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Baudouin DE BRIONNE

Male - 1090


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  • Name Baudouin DE BRIONNE 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1090 
    Notes 
    • “BAUDOUIN de Brionne (-[Feb] 1090). He and his brother are named as sons of Gilbert de Brionne by Orderic Vitalis, recording that they took refuge in Flanders after their father was murdered. Seigneur de Sap et de Meules, Normandy, after Guillaume II Duke of Normandy restored them to him after being requested to do so by his father-in-law Baudouin V Count of Flanders. After the Norman conquest of England, William I King of England gave Baudouin about 160 lordships in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, among which he became Lord of Okehampton, Devon. Sheriff of Devon 1080 to 1086. The necrology of Saint-Nicaise de Meulan records the death of "Baldoinus filius comitis", undated but listed among deaths recorded in Feb. m ALBERADE, daughter of [MAUGER Vicomte de Costentin]. The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. Orderic Vitalis describes Alberade as the daughter of the amita of William II King of England. The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records that “dominus Baldewinus de Brionis” married “Albredam neptem domini Willelmi Bastardi…ducis Normanniæ”. Baudouin & his wife had six children:
      i) ROBERT (-after Dec 1101). Named as son of Baudouin by Orderic Vitalis, who describes him as castellan of Brionne when he defended his right to the castle in [1090/94] after Robert de Beaumont claimed it from Robert III Duke of Normandy. The castle was subsequently stormed by Duke Robert's troops and returned to Robert de Beaumont. He inherited his brother's English honours in 1096.
      ii) WILLIAM (-1096). Named as son of Baudouin by Orderic Vitalis. He succeeded his father as Lord of Okehampton, Sheriff of Devon.
      iii) RICHARD (-[Jun] 1137, bur 25 Jun 1137 Brightley Abbey, Devon, transferred to Ford Abbey). Named as son of Baudouin by Orderic Vitalis. The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names “Ricardum et…Adeliciam” as two of the childrdren of “dominus Baldewinus de Brionis” and his wife “Albredam neptem domini Willelmi Bastardi…ducis Normanniæ”. He succeeded his brother as Lord of Okehampton. The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records the burial “VI Kal Jul 1137” of “domino Ricardo” and the subsequent transfer of his body “de Brightley apud Fordam”, adding that he died childless.
      iv) ADELA (-24 Aug 1142, bur Ford Abbey, Devon). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names “Ricardum et…Adeliciam” as two of the children of “dominus Baldewinus de Brionis” and his wife “Albredam neptem domini Willelmi Bastardidi…ducis Normanniæ”. The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records that “Adeliciæ…sorori suæ” inherited the lands of “vicecomes Ricardus”, was thereafter called “vicecomitissa” and died “1142 IX Kal Sep” and was buried “apud novum monasterium de Ford”. m ---. One child:
      (a) ALICE . The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records that “domina Alicia uxor domini Randolphi Avenell filia sua” succeeded “vicecomitissa Adelicia” in “dominio de Okehampton…et castrum Exoniæ”[504]. m RANDULF Avenell, son of ---. Randulph & his wife had one child:
      (1) MAUD Avenell (-21 Sep 1173). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records that “domina Alicia uxor domini Randolphi Avenell filia sua” had “unicam filiam…Matildam” who died. The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records that “domina Alicia uxor domini Randolphi Avenell filia sua…unicam filiam…Matildam” married “Roberto filio regis Henrici primi notho” after the death of her first husband “Roberto de Abrincis id est de Averinges”, and died “IX Kal Oct 1173”. m firstly ROBERT d´Avranches, son of [WILLIAM FitzWimund d´Avranches & his wife --- (-before 1142). m secondly (1142) ROBERT, illegitimate son of HENRY I King of England & his mistress Edith of Greystoke (-1 Jun 1172).
      v) EMMA . Guillaume de Jumièges records that Baudouin had three daughters but does not name them. The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. m HUGH de Waft .
      vi) daughter . Guillaume de Jumièges records that Baudouin had three daughters but does not name them.
      Baudouin had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:
      vii) WIGER (-[1133]). Named as bastard son of Baudouin by Orderic Vitalis, who specifies that he became a monk at Bec living there for about 40 years under abbots William and Boso.”««s87»» [1]
    Person ID I14311  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2018 

    Father Gilbert “Crespin”, de Brionne,   d. Mar 1040 
    Family ID F4923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alberade 
    Children 
     1. Robert, de Brionne,   d. Aft Dec 1101
     2. William, Lord of Okehampton, Sheriff of Devon,   d. 1096
     3. Richard,   d. Jun 1137
    +4. Adela,   d. 24 Aug 1142
     5. Emma
     6. ? DE BRIONNE
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F4921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.