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  • ID: I33699
  • Name: Robert de BREWSE , of Staple & Theydon 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Robert de /Braose/, of Staple & Theydon
  • Name: Robert de BRIWES , of Theydon 3
  • Birth: ABT 1200 in Staple Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, England
  • Death: 1276 in Theydon Mount, Ongar, Essex, England 3
  • Death: 1275 1
  • Note:
    According to Rosie Bevan (IPM of Robert), Robert also held Kneye (alias Knaye), Lincs, Runham, Norfolk, and Rysindome Basset (Little Rissington), Gloucs. Knaye & Runham were inherited from Beatrice de Evermue/Evermuth.

    The following from VCH-Essex names Robert de Briwes (who Rosie Bevan names "de Brewes", also known as "de Braose"):

    Beatrice de Theydon, daughter of Paulinus, married before 1236 Robert de Briwes. In 1239 Robert and Beatrice were granted a weekly market and annual fair in their manor of Theydon. In 1248 the manor and the advowson of the rectory were sub-infeudated for 100 marks to John de Lessington, to hold of Robert and Beatrice and the heirs of the latter, doing service of 2 knights' fees at the court of the Honor of Rayleigh. An inspeximus of the accompanying charter gives the consideration as 1,000 marks and the object to acquit Robert and Beatrice of what they owed to the king as executors of the will of Hubert de Burgh and of their debts to the Jews for themselves and for Walter de Evermue their ancestor. In 1250 John de Lessington had licence to keep inclosed, with a hedge and ditch, the close which he had made in the wood of his manor of Theydon, but so that the deer could have ingress and egress. He died in 1257 holding the manor, which contained 3 carucates of land, of Robert de Briwes for the service of 2 knights' fees. His heir was his brother, Henry de Lessington, Bishop of Lincoln. The bishop died in 1258, being succeeded by his two nephews William, son of Roland de Sutton, and Richard de Markham. They divided this inheritance (which lay in several counties) between them in 1259, Theydon Mount falling to Sutton's share.

    William de Sutton was succeeded by his son Robert, who was a supporter of Simon de Montfort and forfeited his property to the king after the battle of Evesham. The township of Theydon Mount was valued at 10 and in 1265 Richard de Tany the younger received the Michaelmas rent of 40s. In October of the same year the king granted the manor to Robert de Briwes, presumably the same man who had sub-infeudated to John de Lessington in 1248. But Richard de Tany, who was lord of the adjacent manor of Stapleford Tawney, coveted Theydon Mount, put out de Briwes, and in support of his action produced a charter dated three days earlier than that of de Briwes and contrived to have it entered on the Charter Roll. De Briwes declared de Tany's charter to be a forgery and upon investigation by the justices coram Rege this was proved to be the case. The chancery official who had the Chancellor's list of grants admitted that de Tany had said to him 'Theydon is a pretty manor and lies next to mine at Stapleford; it would just do for me', and had clearly responded to the hint.

    In 1269 Beatrice daughter of Henry de Terays released to Sir Robert de Briwes all her right in the manors of Theydon and Wakering and in all the lands late of Paulinus de Theydon and the said Henry and when Robert went on pilgrimage to Pontigny in 1273 he appointed William and Richard del Jardyn to prosecute his right to the custody of Theydon Mount.

    The manor must, however, have been restored to Robert de Sutton, possibly as a result of the Ban of Kenilworth, for on his death in 1274 he was found to hold in Theydon Mount a messuage, 200 acres of arable, 21 acres of meadow, 51 acres of pasture, a windmill, foreign wood, and 4 5s. 6d. rent of assize, &c., of the Honor of Rayleigh by service of suit at the court of the honor, a gilt spur or 6d. yearly, and scutage for 2 knights. His heir was his son Richard, aged 8.

    Robert de Briwes, the former mesne lord, died in 1276, leaving his son John as his heir. No further references have been found to their lordship, the tenants in demesne thenceforth always holding immediately of the Honor of Rayleigh.

    [From: 'Theydon Mount: Manors', A History of the County of Essex: Volume 4: Ongar Hundred (1956), pp. 276-81. URL: Date accessed: 27 August 2005]

    NOTE: I believe that the "Beatrice daughter of Henry de Terays" is probably Beatrice daughter of Henry de Theydon, who m. William de Gernon.

    Father: John de BRAOSE , of Staple b: ABT 1165 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

    Marriage 1 Margery b: ABT 1205
    • Married: in 1st wife 1
    1. Has No Children John de BRAOSE , of Staple b: BEF 1236 in Staple Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, England

    Marriage 2 Beatrice de THEYDON b: ABT 1215 in Theydon Mount, Ongar, Essex, England
    • Married: BEF 1236 in 2nd wife 3
    1. Has No Children Beatrice de BREWES b: ABT 1238 in Theydon Mount, Ongar, Essex, England

    1. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
      Page: Rosie Bevan, 29 Jun 2003
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IX:483
      Text: father of Beatrice
    3. Title: Victoria County History of Essex, Volume IV, 1956, online at
      Page: Theydon Mount Manor
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