Patrick de Chaworth, 5th Lord of Kidwelly

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Sir Patrick IV de Chaworth, 5th Lord of Kidwelly and Ogmore, Lord of Kempsford

Spanish: Patrick de Chaworth, 5th Lord of Kidwelly and Ogmore, Lord of Kempsford
Also Known As: "Lord of Cydweli", "Chaworth van Kidwelly"
Birthplace: Glos, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Death: July 07, 1283 (33)
Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Place of Burial: Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Patrick de Chaworth, Lord of Kempsford and Hawise de Londres, heiress of Kidwelly
Husband of Lady Isabella, Baroness Despencer
Father of Maud de Chaworth and Patrick VI de Chaworth
Brother of Payne de Chaworth; Hervey de Chaworth; Eva de Chaworth; Anne (Agnes) de Chaworth; Robert de Chaworth and 1 other

Occupation: Baron of Kidwelly
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About Patrick de Chaworth, 5th Lord of Kidwelly

Sir Patrick was Lord of Kidwelly, in Carmarthenshire, South Wales. [source of photo]:

Kidwelly is a mighty and imposing monument of Norman power. It is also a beautiful example of castle development, as the castle was dramatically altered on a number of occasions to conform to the latest thinking in military science. Roger, bishop of Salisbury, the justiciar of England, established Norman power in the area and the ringwork castle (shown below) that he built here was one of a series of strongholds designed by the Normans to secure the new conquests of south Wales by commanding the river passes here and at Laugharne, Llansteffan and Loughor.

The ringwork at Kidwelly was constructed on a steep ridge overlooking the River Gwendraeth at its upper tidal limit. No further strengthening was needed on the riverside, and the present semicircular bank and ditch formed the 12th-century defences which would have been supplemented by a timber palisade on the bank, probably further strengthened by towers and certainly by a gate. In the interior would have been the timber domestic buildings of the lord. This castle fell to the Welsh on a number of occasions in the late 12th and early 13th centuries, including once in 1159 when the Lord Rhys took it and burnt it. He is later credited with rebuilding the castle in 1190. By 1201, however, it was back in Norman hands and remained English from then on, despite periodic attacks.

In the mid-13th century the de Chaworth family gained possession, and began a long work of building the mighty stone castle that we see today. The earliest parts are best viewed from the centre of the castle, as they consist of the square inner ward with the four large round corner towers and simple portcullis gates to the north and south. By building this inner ward, set as it is within the outer ward, Pain de Chaworth converted Kidwelly into a strong concentric castle, with an inner and outer ring of defences.

Kidwelly passed by marriage in 1298 to Henry, earl of Lancaster, who quickly set about upgrading the accommodation to suit his status. A large first-floor hall reached by a semicircular external stair was built on the east; this has largely fallen, though the wall footings and a fireplace can still be seen. The chapel, housed in a projecting tower overlooking the river, was also built at this time, and the massive spur buttresses of the tower are a distinctive feature of the castle and are best seen from the outside. The chapel has white Sutton-stone mouldings around the doors and windows, piscina and sedile, making it one of the finest parts of the castle. A small building on the south of the chapel house housed the sacristy above the priest's bedchamber. Its fine cruciform roof can be seen from the wall-walk leading from the Great Gatehouse....

Mauduit and Chaworth Family Sources:

Harleian Society Pub., Vol. 4, p. 123.
Burke's Dormant and Extinct Peerage of England, p. 111.
Wells and Allied Families, pp. 142, 160.

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Sir Patrick (Peter) DE CHAWORTH Born: Before 1 Jan 1258, Kidwillyn, Carmanthenshire, Wales Married: 1281 Died: 7 Jul 1283, England

Ancestral File Number: 91SL-8P.

Events: 1. Occupation. Lord Kidwellyin

Marriage Information: Patrick married Isabella DE BEAUCHAMP, daughter of William DE BEAUCHAMP 1st Earl of Warwick and Maud FITZ PIERS, in 1281. (Isabella DE BEAUCHAMP was born about 1252 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England and died on 30 May 1306 in Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England.)

Birth: 1256
Warwick Warwick District Warwickshire, England
Death: 1306
Elmley Castle Wychavon District Worcestershire, England

Isabel De Beauchamp Despenser was an English noblewoman and a wealthy heiress. She married twice; firstly to Sir Patrick de Chaworth, Lord of Kidwelly, by whom she had a daughter, Maud Chaworth. Her second husband was Hugh le Despencer, Earl of Winchester, by whom she had four children, including Hugh le Despencer. Her second husband and eldest son were both executed in 1326 by the orders of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, and his mistress, Isabella of France, Queen-consort to King Edward II. The couple were de facto rulers of England at the time. Isabel de Beauchamp had been dead for over twenty years at the time of their executions.

Family links:

 William de Beauchamp (1237 - 1298)
 Maud FitzJohn Beauchamp (1235 - 1301)
 Hugh Despenser (1260 - 1326)
 Patrick Chaworth (____ - 1283)*
 Isabel le Despenser de Monthermer (____ - 1334)*
 Matilda de Chaworth Plantagenet (1282 - 1322)*
 Hugh le Despenser (1286 - 1326)*
 Philip I Despenser (1290 - 1313)*
 Isabel De Beauchamp Despenser (1256 - 1306)
 Guy de Beauchamp (1271 - 1315)*

St Mary the Virgin Church
Elmley Castle Wychavon District Worcestershire, England

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Record added: Jan 13, 2013
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Patrick de Chaworth, 5th Lord of Kidwelly's Timeline

April 1250
Glos, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
February 2, 1282
Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales
July 7, 1283
Age 33
Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom