William Herbert KG

William Herbert KG (1423 - 1469)

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Sir William "1st Earl of Pembroke, Black William" Herbert KG
Born in Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire, Walesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1447 in MISTRESS, Hereford, Herefordshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married about 1455 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Banbury, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified 5 May 2019 | Created 21 Oct 2010
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Biography

William Herbert KG was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.

William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke

  • Knighted by Henry VI 25 Dec 1449
  • Knight of the Garter (KG) 1461/2[1]
  • Baron Herbert/Herberd (writ 26 July 1461)
  • 1st Earl of Pembroke (8 Sep 1468)

Vitals

Sir William Herbert

Parents: William ap Thomas ap Gwilym, Knt., of Raglan, Monmouthshire, Steward of Abergavenny, Chief Steward of the lordships of Usk and Caerleon of Raglan, Monmouthshire, and Gwladus, his second wife, daughter of Dafydd Gam, Knt.[2]
born c1423[2]
Wife: Anne Devereux, daughter of Sir Walter Devereux and Elizabeth Merbury[2]
married about 1455[2] or in 1459[3]
Children: three sons and seven daughters by wife Anne[2]
  • Sir William, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, 2nd Lord Herbert, Earl of Huntingdon, married (1) Mary Wydeville in September 1466, (2) Katherine Plantagenet about May 1484 (by contract dated Feb. 29, 1483/4)[2]
  • Sir Walter[2]
  • Sir George[2]
  • Maud, married Henry Percy, K.G., 4th Earl of Northumberland, 7th Lord Percy[2]
  • Katherine, married George Grey, K.B., 2nd Earl of Kent[2]
  • Anne, married John Grey, Lord Grey of Powis[2]
  • Margaret, married (1) Sir Thomas Talbot, 2nd Viscount Lisle, (2) Sir Walter Bodrugan[2]
  • Cecily, married John Greystoke[2]
  • Elizabeth, married Sir Thomas Cokesey[2]
  • Crisley, married _____ Cornwall, Baron of Burford[2]
by "various mistresses"[2]
Fighting for the first Yorkist king of England, Edward IV, "Black William of Raglan [had] driven Earl Jasper from the land, taken his title and his earldom [Pembroke] from him, and captured Henry Tudor, and held him prisoner in Raglan."[4]
"Sir William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke, 1st Lord Herbert, was defeated by Lancastrian insurgents at Edgecote Moor and beheaded at Northampton, Northamptonshire 27 July 1469. He was buried at Tintern Abbey. He left a will proved 30 August 1469.[2]

Early Life

2nd son of Sir William ap Thomas (d.1446) of Raglan Castle and 2nd wife, Gwladys (d.1454)[5]

Family

m. c.1455 Anne Devereux (living 14860 (?).[6] Issue: at least 10.
mistress Maud. Issue: son.[7]

Occupation

1450: Hundred Years War - captured by French at Formigny
1457: Yorkist during War of Roses[8]
1459: Sheriff of Glamorgan and Morgannoc, and Constable of Usk Castle.
1460-61: MP Hereford
Feb 1460/1: Mortimer's Cross
26 July 1461: summoned to Parliament[9]
08 May 1461: Chief Justice and Chamberlain of South Wales
30 Sep 1461: Pembroke Castle surrenders
28 Aug 1467, Chief Justice of North Wales.
14 Aug 1468: takes Harlech Castle
08 Sep 1468: created Earl of Pembroke
24 or 26 July 1469: captured by Robin of Redesdale at Edgcott
1469: Edward IV commissioned Sir William Herbert, Knight, Earl of Pembroke, and his brother, Sir Richard Herbert, Knight of Coldbrook, to command 18,000 Welshmen against rebels. In July of 1469, the army was defeated at the Battle of Edgecote. The Herberts were captured by Richard, Earl of Warwick, and beheaded the next day in Northamptonshire. They were buried in the priory chapel on July 27, 1469, beneath the arch which separates the Herbert Chapel and the choir in St. Mary's Priory Church." [10]

Property

03 Feb 1461/2: granted castle, town and lordship of Pembroke, with other castles, North Wales 1467

Sources

  1. Knights of the Garter (Heraldica list)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 Richardson:
    Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol III, pp 279-281 HERBERT
  3. Dictionary of Welsh Biography: "Herbert, William (d. 1469 ), earl of Pembroke, soldier and statesman" by Howell Thomas Evans, M.A. (1878-1950), Aberaeron (1959; posted by The National Library of Wales)
  4. Owen Rhoscomyl, Flame-bearers of Welsh History: Being the Outline of the Story of The Sons of Cunedda (1905), pages 232-3, page 239
  5. Gwladys was widow of Sir Roger Vaughan, of Bredwardine, daughter of Sir David Gam
  6. Anne's father was Sir Walter Devereux
  7. William had 2 or more illegitimate sons; (unproven) 1 by Mawd, daughter of Adam (Turberville) ap William ap Howell Graunt." See: Burkes Peerage; Wikipedia.
  8. 1457, caused a disturbance in Hereford
  9. by writ; directed "Willelmo Herbered de Herberd militi," whereby he is held to have become Lord Herbert.
  10. Source: Celtic-casimir webtree. Entered by Dallas Riedesel
Edited for Jan 2014 [Style Standards].


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On 9 Jan 2019 at 23:42 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Source: Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013), Vol, V, page 250.

Walter Devereux, Esq., born about 1412. He married about 1432 Elizabeth Merbury, daughter and heiress of John Merbury, Esq., by his (1st) wife, Alice, daughter and heiress of John Pembridge, Knt., They had two sons, Walter, K.G. [Lord Ferrers of Chartley], and John, Knt., and one daughter, Anne.

Thank you!

On 9 Jan 2019 at 05:40 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Source: Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013), Vol. III, page 133.

George Grey, married (2nd) on or before 1 October 1490 Katherine Herbert, daughter of william Herbert. Hey had three sons, and one daughter, Anne (wife of John Hussey, Knt., Lord Hussey).

Thank you!

On 7 Jan 2019 at 21:24 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Source: Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013), Vol. III, page 279.

William Herbert, K.G., 2nd son of William ap Thomas ap Gwilym, Knt., by his 2nd wife, Gwladus, daughter of Dafydd Gam, Knt. He was born about 1423.

Thank you!

On 7 Jan 2019 at 18:38 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Source: Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol. IV, page 360.

Henry Percy, married Maud Herbert, daughter of William Herbert, K.G., 1st Earl of Pembroke, 1st Lord Herbert, by Anne, daughter of Walter Devereux.

Thank you!

On 3 Dec 2018 at 00:18 GMT Fann Fann wrote:

Isn't enough known about at least some of the lines of descent to enter the illegitimate children (i.e., with no mother)?

On 7 Aug 2015 at 04:03 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Flame Bearers of Welsh History by Owen Rhoscomyl (pp 232-233): Black William... made by king to drop William ap William and adopt Herbert.

On 1 Apr 2015 at 21:54 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

maybe of interest: footnote 15, p 190, Visitation of Wales

On 12 Dec 2014 at 16:56 GMT Michael Glen Snider wrote:

Ap Thomas-10 and Herbert-63 do not represent the same person because: I do not see any matching information. If there is more to look at, please re-submit with your reasoning for merging.

On 12 Dec 2014 at 16:03 GMT Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill wrote:

Ap Thomas-10 and Herbert-63 appear to represent the same person because: same person. Please merge. Thanks.

On 24 Apr 2014 at 16:28 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

Herbert-1277 and Herbert-63 appear to represent the same person because: merge pending for spouse

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