NameWilliam "Black Will" de Braose Lord Brecknock
Birth1204, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
Death2 May 1230, Wales
MotherGracia de Briwere (~1186-1251)
Misc. Notes
William was executed by Llewelyn Fawr who discovered him committing adultery Llewelyn's wife, Joanna. For the Braose caslte of Oystermouth, try this link: - also for their castle of Huntington, try:

William succeeded his father as Lord of Abergavenny (right), Builth and other Marcher
Lordships in1227. Styled by the Welsh as
"Black William" he was imprisoned by
Llewelyn ap Iorwerth in 1229 during Hubert de
Burgh's disastrous Kerry (Ceri) campaign. He
was ransomed and released after a short
captivity during which he agreed to cede Builth
as a marriage portion for his daughter Isabella
on her betrothal to David, son and heir of
Llewelyn. The following Easter, Llewelyn
discovered an intrigue between his wife, Joan,
and William. Supported by a general clamour
for his death, Llewelyn had William publicly
hanged on 2nd May 1230.

References: [CP],[EnglishP],[ConverseA],[Weis1],[RD500],[AR7], [Paget1],[MCS4]
Birthabt 1206, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Deathbef 1246, England
Marriage2 May 1230, Pembroke, Dyfed, Wales
ChildrenMaud (~1226-<1301)
 Eleanor (~1230-1275)
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