Sir Guy II DE BRIENE of Laugharne
William HOLWEY
(Abt 1265-)
Sir Guy III DE BRIENE of Walwyns
(Abt 1289-After 1343)
(Abt 1290-After 1343)
Sir Guy IV DE BRIENE 1st Baron Briene of Walwyns, K.G.
(Before 1319-1390)


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1. Joan DE CAREW

2. Elizabeth DE MONTAGU
  • Guy DE BRIENE of Laugharne
  • Phillipe DE BRIENE
  • Sir William DE BRIENE of Kemsing & Seale

Sir Guy IV DE BRIENE 1st Baron Briene of Walwyns, K.G. 1105,6987,6988,6990

  • Born: Before 1319, Walwyn's Castle, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales 6989
  • Married (1): 1105,5169,6987
  • Married (2): Before 10 Jul 1350, 3rd husband 2nd wife 1105,6990,6991
  • Died: 17 Aug 1390, St. Briavels Castle, Chepstow, Gloucestershire, England 6987
  • Buried: Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire, England

   Other names for Guy were Guy DE BRIAN and Sir Guy DE BRYAN 1st Baron Bryan. 5169

   General Notes:


GUY DE BRYAN, son and heir of Sir Guy de Bryan, of Walwyns Castle, co. Pembroke, and of Tor Brian, Devon, served in the wars with Scotland, Flanders, and France; was made Gov. of St. Briavel's Castle and Warden of the Forest of Dean 1341 till his death; succeeded his father in 1349, being then 40 years old and more, and had the temporary custody of the Great Seal in that year. On 15 January 1349/50 he had a grant of 200 marks per annum for bearing the King's Standard against his enemies of France at Calais. He was summoned to Parliament from 25 November 1350 to 6 December 1389, by writs directed Guidoni de Bryan, whereby he is held to have become LORD BRYAN. He was constantly entrusted with martial and diplomatic affairs of the highest importance. In 1361 he was ambassador to the Pope; in 1369 was Admiral of the Fleet, &c. On the death (31 December 1369) of the renowned Chandos he was nominated K.G. in his room.

He married, 1stly, Joan [living 12 April 1348], said to be daughter of Sir John de Carreu, of Carew, co. Pembroke. He married, 2ndly in 1349 or 1350 and before 10 July 1350, Elizabeth, widow of Hugh [LORD] LE DESPENSER (who died 8 February 1348/9), and before that of Giles [LORD] BADLESMERE (who died 1338), and daughter of William (MONTAGU), 1st EARL OF SALISBURY, by Catherine, daughter of William [LORD] GRANDSON. She died 31 May 1359, at Ashley, Hants, and was buried in Tewkesbury Abbey. Inq..P. M. June (1359) 33 Edw. III. He died 17 August 1390, and was also buried there. M.I. Inq. p. m. (1390-1) 14 Ric. II. On his death any Barony that may be held to have been created by the writ of 1350, fell (according to modern doctrine) into abeyance between his two granddaughters and coheirs (h), children of his 1st son and heir apparent, Sir Guy de Bryan, junior, by his wife, Elizabeth aforesaid. He, who died v.p., 1386, married Alice, who was living 20 May 1409, and was executrix to her father-in-law 27 January 1393/4. [Complete Peerage II:361-2, XIV:118, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

(h) These were, in 1390, Philippe, aged 12, and Elizabeth, aged 10. The said Phillipe m. 1stly, John Devereux, and 2ndly Sir Henry le Scrope, but dsp.; Elizabeth became the wife of Sir Robert Lovell, by whom she had a daughter and sole heir, Maud, who m. 1stly, John, Earl of Arudel, and by him had Humphrey, Earl of Arundel, who died under age, sp.; the said Maud m. 2ndly, Sir Richard Stafford, and had issue, Avice, who became the wife of James Butler, Earl of Ormund, but dsp. 1456, at which date the Barony of Bryan has been presumed to have become extinct. We know that Guy de Bryan had other children (1) Sir William de Bryan, his 2nd son, dsp. 22 Sep 1395, and was buried at Seal, Kent. He left a widow Joan. (2) Philip, his 3rd son, dsp. before 14 Feb 1388, the abovementioned Philippe and Elizabeth being found heirs to both their uncles. (3) Margaret was in 1361 wife of Hugh de Courtenay, grandson of the Earl of Devon, which Hugh dsp. 20 Feb 1373/4. There was at least one other child. 1105

   Marriage Information:

Guy married Joan DE CAREW, daughter of Sir John DE CAREW Lord of Moulsford and Joan TALBOT 1105,5169,6987. (Joan DE CAREW was born about 1320 in Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales and died after 12 Apr 1348 6987.)

   Marriage Information:

Guy also married Elizabeth DE MONTAGU, daughter of William DE MONTAGU K.B., 1st Earl of Salisbury and Katherine DE GRANDISON, before 10 Jul 1350 in 3rd husband 2nd wife 1105,6990,6991. (Elizabeth DE MONTAGU was born about 1327 in Donyatt, Chard, Somerset, England, died on 31 May 1359 in Ashley, Hampshire, England 6990,6991 and was buried in Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire, England.)

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