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William de Briwere, Lord of Torbay

Also Known As: "Knight"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stoke, Devonshire, England
Death: Died in Devonshire, England
Place of Burial: Dunkeswell Church, Devonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry de Briwere and daughter Walton
Husband of Beatrice de Valle
Father of Isabel Ralph Downe; Grecia (Gracia) de Briwere; Margaret or Margery de Briwere; Richard de Briwere; William de Briwere and 5 others
Brother of Unknown de Gernon; Richard Briwere; John de Briwere; Peter Briwere de Rievaulx; Alice de Briwere and 1 other

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About William de Briwere, Lord Horsley

From Stirnet.com:

Sir William de Briwere of Stoke, Sheriff of Devon (b 1145, d 1226)

 	Some web sites identify William's wife as Beatrix de Vaux, some going on to describe her as daughter of Rainald de Dunstanville, Earl of Cornwall, by his wife Beatrice (dau of William FitzRichard). However, TCP (Wake) reports that, whilst it is possible that William's wife might have been that same Beatrice (FitzWilliam), Dugdale identifies her as Earl Rainald's mistress ...

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. SIR WILLIAM2 DE BRIWERE (Henry1), son of (1) Henry1 BRIWERE, was born circa 1145 in Stoke, and died in 1226 in Devonshire[2]. He married of Raleigh, circa 1164, BEATRICE DE VAUX, who was born circa 1149 in Stoke. [4, 3, 1, 6]

Children:

+ 3 i. ALICE3, d. in 1226; m. (AAA-5) REYNOLD DE MOHUN I, EARL OF SOMERSET.

+ 4 ii. ISABEL of England, b. circa 1165, d. in 1233; m. (1) (MN-1) FULBERT OF DOVER circa 1187 of Chilham, Kent, England; m. (2) (AML-4) BALDWIN WAKE.

+ 5 iii. GRACIA, b. circa 1186 in Bramber, England, d. in 1223; m. (FP-6) REGINALD DE BRAIOSE.

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Lord William de Briwere1

b. circa 1145, d. 1226

Lord William de Briwere|b. c 1145\nd. 1226|p388.htm#i6761|Henry de Briwere|b. c 1114|p56.htm#i6817||||N. N. de Briwere||p56.htm#i6835||||||||||

Father Henry de Briwere b. circa 1114

    Also called William de Bruere.2 Lord William de Briwere was born circa 1145 at Stoke, Devon, England. He was the son of Henry de Briwere. Arms: Gules, two bends wavy or.3 Lord William de Briwere married Beatrice de Valle in 1174 at Stoke, Devon, England.4 Lord William de Briwere died in 1226 at Devon, England.

Family 1

Child

   * William de Briwere b. c 1184, d. 1232/331

Family 2

Beatrice de Valle b. circa 1149, d. between 24 March 1216 and 1217

Children

   * Isabel de Briwere+ b. c 1184, d. b Jun 12331,5
   * Grace de Briwere+ b. c 1186, d. 12232
   * Joan de Briwere+ b. c 1190
   * Margaret de Briwere+ b. 1200, d. c 1235

Citations

  1. [S603] C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms Sir Bernard Burke, B:xP, pg. 563.
  2. [S603] C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms Sir Bernard Burke, B:xP, pg. 72.
  3. [S1216] C.B., L.L.D., Ulster King of Arms Sir John Bernard Burke, B:GA, pg. 125.
  4. [S682] D.S.O. Lt.-Col. W. H. Turton, Turton, pg. 116.
  5. [S215] Revised by others later George Edward Cokayne CP, XII/2:298.

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Lord William was also called William de Bruere.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p388.htm#i6761 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm )

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Source; The book, 'The Thomas Book' ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

From Medlands:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL1.htm#RenaudDunstanvilledied1175

[Reginald de Dunstanville:] Mistress (1): BEATRICE de Valle, daughter of ---. The primary source which confirms her parentage and relationship with Earl Renaud has not yet been identified. The Complete Peerage states that Dugdale "calls her Beatrice de Valle, says she was the mistress of Rainald Earl of Cornwall" and later the wife of William de Briwere, but does not cite a primary source on which this information is based[141]. The chronology does not appear to favour the subsequent marriage of the mistress of Earl Renaud to William de Briwere. The marriages of the latter´s children are recorded in the first decade of the 13th century, their births being therefore estimated to [1180/1195]. Even if Earl Renaud´s mistress gave birth to the earl´s illegitimate son in the last decade of his life (when he would have been in his sixties), it is unlikely that she could have continued bearing children into the mid-1190s.

