Maurice De Berkeley

Maurice De Berkeley

Male 81 - 1326  (~ 124 years)

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  • Name Maurice De Berkeley 
    Born ca 1271-81 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 May 1326  Wallingford Castle (in prison) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4335  avefamily
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2015 

    Father Thomas De Berkeley,   b. ca 1251, Berkeley, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1321  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Joan De Ferrers,   d. 19 Mar 1309/10, bur St. Augustine's, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1267 
    Family ID F1322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eve La Zouche,   d. 5 Dec 1314, bur Portbury, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1285 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas De Berkeley,   b. ca 1296,   d. 27 Oct 1361, bur Berkeley Church Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F1321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Source: Richardson, Douglas, "Magna Carta Ancestry" Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 2005, pp 70-71; Weis, Frederick Lewis, "Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists," Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 8th Ed, 2004, p 47 (Line 39, #30)
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      Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley (Berkeley, Gloucestershire, April 1271 ? Wallingford Castle, 31 May 1326), sometimes termed The Magnanimous, was an English baron and rebel.
      Born at Berkeley, Gloucestershire he was the son of Thomas de Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley (d. 1321) and Joan de Ferrers (1255?1309).
      He was involved in the Scottish Wars from about 1295 to 1318. He acceded on 16 August 1308, was Governor of Gloucester 1312, Governor of Berwick-on-Tweed from 1314 which he lost to the Scots under the 1317 Capture of Berwick, Steward of the Duchy of Aquitaine 1319 and Justiciar of South Wales 1316.
      He joined the Earl of Lancaster in his rebellion against King Edward II and the corrupt Despencers as did his wife Eva's nephew Roger la Zouch of Lubbesthorp who sanctioned the assassination of the Baron of the Exchequer, Roger de Beler in January 1326. Maurice was imprisoned by the Despencers in Wallingford Castle in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), where he died on 31 May 1326 and was eventually buried at St Augustine's Abbey in Bristol.
      He married: 1. Eva la Zouche, daughter of Eudo La Zouche and Millicent de Cauntelo in 1289, with children:
      Thomas de Berkeley, 3rd Baron Berkeley, born c. 1296
      Sir Maurice de Berkeley (1298?1347), of Uley, Gloucester. Killed at the Siege of Calais in 1347. Acquired Stoke Gifford in 1337, and founded the line of Berkeley of Stoke Gifford.
      Isabel de Berkeley
      Milicent de Berkeley
      2. Isabella de Clare, daughter of Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford and Alice de Lusignan, about 1316.
      His son, Thomas, succeeded his father as the 3rd Baron Berkeley.