Reginald de Braose

Reginald de Braose

Birth
Death Jun 1228
Carno, Powys, Wales
Burial Brecon, Powys, Wales
Memorial ID 58463913 · View Source
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Reginald de Braose was one of the sons of William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber and Matilda, also known as Maud de St. Valery and Lady de la Haie. Her other children included William and Giles.
The de Braoses family were loyal to King Richard I but grew in power under King John of England. The family became in conflict with King John towards the end of his reign and almost lost everything.
Reginald de Braose was a descendant of the powerful Marcher family of de Braose, he helped manage its survival and was also related by marriage to the Welsh Princes of Wales.
King John acquiesced to Reginald's claims to the de Braose estates in Wales in May 1216. Reginald became Lord of Brecon, Abergavenny, Builth and held other Marcher Lordships but was also very much a vassal of the Welsh leader Llewelyn Fawr, Prince of Gwynedd who became his father-in-law in 1215 when Reginald married Llywelyn's daughter, Gwladus Ddu, known as Black Gwladys due to her raven hair.
Henry III restored Reginald to favour and the Bramber estates (confiscated by King John) in 1217
Reginald was a witness to the re-issue of Magna Carta by King Henry III in 1225.
He died two or three years later in 1227 or 1228 in Brecon and was succeeded by his son by his first wife, Grecia de Briwere, the ill-fated William de Braose, Lord Abergavenny. He is buried at Brecon Cathedral. His daughter Matilda de Braose was the wife of Rhys Mechyll, Prince of Deheubarth.



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  • Created by: Mad
  • Added: 10 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58463913
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Reginald de Braose (unknown–Jun 1228), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58463913, citing Brecon Cathedral Churchyard, Brecon, Powys, Wales ; Maintained by Mad (contributor 47329061) .