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Richard fitz Pons , marcher lord

Born: c. 1080   Died: 1129   

An Anglo-Norman lord who was active in the Welsh Marches.

Richard led the Anglo-Norman advance into the east of Wales and made his headship at Llandovery where he held the castle; he also founded Bronllys Castle. Richard founded Llandovery Priory as a cell of Great Malvern, Worcestershire, of which he was a benefactor. Richard married Maude fitz Walter c 1113 and had four children.

Sites associated with this person

Llandovery Priory, Carmarthenshire (founder)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Burton, Janet, 'Transition and transformation: the Benedictine houses', in Monastic Wales: New Approaches, ed. Janet Burton and Karen Stöber (University of Wales: Cardiff, 2013) p. 21

Davies, John Reuben, The Book of Llandaf and the Norman Church in Wales, Studies in Celtic History (Woodbridge, 2003) p. 50

Pettifer, A., Welsh Castles: A Guide by Counties (Woodbridge, 2002) pp. 9, 54