History of Herefordshire

Herefordshire is in Welsh March.

On 14 Apr 1406 Isabel Grandison 1340-1406 (66) died at Herefordshire.

Aconbury, Herefordshire

On 16 Oct 1714 James Brydges 8th Baron Chandos 1642-1714 (72) died at Aconbury. James Brydges 1st Duke Chandos 1673-1744 (41) succeeded 9th Baron Chandos of Sudeley, 3rd Baronet Wilton. Cassandra Willoughby Duchess Chandos 1670-1735 (44) by marriage Baroness Chandos of Sudeley.

Before 1690. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Mary Lake 1668-1712. Frequently described as 'Mary Lake Duchess of Chandos' Mary died two years before her husband James Brydges 1st Duke Chandos 1673-1744 was created Duke on 19 Oct 1714.

Archenfield, Herefordshire

On 23 May 1359 Robert Poyntz 1359-1439 was born at Archenfield.

Arkestone, Herefordshire

Around 1529 Anne Morgan Baroness Hunsdon 1529-1607 was born to Thomas Morgan 1495-1562 (34) in Arkestone.

Ashford, Herefordshire

Around 1304 Catherine Grandison Countess Salisbury 1304-1349 was born to William Grandison 1st Baron Grandison 1262-1335 (42) and Sibylla Tregoz Baroness Grandison at Ashford.

Bishops Frome, Herefordshire

Around 1420 William Stafford 1420-1450 was born to Humphrey Stafford 1379-1442 (41) at Bishops Frome.

Bodenham, Herefordshire

In 1361 Walter Devereux 1361-1402 was born to Walter Devereux 1339-1383 (22) at Bodenham.

Bosbury, Herefordshire

Church of the Holy Trinity Bosbury, Herefordshire

Church of the Holy Trinity Bosbury.

Around 1573. Church of the Holy Trinity Bosbury. Monument to John Harford died 1559. Large recessed wall Elizabethan Period monument commemorating John Harford died 1559, signed by John Guldo of Hereford Sculptor: 'JOHN GULDO of Hereford made this tombe w. his owne hande Ano. Dn. 1573. Pedimented surround with Corinthian columns on tall bases, semi-circular head to arched recess with Ionic capitals to pilasters, recumbent effigy in civil costume on sarcophagus supported by two lions, the whole enriched with rosettes in spandrels and large leaves and rounded in tympanum, shell motif and three panels with vases and two shields and an achievement of arms at back of recess.

Around 1578. Church of the Holy Trinity Bosbury. Monument to Richard Harford died 1578.

Large recessed wall Elizabethan Period monument commemorating Richard Harford died 1578, his wife Martha and Anthony Harford, attributed improbably to John Guldo of Hereford Sculptor, caryatid-type figures possibly Adam and Eve flank central semi-circular headed arched recess with segmental pediment. Two recumbent effigies, male and female in civil costume on sarcophagus supported by two grotesque animals, the whole enriched with foliage and flock motifs and rather more primitive in style than John Harford memorial on opposite wall.

Bredwardine, Herefordshire

In 1413 Elizabeth Vaughan 1413-1462 was born to Roger Vaughan of Bredwardine 1377-1415 (36) and Gwladys ferch Dafydd Gam "Star of Abergavenny" Brecon in Bredwardine.

Bredwardine Castle, Herefordshire

Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire

Brampton Bryan Castle Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire

On 21 Oct 1624 Edward Harley 1624-1700 was born to Robert Harley 1579-1656 (45) in Brampton Bryan Castle Brampton Bryan.

On 29 Oct 1643 Brilliana Conway 1598-1643 (45) died after having defended her home Brampton Bryan Castle Brampton Bryan from a three month siege by Royalist troops.

On 07 Jun 1664 Edward Harley 1664-1735 was born to Edward Harley 1624-1700 (39) in Brampton Bryan Castle Brampton Bryan.

