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DEVON (REVIERS) EARLDOM

or REDVERS

[VERN351] Seigneur Richard de Reviers & Vernon m. [PEVE363] Adelaise Peverel
. [REVI361] Earl Baldwin of Devon m1. [BAAL362] Adelaise de Baalun
. . [REVI372] Mathilda of Devon m. [GREY441] Anchitel de Grey of Thurrock
. . [REVI373] Adelaise de Reviers m. [NONA361] Roger de Nonant
. . [REVI371] Earl William of Devon m. [WORC382] Mabel of Meulan
. . . [REVI382] Mary of Devon m2. [COUR381] Robert de Courtenay of Okehampton

[REVI361] Baldwin de Reviers (born c.1090, son & heir of [VERN351] Richard de Vernon, see VERNON) married 1. [BAAL362] Adelaise de Baalun (born c.1025, see BAALUN), died 1146; then 2. (c.1153-55) ?Lucy (widow of Earl Gilbert of Hertford, died without issue, 1153). He was 4th Lord of the Isle of Wight, and founded Quarr Abbey (1132). Baldwin became 1st Earl of Devon (1141), died 4th June 1155 and was buried at Quarr Abbey. The Abbey was demolished after the Dissolution, and some of the stone was used to build Quarr Abbey House, which in the 20th Century became the foundation for a new Quarr Abbey.

 



 

 

new Quarr Abbey
(10 July 2013 by AJZ)

[REVI372] Mathilda de Reviers (daughter of Baldwin & Adelaise) married [GREY441] Anchitel de Grey (see WILTON (GREY) BARONY).

[REVI373] Adelaise de Reviers (daughter of Baldwin & Adelaise) married [NONA361] Roger de Nonant (see NONANT).

 [REVI371] William de Reviers (3rd and only surviving son of Baldwin & Adelaise), Lord of the Isle of Wight, married [WORC388] Mabel (daughter of [WORC371] Robert II de Beaumont, Count of Meulan, see WORCESTER (BEAUMONT) EARLDOM). He became 5th Earl of Devon (1193, succeeding his nephew the 4th Earl).

 

 

The Earls of Devon, as feudal Lords of Christchurch, held the Constable's House there (c.1160) near the castle. The house has a rare example of an original Norman chimney, in near-perfect condition.

(31 August 2001)

William died [8th/10th] September 1217.

[REVI382] Mary de Reviers (only daughter of William) married 1. (c.1200) Sir Pierre de Preaux; then 2. (c.1209) [COUR381] Sir Robert de Courtenay (born c.1183, see COURTENAY).