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William "William III" De Braose
Birth: 1153
Death: Aug. 9, 1211
Departement de l'Essonne
Île-de-France, France

4th Lord of Bramber, son of William II. de Braose and Bertha de Pîtres. He is responsible for the Massacre of Abergavenny in 1175 where three welsh princes, their wives, children and all the men that had accompanied them to Abergavenny were murdered. In 1174 he married Mathilde de St. Valerie who later entered Welsh folk literature as Moll Walbee. They had 16 children. Between 1192 and 1199 he was Sheriff of Herefordshire. He fought beside Richard I. at Chalus where the King died. In the beginning of King John's reign he was greatly favored got Glamorgan Castle and was given lordships over Limerick and Gower. In 1203 he accompanied John to the Normandy where he captured John's nephew Arthur. In 1207 it became clear that he was fallen out of favor with the king. The reasons for that are obscure. It might have something to do with money he owed the King or Mathilde saying that that John was responsible for Arthur's death. John seized the de Braose domains. The family fled to Ireland in 1208 and returned in the following year. His family was captured and imprisoned by John to make him pay the money he owed him. William fled to France leaving them behind. His oldest son and his wife starved to death at Corfe Castle. He died in Corbeil and was buried the following day. The memorial service was held by Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury who lived in exile, too. (bio by: Lutetia) 
Family links: 
  Maud de St. Valéry (1154 - 1210)*
  Reginald de Braose (____ - 1228)*
  Matilda de Braose (1172 - 1210)*
  William de Braose (1175 - 1210)*
  Margaret de Braose (1177 - 1255)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: His wife, Maud st Valerie and his son, William, were walled up in their castle to starve (and die) by John Lackland, so they might not be 'buried'
Abbaye de Saint Victor (Defunct)
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
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Originally Created by: Lutetia
Record added: Dec 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10142337
William William III De Braose
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