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Sir Roland de Velville
was thought to be an illegitimate son of King Henry VII of England
Henry VII was King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizing the crown on 22 August 1485 until his death on 21 April 1509, as the first monarch of the House of Tudor....
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In 1509, he was appointed Constable of Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris Castle, located in the town of the same name on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales, was built as part of King Edward I's campaign to conquer the north of Wales. It was designed by James of St. George and was begun in 1295, but never completed...
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. It has a population of three million, and a total area of 20,779 km²...
, a position he held till his death. He was knighted in 1497
By his wife born Agnes Griffith, he had a daughter, Jane Velville, who became the wife of Tudor ap Robert Vychan. Jane Velville and her husband in turn were the parents of Katherine of Berain, commonly referred to as 'the mother of Wales'.