Maurice De Berkeley

Maurice De Berkeley

Male 81 - 1326  (~ 124 years)

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  • Name Maurice De Berkeley 
    Born ca 1271-81  Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 May 1326  Wallingford Castle (in prison) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4335  avefamily
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father Thomas De Berkeley,   b. ca 1251, Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1321, St Augustines Abbey,Bristol,Gloucestershire,England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Joan De Ferrers,   b. Abt 1248, Stourton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1309/10, Augustine Priory, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Englan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 1267 
    Family ID F1322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eve La Zouche,   b. 8 Jan 1275, Harringworth Manor, Corby, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1314, Berkeley Castle, Glos, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 1285 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas De Berkeley,   b. ca 1296, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England [uncertain] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1361, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England [uncertain] 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

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      Maurice de Berkeley, born between 1271-81 at Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England, the son and heir of Thomas Berkeley and Joan de Ferrers, was a knight, 2nd Lord Berkeley of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, Wendon, Essex, Warden of Gloucester, Captain of Berwick upon Tweed, Chief Justice of South Wales, and Seneschal of Acquitaine. [1] [2]

      Maurice de Berkeley married 1st in 1289 to Eve la Zouche, daughter of Eudes la Zouche, knt., of Harringworth, Northamptonshire, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, Totnes, Devon, Braunstone and Lubbesthorpe, Leicestershire, Calstone and Calne, Wiltshire, by Millicent, daughter of William de Cantelowe, knt. [1] Maurice and Eve had five sons and two daughters:

      Thomas, Knt., 3rd Lord Berkeley
      Maurice, Knt.
      John
      Eudes (or Yon), Canon of Westbury
      Peter, Canon of St. David's, Bosham, etc.
      Isabel
      Millicent
      After the death of Eve, Maurice married second, about 1316, Isabel de Clare, divorced wife of Guy de Beauchamp, Knt., 10th Earl of Warwick and elder daughter of Gilbert de Clare, Knt., Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, by his first wife, Alice, daughter of Hugh le Brun, Count of LaMarche and Angouleme, seigneur of Lusignan in Poitou. They had no issue. [3] [4]

      Maurice distinguished himself in the Scottish Wars between 1295 and 1318 and was at the siege of Caerlaverock in 1300. He joined Thomas, Earl of Lancaster in the rebellion against King Edward II and the de Spenser family. After he, Roger de Mortimer and others burnt the town of Bridgnorth, the King issued a writ to the Constable of Bristol ordering him to seize all of Berkeley lands. Berkeley was granted letters of safe conduct to go to the king to conference and was taken prisoner and placed at Wallingford Castle in 1321. In 1325 John de Goldingham, Knt., attempted to rescue him, but failed. Sir Maurice de Berkeley died in prison at Wallingford Castle in 31 May 1326. He was initially buried at Wallingford, but was later moved to the conventual church St Augustine's at Bristol. [5] [6]

      Research Notes

      Work in progress

      Sources

      ? 1.0 1.1 Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, (2011) Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 3 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), volume 1, page 249.
      ? Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, (2011), Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), volume I, page 171-177, Joan de Ferrers, #5 Maurice de Berkeley, Knt., 2nd Lord Berkeley, #6 Thomas de Berkeley, Knt., 3rd Lord Berkeley.
      ? Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, (2011) Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 3 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), volume 1, page 250.
      ? Calendar of Chancery Warrants Preserved in the Public Record Office (His Majesty's Stationery office, London, 1927) Page 558: 1324, July. "Isabel de Clare, daughter of Gilbert de Clare, sometime of Gloucester, and now the wife of Maurice de Berkele"
      ? Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, (2011) Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 3 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), volume 1, page 249-250
      ? Find A Grave Memorial 27786629 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27786629 (no sources, but includes pictures
      Maurice Berkeley, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed April 16, 2015)
      Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. I p. 330-332
      See also:
      Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry
      Vol. I, pp 28, 136-138; 171-172, 174-175, 469; Vol. II, pp 34, 406
      Frederick Lewis Weis. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came to America before 1700, seventh edition (1992)
      Frederick Lewis Weis. Ancestral roots of sixty colonists who came to New England 1623-1650, earlier edition
      Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr., William R. Beall. Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 5th Ed. (1999)
      Frederick Lewis Weis. Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed.
      Burke's Peerage, 1938.
      David Faris. Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996)
      Royal Genealogy information held at University of Hull.
      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.