Brampton Bryan Hall Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire

On 11 Oct 1790 Edward Harley 4th Earl Oxford and Earl Mortomer 1726-1790 (64) died at Brampton Bryan Hall Brampton Bryan without issue. John Harley Bishop of Hereford 1728-1788 (62) succeeded 5th Earl Oxford and Earl Mortimer.

Brompton Brian, Herefordshire

On 16 Sep 1294 Elizabeth Brampton 1294-1354 was born to Brian Brampton at Brompton Brian.

Bromyard, Herefordshire

In 1174 Richard Talbot 1122-1174 (52) died at Bromyard.

On 27 May 1442 Humphrey Stafford 1379-1442 (63) died at Bromyard.

Linton Manor Bromyard, Herefordshire

In 1122 Richard Talbot 1122-1174 was born to Hugh Talbot 1075- (47) at Linton Manor Bromyard.

Around 1150 Gilbert Talbot 1150-1205 was born to Richard Talbot 1122-1174 (28) at Linton Manor Bromyard.

In 1180 Richard Talbot 3rd Baron Talbot 1180-1234 was born to Gilbert Talbot 1150-1205 (30) and Ann Gilbert Villiers 1152- (28) at Linton Manor Bromyard.

On 11 Apr 1281 Aline Aliva Basset 1189-1281 (92) died at Linton Manor Bromyard.

Byford, Herefordshire

St John the Baptist Church Byford, Herefordshire

St John the Baptist Church Byford. Lots of monuments to the Cotterell Baronents, a marble wall monument by J Smth of London, Lettice Lygon 1906–1973 eldest daughter of William Lygon 7th Earl Beauchamp 1872-1938.

Capler Camp, Herefordshire

Capler Camp is an Iron Age Hillfort. The Camp is on a hill top above the River Wye. It has a double layer of ditches enclosing 40,000m2.

Clehonger, Herefordshire

In 1420 Thomas Barre 1349-1420 (71) died at Clehonger.

All Saints' Church Clehonger, Herefordshire

All Saints' Church Clehonger. Effigy of Sir Richard Pembrugge (d.1346), Clehonger, Herefordshire.

Croft, Herefordshire

Dewsall, Herefordshire

On 06 Jan 1673 James Brydges 1st Duke Chandos 1673-1744 was born to James Brydges 8th Baron Chandos 1642-1714 (30) and Elizabeth Barnard Baroness Chandos 1642-1719 (30) at Dewsall.

Before 1690. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Mary Lake 1668-1712. Frequently described as 'Mary Lake Duchess of Chandos' Mary died two years before her husband James Brydges 1st Duke Chandos 1673-1744 was created Duke on 19 Oct 1714.

Dore Abbey, Herefordshire

On 03 Apr 1286 Roger Clifford 1215-1286 (71) died of wounds sustained in battle. He was buried at Dore Abbey.

Eardisley, Herefordshire

Church of St Mary Magdalene Eardisley, Herefordshire

On 10 Dec 1646 George Coke 1570-1646 (76) died. He was buried in Church of St Mary Magdalene Eardisley. A cenotaph was erected in his memory in the South East Transept of Hereford Cathedral. Effigy in Rochet, chimere, ruff and skull-cap, head on tasselled cushion, base and canopy modern.

Eardisley Castle Eardisley, Herefordshire

In 1263 John Giffard 1st Baron Giffard Brimpsfield 1232-1299 (31) was imprisoned Peter Acquablanca Bishop of Hereford -1268 at Eardisley Castle Eardisley.

Eastnor, Herefordshire

St John the Baptist Church Eastnor, Herefordshire

St John the Baptist Church Eastnor. Monument to Charles Somers-Cocks 3rd Earl Somers 1819-1883 by Joseph Edgar Boehm 1834-1890. Two angels support his pillow. The monument is located in the mortuary chapel to the north of the church.

On 26 Sep 1883 Charles Somers-Cocks 3rd Earl Somers 1819-1883 (64) died. Earl Somers extinct. He was buried at St John the Baptist Church Eastnor. Philip Reginald Cocks 5th Baron Somers 1815-1899 (68) succeeded 5th Baron Somers 2C 1784.

