WILLIAM DE MORVILLE, of BradpoleBef 1109 - Unknown
Name WILLIAM DE MORVILLE Suffix of Bradpole Birth Bef 1109 Morville, Valgones, Manche, Normandy, France Gender Male Death Unknown Bradpole, Bridport, Dorset, England Person ID I39196 Hamm Last Modified 22 Jan 2008
Father HUGH DE MORVILLE, , of Kirkoswald, b. Abt 1085, Morville, Valgones, Manche, Normandy, France d. Kirkoswald, Cumberland, England Family ID F21869 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family MATHILDA, b. Abt 1125 d. Aft 1161 (Age ~ 37 years) Children + 1. EUDO (IVO) DE MORVILLE, , of Bradpole, b. Abt 1150, Bradpole, Bridport, Dorset, England d. Wraxall, Long Ashton, Somersetshire, England Family ID F16919 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 26 Feb 2006
In the Registers of Philip Augustus (1212-20) Herbert de Morevilla held a sixth of a knight's fee in Morevilla of Richard de Vernon. Richard de Vernon was head of the Norman branch of a family represented in England by the Reviers earls of Devon; and Morville is 7 kil. N of Nehou, the caput of the Vernon honour in the Cotentin.
A mutiliated entry on the Pipe Roll of 1130 under Devon shows William de Morevilla as holding land. A charter of Baldwin de Reviers, not yet an earl, which places it before 1142, for Christchurch, Hants, was witnessed by William de Morvill, who also witnessed charters of Baldwin as earl of for the abbeys of Quarr and Montebourg. With his son Ivo he witnessed a charter of Richard de Reviers, earl of Devon, for Christchurch, dated 1161. By a charter, shown by witnesses to have been executed in Dorset, William de Moreville gave a chapel in Bradpole, Dorset, to Montebourg, mentioning Maud his wife and Eudo (Ivo) his son; it was witnessed by William de Haga. . . . Members of the family, however, continued in Dorset, for Bradpole was held in serjeanty by William de Moreville in 1212, 1219, and 1226-28; but Herbert the Norman [referred to above] must have been head of the family.
Another branch of the family, for which see Haig [William de Haga above was a relative], settled in Scotland before 1120 and became constables of Scotland. [Origins of Some Anglo-Norman Families, p. 70]