William DE BRAOSE, 11th Lord of Abergavenny
Mathilde DE SAINT-VALÉRY, Dame de la Haye
Richard DE CLARE, 3rd Earl of Hertford
(Abt 1153-Bef 1217)
Amice Fitzrobert DE MELLENT, Countess of Gloucester
William "The Younger" DE BRAOSE, 4th Lord of Bramber
(Abt 1175-1211)
Matilda DE CLARE
(Est 1185-1249)
John DE BRAOSE, Lord of Bramber & Gower
(Abt 1197-Bef 1232)


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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.

  Research Notes:

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 (whom 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

  Marriage Information:

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.)


1 Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Sir Bernard Burke, (Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883), p. 72, Braose, Baron Braose, of Gower.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy: John de Briouse.

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