Ecclesall, Herefordshire

In 1250 Richard Talbot 4th Baron Talbot 1250-1306 was born to Gilbert Talbot 1220-1274 (30) and Gwenllian Dinefwr 1219-1250 (31) at Ecclesall.

In 1274 Catherine Talbot 1274- was born to Richard Talbot 4th Baron Talbot 1250-1306 (24) and Sarah Beauchamp Baroness Talbot 1255-1318 (19) at Ecclesall.

Around 1277 Joan Talbot 1277- was born to Richard Talbot 4th Baron Talbot 1250-1306 (27) and Sarah Beauchamp Baroness Talbot 1255-1318 (22) at Ecclesall.

In 1278 Richard Talbot 5th Baron Talbot 1278-1328 was born to Richard Talbot 4th Baron Talbot 1250-1306 (28) and Sarah Beauchamp Baroness Talbot 1255-1318 (23) at Ecclesall.

In 1287 Thomas Talbot 1287- was born to Richard Talbot 4th Baron Talbot 1250-1306 (37) and Sarah Beauchamp Baroness Talbot 1255-1318 (32) at Ecclesall.

On 03 Sep 1306 Richard Talbot 4th Baron Talbot 1250-1306 (56) died at Ecclesall. Richard Talbot 5th Baron Talbot 1278-1328 (28) succeeded 5th Baron Talbot Feudal.

Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire

On 01 Nov 1206 Gilbert Lacy 1206-1230 was born to Walter Lacy Lord Meath 1166-1241 (40) and Margaret Braose at Ewyas Lacy.

Around 1228 Margaret "Lady of Dulek" Lacy 1228-1256 was born to Gilbert Lacy 1206-1230 (21) and Isabel Bigod 1212-1250 (16) at Ewyas Lacy.

Around 1379 Margaret Burghesh 1379-1424 was born to John Burghesh 1343-1391 (35) and Ismania Hanham at Ewyas Lacy.

Close Rolls Edward IV Edward V Richard III 1476 1485. 16 May 1483. Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30). Westminster Palace. Grant for life to the king's servant Henry Duke of Buckingham (28), of the offices of chief justice and chamberlain in South and North Wales, constable of the castles and counties of Kermerdyn and Cardigan, the castles of Abrustwith, co Cardigan, and Denevour in South Wales, the castle and town of Tonebigh, co. Pembroke, the castle and lordship of Kylgarvan in South Wales, the castle and town of Llan Stepham in South Wales, the lordship of Wallewynscastell in South Wales, the lordship of Westhaverford in South Wales, constable, steward, and receiver of the castle, lordshiop and manor of Uske, the castle and lordship of Carlion, the castle, lordship and manor of Dynas, the castle and a moiety of the lordship of Ewyas Lacy, the castles, lordships and manors of Belth,Clifford, Radnore, Melenyth, Montgomery, Dynbigh, Elvell and Narberth, the castle, lordship and manors of Wygmore and Holt in the marches of Wales, and the lordship and manor of Bromfield in the same marches, steward and receiver of the lordships and manors of Norton, Knyghton, Raydor, Guerthrenyon, Comotoyder, Glasbury, Weryfreton, Cherbury, Terthic, Halcetur, Kadewyn, Newton, Kyry in the marches.

Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire

In 1178 Sybil Ewyas 1178-1236 was born to Robert Ewyas at Ewyas Harold.

In 1232 Roger Clifford 1189-1232 (43) died at Ewyas Harold.

In 1236 Sybil Ewyas 1178-1236 (58) died at Ewyas Harold.

Around 06 Aug 1285 Juliana Cantilupe 1224-1285 (61) died at Ewyas Harold.

On 24 May 1297 Mabel Fitzwarin 1247-1297 (50) died at Ewyas Harold.

Hay on Wye, Herefordshire

Harewood, Herefordshire

On 12 Sep 1705 John Hoskyns 2nd Baronet Harewood 1634-1705 (71) died. He was buried in Harewood.

