William "Lord of Mitford" Bertram (1157 - 1205) MP

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Birthplace: Mitford Castle, Morpeth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Morpeth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Lord of Mitford
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About William "Lord of Mitford" Bertram

William Bertram obtained a grant from the crown in the 5th year of King John [1204], of the manor of Felton, in Northumberland, with all the woods thereunto belonging. He m. Alice, dau. of Robert de Umfraville, and d. in or before the 7th year of the same reign [1206], for at that time we find King John conferring the wardship of his lordship's son and heir, Roger, upon Peter de Brus, with the custody of his lands during the minority, in consideration of the sum of 300 marks. To the possession of which lands succeeded, when at full age, the said Roger Bertram.

William built the stone keep at Mitford, quarrying one side of the castle's hill to get his material. It was an unusual building with five sides, possibly the only one in Britain at the time. The strengthening work was completed before 1215. This was a fateful year for many Northumbrian castles, but not for Mitford, and indeed it is rumoured that King John stayed there awhile when he returned from his blitzkrieg of vengeance against those noblemen who had payed homage to Scottish King Alexander II. 591


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William Bertram, Lord of Mitford's Timeline

Morpeth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Age 28
Northumberland, England
April 23, 1187
Age 30
Mitford Castle, Morpeth, Northumberland, England
Age 48
Morpeth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom