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Baldwin de Reviers, First Earl of Devon

Also Known As: "Baldwin de Redvers", "Baldwin de Vernon"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
Death: Died in Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
Place of Burial: Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard de Vernon, seigneur de Reviers and Adelise (Adeliza) de Peverel
Husband of Adeliza Lucia de Reviers and Lucy de Clare
Father of Attavis (Avis) de Redvers; Hawis Fitzroberts; Balwin de Redvers; Richard de Reviers, Earl of Devon, Lord of The Isle of Wight; Hawise de Vernon and 4 others
Brother of Guillaume de Vernon, Baron de Nehou; 2nd Baron of Shipbrook; Hawise de Reviers and Robert de Sancte Marie Ecclesia
Half brother of William de Vernon, II Baron of Shipbrook and Walter de Vernon

Occupation: , Created Earl of Devon by Empress Matilda in 1141., 1st Earl of Devon
Managed by: Brian Taylor
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About Baldwin de Reviers, First Earl of Devon

William de Redvers, surnamed Vernon, 6th Earl of Devon. This nobleman, upon the second coronation of King Richard I, was one of the four earls that carried the silken canopy, then being styled "Earl of the Isle of Wight." His lordship appears

to have adhered steadily to King John, for we find that monarch in the 18th of his reign [1217-18] providing for the security of the earl's property against Louis of France, which, from his advanced age, he was unable to defend himself. He m.

Mable, dau. of Robert, Earl of Mellent, by whom he acquired a considerable accession to his landed possessions, and had issue, Baldwin, Joan, and Mary. William, 6th Earl of Devon, d. 14 September, 1216, and was s. by his grandson, Baldwin de

Redvers, 7th Earl of Devon. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, London, 1883, p. 140, Courtenay, Barons Courtenay, Earls of Devon]

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BALDWIN de Reviers, son of RICHARD Seigneur de Reviers & his wife Adelise Peverel ([1090/1100]-4 Jun 1155, bur Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names ”Baldwinum” as first son of “Ricardo de Redveriis”[320]. He revolted against King Stephen in 1136, was expelled from the Isle of Wight and driven into exile with his wife and children, taking refuge at the court of the Comte d'Anjou. The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records that "Baldwinus de Redvers cognomine" was banished from England with his wife and children in [1136][321]. The Gesta Stephani Regis records that "Baldvinum de Revers" rebelled against King Stephen in Exeter but was forced to flee to the Isle of Wight, later surrendered and went into exile "ad comitem Andegavensium", dated to [1139/40][322]. He was created Earl of Devon by Empress Matilda in [1141]. " Robert of Torigny records the death in 1155 of "Balduinus de Redviers"[326].

m firstly ADELISA, daughter of --- (-27 May ----, bur Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight) . http://www.quarrabbey.co.uk/ Tomb found by Sir John Oglander 1896

m secondly LUCY de Clare, daughter of [RICHARD FitzGilbert de Clare & his wife Agnes of Chester] (-after 1155). Domesday Descendants cites a charter under which “Lucy” donated property to Stoke-by-Clare priory for the souls of her husband Earl Baldwin and Earl Gilbert, endorsed “Carta de comitissa de Clara”, suggesting her marriage and parentage as shown here[332].

-------------------- Baldwin de Reviers, son of Richard de Reviers, Lord of Reviers, Vernon, and Nehou (all in Normandy), supported the Empress Maud against King Stephen in the period known as the Anarchy following the death of Henry I and was by her created Earl

of Devon c1141. The name of Reviers was subsequently corrupted to Redvers. As well as holding the Earldom of Devon the de Revierses were Lords of the Isle of Wight. [Burke's Peerage]

BALDWIN DE REVIERS, son and heir of Richard DE REVIERs. On the rumour of the King's death, in April 1136, he was one of the first to break into revolt. Seizing the royal castle of Exeter, he sustained a long siege by the King, and was ultimately allowed to withdraw his forces on giving up the castle. The King then proceeded to the Isle of Wight, took possession of the island, and drove him, with his wife and children, into exile. He took refuge at the Court of the Count of Anjou, and soon afterwards conducted a successful raid into Normandy. About Lent 1138 he was taken prisoner in Normandy by Enguerrand de Say, a partisan of King Stephen. He returned to England in the autumn of 1139, shortly before the arrival of the Empress Maud, and, landing at Wareham, seized the castle of Corfe. This he defended successfully against the King, forcing him eventually to raise the siege. By the Empress he was created EARL OF DEVON, probably in 1141, and certainly before Midsummer in that year. He married Adelise. He died 4 June 1155, and was buried (as was his said wife) in Quarr Abbey, which he had founded in 1132. Complete Peerage IV:311-2

Baldwin de Redvers, 2nd Earl of Devon. This nobleman, upon the demise of King Henry I, espousing the cause of the Empress Maud, took up arms and immediately fortified his castle of Exeter and the Isle of Wight; but, being besieged by King

Stephen, he was obliged to surrender the castle and all his other possessions and to withdraw with his family from the kingdom. We find him, however, soon again returning and in the enjoyment of the Earldom of Devon; but, like his father, generally styled Earl of Exeter, from residing in the city, His lordship m. Lucia, dau. of Dru de Balun, and had issue, Richard, his successor; William, surnamed de Verdon; and Maud. He d. in June, 1155, and was s. by his son, Richard de Redvers, 3rd Earl of Devon. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, London, 1883, p. 140, Courtenay, Barons Courtenay, Earls of Devon]

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-------------------- In 1137, king Stephen put down two revolts in the south-west led by Baldwin de Redvers and Robert of Bampton; Baldwin was released after his capture and travelled to Normandy, where he became a vocal critic of the King.

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Baldwin de Reviers, First Earl of Devon's Timeline

1102
1102
Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
1117
1117
Age 15
England
1118
1118
Age 16
Devonshire, England
1130
1130
Age 28
Devonshire, England
1139
1139
Age 37
Hocknorton, , Oxfordshire, England
1152
1152
Age 50
Thurrock, Essex, England
1155
June 4, 1155
Age 53
June 4, 1155
Age 53
Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
June 4, 1155
Age 53
Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Abbey Quarr in Binstead, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England.

1155
Age 53
Chagford,Devonshire,England