Lady Bertha of Hereford

Female 1107 - 1180  (73 years)


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  • Name Bertha of Hereford 
    Title Lady 
    Born 1107  Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died ~ 1180  Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I46782  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2018 

    Father Sir Miles of Gloucester, Knight, 1st Earl of Hereford,   b. 1092-1100, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1143  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Lady Sibyl de Neufmarche, Countess of Hereford,   b. ~1100, Brecon Castle, Brecon, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1143, Llanthony Secunda, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 1121  Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Family ID F17149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Bernard de Neufmarche, Lord of Brecknockshire,   b. 0___ 1050, Neufmarche, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1093, Breconshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Nest Verch Osborn le Scrope,   b. Bef 1075, Richards Castle, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1121, Aberhonwy, Breconshire, , Wale Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 1088  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Family ID F18240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sir William de Braose, Knight, 3rd Lord of Bramber,   b. 1135, (Bramber, Sussex, England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1190, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1148  Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 8
    Residence (Family) Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Joan Braose,   b. ~1130, Bramber Castle, West Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1170, Shenton, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     2. Sybil de Braose,   b. Bef 1151, Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1227, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     3. Mabel de Braose,   b. 1151, Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1203, (Axholme, Lincolnshire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     4. Bertha Braose,   b. 1151, Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~1175  (Age 24 years)
     5. Sir William de Braose, III, Knight, 4th Lord of Bramber,   b. 1153, Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1211, Corbeil, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. Sir Reginald de Braose, Knight,   b. 1162, (Bramber, West Sussex, England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BY 1228  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F17148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1107 - Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1148 - Herefordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - ~ 1180 - Bramber, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - - Herefordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Bertha of Hereford, also known as Bertha de Pitres (born c.1130), was the daughter of Miles de Gloucester, 1st Earl of Hereford, and a wealthy heiress, Sibyl de Neufmarchâe. She was the wife of William de Braose, 3rd Lord of Bramber to whom she brought many castles and Lordships, including Brecknock, Abergavenny, and Hay.

      Family

      Bertha was born in England in about 1130. She was a daughter of Miles, Earl of Hereford (1097- 24 December 1143) and Sibyl de Neufmarchâe.[1] She had two sisters, Margaret of Hereford,[2] who married Humphrey II de Bohun, by whom she had issue,[3] and Lucy of Hereford, who married Herbert FitzHerbert of Winchester, by whom she had issue.[citation needed] Her brothers, included Roger Fitzmiles, 2nd Earl of Hereford, Walter de Hereford, Henry Fitzmiles, William de Hereford, and Mahel de Hereford.[4]

      Her paternal grandparents were Walter FitzRoger de Pitres,Sheriff of Gloucester and Bertha de Balun of Bateden,[5] a descendant of Hamelin de Balun,[citation needed] and her maternal grandparents were Bernard de Neufmarchâe, Lord of Brecon, and Nesta ferch Osbern.[6] The latter was a daughter of Osbern FitzRichard of Richard's Castle, and Nesta ferch Gruffydd.[7] Bertha was a direct descendant, in the maternal line, of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn (1007- 5 August 1063) and Edith (Aldgyth), daughter of Elfgar, Earl of Mercia.[citation needed]

      Her father Miles served as Constable to King Stephen of England. He later served in the same capacity to Empress Matilda after he'd transferred his allegiance. In 1141, she made him Earl of Hereford in gratitude for his loyalty. On 24 December 1143, he was killed whilst on a hunting expedition in the Forest of Dean.[8]

      Marriage and issue

      Abergavenny Castle in Monmouthshire, Wales, was one of the castles Bertha of Hereford brought to her husband William de Braose, 3rd Lord of Bramber
      In 1150, she married William de Braose, 3rd Lord of Bramber (1112–1192), son of Philip de Braose, 2nd Lord of Bramber and Aenor, daughter of Judael of Totnes. William and Bertha had three daughters and two sons, including William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber.

      In 1173, her brothers all having died without issue, she brought the Lordships and castles of Brecknock and Abergavenny, to her husband.[8] Hay Castle had already passed to her from her mother, Sibyl of Neufmarche in 1165, whence it became part of the de Braose holdings.

      In 1174, her husband became Sheriff of Hereford.

      Her children include

      William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber, (1144/1153- 11 August 1211, Corbeil),[9][10] married Maud de St. Valery, daughter of Bernard de St. Valery, by whom he had 16 children.
      Roger de Braose[11]
      Bertha de Braose[12] (born 1151), married c.1175, Walter de Beauchamp (died 1235), son of William de Beauchamp and Joan de Walerie, by whom she had issue, including Walcherine de Beauchamp who married Joan Mortimer.
      Sibyl de Braose (died after 5 February 1227),[13] married William de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby (1136- 21 October 1190 at Acre on crusade), son of Robert de Ferrers, 2nd Earl of Derby and Margaret Peverel, by whom she had issue.
      Maud de Braose, married John de Brompton, by whom she had issue.[citation needed]

      Legacy

      Bertha died on an unknown date. She was the ancestress of many noble English families which included the de Braoses, de Beauchamps, de Bohuns and de Ferrers; as well as the Irish families of de Lacy and de Burgh.[14][not in citation given]

      end of biography [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10018] "William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber" biography, accessed & downloaded Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by David A. Hen.

    2. [S10021] "Bertha of Hereford" biography, accessed & downloaded Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.w.

    3. [S11455] "Sibyl de Neufmarchâe", biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibyl_de_Neufmarch%C3%A9, retrieved, recorded & uploade.

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    5. [S4576] "Sybil (de Neufmarche) NEWMARCH", profile & pedigree, http://gw.geneanet.org/belfast8?lang=en&p=sybil+de+neufmarche&n=ne.

    6. [S10020] "William de Braose, 3rd Lord of Bramber" biography, accessed & downloaded Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by David A. Hen.

    7. [S13955] "Nesta (Osbern) de Neufmarchâe (bef. 1075 - 1121)", Ancestors, Biography & Descendants, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Os.

    8. [S14228] "William I de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby (died 1190)", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_de_Ferrers,_3rd_.