William de Valence

William de Valence

Birth
Couhe, Departement de la Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death 16 May 1296 (aged 65–66)
France
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Plot St Edmund's Chapel
Memorial ID 94427168 · View Source
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William de Valence, 1st Earl of Wexford and 1st Earl of Pembroke, born Guillaume de Lusignan or de Valence was a French nobleman and Knight, who became important in English politics due to his relationship to Henry III. He was heavily involved in the Second Barons' War, supporting the King and Prince Edward against the rebels led by Simon de Montfort. He took the name de Valence ("of Valence").
He was the fourth son of Isabella of Angoulême, widow of king John of England, and her second husband, Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, and was thus a half-brother to Henry III of England, and uncle to Edward I. William was born at Valence, near Lusignan.
William was soon married to a great heiress, Joan de Munchensi or Munchensy (c. 1230 – after September 20, 1307), Lady of Swanscombe and Countess of Pembroke, the only surviving child of Warin de Munchensi, Lord of Swanscombe and Earl of Pembroke, and wife Joan Marshal, daughter and eventual co-heiress of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke and Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke suo jure.
William and Joan de Munchensi (described above) had the following children:
Isabel de Valence (d. October 5, 1305), married before 1280 John Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings (May 6, 1262 – February 10, 1313). Their grandson Lawrence later became earl of Pembroke. They had:
William Hastings (1282 – 1311)
John Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings (September 29, 1286 – January 20, 1325), married to Juliane de Leybourne (d. 1367)
Sir Hugh Hastings of Sutton (d. 1347)
Joan de Valence, married to John Comyn (the "Red Comyn"), Lord of Badenoch (d. murdered, February 10, 1306), and had
Elizabeth Comyn (November 1, 1299 – November 20, 1372), married to Richard Talbot, Lord Talbot
John de Valence (d. January, 1277)
William de Valence (d. in the Battle of Llandeilo Fawr in Wales in June 16, 1282), created Seigneur de Montignac and Bellac
Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke and Wexford in 1296 (c. 1270 – June 23, 1324), married firstly to Beatrice de Clermont and married secondly to Marie de Chatillon
Margaret de Valence
Agnes de Valence (b. about 1250)


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  • Created by: Kat
  • Added: 29 Jul 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 94427168
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William de Valence (1230–16 May 1296), Find a Grave Memorial no. 94427168, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 47496397) .