Sir William ap Thomas Herbert KG

Brief Life History of William ap Thomas

When Sir William ap Thomas Herbert KG was born in 1401, in Raglan, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas ap Gwilym, was 29 and his mother, Lady Maud Morley of Ragland Castle, was 21. He married Elizabeth Bluet. In 1442, at the age of 41, his occupation is listed as chief steward of richard plantagenet, 3rd duke of york's estates in wales. He died in 1446, in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, at the age of 45, and was buried in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Sir William ap Thomas Herbert KG
Countess Gwaladus Verch Dafydd
Margred verch Herbert
Thomas ap William
Sir William Herbert 1st Earl of Pembroke
Elisabeth Ferch William Herbert
Sir Richard Herbert , Knight
Olivia Herbert
Maud Herbert
Elizabeth Herbert

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  • William Ap Thomas Herbert, "Find A Grave Index"
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Name Meaning

German, English, and French: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements heri, hari ‘army’ + berht ‘bright, famous’. In Britain, this Old French name, introduced by the Normans, reinforced the less common Old English cognate Herebeorht. The surname was taken to Ireland after the Anglo-Norman invasion and in the 16th century.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the German personal name (see 1 above).

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Sir William fought in the Battle of Agincourt in France with King Henry V, becoming a knight Bannerett. He was widely known in South Wales and was buried in the church at St. Mary's

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