Hereford

Holme Lacy

Kilpeck, Herefordshire

Alan de Plunket de Kilpec -1315 was born to Alan de Plunket de Kilpec -1299. His sister Joanna Plunket de Kilpec Countess Hereford was his heir and inherited Kilpeck.

Kington, Herefordshire

St Mary's Church Kington, Herefordshire

After 24 Jul 1469. St Mary's Church Kington. Thomas Vaughan killed 24 Jul 1469 at the Battle of Edgecote Moor and wife Elena "Terrible" Gethen so called because she murdered her cousin who had murdered her brother. Alabaster. Early Plate Bascinet Period. Tassets. Believed to have been moved from the Chancel since it is decorated on all sides. Possible Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent - see the folds at the base of her dress and the possible little dog between them. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.

After 24 Jul 1469. St Mary's Church Kington. Genealogy of Thomas Vaughan and Ellen Gethen.

After 1918. St Mary's Church Kington. WWI Memorial.

Ledbury, Herefordshire

Ashperton Ledbury, Herefordshire

In 1292 Bishop John Grandison 3rd Baron Grandison 1292-1369 was born to William Grandison 1st Baron Grandison 1262-1335 (30) and Sibylla Tregoz Baroness Grandison at Ashperton Ledbury.

Around 1294 Mabilia Grandison 1294-1350 was born to William Grandison 1st Baron Grandison 1262-1335 (32) and Sibylla Tregoz Baroness Grandison at Ashperton Ledbury.

Around 1340 Isabel Grandison 1340-1406 was born to Piers Grandison 2nd Baron Grandison -1358 and Blanche Mortimer Baroness Grandison 1312-1347 (28) at Ashperton Ledbury.

In 1347 John Grandison 1347-1396 was born to Piers Grandison 2nd Baron Grandison -1358 and Blanche Mortimer Baroness Grandison 1312-1347 (35) at Ashperton Ledbury.

In 1350 Mabilia Grandison 1294-1350 (56) died at Ashperton Ledbury.

On 10 Aug 1358 Piers Grandison 2nd Baron Grandison -1358 died at Ashperton Ledbury. Bishop John Grandison 3rd Baron Grandison 1292-1369 (66) succeeded 3rd Baron Grandison.

Piers Grandison 2nd Baron Grandison -1358 was born to William Grandison 1st Baron Grandison 1262-1335 and Sibylla Tregoz Baroness Grandison at Ashperton Ledbury.

St Michael and All Angels Church Ledbury, Herefordshire

St Michael and All Angels Church Ledbury. Monument to William Miles (d.1803) by John Flaxman 1755-1826. A small unnamed boy apparently asleep lies under the watchful care of two angels at Ledbury. Sculptors Thomas and Mary Thorneycroft.

Before 1826 . John Jackson Painter 1778-1831. Portrait of John Flaxman 1755-1826. Around 1797. Henry Howard Painter 1769-1847. Portrait of John Flaxman 1755-1826. Before 07 Dec 1826. Henry Howard Painter 1769-1847. Portrait of John Flaxman 1755-1826.

Leintwardine, Herefordshire

The River Teme rises around three miles south of Dolfor in Powys. For much of its upper course it forms the border between England and Wales after which it passes through Leintwardine, Bromfield, Ludlow, Tenbury Wells, Stanford Bridge, Shelsey Beauchamp, Leigh and Bransford after which it joins the River Severn around 3 km south of Worcester.

The River Clun is a tributary of the River Teme that rises near Anchor, 400m from the England and Wales border, after which it travels past Hall in the Forest Clun, Clun Castle and Clungunford Cravens Arms before joining the River Teme at Leintwardine.

