Giles de Brewes/de Braose was the son of William de Brewes/de Braose and his second wife Agnes de Moels. His birth date is uncertain, but his parents probably did not marry before 1267/8, so he almost certainly was not born until after 1268.
Giles held land at Buckingham, Buckinghamshire and at Woodlands and Knowlton in Dorset.
Giles married twice. His first wife was Beatrice de St Helen, daughter and main heir of Sir John Saint Helen of Crowell, Oxfordshire and Long Wittenham, Berkshire, and Juliane, daughter of Alan de Farnham of Winterborne, Berkshire. Beatrice was said to be 23 in 1293. They had one child:
Lucy, born about 1298 (age 7 when her father died in 1205), who married first, Robert Mautravers and second, John de Paulesholt in March 1353–4
In 1300 Giles fought in Scotland with the forces of Edward I.
Giles died a little before 7 January 1305. At his death, Giles was said to hold a "capital messuage called the Castle of Buckingham, worth nothing." His daughter Lucy inherited Crowell, Oxfordshire, through her mother. His widow subsequently married Richard le Wolf.
The Inquisitions Post Mortem after Giles' death showed him holding land at "Cnolton" in Dorset, Crowell in Oxfordshire, West Wytteham in Berkshire and Buckingham, Buckinghamshire.
Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica names Giles' first wife as Beatrice de St Eloria. The Sussex Visitations give it as St Helen.
↑ Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 318, BREWES 4
↑ 4.04.1The Visitations of the County of Sussex taken in the years 1530 and 1633-4, Harleian Society, 1905, p. 5 (Shirley pedigree), Internet Archive
↑ 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, File 71', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Volume 3, Edward I, ed. J.E.E.S. Sharp and A.E. Stamp (London, 1912), pp. 159-173, British History Online, accessed 28 August 2020
↑ 6.06.1 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, File 119', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Volume 4, Edward I (London, 1913), pp. 211-200, entry 317, British History Online, accessed 28 August 2020
↑ 7.07.17.27.3Collectanea Topographica et Genealogical, Vol. VI, John Bowyer Nicholls & Son, London, 1840, p. 77, Google Books
↑ 'Parishes: Long Wittenham', in A History of the County of Berkshire, Volume 4, ed. William Page and P H Ditchfield (London, 1924), pp. 384-390, British History Online, accessed 28 August 2020
↑ 'The borough of Buckingham', in A History of the County of Buckingham (Victoria County History), Volume 3, ed. William Page (London, 1925), pp. 471-489, British History Online, accessed 25 August 2020
Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013. See also WikiTree's source page for ‘’Royal Ancestry’’.
Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for "Magna Carta Ancestry".
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This profile was revised for the Magna Carta Project by Michael Cayley on 28 August 2020 and approved 22 Sep 2020 by Thiessen-117.