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Sir William Mathew

Male 1471 - 1528  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name William Mathew  [1, 2
    Prefix Sir 
    Born WFT Est 1446-1471  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Mar 1528  [1, 2
    Person ID I148973  My Genealogy

    Father Thomas Mathew,   b. WFT Est 1421-1449,   d. 1470  (Age ~ 21 years) 
    Mother \Catherine\ ???,   b. WFT Est 1420-1453,   d. WFT Est 1446-1534  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married WFT Est 1441-1468  [2
    Family ID F61049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Janet Vaughn,   b. WFT Est 1472-1508,   d. WFT Est 1506-1592  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married WFT Est 1471-1525  [2
    Children 
     1. Sir George Mathew,   b. WFT Est 1506-1529,   d. 10 Nov 1557  (Age ~ 28 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F61047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sir William Mathew of Radyr, "was knighted by King Henry VII, under the banner of England, on the field of Bosworth, 22 August 1485. He married Janet, daughter and heir of Harry-ab-Glyn Thomas Vaughn, Lord of Lanlais and Court. He accompanied Henry VII to the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Restored the Episcopal Palace at Llandaff, which had been destroyed by Owen Glendwr. (It was again shattered by the Cromwellian troops in 1646). Sir William died 10 March 1528. His fine altar-tomb, with effigies of himself and his wife, were wrought by Cellini in Italy, and stands to the north-east of the nave. [of Landaff Cathedral, Cardiff, Wales] The inscription is as follows: Orate pro animabus Gulielmi Mathew, Militis, qui obit decima die Martii, A.D. 1528, etiam Jeonettae uxoris ejus, quae Deo redidit spiritum - die - Meusis, A.D. 1530. Quorum animabus propitietur Deus. Amen. Sir William was custodiam of St. Teilo's relic." Other sources are in substantial agreement with the foregoing account of Sir William with slight variations: ".....knighted on Bosworth Field by the Earl of Richmond, 1485..... m. Jenet, d. and co-h. of Henry of Llangathen, ap Gwilim ap Thomas-vechan ap Thomas ap David ap Griffith ap Grono Goch from Elystan Gloddryd. She d. 1500."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2656] The Mathews Family, Ancestors and Descendants of John Mathews of Augusta County, Virginia, Boots, John R., Jr., (Second Edition, Jacksonville, Florida, 2002).

    2. [S324] World Family Tree Vol. 175, Ed. 1, MyFamily.com, Inc., (Release date: April-2005 Customer pedigree.).