Leominster, Herefordshire

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1050-1065. 1052. At this time Griffin, the Welsh king, plundered in Herefordshire till he came very nigh to Leominster; and they gathered against him both the landsmen and the Frenchmen from the castle; and there were slain very many good men of the English, and also of the French. This was on the same day thirteen years after that Edwin was slain with his companions. In the same year advised the king and his council, that ships should be sent out to Sandwich, and that Earl Ralph and Earl Odda (59) should be appointed headmen thereto. Then went Earl Godwin (51) out from Bruges with his ships to Ysendyck; and sailed forth one day before midsummer-eve, till he came to the Ness that is to the south of Romney. When it came to the knowledge of the earls out at Sandwich, they went out after the other ships; and a land-force was also ordered out against the ships. Meanwhile Earl Godwin (51) had warning, and betook himself into Pevensey: and the weather was so boisterous, that the earls could not learn what had become of Earl Godwin. But Earl Godwin then went out again until he came back to Bruges; and the other ships returned back again to Sandwich. Then it was advised that the ships should go back again to London, and that other earls and other pilots should be appointed over them. But it was delayed so long that the marine army all deserted; and they all betook themselves home. When Earl Godwin (51) understood that, he drew up his sail and his ship: and they (70) went west at once to the Isle of Wight; and landing there, they plundered so long that the people gave them as much as they required of them. Then proceeded they westward until they came to Portland, where they landed and did as much harm as they could possibly do. Meanwhile Harold (30) had gone out from Ireland with nine ships, and came up at Porlock with his ships to the mouth of the Severn, near the boundaries of Somerset and Devonshire, and there plundered much. The land-folk collected against him, both from Somerset and from Devonshire: but he put them to flight, and slew there more than thirty good thanes, besides others; and went soon after about Penwithstert [Note. Possibly Plymouth], where was much people gathered against him; but he spared not to provide himself with meat, and went up and slew on the spot a great number of the people—seizing in cattle, in men, and in money, whatever he could. Then went he eastward to his father; and they went both together eastward (71) until they came to the Isle of Wight, where they seized whatever had been left them before. Thence they went to Pevensey, and got out with them as many ships as had gone in there, and so proceeded forth till they came to the Ness; (72) getting all the ships that were at Romney, and at Hithe, and at Folkstone. Then ordered King Edward (49) to fit out forty smacks that lay at Sandwich many weeks, to watch Earl Godwin (51), who was at Bruges during the winter; but he nevertheless came hither first to land, so as to escape their notice. And whilst he abode in this land, he enticed to him all the Kentish men, and all the boatmen from Hastings, and everywhere thereabout by the sea-coast, and all the men of Essex and Sussex and Surrey, and many others besides. Then said they all that they would with him live or die. When the fleet that lay at Sandwich had intelligence about Godwin's expedition, they set sail after him; but he escaped them, and betook himself wherever he might: and the fleet returned to Sandwich, and so homeward to London. When Godwin understood that the fleet that lay at Sandwich was gone home, then went he back again to the Isle of Wight, and lay thereabout by the sea-coast so long that they came together—he and his son Earl Harold. But they did no great harm after they came together; save that they took meat, and enticed to them all the land-folk by the sea-coast and also upward in the land. And they proceeded toward Sandwich, ever alluring forth with them all the boatmen that they met; and to Sandwich they came with an increasing army. They then steered eastward round to Dover, and landing there, took as many ships and hostages as they chose, and so returned to Sandwich, where they did the same; and men everywhere gave them hostages and provisions, wherever they required them.

70 i.e. Earl Godwin and his crew.

71 i.e. from the Isle of Portland; where Godwin had landed after the plunder of the Isle of Wight.

72 i.e. Dungeness; where they collected all the ships stationed in the great bay formed by the ports of Romney, Hithe, and Folkstone.

In 1419 John Croft 1364-1419 (55) died in Leominster.

In 1505 Ambassador Philip Hoby 1505-1558 was born to William Hoby of Leominster in Herefordshire and Catherine Forster, probably at Leominster.

Around 1532 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of Ambassador Philip Hoby 1505-1558.

Berrington Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire

In 1778 Thomas Harley 1730-1804 (47) commissioned the building of Berrington Hall.

In 1781 George Rodney 2nd Baron Rodney 1753-1802 (27) and Anne Harley Baroness Rodney 1760-1840 (21) were married. Her father Thomas Harley 1730-1804 (50) gave them Berrington Hall as a wedding gift.

