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William [II] de Braose of Bramber and Abergavenny
(Bef 1096-After 1175)
Bertha of Hereford
Bernard [III] de Saint-Valéry
(-Abt 1191)
(-After 1194)
William [III] de Braose
Mathilde de Saint-Valéry
Giles de Braose Bishop of Hereford


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Giles de Braose Bishop of Hereford 1 2

  • Died: 13 Nov 1215, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1, GB 1 2
  • BuriedMale: Hereford Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2NG, GB 3

  General Notes:

GILES de Briouse (-Gloucester 13 Nov 1215, bur Hereford Cathedral). A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names "Willielmus, Egidius et Reginaldus"as the three sons of "Willelmo Brewes" and his wife "Berta…comitis Milonis secunda filia", adding that Giles was Bishop of Hereford. Giles de Briouse is more often shown in secondary sources as the son of William [III] de Briouse and his wife Mathilde, which is confirmed as correct by an order dated 10 May 1215 which confirms that "E. Epc Heford" had judgment of the fine made for "terra q fuit W. de Braiosa patris sui", which must refer to William [III] who died in 1211. This source also shows that Giles must have been his parents´ second son, inheriting his father´s lands in preference to the infant son of his deceased older brother William [IV]. Bishop of Hereford 1200. Matthew Paris records that "Gilo de Brause" was consecrated bishop of Hereford "VIII Kal Oct apud Westmonasterium" in 1200. The Annals of Dunstable record that "Ćgidius Herefordensis episcopus" died in 1216.

[FMG/Medieval Lands]



Giles de Briouze, 2nd son, Bishop of Hereford, 1200-1215. He seized his father's Welsh possessions in 1215, which seizin was, however, confirmed by the King, 21 Oct 1215, on payment of a fine. He d. 13 Nov 1215 (not 1216), at Gloucester, and was buried in Hereford Cathedral. [Complete Peerage I:22]

Left England in 1208 when the Pope's interdict came into force. He and his brother Reginald turned to open war with King John and took the de Braose Lordships in Wales which John had confiscated on the death of their father in 1211. Giles returned to England with Archbishop Langton in 1214 and the situation in Wales was ratified by John (on payment of a fine in 10/1215). Giles became the Lord of Brecon. He built the tower of Brecon Cathedral. 3 4


• Title: Bishop of Hereford (1200-1215); 12th Lord Abergavenny. 5


1 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), I, p. 22.

2 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), I:22.

3 Carol Middleton, "Carol Middleton's Genealogy".

4 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

5 Doug Thompson, "The de Braose website".

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