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The Forest of Dean by H. G. Nicholls

And wardens of the Forest of Dean


A.D. 1207, at Gloucester Nov. 14, Wednesday. St. Briavel's ,, 15, Thursday. ,," ,, 16, Friday morning. Flaxley ,, ,, ,, evening. St. Briavel's ,, 17, Saturday. Hereford ,, 18, Sunday. 1212, at Flaxley ,, 8, Thursday. ,, ,, 9, Friday. St. Briavel's ,, 10, Saturday. ,, ,, 11, Sunday. ,, ,, 12, Monday. Flaxley ,, ,, Monday evening. 1213, at St. Briavel's ,, 28, Thursday. ,, ,, 29, Friday. Monmouth ,, ,, Friday evening. ,, ,, 30, Saturday. St. Briavel's ,, ,, ,, Flaxley ,, ,, ,, Gloucester ,, 30, Saturday. 1214, at Braden's Coke Dec. 11, Thursday. Ashton ,, ,, ,,
Flaxley ,, ,, ,,

From this date Bigland, in his 'County History,' arranges nearly an unbroken succession of the constables of St. Briavel's Castle, and wardens of the Forest of Dean, viz.:--

A.D. 1215 17 King John John de Monmouth. 1260 44 Henry III. Robert Waleran. 1263 47 ,, John Giffard (Baron). ,, ,, Thomas de Clace. 1282 12 Edward I. William de Beauchamp Earl of Warwick. 1289 19 ,, John de Bottourt (deprived). 1291 21 ,, Thomas de Everty. 1298 27 ,, John de Handeloe. 1300 29 ,, Ralph de Abbenhalle. 1307 1 Edward II. John de Bottourt (restored). 1308 2 ,, William de Stanre. 1322 15 ,, Hugh Le Despenser (senior). 1327 18 ,, John de Nyvers. ,, 20 ,, John de Hardeshull. 1341 14 Edward III. Roger Clifford (Baron). 1391 14 Richard II. Thomas de Woodstock Duke of Gloucester. 1436 14 Henry VI. John Duke of Bedford. 1459 38 ,, John Tiptoft Earl of Worcester. 1466 6 Edward IV. Richard Neville Earl of Warwick &c. 1612 9 James I. Henry Earl of Pembroke. 1632 10 Charles I. Philip ,, 1660 1 Charles II. Henry Lord Herbert of Raglan Duke of Beaufort. 1706 5 Queen Anne Charles Earl of Berkeley. 1700 9 ,, James ,, 1736 8 George II. Augustus ,, 1755 27 ,, Norborne Berkeley Esq. Lord Bottetourt. 1760 1 George III. Frederic Augustus Earl of Berkeley. 1814 54 ,, Henry Somerset Duke of Beaufort. 1838 Chief Commissioner of Woods and Forests.


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