de Braose, Llywelyn

Birth Name de Braose, Llywelyn
Gender male
Age at Death unknown


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1225 Bramber, Sussex, England   1a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father de Braose, John11971232-07-18
Mother Llwelyn, Margred Verch12101263
    Brother     de Braose, John 1222
    Brother     de Braose, William VI 1224-07-15 1291-01-06
         de Braose, Llywelyn 1225
    Brother     de Braose, Richard 1232 1292-07-18

Source References

  1. RCKarnes: Carrie's Family Tree
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        ID: I11229
        Name: *John DE BRAOSE
        Sex: M
        Birth: 1198 in Gower, Glamorganshire, Wales 1
        Death: 18 JUL 1232 1
        John de Braose, called Tadody (1198-July 18, 1232) was the Welsh Marches lord of Bramber and Gower. He was the eldest son of William de Braose (himself son of William de Braose, Fourth Lord of Bramber) and Matilda de Clare, the daughter of Richard de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford.
        John was nicknamed Tadody ("fatherless" in Welsh) after his father was starved to death in 1210 on the orders of King John I of England. At first he was hidden in Gower, but finally in 1214 his guardian surrendered John and his younger brother Philip. In June 1215 John was present for the signing of the Magna Carta. He was released from custody in 1218, having spent some time with his uncle Giles, Bishop of Hertford.

        Much of his adult life was spent in disputes with relatives over his inheritance. In 1219 he married Marared, the daughter of Llywelyn Fawr, and received Gower as her dowry. In 1226 his uncle Reginald de Braose sold him Bramber, and he inherited still more when this uncle died a few years later. He and Marared had three sons, including his heir, William.

        In 1232 John was killed in a fall from his horse.

        Nicknamed "Tadody" by the Welsh when he was hidden in Gower as a child after King John had killed his father and grandmother, he was later in the custody of Engelard de Cigogny (castellan of Windsor) along with his brother Giles. Cigogny was ordered to give the two boys up to William de Harcourt in 1214. At this time John became separated from his brother. He was present at the signing of Magna Carta in 1215.

        John disputed his uncle Reginald's claim to the Braose lands, sometimes resorting to arms. Llywelyn helped him to secure Gower (1219). In 1221, with the advice and permission of Llewelyn, he repaired his castle of Abertawy (Swansea, right) or Seinhenydd. He purchased the Rape of Bramber from Reginald and his son, William, in 1226. In that year John confirmed the family gifts to Sele Priory, near Bramber, and to the Abbey of St. Florent, Saumur, and added others. After the death of Reginald (1228) he became Lord of Skenfrith, Grosmont and Whitecastle, the three Marcher castles, by charter from the king but he lost these in 1230 to Hugh de Burgh at the same time as Gower became a subtenancy of de Burgh's Honour of Carmarthen and Cardigan.

        John was killed by a fall from his horse at Bramber in 1232.


        Father: *William DE BRAOSE b: ABT 1176 in Bramber, Sussex, England
        Mother: *Maud (Matilda) DE CLARE b: 1184 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

        Marriage 1 *Margred Verch LLYWELYN b: ABT 1198 in Caernarvonshire, Wales
        Married: 1219
        *William DE BRAOSE b: 1220 in Bramber, Sussex, England
        John DE BRAOSE b: 1222 in Bramber, Sussex, England
        Llywelyn DE BRAOSE b: ABT 1225 in Bramber, Sussex, England
        *Richard DE BRAOSE b: 1230 in Bramber, Sussex, England

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