Saturday, July 19, 2014
~1135, William born in England, younger s/o 159699734. Earl Baldwin de Redvers & 159699735. Adeliz Baluun.
12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded Stephen as King of England.
6/4/1155, William’s father died; succeeded by his older brother Richard.
By 1157, William’s paternal uncle and namesake died.
1157, King Henry II confirmed the property of the abbey of Blanchelande with donations by ‘ … et Willelmus de Vernone et Ricardus eius filius’. (S) FMG.
~1160, Matilda born in England, d/o 486734854. Robert de Beaumont & 486734855. Maud fitz Roy.
1161, William’s older brother Richard died; succeeded by his nephew Baldwin, s/o Richard.
3/1164, Accounts dealing with King Henry’s continental dominions: “Pro navibus ad opus Archideiacoi Pictaria et Vicecomitis de Casteldun et Willelmi de Vernon £4. 10s.”
1166, William , Justice of Normandy.
3/25/1175, at Caen, Normandy, a royal confirmation to Montebourg abbey of the chapel of St. Maglorius, in the Isle of Sark, as given by William de Vernone … witnessed by Richard de Vernone and William de Vernone, junior [assumed descendent of his paternal uncle].
1188, Baldwin died; succeeded by his younger brother Richard.
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded Henry II as King of England. William, earl of the Isle of Wight, 1 of 4 earls carrying the silken canopy.
1193, William de Vernon – Earl of Devon and the Isle of Wight, s/o Baldwin de Redvers, succeeded his nephew Richard de Redvers as earl.
Aft. 1193, Confirmation by William de Vernun, earl of Devon, son of earl Baldwin, of his father's grant to Sir Gervase, or Geoffrey, the abbot, and the brethren, of Savigny (Savign'), of land to build a monastery viz. the manor of Areton, the land of Sieta in Boecumbe, and the mills of Cristesch[ irch ]e and Holeherst &c. Also grant by the said William, to the monks of Quarr, of the land which Tosti de Holeherst held, and the land of Tidelingeham, with confirmation of the gift of Hugh de Mandevilla of the land of Louecumb, …, and of the grant by his said father, with the consent of earl Richard, William's brother, of the chapel of St. Nicholas in Karesbrok Castle, also of the grant of the tithe of all the salt of the salt pits of Liment[ on ], and of land in Sueia granted to the said monks in exchange for the land of Witefeld; …. : I. of Wight. (S) UKNA.
Aft. 1193, Grant in frank almoin by Hugh son of Robert son of Ligerius, to the canons of Brommore, of land in Brommore abutting upon the way leading to Sherdiford and the way to the church of Brommore. Witnesses: William, earl of Devon, Mabel the countess. (S) UKNA.
~1196, Charter of William de Vernone, earl of Devon, notifying that for the weal of his soul, and those of his wife Mabel his predecessors and successors, he approves the gift made by his grandmother Adeliz de Revers to the abbey of St. Mary of Montebourg and its monks of the manor of Wolvel in Berkesyr with all its appurtenances. (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Preserved in France, Round, 1899.
6/26/1197, Letters patent of Hubert archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England, notifying that William de Vernone earl of Devon has, in his presence, restored to Montebourg abbey the manor of Wolvelay, with all its appurtenances, which Adeliza de Reveriis, his grandmother, had given to the abbey, whose gift the earl had confirmed by his charter, which the primate has inspected. And the earl has quitclaimed that manor to the abbey for ever … (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Preserved in France, Round, 1899.
5/27/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.
5/1/1204, Robert Comte de Meulan declared to have divested himself of all his lands, in France, Normandy and England and relinquished them to Mabiria, wife of William Earl of the Isle of Wight. (S) Magni Rotuli Scaccarii, Stapleton, 1844, P201.
1204, King John confiscated Plymptom castle as a guarantee of payments owed by William.
Earl William de Vernun, ‘pro licentia remanendi’ that the king would receive the scutages of his knight’s –fees which he held in capite. (S) History of … King Henry the Second, Lyttelton, 1777, P497.
1205, William recovered Plympton castle. (S) Gate Records of Plympton Castle.
1205, Matilda’s parents moved from Normandy to England, having lost all their lands on the continent.
1207-1212, Matilda’s father died.Aft. 10/25/1212, Matilda’s mother died.
6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.
1215, William died.
(S) Court, Household and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878.
[This family needs more research because of the probable intermixing of the records of the families in England and in Normandy.]
William de Vernun, son of Baldwin de Redvers, gave grants to the church of St. Mary, Carisbrooke, founded by his father. (S) History of Hampshire, V2, Page, 1903, P230.
Another “William de Vernun” is in multiple records beginning around 1219, a descendent of this William’s paternal uncle.
Child of William and Matilda:i. Mary de Vernon (121683713), born ~1185 in England.