Osmond DE CENTVILLE Vicomte de Vernon
(-After 1027)
Guillaume DE BRIOUSE
(Abt 1049-1093)


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Guillaume DE BRIOUSE

  • Born: Brienze, Normandy, France
  • Married:
  • Died: 11 Dec 1093-1095, Bramber, Sussex, England

  General Notes:

Compiler's 25/27 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

…Willielmus de Brai, Bernardus de Novomercato” witnessed the charter dated to [1070] under which William King of England donated property to Battle abbey. A charter dated 1073 recorded the donation by "Braiosa Willelmus" to St Nicholas of Bramber, confirmed by "Phylippo filio eius". “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". "Willelmus de Braiosa" donated revenue to the church of Saints Gervaise et Protais de Briouze, for the souls of "Radulfi Waldulfi filii, Radulfique filii sui atque Gausfredi", by charter dated 30 Jan 1080. “…Willielmi de Braiosa…” witnessed the charter dated 1082 under which William I King of England granted land at Covenham to the church of St Calais. Domesday Book records the holdings of “William de Braose”, including in Burghbeach Hundred and Steyning Hundred, in Sussex; in Copthorne and Effingham Hundreds in Surrey; land in Neathem Hundred in Hampshire; several land-holdings in Dorset. A charter dated to [1086] notifies a plea held by William I King of England concerning "William de Braiose" and Fécamp abbey. A charter 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". 1

  Marriage Information:

Guillaume married Agnes DE ST. CLAIR.


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

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