Henry de la Pomeroy, IV, Gov., Sheriff
|Also Known As:||"Pomerai"|
|Birthplace:||Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, Devon, England|
|Death:||Died in Palestine|
|Occupation:||Governor of Rougemont Castle, Sheriff of Devon|
|Managed by:||Brian Taylor|
About Henry de la Pomeroy, IV, Gov., Sheriff
Birthplace: Berry Pomeroy
Berry Pomeroy is a village and civil parish in the South Hams district of Devon, England, about two miles east of Totnes. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 973. Berry Pomeroy is part of the Totnes constituency, although it is in fact larger than the neighbouring town (in terms of the geographic size of the parish, not comparative population). [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berry_Pomeroy]
The original lease by "Henry de Pomeray" (brother of Goffrey) "son of Henry de Pomeray and Alice de Ver" to R. Beaupiel, etc., bearing the Pomeroy seal, and dated 1214, is also to be seen in England. "This latter date, 1214, is almost a century after heraldic device became adopted by some of the leading families in England." — Geoffrey Mandeville. By J. H. Round; app. U, pp. 388-393. from History and genealogy of the Pomeroy family, colateral lines in family groups, Normandy, Great Britain and America; comprising the ancestors and descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy from Beaminster, County Dorset, England, 1630.
- History and genealogy of the Pomeroy family : colateral lines in family groups, Normandy, Great Britain and America; comprising the ancestors and descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy from Beaminster, County Dorset, England, 1630 (1912) Vol. 1
- 4. Henry de Pomeria, son and heir, (living 1150-1197) held the Castle of La Pomerai, and was Prepositura (Provost) of the Duke of Normandy. Gave land to the Priory of St. Nicholas at Exeter; fortified and defended the Castle of Mount Saint Michael for King John. Married (1) Matilda de Vitrei, daughter of Andre de Vitrei and Agnes, (daughter of Reginald, Earl of Cornwall, and his wife, Agnes or Beatrice, Countess of Cornwall) ; m. (2) Rohesia, dau. of Thomas and sister of Doun Bardolph (s. p. by her). One son named in our authorities —
- 5. Henry de la Pomerai, son and heir, (living 1180-1216), settled on his 2d son, Galfrid (Geoffrey) the manors of Clistwick, Braordin and Ceriton 7 John. Married Alicia de Vere (daughter of Robert de Vere, Earl of Guisness in Normandy, and his wife Maud de Cornwall).
- 6. Henry de Pomeria, son and heir, (living 1209-1226), gave lands in Boscowen and Trelgher, County Cornwall, to the Monastery of Saint Michael's Mount; he was Governor of Exeter Castle 12 to 16, John and Sheriff of Devon 6 Henry III. Married Johanna, daughter of Reginald and sister of Roger de Valletort.
- 7. Henry de Pomeraye, son and heir, (living 1211-1237), and in ward to Sir Ralph de Turbeville, 3 Nov. 5 Henry III. Did homage for the lands of his father. Died at the age of 25 years. Married Margeria de Vernon, who survived him, and as his widow had ward of their son Henry, on payment of 400 marks.
- .012 HENRY DE LA POMERAI, (Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), son and heir, owed 700 marks for livery of his lands and the King's benevolence, 6 Richard I. Had a suit with his step-mother relating to her dower in Cornwall. In the 17 year of King John, he joined the rebellion and his lands were confiscated; next year he submitted and his estates were restored. Settled on his son Galfrid the manor of Clistwick, Braordin, and Ceriton by fine. Pasch. 7 John. Died 6 Henry III., (1222).
- Married Alicia, daughter of Robert de Vere and Maud (daughter of Reginald, Earl of Cornwall, and Beatrice).
- 6th gen. Children:
- .013 HENRY DE POMERIA, son and heir. +
- .014 GEOFFREY DE LA POMERAI. +
- .013 HENRY DE POMERIA, (Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), son and heir, owed 600 marks for livery of his lands, of which sum Alice de Vautort paid 400 marks 10 John. Confirmed
- the gift of his ancestors of two acres of land in Boscowen and Trelgher, County Cornwall, to the Monastery of St. Michael's Mount. Was Governor of Rougemont Castle, Exeter, 12-16 John, Sheriff of Devon 6 Henry III., gave to the Church of St. Nicholas, Exeter, an anual rent of four pounds of wax out of Buckerell, County Devon. "Testi Gaufrido de la Pomeray fratre meo."
- Married Johanna, daughter of Reginald and sister of Roger de Valletort.
- 7th gen. Children:
- .015 HENRY DE LA POMERAYE, son and heir. +
- .015 HENRY DE LA POMERAYE, (Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), son and heir, in ward of Ralph de Turbeville 3 Nov. 5 Henry III. Did homage for the lands of his father 16 Henry III., and died circa 1235; (he came of age 16 Henry III.; died 21 Henry III., twenty-five years of age. — A. A. P.)
- Married Margeria de Vernun. dau. of William de Vernon (fifth Earl of Devon) and Mabel de Mellent (dau. of Robert de Mellent and Maud de Cornwall), and as his widow had ward of her son Henry, 21 Henry III., on payment of 400 marks, and 38 Henry III., had custody of the lands of the heir of her late husband.
- Henry I de Pomeroy (fl.1156) (son), Constable of Normandy, a household knight of King Henry I (1100-1135) and named as one of the king's household constables in the Constitutio Domus Regis. He was a leader of the king's household troops on several occasions, notably in 1124 at the Battle of Bourgtheroulde, about ten miles southwest of Rouen. Died pre-1165
- Henry II de Pomeroy (d.1201/7). Following his death his estates were assigned by King John to the custody of William Brewer until 1210 when his heir raised 600 marks for his feudal relief.
- Henry III de Pomeroy (d.1222) (son), married Joan de Vautort (Valletort), a daughter and in her issue co-heir of Roger II de Vautort (d.1207), feudal baron of Totnes from 1206.
- Henry IV de Pomeroy (1211-1237)
- From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manor_of_Berry_Pomeroy
- New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 2 edited by William Richard Cutter Pg.881
- Pg. 881
- (IV) Henry de Pomerai, living 1160-97, held the castle of Pomerai and was provost of the duke of Normandy, married (first) Matilda de Vitrei and (second) Rohesia, daughter of Thomas Bardolph.
- (V) Henry de la Pomerai, living 1181-1216, married Alicia de Vere.
- (VI) Henry de Pomerai was governor of Exeter Castle and sheriff of Devonshire; married Johanna de Valletort.
- (VII) Henry de Pomeray married Margeris de Vernon.
Henry III de Pomeroy (d.1222) (son), married Joan de Vautort (Valletort), a daughter and in her issue co-heir of Roger II de Vautort (d.1207), feudal baron of Totnes from 1206.
Source: Sanders, I.J. English Baronies, Oxford, 1960, pp. 106–7, Berry Pomeroy. Page 90.
Henry de la Pomeroy, IV, Gov., Sheriff's Timeline
Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, Devon, England
Devon, England, United Kingdom
Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, Devon, England
Henry died in the Holy Land, likely in the Fifth Crusade
Tregony, Cornwall, England