Category: House of De Vere

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House of de Vere

The de Vere family were an English aristocratic family which have derived their surname from the village of Ver-sur-Mer near Bayeux in Lower Normandy, France. The family's Norman founder in England, Aubrey (Albericus) de Vere, appears in Domesday Book (1086) as the holder of a great fief in Essex, Cambridgeshire, and Suffolk.

For many centuries the family was headed by the Earl of Oxford, a title that has been dormant since 1703. Among the offices the family held were the forestership of Essex and the keepership of Colchester Castle, and they founded the Essex religious houses of Hatfield Broad Oak, Castle Hedingham Priory, and Colne Priory.


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