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  • Name Grace Briwerre 
    Born of Tormohun, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I7699  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    Father William Briwerre,   b. of King's Somborne, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1226, Dunkeswell Abbey, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Beatrice de Valle,   bur. Mottisfount Priory, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Reynold de Brewes,   b. of Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 9 Jun 1228 
     1. William de Brewes,   b. of Totnes, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1230
    Last Modified 28 May 2021 
    Family ID F2979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. “Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families,” Douglas Richardson (2013):
      “GRACE BRIWERRE, married (as his 1st wife) REYNOLD DE BREWES (or BREUSE, BRAUSE, BRAOSE), Knt., of Kington, Herefordshire, Bramber, Sussex, also lord of Abergavenny, Brecon, Hay, Radnor, etc., 3rd son of William de Brewes (or Breuse),of Bramber, Sussex, lord of Abergavenny, Brecon, Ower Gwent, seigneur of Briouze, Normandy, etc., by Maud, daughter of Bernard de Saint Valery, Knt.They had one son, William, Knt. He married (2nd) in 1215 GWLADUS DDU OF WALES, daughter of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of North Wales, Prince of Aberffraw, Lord of Snowdon, by Joan, legitimated daughter of King John of England [see WALES 6 for her ancestry]. They had no issue. In 1217 the king mandated that the justiciary of Ireland grant him seisin of all the lands which belonged to his father in Ireland, including the Castle and city of Limerick In 1218 he was granted half the barony of Tomes, Devon. In 1220 he released the barony of Bramber, Sussex, half the barony of Tomes, Devon, and the manor of Tetbury, Gloucestershire, to his nephew, John de Brewes (son of his elder brother, William), but the Welsh lands at Brecon, Hay, Bergavenny, Radnor, etc., remained with Reynold and his heirs. SIR REYNOLD DE BREWES died shortly before 9 June 1228, and was buried in the Priory church of Brecon. In 1229 his widow, Gwladus, accompanied her brother, David ap Llywelyn, to London. She married (2nd) before 26 October 1230 RALPH DE MORTIMER, of Wigmore, Herefordshire, Headbourne Worthy, Hampshire, etc., Constable of Clun Castle, Shropshire [see MORTIMER 7], younger son of Roger de Mortimer, of Wigmore, Herefordshire, by Isabel, daughter of Walkelin de Ferrers, of Oakham, Rutland, and Lechlade and Longbridge, Gloucestershire. They had four sons, Roger, Knt., Peter, John, clerk, and Hugh, and one daughter, Joan (wife of Peter Corbet, 1st Lord Corbet). Following their marriage, Gwladus' father conceded him the castles of Knighton and Norton, Shropshire, which Llywelyn had in free marriage with Gwladus' mother, Joan, as well as lands in Geri and Cydewen. Ralph was heir in 1227 to his older brother, Hugh de Mortimer. In 1237 Ralph and his wife, Gwladus, sued regarding lands in Knighton and Norton, Shropshire. In 1240 King Henry III granted him seisin of the disputed cantref of Maelienydd, by agreement between the king and Gwladus' brother, David ap Llywelyn. In August 1241 Maredudd ap Hywel and the other Welsh lords of Kerry reserved the right to wage war against Ralph, if he moved against them after their truce with the king. In 1242 he and his wife, Gwladus, sued Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, in a plea of land and dower. He fought in Gascony in 1242. RALPH DE MORTIMER died testate 6 August 1246, and was buried at Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire. In 1247 his widow, Gwladus, sued John de Gatesdon in a plea of dower in Cotteswood and Laybrook, Sussex. In 1249 Gladus, as widow of Reynold de Breuse, complained that Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, was withholding her dower lands in the burgages of Hay, Breconshire, a mill in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, the borough of Breckock, Brecknockshire, and a fishery in a river in Blaenllynfi (in Cathedine), Breconshire; the two parties subsequentlycame to an agreement whereby Gwladus should have the third part of the property, as well as damages of 03 2s. In the same term William de Cantelowe the younger sued Gwladus de Mortimer, Maurice de Berkeley, and several others in a writ of a plea of warranty of charter. Gwladus died at Windsor, Berkshire in 1251. She was buried at Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire.
