Michael Linton's Bayeux Tapestry: 1066 - A Medieval Mosaic and Puzzles
BATTLE ABBEY ROLL.
ACCOUNT OF THE NORMAN LINEAGES.
IN THREE VOLUMES.—VOL. II
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.
PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,
STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.
This electronic edition
was prepared by
Michael A. Linton, 2007
Newbet in Leland's list; most probably Nerbert. William de Nerbert, in 1165, held four knight's fees of the Earl of Gloucester in Gloucestershire.—Liber Niger. Philip de Nerbert one in Devonshire, at Berry-Norbert.—Testa de Nevill. This he had, it would appear, inherited from William. "Bury-Nerbert, sometime the seat of Willihelmus Nerbert de Bury (such evidence of the name I have seen divers) but in this age of Berry or Bury de Nerbert."—Westcote's Devon. From them it passed to the Berrys. "Monuments of both families are in the old church; and hard by, fallen sadly from its high estate, is the old manor-house."—Worth's Devon. It is said to date from the reign of Edward IV.: and was once rich in external decorations, friezes, and mouldings, elaborately carved in stone, and bearing the arms of the Plantagenets and Bonvilles. All were removed a few years ago by the proprietor (the late Mr. Basset) "to ornament a building in his garden at Waterhampton!"
According to a Survey by Inquisition of the county of Glamorgan, preserved in the Record Office, and probably taken in 1262, Philip de Nereberd then held four fees, including East Orchard, and Nerberd Castleton Castle, of which building some part yet remains.