King Henry ENGLAND, II
Queen Eleanor Aquitaine ENGLAND
(Abt 1121-1204)
Earl William Ferrers DERBY
(Abt 1140-Aft 1189)
(Abt 1157-Aft 1227)
(Abt 1168-)
Princess Joan England WALES
(Abt 1188-1237)


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1. Prince Llewelyn Ap Iorwerth WALES

2. William De BRAOSE

Princess Joan England WALES

  • Born: Abt 1188, London, Middlesex, England
  • Married (1): Aft 16 Apr 1205, , , England
  • Married (2): Bef 2 May 1230
  • Died: Feb 1237, Aberconwy, Arllechwedd Isaf, Caernarvonshire, Wales
  • Buried: Llan-Faes, Dindaethwy, Anglesey, Wales

   Other names for Joan were Joanne, WALES Prince and Joan Gifford.

   Ancestral File Number: 8XJ8-0X. User ID: 302583781.

   General Notes:

Prince of WALES.

Not Married William De Braose.

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Joan, Illegitimate Daughter of John Lackland (Sans Terre) Lord of Ireland Count of Mortain, Mar (2) Llywelyn The Great Prince of Wales, Died 1237.

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch XX, p418: "The two years which followed John's return from Ireland, from August, 1210 to August, 1212, form the period of his highest power. No attempt at resistance to his will any where disturbed the peace of England. Llewelyn, Prince of north Wales, husband of John's natural daughter Joanna, involved in border warfare with the Earl of Chester, was not willing to yield to the authority of the king, but two expeditions against him in 1211 forced him to make complete submission..."

A History of the Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain, 1951, Doubleday & Co
p85: "The late twenties were taken up largely with trouble in Wales. The southern portion of Wales had been overrun by the Normand, but in theNorth a valiant prince named Llewelyn ab Iorwerth was holding out. He had married Joanna, an illegitimate daughter of John, but this connection with the English royal family did not prevent the Welsh leader from contesting every foot of mountainous soil and striving to break the circle of Marcher castles which hedged him in..."
p304: "Of less exalted rank was the fourth fair lady to take a prominent part in events. She was wife of Roger de Mortimer, the quarrelsome, avaricious, and generally disagreeable lord of Wigmore who had been the most active enemy of Simon de Montfort in the West. Born Maud de Braose, she had been a great catch, for the Braose holdings to which she had succeeded comprised a large part of Breconshire and a share as well in the immense Marshal inheritance. Her father was the gallant but unfortunate William de Braose who had been detected in an illicit relationship with Joanna, the wife of Llwewlyn (and illegitimate daughter of John of England) and had been publicly hanged by the Welsh leader. This would make her a granddaughter of the unhappy Maude de Braose who was starved to death by John in a cell at Corfe Castle..."

The Political History of England 1216-1377, Vol III,T F Tout, 1905, AMS Press, p23: "...On June 19, 1221, Joan, Henry's second sister, was married to the young Alexander of Scotland, at York...
"The futility of marriage alliances in modifying policy was already made clear by the attitude ofLlewelyn ap Iorwerth, the husband of Henry's bastard sister Joan..." p37: "...In 1230 Llewelyn [ap Iorwerth] inflicted another slight upon his overlord. William de Braose long remained the Welsh prince's captive, and only purchased his libertyby agreeing to wed his daughter to Llewelyn's son, and surrendering Builth as her marriage portion. The captive had employed his leisure in winning the love of Llewelyn's wife, Joan, Henry's half-sister. At Easter, Llewelyn took a drastic revenge on the adulterer. He seized William in his own castle at Builth, and on May 2 hanged him on a tree in open day in the presence of 800 witnesses. Finding that neither the king nor the marchers moved a finger to avenge the outrage done to sister and comrade, Llewelyn took the aggressive in regions which had hitherto been comparatively exempt from his assaults..."

Eleanor of Aquitaine the Mother Queen, Desmond Seward, 1978, Dorset Press, p231: "[Eleanor's] grand-daughters sat on the thrones of France, Portugal, and Scotland, and an illegitimate one was princess of Wales..."

World Ancestral Chart No. 17779 James Carl Romans.

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 FBWW-96 Miss LELLWYS Mar William De BRAOSE Jr 84ZT-2B, Ver 4.19 8XJ8-0X Joan Princess of ENGLAND.

   Marriage Information:

Joan married Prince Llewelyn Ap Iorwerth WALES, son of Prince Iorwerth Ap Owain WALES and Margred Verch MADOG, after 16 Apr 1205 in , , England. (Prince Llewelyn Ap Iorwerth WALES was born about 1173-1174 in Castle, Aberffraw, Caernarvonshire, Wales and died on 11 Apr 1240 in Aberconwy, Arllechwedd Isaf, Caernarvonshire, Wales.)

   Marriage Information:

Joan also married William De BRAOSE, son of Lord Reginald De Braose BRAMBER and Gracia De BRIWERE, before 2 May 1230. (William De BRAOSE was born in 1204 in Brecknock, Surrey, England, christened in Gower, Glamorganshire, Wales and died on 2 May 1230 in , , Wales.)

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