Reginald DE BRAOSE Lord of Brecon, 13th Baron Abergavenny
(Abt 1179-Bef 1228)
Grace (Grecia) DE BRIWERE
(Abt 1183-Bef 1215)
William MARSHAL, Earl of Pembroke
Isabel DE CLARE, Countess Strigoil
William "Black Will" DE BRAOSE, Lord of Abergavenny
(-Bef 1246)
Matilda (Maud) DE BRAOSE


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Sir Roger IV DE MORTIMER of Wigmore, Knt.

Matilda (Maud) DE BRAOSE

  • Born: Gower, Glamorganshire, Wales
  • Married: Shortly before 8 Nov 1246
  • Died: Shortly before 23 Mar 1300/1, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England

  Orthographic variation: DE BRIOUSE

  Research Notes:

A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names “Isabella, Matildis, Eva et Alianora” as the four daughters of “Willielmus de Brews quartus” and his wife “Evam filiam domini Willielmi Mareschalli”, adding that Matilda married “Rogero de Mortuomari, domino de Wyggemore”. The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Matilda, Alianora et Eva" as the three daughters of "Willielmo de Brewes" and his wife "quinta filia…Willihelmi Marescalli…Eva", adding that Matilda married "domino Rogero de Mortuo-mari domino de Wigmore". A manuscript narrating the foundation of Wigmore Abbey records that “Rog. (secundus)…Radulphi et Gwladusæ filius” married “Matildem de Brewys, filiam domini Willielmi de Brewys domini de Breghnoc”. A charter dated 28 Jun 1248 records that "Margaret late Countess of Lincoln…recovered her dower out of the lands in Ireland of W[alter] Marshall late Earl of Pembroke her husband" and that the dower was "taken out of the portions of the inheritance which accrued to William de Vescy and Agnes his wife, Reginald de Moun and Isabel his wife, Matilda de Kyme, Francis de Boun and Sibil his wife, William de Vallibus and Alienor his wife, John de Moun and Joan his wife, Agatha de Ferrers in the king’s custody, and Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife". 1


He [Roger de Mortimer] married, in 1247, Maud, eldest daughter and coheir of William DE BRAOSE, by Eve, sister and coheir of Walter (MARSHAL), EARL OF PEMBROKE, Marshal of England, daughter of William, 4th Earl of Pembroke, Marshal of England. He died shortly before 30 October 1282, at Kingsland, co. Hereford, and was buried at Wigmore, being aged about 50, and in harness to the end. His widow Maud had various instructions during the Welsh wars, as had other barons of the March. In 1292 she had protection, as staying in Wales on the King's service. She died shortly before 23 March 1300/ 1, when the writ to the escheator issued. 2


15 Feb 1248, Westminster

Restitution to Roger de Mortuo Mari and Maud his wife, William de Cantilupo and Eva his wife, and Humphrey de Boun and Eleanor his wife, of the castle and town of Haverford, as the right and inheritance of the said Maud, Eva and Eleanor of their part of the lands late of Walter Marshal, earl of Pembroke, whose heirs with their co-parceners they are, and mandate to Robert Walerand to give them seisin thereof, saving to the king his chattels and the corn sown in the land.
In like manner is written to Nicholas de Molis touching the castle and town of St. Clear (de Sancto Claro).
In like manner is written to William de Cantilupo the elder touching the castle of Brugewauter, as the right and inheritance of the said Maud, Eva and Eleanor of the lands of William de Briwere, whose heirs they are.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 8


24 Feb 1252, Westminster

Commission to the abbot of Persore, the prior of Hurle and Walerand le Tieis, to extend all the lands late of Willam de Brause father of Maud wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, Eve wife of William de Cantilupo and Eleanor wife of Humphrey de Boun, and to make a partition thereof according to the form of the concord made between them before the king, sent herewith.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 156


27 Feb 1259, Windsor

The king has heard by complaint of Roger de Mortuo Mari and Maud his wife that whereas some time since, before the king, a covenant was made between the said Roger and Maud, demandants, and Humphrey de Bohun the younger and Eleanor his wife, deforciants, touching the purparty of Maud of the inheritance of William de Brehusa, father of Maud and Eleanor, whose heirs these are; of which inheritance the said Roger and Maud require esnecy, and thereof there was a plea in the said court; to wit, the said Humphrey and Eleanor granted for themselves and the heirs of Eleanor that before Christmas, 36 Henry III, they would assign to Roger and Maud land to the value of 100s. a year out of their lands nearest to the lands of Roger and Maud for such esnecy, and unless they did so the king should compel them, and this has not yet been done; the king therefore commands Giles de Erdinton to cause such amount of land to be extended and assigned accordingly...

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 5, p. 13


1273 (no date)

Memorandum, that Roger de Mortuo Mari, who married Matilda, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Eva de Brehus', John de Hasting', nephew (nepos) and co-heir of George de Cantilupo, and Eudo la Zuch, who married Milisent, sister and co-heiress of George de Cantilupo, and Humphrey de Bohun, son and heir of Eleanor de Bohun, daughter and co-heiress of the said [Eva], came before the king's subjects supplying his place in England at Westminster, on Sunday after the Purification, and laid claim to the manors — [Incomplete].

Calendar of Close Rolls, 2 Edw. I, p. 113


17 Nov 1276, Westminster

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the executors of the will of Ralph de Mortuo Mari, son of Matilda de Mortuo Mari, to be acquitted of 200 marks of the arrears of the time when Ralph was sheriff of Salop and Stafford, as the king has pardoned this sum to the executors at the instance of the said Matilda.

