Guillaume DE BRIOUSE
(Est 1065-By 1139)


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Eleanor DE TOTNES, Heiress of Barnstaple


  • Born: Between 1060 and 1070
  • Married: Abt 1097, England
  • Died: Between 1131 and 1139, Palestine

   Orthographic variation: DE BRIOUSE.

  General Notes:

Compiler's 24/26 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

A charter dated 1073 recorded the donation by "Braiosa Willelmus" to St Nicholas of Bramber, confirmed by "Phylippo filio eius". His birth date is estimated very approximately from the first mention of his son which is dated to [1096]. If it is correct...that the wife of Guillaume [I] de Briouse was a Norman, it is likely that his son Philip was born in Normandy before the conquest or in England soon afterwards. “Willielmus de Braiosa” founded Sele Priory, with the consent of "Philippo filio meo unigenito", by charter dated 30 Jan [1075], later confirmed by "Philippi concessit uxor eius Aanor et Willielmus filius suus" by charter dated 5 Jan [no year]. The Chronicle of Battle Abbey records that "Willelmus cognomento de Braiosa" donated property to Battle abbey, later confirmed by "Philippus de Braiosa, coram patre suo Willelmo prædicto". A charted dated 11 Dec 1093 records the dedication of the church of Saint-Gervais de Briouze and the confirmation by "Guillelmus de Braiosa…et Philippi filii sui…Guillelmus…de Crenella nepos ipsius". "Phylippus de Braiosa" confirmed all the donations to Saint-Florent de Saumur by "pater suus Willelmus" by charter dated before 1096, witnessed by "Willelmus filius Baderonis et Paganus frater Rius…". "Philippus de Brausia" confirmed the donations to the church of Saints Gervais et Protais de Briouze, by "pater eius Guillemus de Brausia", before leaving for Jerusalem, by charter dated 5 Jan [1096], with the consent of "uxor eius Aanor et Guillelmus filius suus". “Philippus de Braosa” confirmed agreement with the abbey of Fécamp by charter dated 13 Jan 1103 which names "Willielmus Philippi pater", and is witnessed by “ex parte Philippi, Robertus frater eius, Anchetilli filius...”.

The Annals of Waverley record that “Philippus de Brausa et Willelmus Malet et Willelmus Barnard et Helias comes Cenomanniæ” were deprived of their lands in 1110, a later passage recording that Philippe de Briouse was restored in 1112. A charter dated 1121 confirmed the possessions of Lewes Priory including the donation of "…Brebra salinas…" by "Ph de Braiosa". The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Philippo de Braiose" in Sussex. 1

  Marriage Information:

Philip married Eleanor DE TOTNES, Heiress of Barnstaple, daughter of Juhel DE TOTNES and Unknown DE PICQUIGNY. (Eleanor DE TOTNES was born in Totnes, Devon, England.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Philip [I] de Briouse.

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