Eleanor de Braose, Countess of Hereford

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Lady Eleanor de Braose

Also Known As: "of Braose", "de Briouse", "de Brewes", "Brewys"
Birthplace: Breconshire, Wales
Death: 1263 (34-43)
Calstone, Wellington, Wiltshire, England
Place of Burial: Llanthony Priory, near Gloucester, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William de Braose, Baron Abergavenny and Eva Marshal, Baroness Abergavenny
Wife of Humphrey VI de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex
Mother of Agnes de Bohun; Eleanor de Bohun, Countess of Derby; Helisant de Bohun; Humphrey VII de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford; Margery de Bohun and 5 others
Sister of Isabella de Braose; Maud de Braose, Baroness Mortimer and Eva de Braose

Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Eleanor de Braose, Countess of Hereford

from www.geneajourney.com/braose.html:

Her parents were Sir William de Braose [g], Lord of Abergavenny, b bef 1197, Brecknock (Breconshire), Wales, d 2 May 1230, Wales. He md Eva Marshal 2 May 1220, Pembrokeshire, Wales, daughter of Sir William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, Mareschal of England, and Isabel de Clare.

NOTE: the spelling as Braose is the form which, according to Cokayne's The Complete Peerage, was adopted in peerages. CP states that "in some 25 early references to this name, not in charter latin, it appears as Breouse, Breuse, or Brewys", and additionally, that the descendants of William (d aft 1179) spelled the name as Brewes. Another version of this surname is seen in Weis' Ancestral Roots and Magna Charta Sureties, as Braiose, and is perhaps the "purest" form of the name; CP states that the family's Norman home was "Briouze-Saint-Gervais (formerly Braiose)".

from http://www.thepeerage.com/p19081.htm#i190805:

Eleanor de Briouze1

F, #190805

Last Edited=12 Nov 2008

    Eleanor de Briouze is the daughter of William de Briouze and Eve Marshal.1 She married Sir Humphrey de Bohun, son of Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford and Maud d'Eu.1

Her married name became de Bohun.1
Children of Eleanor de Briouze and Sir Humphrey de Bohun

   * Alianor de Bohun+ b. c 1240, d. 20 Feb 13142

* Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford+ b. c 1249, d. 31 Dec 12983
* Margery de Bohun+ b. b 1265, d. a 12804

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 462. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

2. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 463.
4. [S79] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004), page 734. Hereinafter cited as Plantagenet Ancestry.

Sir William de Braose [g], Lord of Abergavenny, b bef 1197, Brecknock (Breconshire), Wales, d 2 May 1230, Wales. He md Eva Marshal 2 May 1220, Pembrokeshire, Wales, daughter of Sir William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, Mareschal of England, and Isabel de Clare.

Children of William de Braose and Eva Marshall were:

Eva de Braose [h] b abt 1222, Bramber, Sussex, England, d bef 28 Jul 1255. She md Sir William III de Cantelou, Lord of Abergavenny, 25 Jul 1238, son of William II de Cantelou, King's Steward, and Millicent de Gournay.

Maud de Braose b abt 1225, Bramber Castle, Breconshire, Wales, d bef 23 Mar 1300/01. She md Sir Roger de Mortimer 1247, son of Ralph de Mortimer and Gwladys-Dhu verch Llewelyn.

Eleanor de Braose b abt 1229, Wales, d bef 1265. She md Sir Humphrey VI de Bohun abt 1245, son of Sir Humphrey V de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, and Maud d'Eu.

Isabel de Braose b abt 1232, Bramber, Sussex, England; md David ap Llewelyn, Prince of Wales.

William de Braose, 10th Baron Abergavenny

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Marriage and children

William married Lady Eva Marshal, daughter of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke. They had four daughters:

Isabella de Braose (born c. 1222), wife of Prince Dafydd ap Llywelyn

Maud de Braose (born c. 1224 - 1301), wife of Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore another very powerful Marcher dynasty.

Eleanor de Braose (c. 1226 - 1251), wife of Humphrey de Bohun and mother of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford.

Eve de Braose (c. 1227- July 1255), wife of William de Cantelou. www.celtic-casimir.com


Born: 1230, Brecknock, Breconshire, Wales Married: Before 15 Feb 1248, Brecknock, Breconshire, Wales

Died: Before 1264, Huntington Castle, Kington, Herefordshire, England

Buried: Llanthony-by-Gloucester Priory, Gloucestershire, England Another name for Eleanor was Eleanor DE BRAIOSE. Ancestral File Number: 8XJQ-PH.

General Notes: Eleanor de Braoise, daughter of Eva Marshal. [Magna Charta Sureties]    He [Humphre de Bohun] married, 1stly, Eleanor, daughter and coheir of William DE BRIOUZE, of Brecknock, &c., lord of Abergavenny, by Eve, daughter and (in her issue) coheir of William (MARSHAL), EARL OF PEMBROKE (n). She was buried at Llanthony by Glouccster... He died v.p., at Beeston Castle, co. Chester, 27 October 1265, and was buried in Combermere Abbey (d). [Complete Peerage VI:462-3, XIV:381, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]  They had restitution of the lands of Walter (Marshal), Earl of Pembroke, and of the lands of William de Briouze 15 Feb 1247/8, the other coheirs mentioned being Maud, wife of Roger de Mortimer, and Eve, wife of William de Cauntelo, to whom came the lordship of Abergavenny, while Eleanor inherited Brecknock and Hay. No mention is made in the Patent Roll of the other coheir, Isabel, who m. David ap Llywellyn and afterwards Piers FitzHerbert. On 24 Feb 1251/2 appears also a commission for the partition of the lands of William de Briouze to his 3 daughters and coheirs.  (c) Vigil of SS Simon and Jude after the battle of Evesham.   An IPM taken 51 Hen III shows Humphrey, his son and heir by Eleanor, as heir to Hay and Huntingdon castles, &c, co. Hereford. On 12 Nov 1265 Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex, and his heirs had a grant of manors in cos. Gloucester, Huntingdon, and Essex, which the Earl by fine had granted to Humphrey de Bohun, his son and heir, to hold to his death to him and his heirs by Joan, daughter of Robert de Quincy, his wife, and which appertained to the King by reason of the trespass and forfeiture which Humphrey made against the King and his son Edward, in adhering to Simon de Montfort, sometime Earl of Leicester, and his partisans, the King's enemies.    Through her father, Eleanor inherited one-quarter of one-third of the barony of Miles of Gloucester, including the lordships and castles of Hay, Huntingdon, Haverford, and Brecknock. [Magna Carta Ancestry]    

Events: 1. Alternate Death; Before 1246, Llanthony Inn, Gloucestershire, England.

Marriage Information: Eleanor married Humphrey VI DE BOHUN Governor of Winchester, son of Humphrey V DE BOHUN 2nd Earl of Hereford, Earl of Essex and Maud (Matilda, Mahaut) DE LUSIGNAN, before 15 Feb 1248 in , Brecknock, Breconshire, Wales. (Humphrey VI DE BOHUN Governor of Winchester was born about 1225 in Caldicot, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales and died on 27 Oct 1265 in Beeston Castle In Cheshire From Wounds Received In The Battle Of Evesham.)

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Eleanor de Braose, Countess of Hereford's Timeline

Breconshire, Wales
Brecknock, Breconshire, , Wales
Ewyas Lacy, Staffordshire, England, (Present UK)
Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
September 1249
Herfordshire or Essex,, England (United Kingdom)
Shropshire, , England
Bisley, Gloucestershire, , England
November 12, 1263
Age 39
Llanthony Priory, near Gloucester, England