~1060, Richard born in Normandy, France.
1080, Richard de Redvers founded the abbey of Montbourg. (S) Report and Transactions – Devonshire, V34, 1902, P718. [Other sources say it was founded by William the Conqueror.]
~1082, Adeline born in England, d/o 319832066. William Peverel & 319832067. Adeline ?.
1084, Richard de Redvers holding the manor of Mosterton, Dorset.
1086, Richard de Redvers holding the manor of Mosterton, Dorset.
9/26/1087, William Rufus crowned King of England; succeeding William the Conqueror; his older brother Duke Robert succeeding to the lands in Normandy.
1088, Duke Robert gave his brother Henry Beauclerc ‘the Cotentin’ [the peninsula with Cherbough at the tip] in exchange for part of his inheritance. [Robert needed money to fund his planned invasion of England – which failed.] The service of Richard de Redvers was included in the arrangement. (S) Robert Curthose, Aird, 2011, P107.
4/24/1089 at Vernon, ‘Ricardis de Rederis’ witnessed a charter of Duke Robert of Normandy to Bayeux cathedral. (S) Robert Curthose, Aird, 2011, P124.
1091, Richard de Redvers, Roger de Mandeville, and Hugh d’Avranches in the Cotentin, Normandy, supporting Henry Beauclerc [future Henry I of England] against his brothers. (S) Brus Family, Blakely, 2005, P12. [Henry’s brothers King William and Duke Robert, now allied, besieged Henry at the island abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel on the Cotentin.]
1092, Richard received the fief of Nehou on the death of Nigel ?.
1092, Richard supported Henry Beauclerc in his capture of a large part of the Cotentin peninsula. (S) Feudal Empires, Patourel, 1984, P28. [From Domfront, Henry began “unjustly taking foot-tolls from Quetthou and all of the Cotentin”, and using forced labor to fortify Domfront with new walls.]
8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England. [Most of the Norman barons were not at the coronation. Henry had quickly rode from New Forest where his brother King William was killed in a hunting accident only 3 days before.]
[––Richard & Adeliza––]
~1100, Richard married Adeliza, receiving the manor of Wolleigh, parish Chaddelsworth, Berkshire. (S) Historical Memoirs of the House of Vernon, Stapleton, 1856, P100.
1100-07, Richard de Redvers enfeoffed Matilda Peverel [wife of Robert fitz Martin] with the manor of Ermington. (S) Plympton Priory, Fizzard, 2008, P89.
7/20/1101, Back from crusading, King Henry’s elder brother Duke Robert Curthose invaded England, landing at Portsmouth, claiming his right to the throne. Richard de Reviers is noted by William of Malmsbury as one of the few nobles who supported King Henry. [Others included Robert fitz Hamon, Roger Bigod, and Robert de Beaumont and his brother Henry de Newburgh.]
12/25/1101, At King Henry’s Christmas court, Richard de Redvers witnesses a royal charter to Colchester. (S) Numismatic Chronicle, 1901, P187.
1102, King Henry granted the Isle of Wight and the mainland opposite to Richard. (S) The Antiquary, V15, 1887, P114.
1102-1104, Richard witnessed multiple charter of King Henry. [Richard witnessed more than 20 of King Henry’s documents.]
1105-06, Richard de Redvers built the castle of Tiverton, Devonshire. (S) Encyclopaedia Britannica, V26, 1911, P1033.
1105-07 at Caen, Richard de Redvers attested a royal mandate to Hugh de Bocheland. (S) English Historical Review, V34, 1919, P331.
1106-07, Richard received the Isle of Wight from King Henry. [Held in 1106 by Baldwin de Redvers, relationship unknown.]
1107, Richard de Lestre of Mortain witnessed a grant of Richard Riviers. (S) Haskins Society Journal, North, 2012, P133.
8/1107, Eustace III, count of Boulogne, attested Richard de Redvers gift to Montebourg abbey. (S) Families, Friends, and Allies:, Tanner, 2004, P146. [The final witnesses were Baldwin fitz-Richard de Redvers and William his brother.]
9/8/1107, Richard de Ripariis, of Reviers in Normandy, died; buried at abbey de Montebourg. (S) FMG. [Adeliz de Reviers donated property to ‘abbatie sancte Marie Monteburgi’, for the soul of ‘domini mei Ricardi de Reviers’. (S) FMG.]
‘Adeliz de Redveris’ donated property to the abbey of Loders, Dorset, for the souls of ‘patris mei … Willelmi Pevrel de Notingeham … et matris mee Adeline’, with the consent of ‘filiorum Baldewini et Willelmi de Vernone et Roberti de --- … et nepotum meorum Ricardi de Reveris, Henrici atque Willelmi’, by undated charter. (S) FMG.
1130, Adeliza, widow of Richard de Redvers, grants a charter to the church of Salisbury.
12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.
1142-55, Adeliza de Reviers wrote to Goscelin Bishop of Salisbury, notifying him of her donation to the abbey of Sainte-Marie, Montebourg of property which her father William Peverel of Nottingham gave with her to Richard de Reviers. (S) FMG. ‘… Goscelino, Dei gratia Salisberiensi episcopo, Adeliz de Reviers, salutem et servicium. … Quod manerium pater meus W. Peverel de Notingeham didit mecum Richardo de Revers, et quod habui in proprio dominio post mortem ejus …’ (S) Historical Memoirs of the House of Vernon, Stapleton, 1856, P101.
[Undated], Adeliz de Redveriis donated property to “abbatie sancte Marie Monteburgi”, for the souls of “patris mei Willelmi Pevrel et matris mee Adeline”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Baldewini et Willelmi de Vernone et Roberti de sancte Marie ecclesia et fratris mei Willelmi Pevrel de Notingeham et nepotum meorum Ricardi de Redveriis Henrici atque Willelmi”.
Aft. 5/27/1156, Adelise died. (S) FMG.
(S) DNB, V47, Lee, 1896, P385.
Rivieres family descended from Osmund de Centumville [Cotenville], vicomte de Vernon. ‘Rievers’ in the Vexin, northwest of Caen.
1060, Richard de Reviers, with his brothers William and Baldwin named in the charter of St. Pere de Chartres.
1066, Brothers Baldwin fitz Gilbert of Exeter (d.1090), and Richard de Redvers named by Oderic. [Gilbert being a grandson of Richard I, duke of Normandy.] Baldwin was succeeded by his son Robert to the Norman estates; but succeeded by his younger brother Richard de Redvers in Exeter.
Child of Richard and ?:
i. Baldwin de Redvers (159699734), born ~1090 in Normandy.
Children of Richard and Adeline:
ii. Hadwisia de Redvers, born ? in Normandy.
Hadwisia married William de Roumare, s/o Roger de Romara & 159916041. Lucia Taillebois.
iii. William de Vernon (1513081366), born ~1105 in Normandy.
iv. Robert de Sancte Marie Ecclesia, born bef. 1107 in Normandy.
1155-57, Adeliz de Redveriis donated property to “abbatie sancte Marie Monteburgi”, for the souls of “patris mei Willelmi Pevrel et matris mee Adeline”, with the consent of “filiorum meorum Baldewini et Willelmi de Vernone et Roberti de sancte Marie ecclesia et fratris mei Willelmi Pevrel de Notingeham et nepotum meorum Ricardi de Redveriis Henrici atque Willelmi”.