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISHNOBILITYMEDIEVAL3.htm#WilliamBriweredied1233

WILLIAM de Briwere

(-24 Nov 1226). King John confirmed the grant of "foresta nostra de la Bera", granted by King Henry I to "Willelmus Briwerr avus eius", to "Willelmo Briwere" by charter dated 21 Mar 1200[1461]. The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Willelmus Bruere" holding (unspecified) knights´ fees "Burbeche" in Wiltshire, and land "Stokes et Siteleshangre quæ fuerunt Gerardi de Mauqu[eney]" in Northamptonshire, in [1210/12][1462]. A charter which records the foundation of Motisfont Priory, Hampshire states that “dominus Willielmus Briwer, fundator ecclesiæ de Mottesfount” died "VIII Kal Dec", lists his donations including the donation of land "in Muchelmares" and revenue from land "in villa de Burbache" for the soul of "Beatricis uxoris suæ qui obiit IX Kal Apr"[1463]. m BEATRICE, daughter of --- (-24 Mar ----). A charter which records the foundation of Motisfont Priory, Hampshire states that “dominus Willielmus Briwer, fundator ecclesiæ de Mottesfount” donated land "in Muchelmares" and revenue from land "in villa de Burbache" for the soul of "Beatricis uxoris suæ qui obiit IX Kal Apr"[1464]. The Complete Peerage states that Dugdale calls the wife of William de Briwere "Beatrice de Valle, says she was the mistress of Rainald Earl of Cornwall", but does not cite a primary source on which this information is based[1465]. The chronology does not appear to favour the subsequent marriage of the mistress of Earl Renaud to William de Briwere. The marriages of the latter´s children are recorded in the first decade of the 13th century, their births being therefore estimated to [1185/1200]. Even if Earl Renaud´s mistress gave birth to the earl´s illegitimate son in the last decade of his life (when he would have been in his sixties), it is unlikely that she could have continued bearing children into the later 1190s. William & his wife had seven children:

a) RICHARD de Briwere (-after 10 Dec 1213). "Willelmus de Briwerr" paid a fine for "heritenda filia Hug de Morevill cum tota hereditate sua qu id Hugo tenuit die q fuit vivus et mortuus" and for the marriage of "ipsie file ad op Ric filii sui […Ric Briwerr fil ipsius Willmi] vel si parentes ipsi puelle ad h assensint ad op Ric Gernon nepotis sui si eid Willo placuit", dated 1201[1466]. "…W Briw…Ric Briw" witnessed the charter dated 25 Nov 1207 under which King John granted "ecclesiam Sci Johis Bapt de Ivelcestr" to "Johi capellano"[1467]. The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Ricardus Briwere" holding 15 knights´ fees "de terra quæ fuit Walteri Bretonis de honore de Hoccecumbe" in Dorset, Somerset in [1210/12][1468]. The Testa de Nevill includes a writ of King John dated 1212 which records that "Ricardus Briwer" held "de domino rege feudum I militis in hundredo de Katesaisse de honore de Blakedon…Ivelcestr" in Somerset[1469]. King John confirmed "manerium…de Cestres et Derebisr et Brumiton et Withinton" to "Ricardo Briwer fil W. Briw", at the request of "W. Briw patris sui", by charter dated 10 Dec 1213[1470].

b) GRACE de Briwere (-before 1215). A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey records that “Reginaldus de Brews” married “filiam domini Willielmus de la Bruere”[1471]. A manuscript recording the heirs of William de Briouse records that “Willielmus de Breus” married "Graciam primogenitam et unam hæredum Willielmi Briwere"[1472]. m as his first wife, REYNOLD de Briouse, son of WILLIAM [III] de Briouse & his wife Mathilde de Saint-Valéry Dame de la Haye (-[5 May 1227/9 Jun 1228]).

c) JOAN de Briwere (-before 12 Jun 1233, bur Sandown Hospital, Surrey). The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. m as his first wife, WILLIAM de Percy, son of HENRY de Percy & his wife Isabel de Brus ([1196/98]-shortly before 28 Jul 1245, bur Sawley Abbey, his heart bur at Sandown Hospital with his first wife).

d) ALICE de Briwere . Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by a writ dated 2 Jan "33 Hen III", after the death of her son "William Paynel alias Painel" which names the manor of "…Huffeculm…with 10 l land which Fulk Painel gave to William Briwer the elder…but afterwards William Brewer the younger…bestowed the said land upon William Painel, father of this one, in free marriage with Alice his sister" in Devon[1473]. The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified, although it is suggested by Bracton´s record of a claim, dated 1233, by "Hugo Wack" against "Margeriam de Feritate et Willelmum de Percy" relating to an agreement "cum Alicia de Moun et predicto Hugone" concerning share of land which was held by "Willelmi Briwere"[1474]. m firstly REYNOLD de Mohun of Dunster, Somerset, son of WILLIAM de Mohun & his wife Lucy --- (-1213). m secondly WILLIAM Paynell of Bampton, Devon, son of --- (-1228).

