St. Briavels
Castle
The Castle, St. Briavels, (pronounced "Brevels")
was built in 1086 as a hunting lodge for the
Norman Kings to hunt deer in the Forest of
Dean.  It also served as a fortification to gurard
the Welsh border.
William, son of Baderon de Heathway, was
appointed to the Lordship of Ruardean and St.
Briavels.  His title was "Constable of the Forest
of Dean",  a hereditary title of the male line.  The
constable was a lesser Baron, since he
answered directly to the King.
The Lordship of Monmouth was passed to
Baderon, son of William I, who was called
Baderon of Monmouth.  The Lordship of
Ruardean and St. Briavels was passed to
William II,  son of William I.  The Heathway
manor at Ruardean became the headquarters
of  William II and he became  known as William
de Heathway. (Hathaway).
The Castle is presently managed by the Youth
Hostel.
Research contributed by Clyde W. Hathaway-1999
Lordship of Ruardean and
St. Briavels

William son of Baderon
1046-1115
Constable of the Forest of Dean

William II de Heathway (Hathaway)
1077-1148
Constable

William III Hathaway
1109-1173
Constable

William IV Hathaway
1140-1207

Nigel V Hathaway
1170-1248
Constable

William VI Hathaway
1194-1250
Constable

William VII Hathaway
1243-1316
Constable

William VIII Hathaway
1276-1338
Constable

William IX Hathaway
1291-1354
Constable

Thomas X Hathaway
1315-1377

Line extinct due to Black Death
Castle Mound at Ruardean, England, looking north
toward  the Wye Valley and viewing the ruins of a
Hathaway manor house.  This is the place where
the Hathaway name and family began.
     - Photo
taken 1999
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