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Sir William ap Thomas



Raglan Castle, 360 degree view.
From Google (which has other 360 views).


  
Sir William ap Thomas (see here).
He mar 1stly, 1406, to Elizabeth Bluet.
She was heiress of Raglan Castle, a bit SE of Abergavenny, SE Wales. See map.
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.
He was said to have fought at Battle of Agincourt 1415 and was then created knight-banneret in 1415. But there is some doubt about this.
Elizabeth died 1420.

Sir William mar 2ndly to Gwladys Gam [dau of Sir David Gam].
She is descendant of Henry I.
He was 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.
His sons adopted the surname "Herbert".
He died 1445 or 1446, London.
Gwladys died 1454.
He and Gwladys are bur St. Mary's Priory Church, Abergavenny, Wales.
Sir William had issue by 2nd wife:


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


  2. Sir Richard Herbert,
    of Coldbrook, near Abergavenny, Wales.






Tomb of Sir William ap Thomas

Tomb of Sir William ap Thomas and Gwladys Gam.
Herbert Chapel, St. Mary's Priory Church, Abergavenny, Wales.
See photos of Herbert Chapel.
  


Tomb of Sir William ap Thomas and Gwladys Gam (on his left, though hard to see here).
Photo 2008. From Geograph.
See similar 2011 shot (and full size) 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.



Tomb of Sir William ap Thomas and Gwladys Gam.
Formerly here.



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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