Name: Hugh De Bolbec
Death: ABT 1194 in Northumberland
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Change Date: 22 SEP 2008
Henry I granted the lands at Styford, Bywell, Northumberland, to Walter de Bolbec (d c.1133), which remained with his descendants until 1262. (Another source says that the Bolbec family held the Barony of Bolbec at Bywell St Andrew, Northumberland from 1061 to 1282).
After the Norman conquest Bywell and a great deal of surrounding countryside was in the hands of two Norman Barons. Guy de Baliol and Walter Bolbec. Bywell village itself was held by the Baliols until 1296. Within that period John de Baliol had become King of Scotland whilst another Baliol founded Baliol College at Oxford. Bywell gained in importance throughout the following 600 years as a place where skilled metalworkers crafted the county's finest stirrups, bits and other horse equipment.
The village and estate eventually passed via the Earl of Richmond, the Countess of Pembroke (who founded Pembroke College Cambridge), the Nevilles, Fenwicks, then in 1809, to the Beaumont family. However the majority of the village was demolished in 1852 by Wentworth Blackett Beaumont in an effort to improve the view from Bywell Hall.
Bywell St Andrew was called the White Church because it was given by Walter de Bolbec to assist the Abbey of Blanchland, the monks of which belonged to the Premonstratensian Order, who had arrived in England in 1140. They wore a white cassock, a long white cloak and cap made from undyed wool. Walter had founded and endowed Blanchland in 1165 and as part of the arrangement, the Abbot had to provide a vicar to conduct the services at Bywell St Andrew.
Or died about 1240?
Father: Walter De Bolbec b: ABT 1130 in Styford, Northumberland
Mother: Sybil de Vesey
Margaret De Montfitchet
- Isabel De Bolbec
- Hugh de Bolbec b: ABT 1224
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