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Piers FitzHerbert, Lord of Brecknock

Nicknames: "Peter", "Piers"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Blewleveny Castle, Blaen Llyfni, Brecknockshire, Wales
Death: Died in Reading, Berkshire, England
Place of Burial: Reading, Berks, ENG
Immediate Family:

Son of Herbert Fitzherbert de Winchester, Lord Chamberlain and Lucy FitzMiles de Gloucester and Hereford, Lady of Blaen
Husband of Isabel de Ferrers, of Oakham; Sibyl de Dinan and Alice FitzRobert de Warkworth
Father of Joan FitzPiers; Beatrix Fitzpiers; Reynald / Reginald feudal chief FitzPiers, Lord Of Blaen Llyfni; Herbert Fitzpiers, Sheriff Hampshire and Lucy FitzPiers, Baroness de Ros
Brother of Reginald Fitzpiers; Matthew Fitzherbert; Isabel Fitzherbert; Petronilla Fitzherbert; Mary Fitzherbert and 1 other

Occupation: Lord of the Honour of Brecknock [England by writ], Lord of Blaen Llyfni/King John Advisor, Baron of Barnstaple, Devonshire
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About Piers FitzHerbert, Lord of Brecknock

Peter Fitz-Herbert, Baron of Barnstable in Devonshire, the honor of which he obtained from King John with fifteen knight's fees, part of the lands of William de Braose, and he was made Governor of Pickering Castle in Yorkshire, and Sheriff of that county by the same monarch. This Peter was one of the barons named in Magna Carta and, by his signature, fourth in rank amongst the barons. He m. first, Alice, dau. of Robert Fitz Roger, a great baron in Northumberland, Lord of Warkworth and Clavering, and sister of John, to whom Edward I gave the surname of Clavering, Lord of Callaly in Northumberland. By this lady he had a son and heir, Reginald Fitz Peter. He m. secondly, Isabel, dau. and coheir of William de Braose, and widow of David Llewellin, Prince of Wales, and by the alliance acquired the lordships and castle of Blenlevenny and Talgarth in the county of Brecknock, with other possessions in Wales. He fortified his castle of Blenlevenny, and, dying in 1235, was s. by his son, ReginaldFitzPeter, Lord of Blenlevenny, [John Burke, History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. IV, R. Bentley,London, 1834, p. 728, Jones, of Llanarth]

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Piers FITZHERBERT (-1235) [Pedigree]

Son of Herbert FITZHERBERT (-1204) and Lucy of Hereford (-1220)

   r. Blaen Llyfni, Wales
   d. 1 Jun 1235
   d. BEF 6 Jun 1235
   bur. Reading, Eng.

Married first Alice de WARKWORTH (-1225)

Children:

  1. Lucy FITZPIERS (-1266) m. Sir William de ROS (1193-1264)
  2. Herbert FITZPETER Sheriff of Hampshire (-1248)
  3. Sir Reginald (Rynold) FitzPiers (-1286) m(1) Alice (-1264) 

Married second Isabel de FERRERS (1166-1252)

Married third Sibyl de DINHAM

References:

1. "Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came

        to America before 1700",
        Frederick Lewis Weis, 1992, seventh edition.
        The earlier editions were called: "Ancestral roots of
        sixty colonists who came to New England 1623-1650"

2. "The Complete Peerage",

        Cokayne.

3. "Ancestors of Deacon Edward Converse".

4. "Plantagenet Ancestry",

        Turton.

5. "Burke's Peerage, 1938".

6. "Presidents GEDCOM File",

        Otto-G. Richter, Brian Tompsett.

7. "Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England 1623-1650",

        Weis, 
        Editions 1-6.
        The latest edition (7) of this book is titled: "Ancestral roots
        of certain American colonists who came to America before 1700"
        by Weis, 1992, 7th edition. Information which has been checked in
        the latest edition usually has the reference key "AR7", while
        information from earlier editions (1-6) will have the reference
        key "Weis1".

8. "Some Early English Pedigrees",

        Vernon M. Norr.

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Piers FitzHerbert1

M, #368871

Last Edited=13 Jun 2009

    
    Piers FitzHerbert gained the title of Lord of the Honour of Brecknock [England by writ].1

Child of Piers FitzHerbert

   * Lucy FitzPiers+ 1

Citations

  1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1107. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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Piers was also called Lord of Blaen Llynfi county Brecknock; and also called Peter.

A settlement for the marriage Piers FitzHerbert, Lord Blaen Llynfi, and Alice de Warkworth was made on 28 November 1203.

Piers was "seen" in 1204.

He was was present in support of King John at the signing of the Magna Carta on 15 June 1215 at Runnymede, between Windsor and Staines, in Surrey.

Piers inherited, through his mother, a 1/3 interest in the barony of Miles Fitz Walter of Gloucester in 1219.

He married Isabel de Ferrers, daughter of William I, 3rd Earl of Derby, and Goda de Tosny, before 1225.

Piers died before 6 June 1235.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p391.htm#i7189 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

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Piers FitzHerbert, Lord of Brecknock, (signatory of the Magna Carta)'s Timeline

1163
1163
Blewleveny Castle, Blaen Llyfni, Brecknockshire, Wales
1183
1183
Age 20
Blaen Llyfni, , Brecknockshire, Wales
1192
1192
Age 29
2nd husband 2nd or 3rd wife
1203
November 28, 1203
Age 40
Clavering,,Essex,England
1206
1206
Age 43
1206
Age 43
Blaen, Llyfni, Brecknock, Wales
1207
1207
Age 44
1210
1210
Age 47
Forest Dean, Gloucestershire, England, (Present UK)
1220
1220
Age 57
England
1235
June 1, 1235
Age 72
Reading, Berkshire, England