Biography of William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke

Timeline

Around 1423 William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke was born to William ap Thomas "Blue Knight of Gwent" Herbert and Gwladys ferch Dafydd Gam "Star of Abergavenny" Brecon.

Around 1442 Richard Herbert was born to William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke.

Before 05 Mar 1451 William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke and Anne Devereux were married.

On 05 Mar 1451 William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke was born to William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke and Anne Devereux.

Around 1452 Walter Herbert was born to William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke and Anne Devereux.

Knighting at Greenwich

On 05 Jan 1453 John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu, Thomas Neville, William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke, brothers Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond and Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford and Roger Lewkenor were knighted by King Henry VI at Greenwich.

In 1458 Maud Herbert Countess Northumberland was born to William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke and Anne Devereux.

In 1461 William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke was created 1st Baron Herbert Raglan, 1st Baron Herbert Powis.

In 1462 William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke was appointed 190th Knight Garter: Edward IV.

In 1468 William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke was created 1st Earl Pembroke (8C 1468).

Battle of Edgecote Moor

On 26 Jul 1469 the Yorkist army suffered a defeat against a Lancastrian army led by Robin of Redesdale at the Battle of Edgecote Moor. The Yorkist army was commanded by John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon and William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke. Thomas Vaughan, John Wogan, Henry Neville, John Conyers and Oliver Dudley were killed. Humphrey Stafford 1st Earl Devon, John Conyers and William Parr fought. Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers and John Woodville were captured. Richard Herbert was executed.

In 1557 Giles Strangeways saw military service in France under William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke.

Anne Herbert Baroness Grey Powis was born to William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke and Anne Devereux.

Isabel Herbert was born to William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke and Anne Devereux.

Margaret Herbert Viscountess Lisle was born to William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke and Anne Devereux.

Philip Herbert was born to William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke and Anne Devereux.

George Herbert was born to William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke.

William Herbert was born to William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke.

George Herbert was born to William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke and Anne Devereux.

Katherine Herbert Countess Kent was born to William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke and Anne Devereux.

Cecilie Herbert was born to William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke and Anne Devereux.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Herbert

Ancestry

Father: William ap Thomas "Blue Knight of Gwent" Herbert

Mother: Gwladys ferch Dafydd Gam "Star of Abergavenny" Brecon

GrandFather: Dafydd Gam Brecon

Great GrandFather: Llewellyn Brecon

Great x 2 GrandFather: Hywel Fychan Brecon

Great x 3 GrandFather: Hywel Brecon