      Topographer 1 (1789): 195-204; 2 (1790): 288-291. Blore Hist. & Antiqs. of Rutland 1(2) (1811): 42 (Mortimer ped.). Dugdale Monasticon Anglicanum 3 (1821): 264; 6(1) (1830): 348, et seq. (ancient Mortimer pedigree in Wigmore Priory records: "Doming. Gwladusa filia Lewelini principis Wallin, et Johannæ filiæ Johannis regis Angliæ, sponsa domini Rad[ulphus de Mortimer"). Llwyd Hist. of Wales (1832): 232 (identifies Gwladus as daughter of Prince Llywelyn, by his wife, Joan). Vaughan British Antiqs. Revived (1834): 52-54 (identifies Gladys Dhu as daughter of Prince Llywelyn, by his wife, Tanglwyst, daughter of Lhowarch Goch of Ros). Coll. Top. et Gen. 6 (1840): 68-79. Lipscomb Hist. & Antiqs. of Buckingham 1 (1847): 202 (Braose ped). Eyton Antiqs. of Shropshire 11 (1860): 174, 346-349 (abs. of grant from Prince Llywelyn to his son-in-law, Ralph de Mortimer, of his lands at Knighton and Norton, Shropshire). Pearson Hist. of England during the Early & Middle Ages 2 (1867): 316 (identifies Gladys Dhu, mother of Roger de Mortimer, as the "legitimate sister" of David, Prince of North Wales). Leycester & Mainwaring Tracts Written in the Controversy Respecting the Legitimacy of Amicia Daughter of Hugh Cyveliok 2 (1869): Addenda, 153-155, 171-183. Luard Annales Monastici 4 (Rolls Ser. 36) (1869): 405 (Annals of Worcester sub A.D. 1215 - "Reginaldus filius W[illemi] de Breaus desponsavit filiam Lewelini quondam principis solius Norwallin, nunc principis totius Walliæ"). Sweetman Cal. Docs. Rel. Ireland 1 (1875): 65-66, 118, 121, 144. Bridgeman Hist. of the Princes of South Wales (1876): 259. Genealogist 5 (1881): 63-70, 147, 161-167; n.s. 15 (1898): 219. Burke Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited & Extinct Peerages (1883): 382-385 (sub Mortimer). C.C.R. 1227-1231 (1902): 389-390. Rpt. on MSS in the Welsh Language 6 or 2(3) (Hist. MSS Comm. 48) (1905): 836. Wrottesley Peds. from the Plea Rolls (1905): 263. C.P. 1 (1910): 22 (sub Abergavenny) (identifies Gwladus as daughter of Joan, daughter of King John); 9 (1936): 275-276 (sub Mortimer) (identifies wife Gwladus as daughter of Joan, daughter of King John). VCH Hampshire 4 (1911): 426-427 (Mortimer arms: Barry or and azure a chief or with two pales between two gyrons azure therein and a scutcheon argent over all). Harvey et al. Vis. of the North 3 (Surtees Soc. 144) (1930): 2-5 ("Rogerus Mortemer duxit Gladiswiscarn filiam principis Wallie"). VCH Rutland 2 (1935): 11. Cal. Liberate Rolls 3 (1937): 186,292. Pubs. Bedfordshire Hist. Rec. Soc. 21 (1939): 130. Davies Welsh Assize Roll, 1277-1284 (Board of Celtic Studies, Hist. & Law Ser. 7) (1940): 23-24. Speculum 16 (1941): 109-120. National Lib. of Wales Jour. 7 (1951-2): 321-324. Jones Brut y Tyngsogyon (Board of Celtic Studies, Hist. & Law 16) (c.1956). Sanders English Baronies (1960): 6-9, 57-58, 90, 98-99, 104-105, 108, 122-123. Cartæ Antigua, 2 (Pipe Roll Soc. n.s. 33) (1960): 7-8. Procs. of the Leeds Philosophical & Lit. Soc. (Lit. & Hist. Sec.) 11(5) (1964): 91-94. Smith Itinerary of John Leland 1 (1964): 313 ("Thinges extractid owt of a rolle ... Radulphus Mortimer miles, et Gladuse duy consors ejus, filia et heres Lewelini Principis Walliæ."). Trans. Hon. Soc. of Cymmrodorion (1964): 110. Welsh Hist. Rev. 4 (1968): 3-20. Bartrum Welsh Gene. 300-1400 (1980) [Gruffudd ap Cynan 4] (incorrectly identifies Gwladus as daughter of Prince Llywelyn's mistress, Tangwystl). TG 1 (1980): 80-95. VCH Gloucester 7 (1981): 111. Pugh Henry V & the Southampton Plot of 141 5 (1988): 66 (identifies Gwladus Ddu as daughter of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, by Joan, "King John's legitimated