Piers Fitz Herbert Lord of Brecknock
- Born: Abt 1185, Brecknock, Wales
- Marriage: Alice of Warkworth 160
- Died: Shortly before 6 Jun 1235, England about age 50 160
- Buried: Reading Abbey, Berkshire, England 160
~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 89:28, 262:29, 246D:28, 261:32, 262:29, Piers Fitz Herbert, son and heir to his father Herbert Fitz Herbert and mother Lucy of Hereford, was seen in 1204 and died sometime before 6 Jun 1235. He was buried at Reading. Through his mother, he was heir to one-third interest in the barony of Miles of Gloucester, Earl of Hereford. Piers married Alice Fitz Robert de Warkworth, daughter of Robert Fitz Roger, second baron of Warksworth and sister of John Fitz Robert. Piers married, as his second wife, Isabella de Ferrières, widow of Roger de Mortimer and daughter of Walkelin de Ferrières, seigneur of Ferrières-Saint-Hilaire and lord of Oakham, county of Rutland. Father with Lucy of Lucy Fitz Piers who married Sir William de Ros; Sir Reynold Fitz Piers, Knight; and Herbert Fitz Piers. 160
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• Background Information. 804
Peter Fitz Herbert, Baron of Bernstaple in Devonshire, the honor of which he obtained from King John, with fifteen knight's fees, part of the lands of William de Braose, and he was made Governor of Pickering Castle in Yorkshire, and Sheriff of that count. Peter was one of the barons named in the Magna Charta, and by his signature, he was fourth in rank amongst the barons.
Peter married, as his first wife, Alice, daughter of Robert Fitz Roger, a great baron in Northumberland, Lord of Warkworth and Clavering, and sister of John, to whom Edward I gave the surname Clavering, Lord of Callaly in Northumberland. By this lady he had a son and heir, Reginald Fitz Peter.
Peter married a second time to Isabel, daughter and coheir of William de Braose, and widow of David Llewellin, Prince of Wales, and by the alliance acquired the lordships and castles of Blenlevenny and Talgarth in the county of Brecknock, with possessions in Wales. He fortified his Castile of Blenlevenny. Peter died in 1235, and was succeeded by his son Reginald.
~Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. IV, 1838 edition, p. 728
Piers married Alice of Warkworth, daughter of Robert Fitz Roger Count of Worms and Margaret de Chesney.160 (Alice of Warkworth died before 1225.)