William l Bertram (c.1099 - 1152) MP

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Birthplace: Mitford Castle, Morpeth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Morpeth, Northumberland, England
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About William l Bertram

William Bertram, son of Richard Bertram by Sybella Mitford, his wife, founded, with the approbation of his wife and sons, the Augustinian Priory of Brinkburne, in Northumberland.

In about 1095 Sir Robert and Sibella Bertram's son, William, married Hawise, a daughter of Guy de Balliol, Baron of Bywell. Their domestic arrangements during their first twenty years of married life are a mystery, but they must have had somewhere pleasant to call home as Robert gave Hawise's dowry, the Bothal estate, to his young brother. By 1115, however, the couple were ensconced in a motte and bailey built on a steep hill at Mitford, close to the junction of the Wansbeck and Font rivers. Before they claimed the site, the hill had been like a small burgh where the villagers lived; they were moved to the valley below and, as some compensation, the Bertrams built a church, parts of which can still be seen although the present church is mainly 1875 work. A little later, between 1130 and 1135, William founded Brinkburn Priory.

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Sir William Bertram, Baron of Mitford's Timeline

1099
1099
Morpeth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
1100
1100
Age 1
Mitford, Northumberland, , England
1126
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Age 27
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Morpeth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
1130
1130
Age 31
Of, Barony, Mitford, Northumberland, England
1133
1133
Age 34
Of, Barony, Mitford, Northumberland, England
1134
1134
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1135
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Age 36
Of, Barony, Mitford, Northumberland, England
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1152
Age 53
Morpeth, Northumberland, England