Margaret De Braose
Female 1177 - 17 Nov 1255
Married to Walter De Lacy. Mother of Gilbert De Lacy. Daughter of William De Braose and Maud Valery. Sister of Reginald De Braose.
Margaret de Braose, Lady of Trim, she was the daughter of William deBraose, 4th Lord of Bramber, Lord Abergavenny and the legendary Maudde St. Valery, who was walled alive by orders of King John of England.Margaret founded a religious house, the Hospital of St. John in hermother Maud's memory. Margaret was the wife of Walter de Lacy, Lord ofTrim Castle in County Meath, Ireland, and Ludlow Castle in Shropshire.d Bramber andBertha of Hereford. Her maternal grandparents were Bernard de St.Valery and Matilda.f Trim Castlein County Meath, Ireland, and Ludlow Castle in Shropshire. He alsoowned many estates and manors in Herefordshire including Ewyas Lacy.He was later appointed Sheriff of Hereford. It was an advantageousmarriage as Walter and her father both held castles and lordships inthe Welsh Marches as well as Ireland, and thus the two men lookedafter each other's interests in both places.o included:irsthusband Isabel Bigod, by whom he had issue.stlyWilliam St. Omer, and secondly Ralph VI de Toeni by whom she hadissue., by whomshe had issue, King Johnof England, who seized all of the de Braose castles in the WelshMarches. In order to escape from John's vindictive wrath, Margaret'smother, Maud and her eldest brother William fled to Ireland where theyfound refuge with Margaret and her family at Trim Castle. In 1210,however, King John sent an expedition to Ireland. Maud and Williamescaped from Trim but were apprehended on the Antrim coast whileattempting to sail to Scotland. They were sent to England where theywere both walled alive inside the dungeon of Corfe Castle, Dorset, andleft to starve to death on the orders of King John. Walter de Lacy'sestates were forfeited to the Crown as punishment for having harbouredtraitors inside his castle., andWalter's confiscated estates were restored to him. Margaret obtainedpermission to found a religious house in memory of her mother. On 10October 1216, eight days before his death, King John conceded threecarucates of land in the royal forest of Aconbury, Herefordshire toMargaret for the construction of the Hospital of St. John. King Johnsent the instructions to her husband Walter by letters patent.rioryChurch in Holme Lacy, Hereford. Her husband had died in 1241, leavinghis vast holdings and lordships to their granddaughters by their sonGilbert, Margery de Lacy, and Maud de Lacy, Baroness Geneville.
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