Person:Baldwin FitzGilbert (1)

Baldwin FitzGilbert
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Name Baldwin FitzGilbert
Alt Name Baldwin Fitzgilbert, Count of Meulan, Sheriff of Devon
Gender Male
Birth? ABT. 1022 Of, Meules, Normandy, France
Alt Birth? 1025 Brionne, Eure, Normandy, France
Marriage ABT. 1055 Of, , Normandy, Franceto Emma de Brienne
Alt Death? 1090
Death[1] 1095
Alt Death? 1095 Okehampton, Devonshire, England

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Baldwin fitz Gilbert (alias Baldwin de Meulles/Moels etc., listed in Domesday Book as Baldwin the Sheriff) was a Norman nobleman, the son of Gilbert, Count of Brionne who, along with his brother Richard fitz Gilbert, accompanied William, Duke of Normandy and participated in the conquest of England in 1066. He was also known as Baldwin de Meules et du Sap, Baldwin of Exeter and Baldwin the Sheriff. Baldwin was granted 164 manors in Devon, south-west England. He was originally from Meulles, Calvados in Normandy.

In 1068 William the Conqueror made him castellan of the newly built Rougemont Castle in Exeter, granted him the feudal barony of Okehampton, Devon, and appointed him High Sheriff of Devonshire, which position he held until his death. He built Okehampton Castle.[1]

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  1. Altschul, Michael. Baronial Family in Medieval England: The Clares. (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press, 1965), Table I.
  2.   Baldwin FitzGilbert, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).