daughter"). Cooper Oxfordshire Eyre 1241 (Oxfordshire Rec. Soc. 56) (1989): 4. Davies Revolt of Owain Glyn Darr (1995): 178-179. Siddons Vis. by the Heralds in Wales (H.S.P. n.s. 14) (1996): 85 (sub Wigmore Abbey: "Also in the cloyster of the sayde churche lyeth buryed Gladius Diew, doughter to Lewellyn Prince of Walys the which Gladius the Welshmen take for a goddess."). Crump "Mortimer Fam. and the Making of the March" (13th Cent. England 6) (1997): 117-126. Usk Chron. of Adam Usk 1377-1421 (1997): 43 ("... Now let us go back to this Gladws Duy, the daughter of Joan, daughter of King John..."). Curia Regis Rolls 18 (1999): 62; 19 (2002): 104,413. Plantagenet Connection 10 (2002): 55-106. Lloyd Hist. of Wales: From the Norman Invasion to the Edwardian Conquest (2004): 197, 371. Dwnn Peds. of Montgomeryshire Fams. (n.d.): 155 (ped. of Llewelyn ap Iorwerth Drwyndwn) ("liewelyn maried Joan, daughter of King John, by whom he was the father of Gwladus Ddu; and Prince David, who succeeded him in the Sovereignity of Wales."). Henry III Fine Rolls Project (available at”

      2. “Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families,” Douglas Richardson (2013):
      “WILLIAM BRIWERRE (or BRIWERE, BRIEWERE, BRIEWERR, BRIGUERE, BRUERE, BRUERRE, BRIWARR), Knt., of King's Somborne, Ashley, and Longstock, Hampshire, Clist St. Laurence, Denson, East Putford, Greendale (in Woodbury), Northleigh, Sutton Satchvill, and Ufculme, Devon, Foston, Leicestershire, Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, Bridgwater, Pawlett, and Wembdon, Somerset, etc., minister of Kings Richard I and John, Sheriff of Devon, 1179-89, 1200, Sheriff of Berkshire, 1190-94, Sheriff of Oxfordshire, 1190-4, 1201-2, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, 1194-1200, 1203-4, Sheriff of Hampshire, 1199-1201, 1207-1209, 1212, 1214-15, Sheriff of Cornwall, 1202-4, Sheriff of Somersetand Dorset, 1207-9, Sheriff of Wiltshire, 1207-9, Sheriff of Sussex, 1208-9, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, 1220, hereditary Forester of Bere Ashley Forest, son and heir. He married BEATRICE DE VALLE, former mistress of Reynold Fitz Roy, Earl of Cornwall. They had two sons, Richard and William, Knt., and five daughters, Grace, Isabel, Joan, Alice, and Margery. He was made custodian of the barony of Bampton, Devon in 1185, following the flight from England of Fulk Paynell. In 1190 he was granted the manor of King's Somborne, Hampshire. In 1190-91 a dispute between him and Hugh Buvet, Canon of Salisbury, was settled regarding the church of King's Somborne, Hampshire; it being resolved that William should possess the right of presentation to the church and that Hugh and his successors should receive an annual pension of 100s. Sometime in the period, 1189-99, he was granted a weekly market in 'The Street' parcel of King's Somborne, Hampshire. In the same period, he was granted the manor of Pentewan, Cornwall, together with the advowson of Lamwenep, Cornwall by Godfrey de Lucy, Bishop of Winchester. In 1191-2 he granted a rent of 20 shillings to the Priory of St. Denys, near Southampton. He remained loyal to King Richard I throughout the king's absence, both on crusade and in captivity. He sat as a justice on the king's bench in the reigns of Kings Richard and John. He was present at Worms in 1193, when the terms of King Richard's ransom were agreed. In 1198 he purchase the manor of Bradworthy, Devon from Henry de Pomeroy son of Maud de Vitré. In 1198 he successfully claimed lands in Goodleigh, Devon against Jordan d'Abernon, Baldwin Giffard, and Margaret de Bellalanda. In 1199 he was granted the manor of Bridgwater, Somerset by Fulk