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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Baron Robert de Brent

 19956496. Baron Robert de Brent

~1190, Robert born in England, s/o §§Sauvin de Turre, s/o §§Sauvigny fitz William de Turre.

5/5/1215, Revolting Barons formally renounced their allegiance to King John and invited the King of France to invade England. [The barons in revolt together held more castles and knights fees than John did as King. Intervention by the King of France prevented by the Pope.]

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta. Robert de Brent a signer of the Magna Carta.

1235-52, Grant by Michael, Abbot of Glastonbury, to Robert de Brente, of lands in South Brent, formerly granted by Henry [de Blois] the Abbott (1166 to 1189) to Sauvin de Turre, Grandfather of the said Robert de Brente, as part of his office as Porter to the said Abbot. And the said Robert and his heirs to hold the said lands in the same manner as Sauvin his father and the said Sauvin his grandfather held them.

1242-43, Robert de Brent  acted as surety for the Abbot of Glastonbury in an action brought by Robert of Aldwick.

1246-47, Between Robert de Brente and Andrew de Bradenham and Hawise his wife; of lands in Southbrent.

1247, Robert bought 9 messuages and 1 hide of land in Wrington.

1248-49, Between Robert de Brente and Andrew de Bradenham and Hawise his wife; of lands in Southbrent.

1254, Robert de Brent granted the manor of Cossington, Somerset by Jordan Ridel.

2/15/1261, Because an assize of darrein presentment which Geoffrey son of Walter de Cosington arrained before the justices of the Bench against Robert de Brent touching the church of Cusinton, co. Somerset … (S) CPRs.

1261, Robert died.

(S) Hist. of Somerset, V8, 2004, Cossington. (S) The Descendants of Collo Giles Brent … Chester Horton Brent, 1946.

Family notes:

·         Odo de Brent, at the time of the Conquest [1066], was Lord of Cossington, [Somerset]. (S) Red Book of the Exchequer.

·         1080, Martin de Turre lord of Kemys in Pembrokeshire, with wife Geva, heiress & d/o Serlo de Burci holding lands in  Somerset and Dorset (in 1086). [After Martin’s death, Geva married William de Falaise.]

·         1170-80, Sauvin de Turre, Porter to the Abbot of Glatonbury.

Child of Robert and ?:

i. Robert de Brent (9978248), born ~1225 in England.


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