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Baudouin FitzGilbert de Brionne (de Meules), Lord of Okehampton, Sheriff of Devon

Also Known As: "Baldwin"
Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Meules, Normandy, France
Death: Died in Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Gilbert de Brionne comte d'Eu and N.N.
Husband of ? Unknown mistress de Brionne, of Baudouin fitzGilbert and Alberède d'Avranches
Father of Wiger fitzBaldwin de Brionne; Emme fitzBaldwin de Meules; Robert Clare (fitzBaldwin); William FitzBaldwin; Richard FitzBaldwin, Lord Of Okehampton and 4 others
Brother of Adèle de Brionne, comtesse d'Eu; Richard FitzGilbert de Bienfaite, Lord of Clare and of Tonbridge; Guillaume de Brionne and Emma d'Avranches
Half brother of Ivo de Taillebois

Occupation: Lord, De Moels, Sheriff of Devonshire 1100, Sheriff of Devon
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About Baldwin de Mueles, Viscount of Brionne

BAUDOUIN de Brionne

Baldwin de Brion, who accompanied his relative, William of Normandy, to England, and became high sheriff of Devonshire. He m. Lady Albreda, daughter of Richard-goz d'Abrancis, Viscount d'Auveran-chez (who accompanied the Conqueror and was granted the Earldom of Chester, in 1086), and his wife, Lady Emme, half-sister of King William the Conqueror, and had:

Baldwin de Brionis, who, for the distinguished part he had in theConquest, obtained from Kin g William the Barony of Okehampton, thecustody of the co. of Devon, and the government of th e castle of Exeterin fee. He m. Albreda, dau. of Richard, surnamed Gos, Count of Avranche,an d had, with other issue, I. Richard, surnamed de Sources: 1.Repository:

Title: A Baronial Family in Medieval England: The Clares, 1217-1314, by Michael Altschul, 1965 Note: Source Media Type: Book ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

From Medlands:

 (-[Feb] 1090).  He and his brother are named as sons of Gilbert de Brionne by Orderic Vitalis, recording that they took refuge in Flanders after their father was murdered[1617].  Seigneur de Sap et de Meules, Normandy, after Guillaume II Duke of Normandy restored them to him after being requested to do so by his father-in-law Baudouin V Count of Flanders[1618].  After the Norman conquest of England, William I King of England gave Baudouin about 160 lordships in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, among which he became Lord of Okehampton, Devon.  “…Halduini [Balduini?] filii comitis Gilberti…” witnessed the charter dated 1082 under which William I King of England granted land at Covenham to the church of St Calais[1619].  Sheriff of Devon 1080 to 1086.  The necrology of Saint-Nicaise de Meulan records the death of "Baldoinus filius comitis", undated but listed among deaths recorded in Feb[1620].  m ALBERADE, daughter of ---.  Orderic Vitalis describes Alberade as the daughter of the amita of William II King of England[1621].  The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records that “dominus Baldewinus de Brionis” married “Albredam neptem domini Willelmi Bastardi…ducis Normanniæ”[1622].  Her precise parentage has not yet been ascertained.  Baudouin & his wife had six children

After his father was murdered he and his brother, Richard Fitz Gilbert, took refuge at the court of the Count of Flanders. William Duke of Normandy (later King William I of England) afterwards restored to Baldwin, the lordships of Meules and Sap, a portion of his father's lands. Baldwin received from William I some 160 lordships in Devon, Hemington, Porlock, and Apley, Somerset, and Iwerne, Dorset: Okehampton was the capital seat of his Barony. He was Sheriff of Devon from 1080 to at least 1086 and probably until his death. In the Domesday Book Baldwin is refered to as Baldwin of Exeter or Baldwin the Sheriff. Emma, his wife was a first cousin to King William the Conqueror.

Listed as Balduin Vicecomes in Domesday.

Keats-Rohan, K.S.B. Domesday People: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents 1066-1166. The Boydell Press, 1997. p. 162.

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Baldwin de Mueles, Viscount of Brionne's Timeline

Normandy, France
Age 28
Brionne, Eure, Normandy, France
Age 40
Meules, Normandy, France
Age 41
Normandy, France
Age 42
Meules, Normandy, France
Age 44
Meules, Normandy, France
Age 55
February 1090
Age 68
Yvelines, Île-de-France, France