William de Breuse (de Braose), Lord Brewose (c.1224 - 1291) MP

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Nicknames: "de/ Brewes/ Brewys/braose/"
Birthplace: Bramber, Sussex, England
Death: Died in Bramber, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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About William de Breuse (de Braose), Lord Brewose


Sir WILLIAM de Breuse (-Findon 1290, bur Sele, Sussex). "William de Breous son and heir of John de Breus" was granted "a yearly fair at his manor of Horsham", dated 3 Aug 1233[1287]. "Domino Willilemo de Brawoso…" (presumably the donor´s stepson) witnessed the undated charter under which "Walterus de Clifford filius Walteri de Clifford et Agnetis de Cundy" donated land in Cofham to Acornbury priory, Herefordshire, for the souls of “Margaretæ uxoris meæ et dominæ Mathildis filiæ meæ”[1288]. "Willielmus de Breuse miles" confirmed a donation to Acornbury priory, Herefordshire made by “dominus Johannes de Breus pater meus" by charter dated 22 Jan [1290][1289]. He sat in the Parliament of 1290, whereby he is held to have become Lord Brewose. Leland quotes a manuscript which records the death in 1290 "apud Findon" of "Gul de Breosa senior" and his burial "in monaster de Sele"[1290].

  • m firstly ALINE, daughter of THOMAS de Multon of Burgh-on-Sans, Cumberland & his wife Maud de Vaux.
  • m secondly AGNES, daughter of NICHOLAS de Moeles [Mules] of Cadbury, Somerset & his wife ---.
  • m thirdly (1271 or before) MARY, daughter of WILLIAM de Ros of Helmsley, Lord Ros & his wife Isabel d´Aubigny of Belvoir (-before 23 May 1326).

Sir William & his first wife had one child:

a) Sir WILLIAM de Breuse (-before 1 May 1326). Lord Brewose. m firstly ---. m secondly ELIZABETH de Sully, daughter of Sir RAYMUND de Sully of Sully, co. Glamorgan & his wife --- ([1295/96]-before 24 Aug 1328). Sir William & his first wife had two children:

i) ALINE de Breuse (-before 20 Jul 1331). A manuscript record of the Mowbray family states that “Johannes filius [Roger]” married “Elianoram filiam domini Willielmi de Brewes in Wallia”[1291]. m firstly (Swansea 1298) JOHN de Mowbray, son of ROGER de Mowbray Lord Mowbray & his wife Rohese de Clare (4 Sep 1286-hanged York 23 Mar 1322). m secondly Sir RICHARD de Peshale .

ii) JOAN de Breuse (-before 23 Jun 1324). m firstly (1301 or before) JAMES de Bohun, son of --- (-1306). m secondly Sir RICHARD Foliot of Gressenhall, Norfolk, son of ---.


Fought in Welsh wars begining in 1257

Second wife: Agnes de Moeles - 1 son

Third wife: Mary de Ros - 5 children

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William de Breuse, Lord Brewose's Timeline

July 15, 1224
Bramber, Sussex, England
Age 27
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Age 44
Yorkshire, England
Age 45
Age 48
Gower, Glamorganshire, Wales
Age 48
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January 6, 1291
Age 66
Bramber, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom