Godfrey Fitzrichard DE BRIONNE Comte d' Eu
Gilbert DE BRIONNE Comte de Brionne et d' Eu
Baldwin DE BRIONNE Count of Meulon, Earl of Devon


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Baldwin DE BRIONNE Count of Meulon, Earl of Devon

  • Born: Brionne, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
  • Died: 1095, Okehampton, Devon, England

   Other names for Baldwin were Baldwin DE BRIONIS and Baldwin DE INSULA.

   Research Notes:

Lord of an extensive fief centred upon Okehampton in Domesday Devon (Sanders, 69), of which he was sheriff between c.1070 and 1086. His sons succeeded him as sheriff, and even his daughters had residual rights in the shrievalty, but the failure of his sons to produce heirs meant that the real power in Devon passed from his family to that of Richard I de Redvers. He appears to have been twice married. His first wife (named Albreda in Mon. Ang. v, 269, 377) was daughter of the Conqueror's aunt ('amita', i.e. sister of his mother Herlève), according to Orderic Vitalis (iv, 208). Domesday names his second wife Emma; she was perhaps from West Normandy, where Baldwin acquired land at Le Bosc-Baudouin. One of his daughters [Matilda] was married to William fitz Wimund of Avranches, who was his tenant in 1086; she married secondly Ranulf Avenel

   Marriage Information:

Baldwin married Albreda. (Albreda died in Okehampton, Devon, England.)

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