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Lords of the Isle of Wight

Before the Norman conquest, the title of Lord of the Isle of Wight did not exist. It was first granted by William the Conqueror to his kinsman .................

William Fitz Osborne who subsequently founded Carisbrooke Priory. His Lordship of the Island was fairly short-lived. He was killed in battle in Flanders in 1070 and was succeeded by his son ....

Roger de Breteuil, Earl of Hereford. This Earl conspired against the King and was sentenced to perpetual imprisonment, with the confiscation of his lands. He died in prison and his lands and titles remained with the crown until Henry I granted the Lordship to ....

Richard de Reviers. He died in 1107 and was succeeded by his son ....

Baldwin de Reviers, Earl of Devon (1141), a supporter of Empress Maud against King Stephen. He fortified his castle and the Island against Stephen but was defeated and fled the kingdom. He was reinstated when Stephen and Maud settled their differences. Baldwin died in 1155,in the reign of Henry II and was succeeded by his son ....

Richard de Reviers, 2nd Earl of Devon, who died in 1162 and was, in turn succeeded by his son ....

Baldwin de Reviers, 3rd Earl of Devon, who died in 1188 without a son and was succeeded by his brother ....

Richard de Reviers, 4th Earl of Devon, who died in 1193, also without a son. The title then passed to Richard's uncle ....

William de Vernon, 5th Earl of Devon, 3rd son of the 1st Earl of Devon of the name Baldwin. He was one of the Barons who consistently supported King John. William died in 1217, the 2nd year of the reign of Henry III and was succeeded by his Grandson ....

Baldwin de Reviers, 6th Earl of Devon inherited the title when still a minor. He later married Amicia, daughter of the Earl of Gloucester and they had a son, Baldwin and a daughter Isabella. He died in 1244 or 1245.

Baldwin de Reviers, 7th Earl of Devon and Lord of the Isle of Wight was said to have been poisoned, and his only son, John, having died at the age of 10, succession passed to ....

Isabella, who had livery of her brother's lands in 1263. She married William de Fortibus, Earl of Albemarle, and surviving him, was styled Countess of Albemarle and Devon and Lady of the Isle of Wight. Her chief residence was Carisbrooke Castle. Isabella and William had 3 sons, John, Thomas and William, and 2 daughters, Avice and Aveline, who survived her sister and brothers. King Edward I negotiated the purchase of the Island with Isabella, who sealed the conveyance on her death-bed, but its validity was questioned in parliament after her death. Edward eventually succeeded in purchasing the Island for the sum of 6000 marks (a mark being 13 shillings and 4 pence), and appointed wardens over it.

In 1308, Edward II conferred the Lordship on his eldest son Edward (later Edward III). In 1386, in the reign of Richard II, the Lordship was granted to ....

William Montecute, Earl of Salisbury, whose father, Sir William Montecute, had been granted the Earldom of Salisbury for his service in apprehending Roger Mortimer in the Queen's apartment. William Montecute died in 1397.

Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent had a grant of the custody of Carisbrooke Castle, but was beheaded in 1404.

Edward, Earl of Rutland, (later Duke of York) grandson of Edward III was given the title. He died at Agincourt (25th Oct 1415) and in 1416, the Philippa, Duchess of York obtained the Lordship of the Isle of Wight.

Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester was granted the title by Henry VI and died 8 years later still retaining it, but two years before his death, Henry Beauchamp, Duke of Warwick, was crowned King of the Isle of Wight, King Henry assisting in person at the ceremony, placing the crown on his head - but Henry Beauchamp was never Lord of the Isle of Wight. He died in 1445, aged 22. He had no male heir. His regal title expired with him.