Piers de Hemez Lord of Brancepeth
Ansketil de Bulmer
(-Abt 1130)
Lady de Hemez of Brancepeth
Sir Bertram de Bulmer Knight, Sheriff of Yorkshire
(Abt 1110-1166)


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Emma Fossard

Sir Bertram de Bulmer Knight, Sheriff of Yorkshire

  • Born: Abt 1110, Brancepeth, Durham, England
  • Marriage: Emma Fossard
  • Died: 1166, Brancepeth, Durham, England about age 56 1063,1413

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 247:25, father of Emma 160

~Boyer's The Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abel, pp.185-186, stewart to Robert Fossard, and may have been married to his daughter Emma. 721

~Baronia Anglica Concentrata, Vol. I, p. 347 814

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Web Reference: Bulmer from GenUki.
Sir Bertram de Bulmer, who appears to have been the chief of the family, was a powerful baron and the owner of vast lands in Yorkshire and Durham. He stood high in the royal favour, and held, for many years, in the reigns of Henry I. and Stephen, the important and onerous office of sheriff of Yorkshire. Sir Bertram left an only daughter and heiress, Emma, who married Geoffrey de Neville, and these lands, with the castles of Sheriff Hutton and Branspeth, passed to that family.

• Background Information. 1406
Bertram de Bumer made a gift to Marton priory was confirmed by his grandson, son of Emma de Bulmer, Henry de Neville. This consited of 30 acres of land in Burnsall and Thorpe in Crave and pasture in those places for 300 sheep and 30 cows [E.Y.C., ii, no.784] Bertram's daughter, Emma, married Geoffrey de Neville of Burreth, co. Lincoln.

Early Yorkshire Charter, Volume VII, p. 154

• Background Information. 1063
Bertram had tenure of 4 fees of the fee of Fossard, so it is likely that Bertram de Bulmer married Emma, daughter of Robert Fossard. When Stephen de Meinil I renewed the gift made by his father of the town of Myton-on-Swae in St. Mary's York, the witnesses included Bertram the sheriff (1130-1135, 1154-1163) and Robert (Fossard)
brother of the sheriff. [Mon. Angel., iii, 558, n.40] In 1167, one year after Beltram's death, Welburn was in the possession Emma Fossard. [Pipe. R., 13 Hen. II, p. 97] Other land that had belonged to the fee of Fossard was later in the hands of Beltram's daughter Emma's Neville descendants. [Testa, 363b; Cf. Kirkby's Quest, 189; Red Bk., 734] From records of land holdings, we can ascertain that Bertram had two younger brothers, Stephen and Ralph, and a sister Sibil.

~Early Yorkshire Charters, Volume II, p. 127, 138

• Background Information. 141
Geoffrey de Neville
married, before Michalmas 1176, Emma, daughter of Bertram of Bulmer and his wife Emma, daughter of Robert Fossard. Geoffrey was dead by Michaelmas 1193, and Emma, by 1208.

~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. IX, (Neville), p. 493

• Background Information. 721
Emma was the daughter of Betram de Bulmer, and possibly Emma, daughter of Robert Fossard. This was Emma's second marriage, before being the wife of Geoffrey de Valoignes, who died in 1169. Emma was also the heir of her brother William and the granddaughter Ansketil de Bulmer, who was steward of Robert Fossard. Ansketil de Bulmer may have been married to the heiress of Piers de Humez of Brancepeth.

~Boyer's The Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell, p. 185-186

Bertram married Emma Fossard, daughter of Robert Fossard Baron of Mulgrave and Unknown.

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