Baldwin de Reviers 1st Earl of Devon
- Born: Between 1090 and 1100 1
- Marriage (1): Adelisa 1
- Marriage (2): Lucy de Clare
- Died: 4 Jun 1155 1
- BuriedMale: Quarr Abbey, Quarr Road, Ryde, Hampshire, PO33 4ES, GB 1
BALDWIN de Reviers, son of RICHARD Seigneur de Reviers & his wife Adelise Peverel ([1090/1100]-4 Jun 1155, bur Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historiaof Forde Abbey names "Baldwinum" as first son of "Ricardo de Redveriis". He revolted against King Stephen in 1136, was expelled from the Isle of Wight and driven into exile with his wife and children, taking refuge at the court of the Comte d'Anjou. The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records that "Baldwinus de Redvers cognomine" was banished from England with his wife and children in . The Gesta Stephani Regis records that "Baldvinum de Revers" rebelled against King Stephen in Exeter but was forced to flee to the Isle of Wight, later surrendered and went into exile "ad comitem Andegavensium", dated to [1139/40]. He was created Earl of Devon by Empress Matilda in . "Baldwin earl of Exeter" confirmed the donations to the abbey of Sainte-Marie, Montebourg by "his father Richard de Reveriis" by charter dated to [1142/55]. "Baldewinus comes Devoniæ" donated property to Exeter St James, with the consent of "Ricardo filio meo", by undated charter witnessed by "…duobus filiis meis Willielmo et Henrico". "Baldwin earl of Exeter" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Marie, Montebourg with the consent of "his sons Richard, Henry and his brothers William de Vernone and Robert de Sancte Marie Ecclesia" by charter dated to [1142/55]. Robert of Torigny records the death in 1155 of "Balduinus de Redviers". The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Forde Abbey records that "comes Baldwinus" founded "de Timmore canonicorum et Twina ubi est Christi ecclesia et monasterii Quararæ in Insula Vectæ et…Tira in Normannia", and died "1155 II Non Jun" and was buried "apud Quareram". The Obituary of Lyre records the death 4 Jun of "Baldewinus comes".
m firstly ADELISA, daughter of --- (-27 May ----, bur Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Forde Abbey records that "comes Baldwinus" was buried "apud Quareram" where "uxor sua Adelicia et…filius suus Henricus" had been buried. The text implies that Adelisa predeceased her husband. "Ricardus comes Devoniæ" donated property to Exeter St James, for the soul of "…meorumque parentum defunctorum…patris mei Baldwini comitis et matris meæ Adel", by charter dated 1157. The necrology of Mont-Bourg records the death "27 May" of "Alicia de Reveriis".
m secondly LUCY de Clare, daughter of [RICHARD FitzGilbert de Clare & his wife Agnes of Chester] (-after 1155). Domesday Descendants cites a charter under which "Lucy" donated property to Stoke-by-Clare priory for the souls of her husband Earl Baldwin and Earl Gilbert, endorsed "Carta de comitissa de Clara", suggesting her marriage and parentage as shown here.
Earl Baldwin & his first wife had five children: Richard, Hawise, Henry, William and Adelisa. 1
• Title: Earl of Devon, 1141 To 1155. 1
Baldwin married Adelisa.1 (Adelisa died before 1155 1 and was buried in Quarr Abbey, Quarr Road, Ryde, Hampshire, PO33 4ES, GB 1.)
Baldwin next married Lucy de Clare, daughter of Richard FitzGilbert de Clare Lord of Clare and Alice of Chester. (Lucy de Clare died after 1155 1.)