Earl Baldwin De Redvers DEVON
- Born: Abt 1090-1111, , Devonshire, England
- Married: Abt 1117-1134, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England
- Died: 4 Jun 1155
- Buried: Quarr Abbey, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England
Other names for Baldwin were VERNON De, De REDVERS, De RIVERS and DEVON Earl.
Ancestral File Number: 8Q7P-P1. User ID: 37819396.
Earl of DEVON.
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch IX, p206:
 "...A baron of higher rank, Baldwin of Redvers, whose father before him, and himself in succession had been faithful adherents of Henry I from the adventurous and landless days of that prince, seized the castle of Exeter and attempted to excite a revolt, presumably in the interests of Matilda. The inhabitants of Exeter refused to join him, and sent at once to Stephen for aid, which was hurriedly dispatched and arrived just in time to prevent the sacking of the town by the angry rebel. Here was a more important matter than either of the other two with which the king had had to deal, and he sat down to the determined siege of the catle. It was strongly situated on a mass of rock, and resisted the king's earlier attacks until, after three months, the garrison was grought to the point of yielding by want of water. At first Stephen, by the advice of his brother Henry, insisted upon unconditional surrender, even though Baldwin's wife came to him in person and in great distress to move his pity. But now, as in Henry I's attack of Robert of Belleme at the beginning of his reign, another influence made itself felt. The barons in Stephen's camp began to put pressure on the king to induce him to grant favourable terms. We know too little of the actual circumstances to be able to say to what extent Stephen was really forced to yield. In the more famous incident at Bridgenorth Henry had the support of the English common soldiers in his army. Here nothing is said of them, or of any support to the king. But with or without support, he yielded. The garrison of the castle were allowed to go free with all their personal property. Whether this was a concession which in the curcumstances Stephen could not well refuse, oran instance of his easy yielding to pressure, of which there are many later the effect was the same. Contemporary opinion declared it to be bad policy, and dated from it more general resistance to the king...Baldwin of Redvers did not give up the struggle with the surrender of Exeter castle. He had possessions in the Isle of Wight, and he fortified himself there, got together some ships, and began to prey on the commerce of the channel. Stephen followed him up, and was about to invade the island when he appeared and submitted. This time he was exiled, and crossing over toNormandy he took refuge at the court of Geoffrey and Matilda, where he was received with a warm welcome."
p226:  "...The Empress and her brother had decided that the time was favourable for a descent on England. In advance of their coming, Baldwin of Redvers landed with some force at Wareham and entrenched himself in Corfe castle against the king..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8Q7P-P1 Baldwin Devernon Deredvers DEREVIERS Born 1111 Devonshire England Mar Adeliza Lucia DEBALLUM (AFN:8Q7P-Q6).
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 JNH2-G5 Baldwin De RIVERS Born Abt 1099 Of Isle of Wight Hampshire England Mar Abt 1134 Adelise (AFN:JNH2-99) Of Isle of Wight Hampshire England Died 4 Jun 1155 Bur Quarr Abbey Isle of Wight Hampshire England, Ver 4.13 Born Abt 1090 Mar Abt 1117 Adeliza Lucia DEBAALUM (AFN:8Q7P-Q6).
INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX
IGI Birth 7504902-48-935360 William DE REVIERS or DE VERNON Father Baldwin DE REVIERS Mother Adeliza 1155 Carisbrooke Castle Hampshire England.
Baldwin married Adeliza Lucia De BAALUM about 1117-1134 in Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England. (Adeliza Lucia De BAALUM was born about 1113.)