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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Baron William Bertram & Lady Alice de Umfreville

 121698308. Baron William Bertram & 121698309. Lady Alice de Umfreville

1156, William born in England, s/o 243396616. Roger Bertram & 243396617. Ada de Moreville.

12/9/1165, William the Lion, age 22, succeeded King Malcom IV of Scotland.

~1168, Alice born in England, d/o 39979978. Odinel de Umfreville & 39979979. Alice de Lucy.

Aft. 1172, William’s father died; William a minor.

1177, William paid £200 for relief of his lands. (S) Magna Carta Commemoration Essays, Malden, 2005, P62.

By 1174, Richard de Moreville has granted, and by his charter established, to Dryburgh Abbey, the donation his mother made of the church of Bozeat, the mill of Nenthorn, and her land from Roxburgh …, and the donation of Ada, his sister, of the teinds of the mill of Longnewton. (S) POMS.

1179, Alice de Warren is charged 200 marcs for succeeding to her own barony of Wormegay … William Bertram 100 marcs ; … (S) Pipe Roll Society, V28, 1907, P22.

1182, William completed payments on his fine of relief for his lands.

1186 at Carlisle, King Henry II confirmed a charter for Brinkburn priory in Northumberland at the petition of William Bertram confirming grants of William’s father and grandfather. (S) Anglo-Norman Studies, Lewis, 2008, P107.

[––William & Alice––]

By 1189, Robert de Umfreville whose castle was at Harbotell, granted William Bertram and Aelysia ‘my sister’ on the occasion of their marriage, the township of great Babington except 2 drengs, 20 librates of land in dower … the fee of 1 knight in Milneburn. And they are to hold these townships to 3 heirs. On the succession of the fourth heir the service of the said townships ought to be assessed through the view of 12 knights of the shire of Northumbria. And to the said William and Aelisia all my forest of Altercoppes and Ellesden with hunting rights, the soil, rights of vert and all other rights appertaining to the said forest, saving nevertheless to my men and townships those rights of free forest granted before the marriage. Also to the said William and Aelisia 4 hunting stations of west of Rede, that is to say Crossensete, le snape de Wodeburne, Smoltewelford and Redesbanke, and they shall have the right of pursuit of game with their men, dogs, horn, bows and arrows. Rendering to him and his heirs a soar sparrowhawk annually for all services. (S) Proceedings, Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1889, P116. (S) UKNA.

By 1189, Grant in frank almoin by William de Nevham, to the nuns of St. Bartholomew of Newcastle … Witnesses:- Adam de Karram, William Bertram … (S) UKNA.

1189, William Bertram held the marriage portion of Margaret, d/o Ralph de Fougeres. (S) Magna Rotule Scaccarii Normanniae, Stapleton, 1844, P198. [Margaret to marry Waleran, son of Robert comte of Meulan.]

9/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

1196, William Bertram made payments to the sheriff in respect to Felton.

By 1198, William died.


1198, The sheriff of Northumberland accounted 20s of the chattels of Alice Bertram.

1198-9, Alice paid a fine of £20 to not be married. [Roger fitz Walter gave 3 good palfreys to have the king’s letter to Roger Bertram’s mother that she should marry him.] (S) British History, Wade, 1839, P45.

[1199] Aleis de Umfravilla [Alici quondam uxor Willi Bertram] gave to the prior and convent of Brinkburn half a mark of silver, to be paid annually out of the mill of Babington for the sould of her spouse, William Bertram. (S) History of Northumberland, Pt2, V1, 1827, P13.

(S) Northumberland Families, V1, 1968. (S) Feudal and Military Antitquities of Northumberland, Hartshorne, 1858, P49. (S) History of Northumberland in 3 Parts, Hodgson, 1832. (S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic., Burke, P59.

Children of William and Alice:

i. Roger Bertram, born ~1191 in England.

By 1198, Roger’s father died; his wardship given to William Brewer. ‘Roger Bertram qui infra etatem est t est in custodia Willi Briewer’. [Roger’s mother surviving.]

1201, Roger Bertram confirmed a grant of his father William Bertram to the church of Felton. (S) History of Northumberland, 1904, P268.

7/7/1203, Roger obtained a grant that his manor of Felton with the whole parish and all the woods should be disafforested, and quit from the view and exaction of the king’s foresters and bailiffs. [Creation of a chase.]

1204, Roger Bertram of Northumberland named in the CChRs of King John. (S) History of Northumberland, Hodgson, 1828, P389.

1206, The wardship and marriage of Roger Bertram, a minor at his father’s death, sold to Peter de Brus for 1300 marks. [Mitford included the manor of Greatham, wapentake of Sadberge, adjacent to the Brus manors in Hartness.]

1212, Roger Bertram holding his barony by 5 knights’ fees. (S) Magna Carta Commemoration Essays, 1917, P62.

