HAWYS (HAWISE) GADARN ('the Hardy') (1291 - ante 1353), baroness of Powys

Name: Hawys (hawise) Gadarn
Date of birth: 1291
Date of death: ante 1353
Spouse: John de Cherleton
Child: Owen Cherleton
Child: John Cherleton
Parent: Joanna de la Pole (née Corbet)
Parent: Owen de la Pole
Gender: Female
Occupation: baroness of Powys
Area of activity: Royalty and Society
Author: Thomas Jones Pierce

Daughter of Owen de la Pole by Joanna Corbet, and granddaughter of Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn. As heiress of her only brother, Gruffydd, who died in 1309, she became a ward of the Crown, being given in marriage, together with the barony of Powys, to John Cherleton or Charlton in the same year. She had two sons - John, second lord Charlton of Powys, and Owen who died without issue. Hawise was probably buried at the house of the Grey Friars, Shrewsbury.

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Published date: 1959

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