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Eve Marshal

Eve Marshal

Female 1202 - 1246  (44 years)

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  • Name Eve Marshal 
    Born 1202  Pembroke Castle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    History Eve was born in Pembroke Castle in 1203, the daughter of William Marshal, 1st earl of Pemborke, and Isabel de Clare, suo jure countess of Pembroke. Sometime before 1221 she married Marcher lord William de Braose, lord of Brecknock, son of Reginald de Braose and his first wife Grace de Briwere. They had four daughters, of whom three would have progeny.

    Eve\'s husband was publicly hanged by Llywelyn Fawr, prince of Wales, on 2 May 1230 after being discovered in the prince\'s bedchamber together with his wife Joan of England. Several months later, Eve\'s eldest daughter Isabella married the prince\'s son, Dafydd II, prince of Gwynedd, as their marriage contract had been signed prior to William de Braose\'s death. Prince Llywelyn wrote to Eve shortly after the execution, offering his apologies, explaining that he had been forced to order the hanging due to the insistence of the Welsh lords. He concluded his letter by adding that he hoped the execution would not affect their business dealings.

    Following her husband\'s execution, Eve held de Braose lands and castles in her own right. She is listed as holder of Totnes in 1230, which she held until her death. It is recorded on the Close Rolls (1234-1237) that Eve was granted 12 marks by King Henry III of England to strengthen Hay Castle. She had gained custody of Hay as part of her dower.

    In early 1234 Eve was caught up in her brother Richard\'s rebellion against King Henry and possibly acted as one of the arbitrators between the king and her mutinous brothers following Richard\'s murder in Ireland. This is evidenced by the safe conduct she received in May 1234, enabling her to speak with the king. By the end of that month, she had a writ from King Henry granting her seisin of castles and lands he had confiscated from her following her brother\'s revolt. Eve also received a formal statement from the king declaring that she was in \'his good graces again\'.

    Eve died in 1246 at the age of forty-three. She was buried at St.Mary Priory Church, Abergavenny. In June 1228 her husband had succeeded to the lordship of Abergavenny.  [1
    Died 1246 
    Buried ST. Mary Priory Church, Abergavenny Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2676  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2018 

    Father William Marshal, 'the Greatest Knight that ever lived',   b. 1146,   d. 14 May, 1219, Caversham, Reading Borough, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Isabel de Clare, Countess of Pembroke,   b. 1172, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1220, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married Aug 1189 
    Family ID F1734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William De Braose, Lord of Brecknock, Wales,   b. 1200,   d. 2 May, 1230, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married Bef 1221 
    +1. Eva de Braose,   d. Bef 28 Jul 1255
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Pembroke Castle
    Pembroke Castle
    Started by Arnulf de Montgomery in about 1093. Taken over by William Marshall \"The Greatest Knight\"

    Totnes Castle, Devon, England
    Totnes Castle, Devon, England

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00029156&tree=LEO.