4/4/1213, Philip de Ulecotes forced to restore the castle of Roger Bertram after he had seized it in a quarrel. (S) DNB.

1214-5, Roger joined the confederacy of barons against King John.

10/22/1215, at Felton, Roger and other rebelling barons of Northumberland did homage to King Alexander of Scotland. [They then attacked Norham with little success.]

1216, An opponent of King John, ‘Rogerus Bertram dat domino Regi c. labras pro habenda sasina de castro de Midford’ – castle and lands of Mitford seized by King John’s Flemish allies and given to Philip de Ulecotes, sheriff of Northumberland.

10/18/1216, King John died, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

11/7/1217, Northumberland. Roger Bertram gives the king £100 to have seisin of the castle of Mitford and of all the lands and fees with their appurtenances of which he was disseised by reason of the war. (S) FRsHIII. 

1219, Roger summoned to York where King Henry met with King Alexander of Scotland. [This would likely have been about Alexander’s desire to marry Henry’s eldest sister Joan.]

8/1219, Robert de Vieuxpont (Veteri Ponte) to Hubert de Burgh, justiciar: the bearer, Sir James de Scuidemor', will inform him on his return what they have done in the affair of the earl of Salisbury, and in that of his nephew, Roger Bertram in Northumberland. (S) UKNA.

2/1220, Pandulf, bishop elect of Norwich and legate to Hubert de Burgh, justiciar: concerning the affairs of Roger Bertram. (S) UKNA.

8/1220, Roger Bertram the only northern baron present at the Great Council at Oxford. (S) Minority of Henry III, Carpenter, 1990, P203.

8/9/1220, Roger Bertram has given the king surety by W. earl of Salisbury, W. Brewer and William de Beauchamp for rendering 50 m. to the king …, which he owes the king of a prest from King John. (S) FRsHIII.

8/1220, Roger Bertram a pledge for the marriage of King Henry’s sister to King Alexander of Scotland.

8/1220, Walter de Grey, archbishop of York, to Hubert de Burgh, justiciar: his efforts in the matter between Hugh de Bolbec and Roger Bertram; the former refuses to surrender a castle to the latter. (S) UKNA. [Hugh had to be threatened with excommunication and the loss of his own lands. Roger had to deliver a son as a hostage to the Bishop of Durham.] (S) Minority of Henry III, Carpenter, 1990, P207.

12/1220, Nicholas de Stuteville, allied with Roger Bertram, Richard de Umfraville, Peter de Brus, John de Mowbray, Robert de Vaux, Robert de Ros, and John de Lacy, in operations against the count of Aumale at Bytham castle in Lincoln, who was in rebellion. [For their support the knights were conceded their scutage of Montgomery for their faithful service.]

8/20/1224, Roger Bertram has made fine with the king by 10 m. so that another 4 days might be added to his fair of Mitford , …, so that henceforth it is held for 8 days … the addition of those four days to be proclaimed throughout his county. (S) FRsHIII.

1225, Roger Bertram, Roger de Merlay, … justices itenerant at Newcastle.

4/6/1226, Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to place in respite the demand he made by summons of the Exchequer from Roger Bertram. (S) FRsHIII.

1227, Roger Bertram a justice itinerant in Cumberland.

9/5/1227, Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to place in respite the demand he makes from Roger Bertram and Roger de Merlay for the arrears of the 15th collected in his county. (S) FRsHIII.

3/1228, Roger de Bertram an escort for King Alexander of Scotland on his trip to York.

12/1229, Roger Bertram with Gilbert de Umfreville and Roger de Merlay attended the meeting of King Henry III and King Alexander of Scotland at York.

12/20/1229, Roger Bertram, concerning the 32½ m. which he owes the king for the prest of Ireland and for other debts etc., that he is to render 5 m. to the king per annum. (S) FRsHIII.

8/11/1234, Roger Bertram appointed a justice of eyre in cos. Cumberland, York, and Northumberland. (S) CPRs.

7/13/1235, Northumberland. … Robert Clerk … give the king 40s. for having four knights to take an assize of novel disseisin concerning common of pasture in Healey Hope , which pertains etc. in Rothbury, against Roger Bertram and others. (S) FRsHIII.

9/18/1235, Northumberland. Roger Bertram is to be amerced at the king’s will for disseisin. (S) FRsHIII.

1/14/1236, Roger Bertram one of the escorts of the King and Queen of Scotland to the wedding of King Henry III of England at Westminster.

9/19/1236, The king has pardoned to Roger Bertram 10 m. of the 20 m. at which he was amerced for disseisin. (S) FRsHIII.

1241, Roger, baron of Mitford, Northumberland died holding Felton, Acton, Swarland, Overgrass, Glantlees and Framlington. 

  • Child: Roger de Bertran (b.12/5/1224), married Agnes ?. By 5/3/1249, Roger died, Agnes surviving, and a daughter named Agnes.

ii. Agnes Bertram (30424577), born ~1198 in England. 

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