e) MARGARET de Briwere (-1237). “Margeria de la Ferte” donated property to Motisfont priory, for the souls of "domini Willielmi Briwerre patris mei et Beatricis matris meæ", confirmed donations by her father and by "Willielmus Briwer frater meus", including land held by "Johannes Briwerre patruus meus tenuit in Motesfunt…"[1475]. Bracton records a claim, dated 1231, by "Rogero de Clare et Alicie uxori eius" against "Margeria de Feritate" accusing her of selling assets "in dotem de hereditate ipsius Alicie in Essingham ad exhereditacionem ipsius Alicie", the defendant stating that changes were made by "Galfridus de Say viri sui" before their divorce, and that the damage was caused by "Odon Danmartin primi viri sui"[1476]. Bracton records a claim, dated 1233, by "Hugo Wack" against "Margeriam de Feritate et Willelmum de Percy" relating to an agreement "cum Alicia de Moun et predicto Hugone" concerning share of land which was held by "Willelmi Briwere"[1477]. m firstly ODO de Dammartin, son of ---. m secondly WILLIAM de la Ferté, son of MATTHEW de la Ferté & his wife Gundred Paynel. “Paganus de Chavorciis” donated property to Motisfont priory, for the souls of "domini Willielmi Briwerre fundatoris eorum et domini Willielmi de Feritate patris uxoris nostræ", by undated charter[1478]. m thirdly (divorced) GEOFFREY [V] de Say, son of GEOFFREY [III] de Say & his wife Alice de Chesney ([1180/82]-Poitou 1230 before 26 Aug, bur Dover, Hospital of St Mary).

f) WILLIAM de Briwere (-14 Feb 1233). Henry III King of England notified "W. Briwerr juniori" of the death of "W. comes de Insula" and requested him to take custody of "castrum de Carebroc" until a decision about its custodianship dated [Sep] 1217[1479]. Henry III King of England ordered "Willelmus Brewer junior…" to enquire into the state of the forests "de comitatu Devonie" dated [Jul] 1219[1480]. Henry III King of England notified the Knights Templars at Acre that "W. Exoniensis episcopus nepos suus" had deposited money for the credit of "Willelmus Briwer" dated [Nov] 1226[1481]. A charter which records the foundation of Motisfont Priory, Hampshire lists the donations made by “dominus Willielmus Briwer, fundator ecclesiæ de Mottesfount” and records that "Willielmus Brewer filius" confirmed his father´s donations and died "XVI Kal Mar"[1482]. m JOAN de Vernon, daughter of WILLIAM de Vernon [Reviers] Earl of Devon & his wife Mabile de Meulan (-after 1233). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names “Johannam…Willielmi Brewer et Mariam Roberti de Courtney…uxores” as the two daughters of ”Willielmum de Vernona” & his wife, adding that Joan was childless[1483].

g) ISABEL de Briwere (-[1226/10 Jun 1233]). The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified, although it is suggested by Bracton´s record of a claim, dated 1233, by her son "Hugo Wack" against "Margeriam de Feritate et Willelmum de Percy" relating to an agreement "cum Alicia de Moun et predicto Hugone" concerning share of land which was held by "Willelmi Briwere"[1484]. It is also suggested by the order dated 1204 under which "Willelmus Briwer" paid a fine for "custodia terre et heredum Fobti de Dovr…et…custodia dotis Roes de Dovr"[1485]. King John confirmed "custodia terre et heredum Fobti de Dover" to "Willelmo Briw" with "maritagium eosdem heredum" by charter dated 6 Jan 1206[1486]. m firstly ([1203/04]) FULBERT de Dover, son of JOHN de Dover & his wife Rohese --- (-[1204/05]). m secondly BALDWIN Wake, son of BALDWIN Wake & his wife Agnes de Hommet (-before 20 Jul 1213).

-------------------- Date of birth has also been erroneously reported to be 1233.

High Sheriff of Devon

a feudal lord? (maybe the feudal lord of Stoke?)

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William de Briwere, Lord Horsley's Timeline

1145
August 22, 1145
Stoke, Devonshire, England
1161
1161
Age 15
Stoke, Devonshire, England
1165
1165
Age 19
Sussex, England
1174
1174
Age 28
Stoke, Devon, England
1175
1175
Age 29
Stoke, Devonshire, England
1178
1178
Age 32
Isle-Briwere, Devonshire, England
1184
1184
Age 38
Stoke, Devonshire, England
1184
Age 38
Dunster, Somerset, England
1193
1193
Age 47
Stoke, Devonshire, England
1226
1226
Age 80
Devonshire, England