Leominster Priory Leominster, Herefordshire

Around 660 Merewalh Magonsaete founded at Leominster Priory Leominster.

Much Dewchurch, Herefordshire

Ocle Pychard, Herefordshire

Around 1695 George Carpenter 2nd Baron Carpenter 1695-1749 was born to George Carpenter 1st Baron Carpenter 1657-1732 (37) and Alice Caulfeild Baroness Carpenter 1661-1731 (34) at Ocle Pychard.

Pembridge, Herefordshire

Around 1300 Richard Pembridge of Clehonger 1300-1346 was born in Pembridge.

Peterstowe, Herefordshire

In 1637 Giles Brydges 1st Baronet Wilton 1565-1637 (72) died at Peterstowe. John Brydges 2nd Baronet Wilton 1623-1651 (13) succeeded 2nd Baronet Wilton. Mary Powell Lady Wilton by marriage Lady Wilton.

On 12 Sep 1637 Giles Brydges 1573-1637 (64) died. He was was buried at Peterstowe.

Richard's Castle

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Rotherwas, Herefordshire

Around 1349 Thomas Barre 1349-1420 was born to Thomas Barre 1335-1385 (14) and Hawise Pembridge 1338-1385 (11) at Rotherwas.

Shobdon, Herefordshire

St John's Church Shobdon, Herefordshire

St John's Church Shobdon. Monument to various members of the Allen Family.

1744. St John's Church Shobdon. Monument to various of the Bateman Family including: William Bateman 1st Viscount Culmore 1694-1744 (49), John Bateman 2nd Viscount Culmore 1721-1802 (22), Elizabeth Sambroke Viscountess Bateman -1802 and Captain William Bateman -1783.

After 1819. St John's Church Shobdon. Monument to Spencer Stanley Chichester 1775-1819 erected by his daughter Elizabeth Chichester Lady Bateman 1799-1882.

1845. St John's Church Shobdon. Monuments to William Bateman Hanbury 1st Baron Bateman 1780-1845 (64) and Elizabeth Chichester Lady Bateman 1799-1882 (45) and to William Spencer Bateman Hanbury 3rd Baron Bateman 1856-1931.

1931. St John's Church Shobdon. Monuments to (left) Charles Stanhope Bateman Hanbury 1877-1931 (53) and (right) William Bateman Hanbury 2nd Baron Bateman 1826-1901.

Stapleton Castle, Herefordshire

On 08 Sep 1335 Geoffrey Cornwall 3rd Baron Burford 1335-1365 was born to Richard Cornwall 2nd Baron Burford 1313-1343 (22) and Sibella Bodrugan Baroness Burford at Stapleton Castle. He a great x 3 grandson of John "Lackland" King England 1166-1216.

Tarrington, Herefordshire

In 1193 Sibyl Cormeilles 1193- was born to Walter Cormeilles at Tarrington.

Wellington, Herefordshire

Weobley, Herefordshire

Around 1430 Anne Devereux 1430-1486 was born to Walter Devereux 1387-1459 (43) and Elizabeth Merbury at Weobley.

Around 1432 Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1432-1485 was born to Walter Devereux 1387-1459 (45) and Elizabeth Merbury at Weobley.

Birley Weobley, Herefordshire

Around 1325 John Burley 1325-1383 was born to John Burley at Birley Weobley.

Weobley Castle, Herefordshire

In 1138 Gilbert Lacy 3rd Baron Pontefract -1163 besieged by Stephen I King England 1094-1154 (44) at Weobley Castle.

Whitbourne, Herefordshire

On 26 Jun 1585 Bishop John Scory 1510-1585 (75) died in Whitbourne.

Wigmore

Wilton

Wormesley, Herefordshire

Wormesley Priory Wormesley, Herefordshire

On 08 Sep 1274 Gilbert Talbot 1220-1274 (54) died at Wormesley Priory Wormesley. He was buried at Wormesley Priory Wormesley.

Yarpole, Herefordshire

On 23 Dec 1519 Eleanor Cornwall 1428-1519 (91) died at Yarpole.