Sir William Brewer, Baron of Horsley

Sir William Brewer, Baron of Horsley

Male 1145 - 1226  (~ 81 years)

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  • Name William Brewer 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Baron of Horsley 
    Born ~1145  Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As William Briwere  [2, 3
    Also Known As William de Briwere  [3
    Died 24 Nov 1226  Belper, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I46777  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2018 

    Family Beatrice Vaux,   b. ~1149,   d. 24 Mar 1217, Stoke, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Grace Brewer,   b. 0___ 1186, Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1226, Bramber, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     2. Joan Briwere,   b. 1190, Stoke, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1233, Sandown, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F17146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~1145 - Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1226 - Belper, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    William (Briwere) Brewer (abt. 1145 - 1226)
    William (Briwere) Brewer (abt. 1145 - 1226)

  • Notes 
    • William "Baron of Horsley" Brewer formerly Briwere aka Briwerre
      Born about 1145 in Devon, England
      ANCESTORS ancestors
      Son of Henry (Briwere) de Briwere and Mrs Henry DeBriwere (Walton) de Briwere
      Brother of Unknown (Briwere) De Briwere [half]
      Husband of Beatrice (Vaux) Briwere married [date unknown] [location unknown]
      DESCENDANTS descendants
      Father of Margaret Briwere, Anne (Briwere) Giffard, Isabel (Briwere) Wake, Grace (Briwere) de Briwerre, Alice (Briwere) de Paynell, Joan (Briwere) de Percy and William (Briwere) de Briwere Jr.
      Died 24 Nov 1226 in Belper, Derbyshire, England
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      Biography

      Anyone looking for an instance of the exemplary royal servant of the middle ages could hardly do better than to examine the life of William Brewer. Aptly described by one modern writer as a ?die-hard Angevin?, his career, spanning fifty years, was a model of loyalty and usefulness. He served four Angevin kings, among them King John, who is reported to have attributed to Brewer the ability to know his master's mind; it was John, above all, who made Brewer extraordinarily wealthy, and by the time of his death he was the master of some sixty knights' fees focused in the southwest, with a newly created caput at Bridgwater, Somerset.[1]

      In 1190 the Manor of King's Somborne was granted to William Briwere, a loyal servant of the Plantaganet kings, who made him one of the most powerful men in the realm, and rewarded him handsomely. Among other offices he was at various times sheriff of Hampshire and of other counties, (including Nottingham while Richard Coeur-de Lion was on a Crusade: this makes him Robin Hood's notorious adversary). He also signed Magna Carta. Though much disliked and an extortioner, his family married well: one of his descendants married Henry of Lancaster: their daughter, Blanche, who inherited the Manor in 1362, married John of Gaunt; the Manor then passed to their son, Henry Bolingbroke, who in 1399 became King Henry IV. The Manor remained a royal possession till the time of Charles I.

      In 1200 William Brewer received from King John a licence to fortify a castle at Ashley: Ashley church had stood for over half a century already, so William's bailey was built around it. Subsequently the King stayed there to hunt in the Forest of Bere. In 1201 Brewer (sic) founded a Priory of Augustinian Canons at Mottisfont; his son gave them the church of King's Somborne: from 1207 till the dissolution of the Monastery the Priory appointed the vicars of King's Somborne, and no doubt the priests to serve at the altars and chantry. His brother John presented Little Somborne to the Priory, and there is unreliable evidence that a third brother, Peter de Rivaulx, was a monk there of some sanctity, known as 'the Monk in the Wall'.[2]

      Alternate Spelling
      Briwerre[3]
      Occupation
      Sheriff of Nottingham[3]
      Sources
      ? ODNB
      ? HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF ST PETER & ST PAUL, KINGS SOMBORNE
      ? 3.0 3.1 Memoirs Illustrative of the Histories and Antiquities of the County and City of York p. 292 of 410. Accessed 2016 December 14, amb
      Memoirs Illustrative of the Histories and Antiquities of the County and City of York
      The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, Volume 1, edited by John Lambrick Vivian p. 279
      ancestry.com
      Source: S27185 Title: fitzrandtocharlemange.FTW Repository: Call Number: Media: Other
      Phillips, Weber, Kirk and Staggs Families of the Pacific Northwest, by Jim Weber, rootsweb.com
      ancestry.com tree

      end of biography [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10017] "Reginald de Braose" biography, accessed & downloaded Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, http://dougl.

    2. [S12441] "William (Briwere) Brewer (abt. 1145 - 1226)", Ancestors, Descendants & Biography, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Briwere.

    3. [S12834] "Joan (Briwere) de Percy (1190 - 1233", Ancestors, Descendants & Profile, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Briwere-5, abstr.