Earl William de Valence

Earl William de Valence

Male 1225 - 1296  (71 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William de Valence  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix Earl 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1225  Cistercian Abbey, Valence, Charete, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1296  [2, 3
    Buried Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32102  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Count Hugh X de la Marche, "le Brun",   b. Abt 1195,   d. 1249  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Isabelle Taillefer,   b. 1188, Angoulême, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1246, Fontevrault Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Abt 1219  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 7 siblings 
    Family ID F13756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Countess Joan de Munchesni,   b. 1225, Swanscombe, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Sep 1307  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1247  [2, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Earl Aymer de Valence,   b. Abt 1270,   d. 23 Jun 1324, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     2. John de Valence,   d. Jan 1276-1277
     3. Isabel de Valence,   d. 3 Oct 1305
     4. William le Jeune de Valence,   d. 16 Jun 1282, Llandeilo, Camarthen, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Joan de Valence,   b. 1273,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Margaret de Valence,   d. Bef 24 Mar 1274-1275
     7. Agnes de Valence,   b. 1243, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1310  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F13340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - Lord of Valence, Montignac, Bellac, Rancon and Champagnac.

      - Was called Earl of Pembroke but never officially gained that title.

      - Earl of Wexford. Earl of Pembroke by right of his wife. Crusader, 1250.

      - 1247 - Came to live at his 1/2 brother Henry III's court.

      - 1258 - Oxford Parliament stripped foreign born Lords of their lands & castles.

      - This was aimed at the hated de Lusignans.

      - 1258 - The de Lusignans surrender & are cast out from England.

      - 1258 - Fled anti de Lusignan sentiment in Boulogne, had to seek aid of Louis IX.

      - Shared mutual hatred with Daffydd ap Gruffydd.

      - 1264 - Attempts to lynch nephew Bran de Montfort but Dafydd ap Gruffydd intervenes.

      - 1264 - Fought under Prince Edward "Longshanks" in vanguard at Battle of Lewes.

      - One of the most universally hated Lords in England by commoners & barons alike.

      Earl of Pembroke

      REF: "Falls the Shadow" Sharon Kay Penman: During Simon de Montfort's barons war, March 31, 1264 Londoners riot (London was very pro de Montfort), burn townhouses of the hated William de Lusignan, also prominent Royalist Lord Philip Basset, also Richard of Cornwall's Westminster manor, & his beloved Isleworth manor 7 miles away. Richard overnight goes from trying to mediate a solution to, like Edward, ardently desiring a battlefield confrontation.
      April 5 1264 Bran de Montfort leads defense of St. Andrew's Priory within the town & fights with suicidal bravery. The walls had been undermined by the Prior who was secretly in league with Prince Edward, & Bran was captured by some common soldiers. At that point William de Lusignan & Ralph de Mortimer rode up. Bran had just before taken part in the looting of de Mortimer's lands in Radnorshire. de Lusignan ordered his nephew Bran killed on the spot, but Dafydd ap Gruffydd rode up & intervened telling them Edward would be displeased to see his cousin Bran killed. de Lusignan attempts to argue but Philip Basset (who commanded the attackers) then rode up & commanded Bran be taken to Edward, and not to be escorted by de Lusignan or de Mortimer, as they would arrange an "accident" for Bran. Bran congratulated for his gallant bravery by Edward & then sent to King Henry who moves him to Windsor Castle. Abandoned nephew Prince Edward at Battle of Lewes (14 May 1264) when Edward returned from his savage pusuit of the Londoner contingent of the rebel forces back to the battle to see Henry III (de Lusignan's 1/2 brother) under seige at Lewes priory & the victory to Montfort (de Lusignan's 1/2 brother in law). After Lewes, forfeited lands to Gilbert de Clare. By April 1265, landed in South wales with John de Warenne.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America bef 1760, Frederick Lewis Weis, (7th ed Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore 1992 , , Repository: J.H. Garner), p 106 (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S11] Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, (4th ed, Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore , , Repository: J.H. Garner), line 148, p 153 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S4] Britain's Royal Families, Alison Weir, (rev. ed, Pimlico Random House, London 1989, 1996 , , Repository: J.H. Garner), p 67 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S57] Falls the Shadow, Sharon Kay Penman, (Ballantine Books, New York, 1988 , , Repository: Library of J.H. Garner).


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