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Our common ancestors - Herbert - Contents


Sir William Herbert



Tomb of Sir William ap Thomas and Gwladys Gam (on his left, though hard to see here).
St. Mary's Priory Church, Abergavenny.
Photo 2008. From Geograph.
See similar 2011 shot (and full size) from Rex Harris. Used with permission.




Sir William Herbert ("Sir William ap Thomas") (see here and here),
mar 1stly, 1406, to Elizabeth Bluet,
she was heiress of Raglan Castle, Gwent, SE Wales,
it was her 3rd marriage, she had issue by other marriage, no issue by this marriage,
he fought under Henry V with English army in France, fought at Battle of Agincourt 1415, created knight-banneret 1415,
Elizabeth died 1420,

mar 2ndly to Gwladys Gam [dau of Sir David Gam, descendant of Henry I],
knighted 1426,
in 1432 he purchased Raglan Castle from his stepson (his 1st wife's issue by an earlier marriage),
he greatly expanded Raglan Castle,
he died 1445 or 1446, London,
Gwladys died 1454,
he and Gwladys are bur in Herbert Chapel, St. Mary's Priory Church, Abergavenny, Wales ("the Westminster Abbey of Wales"),
see many photos of Herbert Chapel from different angles,
had issue by 2nd wife:


  1. William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (of the first creation), born c.1423.

  2. Sir Richard Herbert, Kt., of Colebrooke, Co.Monmouth.





Tomb of Sir William ap Thomas and Gwladys Gam.
See larger and full size.
Photo 2011. From Rex Harris. Used with permission.



Tomb of Sir William ap Thomas and Gwladys Gam.
See larger and full size.
Photo 2011. From Rex Harris. Used with permission.



Tomb of Sir William ap Thomas and Gwladys Gam.
See larger and full size.
Photo 2011. From Rex Harris. Used with permission.
See other shot (and full size) from Rex Harris. Used with permission.



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