Brewer, William (1)

Brewer, William (1), an English prelate, son of the sheriff of Devonshire (under Henry II), was preferred bishop of Exeter, 1224, and died in 1244. He founded a dean and twenty-four prebendaries in connection with his see. He was a great courtier and was employed in embassies, as when he was sent to conduct Isabel, sister to Henry III, to be married to Frederic, the emperor, whom he afterwards attended to the Holy Land. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 1:404.

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