~1145, 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 brother Richard.
[1157-1175], ‘William de Vernon’ in the records of H.II is the uncle of this William. (S) CH&I.HII, P25n.
3/1157, King Henry extends his protection to the Abbey of St. Sauveur … witnesses .. William de Vernon … (S) CH&I.HII, P24.
~1165, Matilda born in France, d/o 486734854. Robert de Beaumont & 486734855. Maud fitz Roy.
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.
1184, William de Vernon, lord of the Isle of Wight granted and confirmed to William Mackerel the land and house at Yarmouth which Guy the clerk held, for making a hospital in honour of God and St. Mary the Virgin and All Saints, for the soul of King Henry, son of Earl Geoffrey, and for the soul of Earl Baldwin and Richard his brother, … (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V5, 1912, The Borough of Yarmouth.
[––William & Matilda––]
~1188, William married Matilda.
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. (S) CH&I.HII, Eyton, 1878, P188.
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.
1194, William, earl of the Isle of Wight, 1 of 4 nobles supporting the canopy over King Richard I at his coronation after return from captivity.
~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.
1199, William gave to Hubert de Burgh, husband of his youngest daughter Johanna, the Isle of Wight with the manor of Christchurch. [A Charter of King John consented to the marriage.]
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 [Matilda], 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.
[Undated], 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 gave 500 marks to repossess his castle at Plympton, which he had given to his daughter Mary.
1205, Matilda’s parents moved from Normandy to England, having lost all their lands on the continent.
By 1206, Charter of R[ichard] Avenel, giving to the abbey (ecclesie) of Blanchelande. The charter is sealed by William de Vernon, because Richard has no seal. (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Preserved in France, 1899, Pt3.
1207-1212, Matilda’s father died.
Aft. 10/25/1212, Matilda’s mother died.
[Undated], 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.
6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.
9/10/1217, William died, grandson Baldwin succeeding.
(S) CH&I.H.II.. (S) Journal of the Brit. Arch. Assoc., V11, 1855, P220.
Another “William de Vernun” in multiple records beginning ~1219, a descendent of this William’s paternal uncle.
Children of William and Matilda:
i. Mary de Vernon (121683713), born ~1190 in England.
ii. Baldwin de Redvers, born ~1200 in England.
1216, Baldwin died a minor before his father.
Son: Baldwin (d.2/15/1244-45.)
iii. Margaret de Vernon (121671521), born ~1205 in England.