Maude DE ST. VALERIE

Maude DE ST. VALERIE

Female 1155 - 1210

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  • Name  Maude DE ST. VALERIE  [1
    Born  1155  Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Birth  1155  Beckley, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth  1155  Bramber, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died  1210  Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • She was starved to death by King John, who had her walled up alive in her castle with her son, William. Murdered By King John for refusing to send her son hostage for her husband's loyalty. King John had her and her son, William, walled up within the castle's walls and starved to death.
    Death  09 Apr 1211  Corfe, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Maud (Matilda) de Braose was also known as the Lady of la Haie and to the Welsh as Moll Walbee. Married to William de Braose, the "Ogre of Abergavenny", she was a significant warrior in her own right. Her long defence of Pain's Castle when it was besieged by the Welsh earned it the name "Matilda's Castle". The local people saw her as a supernatural character. She was said to have built Hay Castle single handed in one night, carrying the stones in her apron.

      Maud's stoneWhen one fell out and lodged in her slipper she picked it out and flung it to land in St Meilig's churchyard, three miles away across the River Wye at Llowes. The nine foot high standing stone can still be seen inside the church.

      The final fall of her husband may owe a lot to her hasty reply to King John when he requested her son William as a hostage in 1208. She refused on the grounds that John had murdered his nephew Arthur whom he should have protected. The dispute between John and the de Braose family led to Maud dying of starvation in Windsor Castle along with her son, while her husband, stripped of all his lands, died the following year in exile in France. [2, 4]
    Person ID  I8687  Joel
    Last Modified  10 Dec 2009 

    Father  Bernard SAINT VALERIE,   b. 1129,   d. 1190 
    Mother  Alanora,   b. Between 1080 and 1144 
    Married  Abt 1155 
    Family ID  F3667  Group Sheet

    Family  William DEBRAOSE,   b. 1153, Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1211, Corbeil, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1170  [2
    Children 
     1. Joan DE BRAIOSE
     2. Laurette DE BRAIOSE,   d. Between 04 Mar 1265 and 1266, Hackington, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John DE BRAIOSE,   d. 1205
     4. Giles DE BRAIOSE,   d. 13 Nov 1215, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Matilda DE BRAIOSE,   b. 1174
    >6. William DEBRAOSE,   b. 1175, Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1210, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. William 'the younger' DE BRAOISE,   b. Abt 1175, Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1211
    >8. Margaret DE BRAOSE,   b. 1179, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1210
    >9. Reginald DE BRAOSE,   b. Abt 1182, Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1227, Brecon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Eleanor DE BRAIOSE,   b. Abt 1190,   d. Aft Jan 1239 40, Iffley, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3556  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1155 - Bramber, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1155 - Beckley, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1155 - Bramber, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1210 - Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Hay's Castle; Maud (Matilda) de Braose was also known as the Lady of la Haie and to the Welsh as Moll Walbee. Married to William de Braose, the "Ogre of Abergavenny", she was a significant warrior in her own right. Her long defence of Pain's Castle when it was besieged by the Welsh earned it the name "Matilda's Castle". The local people saw her as a supernatural character. She was said to have built Hay Castle (above) single handed in one night, carrying the stones in her apron.
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    Maude's stone; Legend has it that Maude de Braose built Hay Castle in one night by carrying the stones in her apron. When one fell out and lodged in her slipper she picked it out and flung it to land in St Meilig's churchyard, three miles away across the River Wye at Llowes. The nine foot high standing stone can still be seen inside the church.

  • Sources 
    1. [S207] Blocher, David A. Blocher (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S207] Blocher, David A. Blocher.

    3. [S210] Cheryl A. Chandler, Lot #14 RR.

    4. [S267] Maud de St Valery.


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