Does anyone have details of Wymond de Brandon alive in 1275?

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He was an attorney to the abbot of Preaux abbey in France, but was at the court of Edward I in January 1275. He also lived in Oxfordshire.
in Genealogy Help by Neil White G2G Rookie (160 points)
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I work for Oxfordshire Museum service. We just bought Wymond's seal matrix, which was found in a field near Cholsey. Can you tell me anything about Wymond, and would you like to come and see his seal?
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Hello, I found the matrix and I guess you have all the details I recorded with the FLO. Have you any idea if it will be displayed anywhere?
Hello Neil,

 

Sorry it took me so long to reply- I was using my phone on a train when I first posed my question, and didn't want to have to register with the website!

The seal will go on display at the Oxfordshire Museum. I hope to have uncovered a lot more information about Wymond by then- it would be great to have something of a biography. the 'Brandon' part of his name really intrigues me- its an Irish name, I think. Possibly Breton or Welsh... Also I like the idea that he was an administrator- a bureaucrat, middle class- one of the first in Oxfordshire, which has become such a home to the middle classes. If we are really lucky, we might even find some documents which the seal was used on!

 

D.
Hello David

It would be great if you could get more info on Wymond. I kept hitting brick walls, even at the National Archives. I will leave it to a professional! I would be grateful for any info you do uncover or tips of where to look. Also I would like to pay a visit to see the matrix  when it's on display, so please let me know when that happens. I took both white tak and a wax impression so I hope there is no residue remaining.

All the best

Neil
Hello again David

I contacted Dr Raban at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, but she could not help with Wymond, see below.

Neil

Dear Mr White

Your email reached me, but alas I'm afraid that I have nothing to tell
you. I have checked various indices without success. I also asked
Caroline Burt who has a substantial data base of middling knightly
officials. Equally sadly, but typically, he does not feature there
either. His name suggests either a Suffolk or Oxfordshire family,
perhaps the latter given Oxford Musuem's interest. Caroline did not work
on Oxfordshire, otherwise she might have been able to help. I suspect
that there is no alternative to trawling the Patent and Close Rolls and
perhaps looking at the Victoria County History for Oxfordshire. It
sounds a very nice, and rather unusual, piece belonging to someone who
was presumably not of the first rank.

Good luck
Sandra Raban

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