~1245, Adam Bret born in England.
11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]
1281, Adam le Bret held tenements in London. (S) Hist. Gaz. of London, 1987, St. Mary le Bow.
1281-2, Simon Brett, lord of Thorncombe, leased to his brother Adam Brett of Torweston an annual rent of £10 from his manor of Thorncombe and lands in Sampford Brett. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V5, 1985, Bicknoller.
2/18/1286, Ratification of a grant to Adam le Bret, for his life, of the bailiwick of the bedelry of the county of Somerset which is to the west of the Parret. (S) CPRs.
8/18/1286, Adam le Bret, Simon le Bret, James de Wyvill, and William de la Pyle acknowledge that they owe to Walter de la Lynde 40 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Somerset. (S) CCRs.
3/12/1301, Debtor: Ralph de Stocklinch [Somerset.] … Creditor: Adam le Bret. Amount: 115m., for corn bought from him. (S) UKNA.
1306, Adam Brett received the grant of a market and fair in his manor of Sampford and of free warren in his demesnes of Torweston.
1308, After obtaining a quitclaim from his mother Godehuda, John Brett, son of Simon, released to his uncle Adam Brett lands at Thorncombe and elsewhere.
1310-11, Hugh Vautort (2495298) granted Charlinch to Adam Brett. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V6, 1992, Charlinch.
1311, Adam Brett settled Charlinch on Lucy, widow of Hugh de Vautort, with reversions to her underage children John, Beatrice, Gillian.
By 1316, Adam died.
(S) Hist. of Somerset, V5, 1985, Bicknoller, and Sampford Brett.
· There are persons of the variations of this name contemporary or earlier of Norfolk, Northampton, and Staffordshire.
Child of Adam and ?:
i. Lucia le Bret (2495299), born ~1270 in Somerset, England.
ii. Adam Brett, born ? in England.
Adam married Alice ?.
1316 Adam Brett had licence to crenellate his dwelling at Torweston.
By 1327, Adam died, succeeded by his son John (1331, John held Torweston, except for Alice’s dower part).
Alice married 2nd Edmund of Sampford.