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Reginald FitzPiers, Lord of Blaen Llyfni

Also Known As: "Reynold", "Reynald", "Reginold"
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Blaen, Llyfni, Brecknock, Wales
Death: May 4, 1286 (80)
Reading, Berkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Piers FitzHerbert, Sheriff of Yorkshire, Keeper Of Pickering Castle and Alice FitzRobert
Husband of Alice de Stanford and Joan Fitz Piers, Lady of Chewton
Father of Alice FitzPiers, Lady of Bassing; Eleanor (Alianor) de Mohun; Isabel Fitzpiers; Beatrice FitzReginald; Reginald FitzReynold, Sir and 2 others
Brother of Beatrix Fitzpiers; Herbert Fitzpiers, Sheriff Hampshire and Lucy FitzPiers, Baroness de Ros
Half brother of Joan de Verdun and Peter Fitzherbert

Occupation: Constable of Winchester Castle
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Reginald FitzPiers, Lord of Blaen Llyfni

Complete Peerage, 5 (1926): 465 (sub FitzReynold) includes a brief account of Sir Reynold Fitz Peter (died 4 or 5 May 1286), of Blaen Llyfni (in Cathedine), Bwlch y Dinas (in Talgarth), and Talgarth, Breconshire, Wales, Joint Guardian of the Welsh Marches, Sheriff of Hampshire, 1261–4, Constable of Winchester Castle. This material shows that Sir Reynold Fitz Peter was married twice: (1st) Alice _____, who occurs 28 Oct. 1263 and 24 Aug. 1265, and (2nd) Joan de Vivonne, 1st daughter and co-heiress of "William le Fort de Vivonne," of Chewton, Somerset.

By his 1st wife, Sir Reynold Fitz Peter had one son, John, Knt. [Lord Fitz Reynold] and at least two daughters, Alice (wife of John de Saint John) and Katherine (wife of John Pichard). By his 2nd wife, Joan de Vivonne, he had four sons, Peter, Knt., Reynold, Matthew, and William (clerk), and two daughters, Isabel and Beatrice.

Note: source: "Our Royal Ancestors"

Note: Sheriff Of Hampshire, Constable Of Winchester Castle

   Sir Reginald (or Reynold) Fitz Piers, son by (1), and eventual heir, adult by 1248, d. 4 or 5 May 1286, succeeded to his brother Herbert FitzPeter in 1248, lord of Blaen Llyfni, co. Brecknock, etc., sheriff of Hampshire and Constable of Windsor Castle 1261; m. (1) by Sep 1249 Alice (or Amice), living 1264, daughter & heir of William de Stanford, living1224-5, lord of Stanford Dingley, co. Berks; m. (2) by 1274 Joan deVivonia, b. 1251, d. 1 June 1314, widow of Ingram de Percy, daughter & heir of William de Fortibus (also styled le Fort) & Maud de Ferrers.Through her father, Joan inherited a 1/8th interest in the barony of Curry Malet, Somerset. [Ancestral Roots]
   Sir Reginald (or Reynold) fitz Peter, Knight, lord of Blaen Llyfni, co.Brecknock, sheriff of Hampshire and Constable of Winchester Castle 1261,d. 4 or 5 May 1285, heir of elder brother Herbert and son of Peter fitzHerbert, lord of Blaen Llyfni, co. Brecknock, by his first wife, Alice Fitz Roger of Warkworth. [Magna Charta Sureties]
   Reginald FitzPeter, Lord of Blenlevenny, with his members de la Mere and Talgarth. This feudal chief, who appears to have been a person of great rank in the time of Henry III, was especially summoned in the 41st of that monarch to aid Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, in defence of the Marches, and in the next year had another summons to march against Llewellin. He m. Joan de Vivonia, dau. and coheir of William de Vivonia, surnamed "de Fortibus," from his valour in the field, Lord of Chewton in the county of Somerset, by Matilda de Kyme, dau. and coheir of William, Earl of Ferrers (by his first wife). With this lady Reginald acquired the Manor of Chuyton or Chewton, which he recevied the day of his marriage.They had issue, John Fitz-Reginald, Reginald Fitz-Reginald, and Peter Fitz-Reginald. [John Burke, History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. IV, R. Bentley, London, 1834, p. 729, Jones, of Llanarth]
   Reginald Fitz-Herbert. This feudal lord had summons to march against the Welsh in the 42nd Henry III [1258], and in two years afterwards received orders, as one of the barons marchers, to reside in those parts. In the 45th of the same reign [1261], he was made sheriff of Hampshire, and governor of the Castle of Winchester; and in the 48th [1264], he was one of those barons who undertook for the king's performance of what the king of France should determine regarding the ordinances of Oxford. He m.Joane, dau. of William de Fortibus, Lord of Chewton, co. Somerset, and dying in 1285, was s. by his son, John Fitz-Reginald. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd.,London, 1883, p. 206, Fitz-Herbert, Baron Fitz-Herbert]

Reynold fitz Piers, Lord of Blaen Llynfi, was heir of elder brother Herbert.

He was Sheriff of Hampshire.

He was also called Reginald; and also called Lord of Blenlevenny Reginald fitz Peter.

He was an adult before 1248.

He married Alice de Stanford, daughter of William de Stanford, before September 1249.

He was Constable of Winchester Castle.

Reynold married our ancestor Lady of Chewton Joan de Vivonia, daughter of William de Fortibus, Lord of Chewton and Maud, vicomtesse de Rochechouart, after 10 October 1262.

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Reginald FitzPiers, Lord of Blaen Llyfni's Timeline

Blaen, Llyfni, Brecknock, Wales
April 1234
Age 28
Basing, Hampshire, England
Age 44
Wales, United Kingdom
Age 55
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Age 64
Wolverton, Kingsclere, Hampshire, England
Age 66
Midsomer Norton, Clutton, Somerset, England
Age 68
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