Paynell as part of an exchange, which property became his chief seat. In 1199 Baldwin Giffard and Jordan d'Abernon sued out a writ of mort d'ancestor against him for the half vill of Lynton and the vill of Forston, Devon. Sometime in the period, 1199-1226, Walter Croc, son of Walter Croc, granted him in fee and inheritance, his moiety of the lands which he had inherited from his uncle, Walter Bruton. In the same period, Jervase Juas, son of Bretell Juas, granted him all his land of Colentona, together with the advowson of the church. In the period, 1199-1226, Fulk Paynell, of Bampton, addressed the Prior and Chapter of the Hospital of England, declaring that by his charter he had confirmed to William Briwerre his manor of Renham, and commanding the Chapter to answer thenceforth to the said William the yearly rent of 101., which used to be paid to the said Fulk. In the period, 1199-1226, Richard de Pyro issued letters patent in favor of William Briwerre, by which the said Richard made oath that he would confirm the charter of the land of Chedesie [Chedzoy], Somerset made by William de Pyro, his father, to the said William Briwerre. He founded Torre Abbey, Devon, 1196, Dunkeswell Abbey, Devon, 1201, and Mottisfont Priory, Hampshire, 1201. In 1200 he had license to fortify a castle in Hampshire either at Ashley or Stockbridge. The same year he was granted a weekly market and yearly fair at Bridgwater, SomerSer. In 1203 the king granted him 1/2 fee in Bakewell, Derbyshire, and the following year increased the grant by the gift of the other 1/2 fee there. In 1204 the king made several other grants to him, including the barony of Horsley, Derbyshire (except for the castle of Horsley), the honour of Lavendon, Buckinghamshire, and the manors of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Axminster, Devon, and Sneinton, Nottinghamshire. In 1209 he was appointed to negotiate with the pope's legates at Dover. In 1211 he was numbered by Roger of Wendover among King John's "evil counselors." He signed the treaty made by King John with the Count of Boulogne in May 1212. He was granted the manor of Chedzoy, Somerset in 1215, following the rebellion of William de Montagu; between 1219 and 1226 he and Alan Basset, guardian of the heir of William de Montagu, disputed possession of Chedzoy. During the minority of King Henry III, he played an important role in the revitalization of royal finances following the chaos created by the civil war. He presented to the churches of Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, 1217 and 1221, and Blisworth, Northamptonshire, 1226. In 1217 he gave a gold chalice to Worcester Cathedral for its rededication. He also sent two silver chalices to Premontre in France, and founded the Hospital of St. John at Bridgwater, Somerset for thirteen poor people besides religious and strangers. He is also said to have founded the Benedictine nunnery of Polsloe, Devon. In 1218 he was involved in a dispute with Peter, Bishop of Winchester and Walter, Prior and the convent of St. Swithun's regarding customs and demands claimed by William Briwerre from the men of the bishop and prior of Winchester in the forest of William's bailiwick and in the hundred of Somborne. In 1218 he accounted for 40s. for land of Kingeswere for the previous and current years. In 1223 he opposed the confirmation of the Magna Carta and the charter of the forest, declaring that they were "extorted by violence." SIR WILLIAM BRIWERRE died 24 Nov. 1226, and was buried in the habit of a Cistercian monk before the high altar in Dunkeswell Abbey, Devon. At her death, his wife, Beatrice, was buried at Mottisfont Priory, Hampshire.
