1st feudal baron of Plympton in Devon Richard de Redvers

Male 1066 - 1107  (41 years)


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  • Name Richard de Redvers  [1
    Title 1st feudal baron of Plympton in Devon 
    Born 1066 
    Gender Male 
    Alternative spelling of names 1066  [1
    Latinised to de Ripariis ("from the river-banks") 
    Alternative spelling of names 1066  [1
    Reviers 
    Alternative spelling of names 1066  [1
    Rivers 
    Landowner or manor 1086  Mosterton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    In the Domesday Book (1086) he is recorded as holding one manor, that of Mosterton in Dorset. Mortestorne (as Mosterton was then known) was held by Almer before 1066. It had arable land, a mill, 30 acres of meadow and a large area of woodland and was valued at £12. 
    Landowner or manor Abt 1094  Crowell, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    He also acquired the manors of Crowell in Oxfordshire and Woolley in Berkshire on his marriage. 
    Landowner or manor Abt 1094  Woolley in Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    He also acquired the manors of Crowell in Oxfordshire and Woolley in Berkshire on his marriage. 
    Title acquired or granted aft. 1100  Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lordship of the Isle of Wight with caput at Carisbrooke Castle. 
    Landowner or manor Néhou, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    he still held his estates in Normandy in the Cotentin (at Néhou) and Vexin (at Vernon) 
    Landowner or manor Vernon, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    he still held his estates in Normandy in the Cotentin (at Néhou) and Vexin (at Vernon) 
    Landowner or manor aft. 1100  Plympton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    His continued allegiance resulted in Henry awarding him several large grants of land, most importantly the large Honour of Plympton (or feudal barony of Plympton) in Devon (part of which was the so-called Honour of Christchurch in Hampshire (now in Dorset), which was not technically a barony[11]) and also the Lordship of the Isle of Wight with caput at Carisbrooke Castle. In addition to these he still held his estates in Normandy in the Cotentin (at Néhou) and Vexin (at Vernon) and he had also acquired the manors of Crowell in Oxfordshire and Woolley in Berkshire on his marriage. 
    Landowner or manor aft. 1100  Christchurch, Hampshire or Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    His continued allegiance resulted in Henry awarding him several large grants of land, most importantly the large Honour of Plympton (or feudal barony of Plympton) in Devon (part of which was the so-called Honour of Christchurch in Hampshire (now in Dorset), which was not technically a barony[11]) and also the Lordship of the Isle of Wight with caput at Carisbrooke Castle. In addition to these he still held his estates in Normandy in the Cotentin (at Néhou) and Vexin (at Vernon) and he had also acquired the manors of Crowell in Oxfordshire and Woolley in Berkshire on his marriage. 
    Landowner or manor aft. 1100  Hundred of Christchurch Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The hundred has always belonged to the lord of the honour of Christchurch (vide infra). 
    Died 8 Sep 1107 
    Buried Abbey of Montebourg, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I184  One Place Study of Sopley
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2019 

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    Link to Google MapsLandowner or manor - His continued allegiance resulted in Henry awarding him several large grants of land, most importantly the large Honour of Plympton (or feudal barony of Plympton) in Devon (part of which was the so-called Honour of Christchurch in Hampshire (now in Dorset), which was not technically a barony[11]) and also the Lordship of the Isle of Wight with caput at Carisbrooke Castle. In addition to these he still held his estates in Normandy in the Cotentin (at Néhou) and Vexin (at Vernon) and he had also acquired the manors of Crowell in Oxfordshire and Woolley in Berkshire on his marriage. - aft. 1100 - Christchurch, Hampshire or Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Wikipedia Richard de Redvers, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_de_Redvers), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_de_Redvers (Reliability: 1), 14 Jan 2019.
      Richard de Redvers (or Reviers, Rivers, or Latinised to de Ripariis ("from the river-banks")) (fl. c. 1066 – 8 September 1107), 1st feudal baron of Plympton in Devon,[1] was a Norman nobleman, from Reviers in Normandy

    2. [S10] Wikipedia Richard de Redvers, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_de_Redvers), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_de_Redvers (Reliability: 1), 14 Jan 2019.
      The first clear references to Richard start to appear in the mid 1080s. In the Domesday Book (1086) he is recorded as holding one manor, that of Mosterton in Dorset which he may have been given for serving in William the Conqueror's army of 1066. Mortestorne (as Mosterton was then known) was held by Almer before 1066. It had arable land, a mill, 30 acres of meadow and a large area of woodland and was valued at £12.

    3. [S10] Wikipedia Richard de Redvers, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_de_Redvers), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_de_Redvers (Reliability: 1), 14 Jan 2019.
      His continued allegiance resulted in Henry awarding him several large grants of land, most importantly the large Honour of Plympton (or feudal barony of Plympton) in Devon (part of which was the so-called Honour of Christchurch in Hampshire (now in Dorset), which was not technically a barony[11]) and also the Lordship of the Isle of Wight with caput at Carisbrooke Castle. In addition to these he still held his estates in Normandy in the Cotentin (at Néhou) and Vexin (at Vernon) and he had also acquired the manors of Crowell in Oxfordshire and Woolley in Berkshire on his marriage.

    4. [S11] The honour of Christchurch, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/hants/vol5/pp83-101 (Reliability: 2), 14 Jan 2019.
      n 1086 the 'borough of Twinham' belonged to the king, who owned thirty-one messuages there, each of which paid 16d. land gavel. (fn. 63) Six others, worth 13s. 4d., belonged to the priory. (fn. 64) In the early 12th century the borough proper became a mesne borough, being granted about 1100 to Richard de Redvers as part of the honour of Christchurch (q.v.). From that date the manor of the borough followed the same descent as the rest of the honour till 1791, when Sir George Ivison Tapps sold it in September 1791 to the Rt. Hon. George Rose, (fn. 65) who held various official appointments during Pitt's administrations. In 1796 George Rose settled it upon his son Sir George Henry Rose on his marriage, (fn. 66) who again in 1820 brought it into a settlement upon the coming of age of his son George Pitt Rose. (fn. 67) Sir George Henry Rose was still holding in 1834, (fn. 68) but in 1863 he sold it to the trustees of the Earl of Malmesbury, and the present earl is now lord of the manor.

    5. [S10] Wikipedia Richard de Redvers, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_de_Redvers), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_de_Redvers (Reliability: 1), 14 Jan 2019.
      Richard de Redvers died on 8 September 1107 and was buried in the Abbey of Montebourg in Normandy, of which he was deemed the founder.[24] It has been said that the top of his stone coffin with the word "Fundator" (founder) carved on it was found and preserved by a M. de Gerville.[25] Richard's wife, Adeliza lived on until c.1160.