa" confirmed the donations to the church of Saints Gervais et Protais de Briouze by "Philippus de Braiosa pater eiusdem Willielmi", by undated charter, witnessed by "Bertam conjugem meam, Philippum fratrem meum". 2
Bertha married William II DE BRAOSE 10th Lord of Abergavenny, son of Philip DE BRAOSE and Aenor (Eleanor) DE TOTNES Heiress of Barnstaple, before 1140. (William II DE BRAOSE 10th Lord of Abergavenny was born in 1112 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales and died before 1193 in Weobley, Herefordshire, England.)
G. E Cokayne, (Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000), p. I:21-2, XIV:6.
Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL.htm#BertheHerefordMWilliamBraose.