      Dugdale Baronage (1675): 702 (sub Briwere) ("[William Briwere] having married Beatrix de Valle, a Concubine, as 'tis said, to Reginald Earl of Cornwall (which is probable, for in a Grant made by Henry Son to the same Reginald [Earl of Cornwall], unto this William [Briwere], of the Mannor of Karswell, and Land of Hakford, he calls him his Brother")) [Note: Dugdale evidently intended to say that Henry Fitz Count's brother was William Briwere the younger, as it was William Briwere the elder was the husband of his mother, Beatrice de Valle]. Topographer 2 (1790): 288-291. Bridges Hist. & Antiqs. of Northamptonshire 1 (1791): 325,337. Collinson Hist. & antiqs. of the County of Somerset 3 (1791): 14, 76, 80. Hardy Rotuli Chartarum in Turri Londinensi Asservati 1(1) (1837): 39b. Dugdale Monasticon Angficanum 6(2) (1846): 924 (foundation charter of Torre Abbey issued by William Briwer; charter witnessed by his son, William Briegwere; [his step-son] Henry Fitz Count; Reynold de Albemarle; Geoffrey de Albemarle; and Fulbert de Dover), 925 (charter of Beatrix de Valle which names her husband William Briwere), 925-926 (charter of William Briwer "junior" names his wife, Joan, his father, Sir W. Briwere; and his mother, Beatrice); 926 (charter of Reynold de Mohun names his grandfather [avus] William Briwere and his uncle [avunculus] William Briwere). Oliver Monasticon Dioecesis Exoniensis (1846): 172-173 (foundation charter of Torre Abbey issued by William Briwer), 173 (charter of Beatrix de Valle, which names her husband, William Briwere), 180, 187, 393. Shirley Royal & Other Hist. Letters illus. of the Reign of King Henry III 1 (1862) (Rolls Ser. 27): 79-80 (letter of William Brewer to Hubert de Burgh, Justiciar of England). Surrey Arch. Colls. 5 (1871): 67-68. Annual Rpt. of the Deputy Keeper 31 (1870): 5-6; 35 (1874): 26-29, esp. 26 (William Briwerr' styled "kinsman" by Walter Croc, son of Walter Croc in charter dated 1199-1226), 28 (letters of institution dated 1224-6 from William [Briwerre], Bishop of Exeter, of Henry de Bertona to the church of Lew, on the patronage of Sir William Briwere, the patronage belonging to him by reason of the land granted him by his nephew Sir William de Torinton, a crusader."). Rowe Contributions to a Hist. of the Cistercian Houses of Devon (1878): 159-162, 168-169 (Dunkeswell Abbey "adopted the arms of its founder, William de Briwere, - two bends wavy."). D.N.B. 6 (1886): 297-299 (biog. of William Brewer, Briwere, or Bruer). Rpt. & Trans. of the Devonshire Assoc. 18 (1886): 351-356; 2nd Ser. 7 (1905): 437; 2nd Ser. 8 (1906): 347-349; 50 (1918): 74-76 (We learn from the cartulary of Torre abbey that Reginald de Albamara, lord of the manor of Woodbury, was an uncle of William Briwer ... The original grant of 2 virgates in Greendale was not inherited by William Briwere from his mother, but was a free grant by Reginald de Albamara ... It is necessary to refer to Mr. Yeatman's theories, because he is responsible for the statement repeated in the Victoria County History and elsewhere that William Briwer's wife, Beatrix de Valle, was the mother of Reginald, Earl of Cornwall's illegitimate son known as Henry Fitz Count or fitz Henry. Mr. Yeatman gives no authority whatever for this statement, and it is to be regretted that it has been quoted as history. I can find nothing to even suggest the thought, on the other hand there is much to disprove the idea."). Round Ancient Charters Royal and Private Puerto AD. 1200 (Pipe Roll Soc. 10) (1888): 99-100 (charter of William Briwerre). Hingeston-Randolph Regs. of Walter Bronesconsbe & Peter Quivil (1889): 491 (Richard Briwerre, clerk, styled "nephew" / "kinsman" [nepoti] of William Briwerre in 1208). Auvray Registres de Grégoire IX 1 (1890): 14 (W[illiam] Bruer [Briwerre] styled "uncle" [avunculus] of [William Briwerre], Bishop of Exeter in 1227). Wright Longstone Recs., Derbyshire (1906): 245-248. Jeayes Desc. Cat. of the Charters & Muniments in the Possession of the Rt. Hon. Lord Fitzhardinge (1892): 40 (charter of Maurice de Gant to Thomas de Berkeley dated c.1230; charter witnessed by Sir William