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, p. 320


6 Jan 1282, Pershore

Grant to Matilda de Mortuo Mari of some wardship worth 60l. a year, and lasting five years, when a convenient opportunity arises; but if a wardship of the same value, and lasting three or four years, shall fall in earlier she is to have it, if she prefers.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 2, p. 8


12 Jul 1283, Carnarvon

Grant to the bailiffs and good men of Radenouere, at the instance of Matilda de Mortuo Mari, their lady, of murage for seven years...

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 2, p. 69


12 Feb 1284, Lincoln

Grant to Matilda de Mortuo Mari, in part satisfaction of a grant of land to the yearly value of 60l. for five years out of wardships, of the custody, during minority of the heir, of the manor of Magoer, late of William de Mohun, tenant in chief, extended at 20l. 10s. 5½d.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 2, p. 115


20 Feb 1287, Westminster

Association of John de Havering with Robert Tibetot, justice of West Wales, to hear and determine the plea between Matilda, late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, plaintiff, and John Bole of Camros, Alexander Robelyn, Edmund Wadding, John de Jovene, John Gerard and Thomas Cas, tenants of four carucates and a half, and four bovates of land in Camros

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 2, p. 283


1 Apr 1300, Westminster

Mandate to Hugh le Despenser, justice of the forest this side Trent, to let Matilda de Mortuo Mari have 10 oaks fit for timber in the king's park of Pederton.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 3, p. 501


19 Apr 1301, Worcester

Grant to the executors of the will of Matilda de Mortuo Mari of free administration of her will, and with respect to her debts at the Exchequer the king has taken himself to her heirs.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 3, p. 589


Inquisition Post Mortem


Writ, 23 March, 29 Edw. I. [1300/01]

WALES AND HEREFORD. Inq. 22 April, 29 Edw. I.

WALES. Radenoure. The castle and borough (full extent given), including free foreign tenants (named), who each have to find a footman with a lance in time of war, and 52 Welsh free tenants de Montana de uno lecto, and 20 de alio lecto, and pleas &c. of the court and hundred.

HEREFORD. Kingeslone. The manor, a member of the castle of Radenoure (extent given with names of similar free tenants), and pleas &c. of court.
Erleslon. The hamlet, a member of the same castle (extent given).
All held of the king in chief by service of a third part of a barony.
She held no other lands &c. in Wales or Hereford.

Edmund de Mortuo Mari her son, aged 40 and more, is her next heir.

GLOUCESTER. Inq. 21 April, 29 Edw. I.

Aure. A moiety of the manor (extent given), including pastures called Warth and Halstude, and fisheries called Hamstal and Wodehende, held of the king in chief, by an exchange made between King Henry III and William le Mareschal uncle of the said Maud, for the manor of Bassingeburne, to hold as freely as the king formerly held the said moiety.

Heir as above, aged 30 and more.

WORCESTER. Inq. made at Persore, 19 April, 29 Edw. I.

Inteberwe. An eighth part of the manor (extent given with names of tenants) held of the king in chief by service of 1/8 knight’s fee.

Heir as last above.

BERKS. Inq. Sunday the feast of St. George, 29 Edw. I.

Neubury. 10s. assised rent yearly from Thomas le Tannur for a third part of a windmill, a third part of the pleas &c. of the court, and a sixth part of the toll of the market, all held, together with 9l. 3s. 3 1/2d. of assised rent which Hawis late the wife of William de Mortuo Mari holds in dower with reversion to Edmund de Mortuo Mari and his heirs, of the king in chief of the Marshalcy (Marescallia) by 1/4 knight’s fee.
She held nothing else in the county.

Heir as first above.

BUCKINGHAM. Inq. taken at Crundon, 20 April, 29 Edw. I.

Crendon. A capital messuage &c. 120a. arable, 20a. meadow, 3a. pasture a third part of a windmill, 2a. wood, and rent (extent given), held of the king in chief of the Marshalcy (marchausia) by service of 1/4 knight’s fee.

Heir as above, aged 40 and more at the feast of St. Mary in March.

SOMERSET. Inq. 3 May, 29 Edw. I (defective).

Bridgwater (Bruge Walteri). The castle together with a third part of the town (full extent given with names of burgesses and other tenants), held of the king in chief by service of 1/3 knight’s fee.
Odecumbe. Two parts of the town held of the king in chief pertaining to the (aforesaid) …… (by the service) abovesaid, which two parts she committed long before she died to one Thomas de Morf, (rendering) yearly to the said Maud and her heirs 6l. for all (services).
Mulverton. Two parts of the manor held of the king in chief …… by the service abovesaid, which long before she died she assigned to Hawis late the wife of William de Mortuo Mari …… of the gift of the same Maud on the day she died.
She held no other lands (in the county?).

Edmund de Mortuo Mari her son is her next heir ……

C. Edw. I. File 101. (6.) 3

  Marriage Information:

Matilda married Sir Roger IV "the Elder" DE MORTIMER of Wigmore, Knt., son of Ralph II DE MORTIMER of Wigmore, Knt. and Gwladus "Dhu" FERCH LLYWELYN of Gwynedd, shortly before 8 Nov 1246. (Roger IV DE MORTIMER was born about 1231 in Cwmaron Castle, Cwmaron, Radnorshire, Wales and died shortly before 5 Oct 1282 in Kingsland, Herefordshire, England.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Matilda de Briouse.

2 Complete Peerage..., IX:276-81, XIV:488.

3 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem..., Vol. IV, Edward I, pp. 19-20.

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