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William de Cantelou Steward to the Household of King John
Mesceline de Braci
Hugh de Gournay
(Abt 1148-1214)
Juliana de Dammartin
(Abt 1165-)
William de Cantelou King's Steward
(Abt 1185-1251)
Millicent de Gournay
(Abt 1185-1260)

Sir William de Cantelou Earl of Abergavenny


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Eva de Braose

Sir William de Cantelou Earl of Abergavenny

  • Born: Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire, England
  • Marriage: Eva de Braose After 25 Jul 1238 and Before 15 Feb 1247/48 in Abergavenny, Brecknock, Wales 141,160,1009
  • Died: 25 Sep 1254, Warwickshire, England 141,1009
  • Buried: 1254, Studely, Yorkshire, England 1009

bullet   Another name for William was William de Cantilupe.

bullet  General Notes:

~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 39:29, 66:29, 93A:28, 234A:32 , William de Cantelou, son of William de Cantelou, married to Eve de Braose. With Eve, was parent of Milicient de Cantelou who married Eudo de Zouche; and Joan de Cantelou who married Sir Henry de Hastings. 160

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition,(Abergavenny), Vol. I, p. 22, husband of Eve de Braose

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 185
William Cantilupe obtained the great Honor of Abergavenny through his married to Eve de Braose, one of the daughters and representatives of the last Lord Brecknock of Abergavenny, and his wife Eve Marischal, the youngest of the five famous Pembroke heiresses. William and Eve had a son who lived only a few years, and two daughters. William died very young in 1254, and his his daughters inherited all the lands of their father. The eldest of the two daughters, Millicent, was by her second husband, the ancestress of the Lords Zouche of Haryngworth; and the younger, Joan, married Henry Lord Hastings, and was the mother of John Baron of Abergavenny, of whom came the Earls of Pembroke of that name.

~ The Battle Abbey Roll: with Some Account of the Norman Linages, Vol. I, p. 239

• Background Information. 1009
William de Cantelupe, third Baron Cantelupe, succeeded his father, William, the second barnon, in 1251, though the king is described as treating him with harshness. By his marriage with Eva, one of the heiresses of William de Braose, he obtained the honour of Bergavenny, and is said by some writers to have been summoned to parliament as Baron Bergavenny. He was in Gascony with the king in 1253. He died in 1254 and was buied at Studley, Simon de Montfort being one of those who laid him in the grave.

[Sources cited by author: Dunstable Annals, 192, 194, 196; Matt. Paris, v. 224, 468; Dugdale's Baronage; Nicolas's Peerage, ed. Courthope.]

~ Rev. H. R. Luard, The Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. III, p. 906

William married Eva de Braose, daughter of William de Braose Lord Brecknock, Abergavenny. Baron of Braiose and Eve Marshall of Pembroke, After 25 Jul 1238 and Before 15 Feb 1247/48 in Abergavenny, Brecknock, Wales 141,160.,1009 (Eva de Braose was born in Abergavenny, Brecknock, Wales and died 1255 about 20 and before 28 Jul in Abergavenny, Brecknock, Wales 141.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

• Background Information. 141
William de Cantelou obtained the wardship and marriage of Eve along with the custody of Abergavenny and the other lands falling to her share of the inheritance on 25 Jul 1238.

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