Briwere), 59 (indenture dated dated 1220-30 by Thomas de Berkeley to Osbert Gyffard his nephew; charter witnessed by Sir William Briquere [Briwere] and Hubert de Vaus). Feet of Fines of King Richard I A.D. 1197 to AD. 1198 (Pubs. Pipe Roll Soc. 23) (1898): 122-123. List of Sheriffs for England & Wales (PRO Lists and Indexes 9) (1898): 6, 21, 34, 49, 54, 102, 107, 122, 141, 152. Round Cal. Docs. Preserved in France 1 (1899): 16-17, 322, 336, 516-517. Feet of Fines of King Richard I A.D. 1198 to A.D. 1199 (Pubs. Pipe Roll Soc. 24) (1900): 186-187. Colls. Hist. Staffs. as. 5 (1902): 21. VCH Devon 1 (1906): 567. Rpt. on MSS in Various Colls. 4 (Hist. MSS Comm. 55) (1907): 66. VCH Hampshire 4 (1911): 440-442, 449-451, 469-480, 483-486. Power Medieval English Nunneries (1922): 690. Farrer Honors & Knights' Fees 1 (1923): 4, 231-232, 244. C.P. 10 (1945): 452-454. Hatton Book of Seals (1950): 328-329 (Sir William Briwerre styled "uncle" [avunculus] in a charter dated 1224-26 of Ralph Gernun [son of Osbert de Gladefen]). Sanders English Baronies (1960): 123, 128. Painter Reign of King John (1964): 74-78. Seymour Torre Abbey (1977): 49 ("Of Lord William's domestic life we know nothing. He married Beatrice de Valle and by her had seven children, two sons and five daughters. She was of Norman descent and the possibility that she had previously been married to Reginald, Earl of Cornwall, need not concern us here. She was also a cousin of Henry de Pomerio, apparently, through her mother. It is through the evidence of Charter 9 that we can be certain that she brought Lord Wiliam the manor of Coletone - as a part of her dowry, probably. This manor her family held from the de Nonants … Reichel identifies Coletone as the Pomeroy manor of Domesday, and suggests that a daughter of the house of Pomeroy may have married a de Valle, these being the parents of Beatrix who in turn had Coletone as her dowry.") - but see Thorn Domesday Book: Devon (Domesday Book 9) (1985): 20 (author states that William Briwere purchased Shiphay Collaton, Devon from the Pomeroy family and gave it to Torre Abbey). Turner Men Raised from the Dust (1988): 71-90 ("The career of William Briwerre covers half a century, c. 1175-1226, and charts an extraordinary rise from obscurity to the highest councils of government. Briwerre began his service to the Angevin monarchy as a forester for Henry II ..."), App. Chart B (Briwerre ped.). Turner Men Raised from the Dust (1988): 71-90. Carpenter Minority of Henry III (1990). VCH Somerset 6 (1992): 208-223, 230-235, 246-247, 268-273, 325-330. Franklin English Episcopal Acta 8 (1993): 149, 172-173, 182-183. Vincent English Episcopal Acta 9 (1994): 71-73 ["William Briewerr': The forest bailiwick mentioned in both charters is almost certainly the Hampshire forest of Bere Ashley, held by Brewer's family from the crown by hereditary right (Rot. Chart. 39b; PRO E32/161 m. id; Turner Men Raised from the Dust (1988): 71-72). According to a list of foresters compiled c.1217x1220, [William] Brewer held Dartmoor in Devon and the forest iuxta Wincestr' hereditarie (PRO E32/253). Bere Ashley passed to Brewer's son and namesake (Cl.R. 1227-31, pg. 463). Brewer's hundred of Sombome lay within the forest bounds."1, 78-80, 90, 101-102. Hobbs Cartulary of Forde Abbey (Somerset Rec. Soc. 85) (1998): 116 (charter of Henry Fitz Count dated 1200-22; charter witnessed by William Brewer). Barlow English Episcopal Acta 12 (1996): 191-192. Henry III Fine Rolls Project (available at
      Children of William Briwerre, Knt., by Beatrice de Valle (or de Vaux):
      i. RICHARD BRIWERRE, son and heir apparent. He was granted the barony of Odcombe, Somerset by the king in 1200-1202. In 1211-12 he answered for 15 knights' fees of the honour of Mortain, which formerly belonged to Walter Brito. In 1213 the king granted him the manor of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He died without issue in 1215. Topographer 2 (1790): 288-291. Collinson Hist. & antiqs. of the County of Somerset 3 (1791): 14. Annual Rpt. of the Deputy Keeper 31 (1870): 6-7. Turner Men Raised from the Dust (1988): 71-90.
