Thomas AP GWILYM of Perth-Hir, Esq.
(Abt 1357-1438)
Mawd MORLEY, Heiress of Llansantffraed
(Abt 1351-1415)
(Est 1355-)
Sir William AP THOMAS of Raglan, Knt.
(Est 1385-1454)

Sir Richard HERBERT of Colebrook, Knt.
(Abt 1440-1469)


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Sir Richard HERBERT of Colebrook, Knt. 1

  • Born: Abt 1440
  • Married:
  • Died: 27 Jul 1469, Edgecote Moor, Northamptonshire, England
  • Buried: Herbert Chapel, St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

  General Notes:

compiler's 15/16 x great grandfather

  Research Notes:

[Gwladus's son], sir Richard Herbert, of Coldbrook, was called by the Welsh, by way of distinction, sir Richard Herbert hir, or the tall. 2


Sir Richard Herbert, knt., of Coldbrook House, near Abergavenny, beheaded after the battle of Bunbury. Sir Richard, who was one of the most valiant soldiers of his day, eminently distinguished himself at this his last battle; and, at the head of the Welsh, twice breaking the line of the northern men, is reported to have slain 140 men with his own hand. The ashes of Sir Richard and his wife Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas ap Griffith, knt., repose beneath an alabaster monument in the Herbert chapel, adjoining St. Mary's Church at Abergavenny. Their figures are recumbent with uplifted hands; his in a suit of mail, the head bare, and supported by a sheaf of arrows (his crest), the feet resting on a lion; hers habited in a long robe. Upon the death of Sir Richard, Colebrook came to his eldest son, Sir William Herbert, and continued in his descendants, the ninth of whom, Sir James Herbert, dying in 1709, without male issue, it was conveyed by that gentleman's daughter, Judith Herbert, to her husband, Sir Thomas Powell, knt. Beside his eldest son, Sir William, Sir Richard, of Colebrook, left two other sons, namely, Sir Richard Herbert of Montgomery, grandfather of the celebrated Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, and Thomas Herbert, ancestor of the Herberts of Tintern and York. 3

  Marriage Information:

Richard married Margaret FERCH THOMAS, daughter of Sir Thomas AP GRUFFUDD, Knt.


1 Pedigrees of Montgomeryshire Families selected about the year 1711-12 from Lewis Dwnn's Original Visitation, by the celebrated Welsh poet and grammarian, John Rhydderch, London, 1888, p. 63.

2 Gwaith ; The Poetical Works of Lewis Glyn Cothi, a Celebrated Bard, who Flourished in the Reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, Richard III and Henry VII, Hughes, 1837, p. 2.

3 John Burke, A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, 1838, p. 731.

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