      ii. WILLIAM BRIWERRE, Knt., of Bridgwater and Odcombe, Somerset, Chesterfield and Horsley, Derbyshire, Axminster, Devon, Ashley and King's Somborne, Hampshire, Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, etc., Forest justice, 1219; a collector of tallages in Northumberland and Cumberland in 1223; Sheriff of Northumberland, 1223-4; Sheriff of Devon, 1224-5, Forester of Bere Ashley Forest, 2nd but only surviving son and heir. He married before Michaelmas 1211 JOAN DE VERNON, daughter of William de Vernon, Knt., 5th Earl of Devon, by Mabel, daughter of Robert II, Count of Meulan [see VERMANDOIS 8 for her ancestry]. Her maritagium included 50 librates of land in Crewkerne, Somerset, together with the advowson of the church there. They had no issue. In 1220 he arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Josce de Plugenay regarding a tenement in Upper Lambourn, Berkshire. At an unknown date, he granted Torre Abbey for the health of his soul and Joan his wife all the land in Dumgeston which William de Bruera and Angalisia released to him as the next heir. At an unknown date, he gave Henry de Ferendune the manor of Duningstun, Devon, which William de Bruwerra and Angalasia his wife released to him or the next heir. He was granted custody of Newcastle in 1223-4. SIR WILLIAM BRIWERRE died testate shortly before 22 Feb. 1233. His widow, Joan, presented to the church of Cadleigh, Devon in 1258 and 1262. She died shortly before 8 Feb. 1264/5. Topographer 2 (1790): 288-291. Collinson Hist. antiqs. of the County of Somerset 3 (1791): 14,80. Ferrey Antiqs. of the Priory of Christ-Church, Hants (1834): 6-7. Dugdale Monasticon Anglicanum 6(2) (1846): 925-926 (charter of William Briwer "junior" names his wife, Joan, his father, Sir W. Briwere; and his mother, Beatrice); 926 (charter of Reynold de Mohun names his grandfather [avus] William Briwere and his uncle [avunculus] William Briwere). Oliver Monasticon Dioecesis Exoniensis (1846): 174 (charter of William Briwere junior). Adams Hist., Topog., & Antiqs. of the Isle of Wight (1856): 132-133. Hingeston-Randolph Regs. of Walter Bronescombe & Peter Quivil (1889): 122. List of Sheriffs for England & Wales (PRO Lists and Indexes 9) (1898): 34,97. C.P.R. 1225-1232 (1903): 480. Rpt. & Trans. of the Devonshire Assoc. 2nd Ser. 7 (1905): 446-452. Rpt. on MSS in Various Collections 4 (Hist. MSS Comm. 55) (1907): 76 (Muniments & Library of the Dean & Chapter of Exeter: Item 3498.2.-Descent of the heirs of William Briwere, assigned in the catalogue to 1327-1355). Farrer Honors & Knights' Fees 1 (1923): 6. Turner Men Raised from the Dust (1988): 71-90. VCH Somerset 6 (1992): 208-213. Bearman Charters of the Redvers Earn. & the Earldom of Devon, 1090-1217 (Devon & Cornwall Soc. n.s. 37) (1994): 172-173. Devon Rec. Office: Courtenay of Powderham, D1508M/Moger/186 (charter of William Briwerre); D1508M/Moger/416 (charter of William Briwere) (available at Henry III Fine Rolls Project (available at
      iii. GRACE BRIWERRE [see next].
      iv. ISABEL BRIWERRE, married (1st) FULBERT OF DOVER, of Chilham, Kent [see ATHOLL 8]; (2nd) BALDWIN WAKE, of Bourne, Lincolnshire [see WAKE 6].
      v. JOAN BRIWERRE, married WILLIAM DE PERCY, of Topcliffe, Yorkshire [see PERCY 6].
      vi. ALICE BRIWERRE, married (1st) REYNOLD DE MOHUN, Knt., of Dunster, Somerset [see MOHUN 7]; (2nd) WILLIAM PAYNELL, of Bampton, Devon [see MOHUN 7].
      vii. MARGERY (or MARGARET) BRIWERRE, married (1st) WILLIAM DE LA FERTÉ, Knt., of Alphington, Devon. They had one daughter, Gundred. WILLIAM DE LA FERTÉ, died in 1216. His widow, Margery, married (2nd) (as his 2nd wife) EUDES DE DAMMARTIN. They had no issue. EUDES DE DAMMARTIN died shortly before 8 April 1225. His widow, Margery, married (3rd) before Michaelmas 1225 (date of lawsuit) (as his 2nd wife) GEOFFREY DE SAY, Knt (died 1265/71), of Rickling, Essex, and Denham, Suffolk, younger son of Geoffrey de Say, of Edmonton, Middlesex, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, Denham, Suffolk, etc., Bailiff of Argues, by his 2nd wife, Alice, daughter of Aubrey de Vere, Earl of Essex. They had no issue. Margery and Geoffrey were divorced probably before Hilary term 1230, when Margery occurs alone in a lawsuit as Margery de la Ferte) and definitely by Trinity term, 1231. She was co-heiress in 1233 to her brother, William Briwerre, by which she inherited the manor of King's Sombome, Hampshire. Margery died shortly before 4 Feb. 1237. Rye Holt Cal. of Feet of Fines for Norfolk 1 (1885): 63. Maitland Bracton's Note Book 2 (1887): 445-446. Dallas & Porter Note-book of Tristram Risdon (1897): 74-75. Desc. Cat. Ancient Deeds 2 (1894): 521. Denham Parish Regs., 1539-1850, with Hist. Notes & Notices (1904): 180-181. VCH Hampshire 4 (1911): 469-480. VCH Surrey 3 (1911): 321-326. Clay Early Yorkshire Charters 6 (1939): 53-54. C.P. 11 (1949): 467, footnote o (sub Say). C.R.R. 12 (1957): 295, 302-303, 322; 13 (1959): 115, 520; 14 (1961): 332-333; 15 (1972): 110; 16 (1979): 388, 389, 392, 398; 17 (1991): 131, 133, 287, 426, 479-480; 18 (1999): 212. Paget Baronage of England (1957) (citing Cl. 16 John. m.7). Sanders English Baronies (1960): 123. VCH Cambridge 6 (1978): 52-53. Aston Lollards &Reformers (1984): 181-182 (which erroneously assigns Margery Briwerre as the wife of Geoffrey de Say (died 1230), the Magna Carta baron). Dodwell Charters of Norwich Cathedral Priory 2 (Pubs. Pipe Roll Soc. n.s. 46) (1985): 247-248. VCH Northampton 5 (2002): 374-413. National Archives, C 241/18/95, C 241/25/121, C 241/25/247 (available at Henry III Fine Rolls Project (available at
      Child of Margery Briwerre, by William de la Ferte:
      a. GUNDRED DE LA FERTÉ, married PAIN DE CHAWORTH, of Kempsford, Gloucestershire [see CHAWORTH 5].”