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Roger III de Berkeley

Male - Abt 1170


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  • Name Roger III de Berkeley 
    Born of Dursley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1170  [2
    Alternate death Aft 1177  [1
    Person ID I11094  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father William de Berkeley,   d. Abt 1141 
    Family ID F2504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Alice de Berkeley
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 11:32:40 
    Family ID F6463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Roger de Berkeley [...] who completed the building of the Castle of Berkeley. He suffered much in the wars between Stephen and the Empress Maud, at the hands of Walter, son of Miles, Earl of Hereford. He was deprived of the Manor of Berkeley, &c., about 1152, apparently for refusing to recognise the authority of either party, though he was soon afterwards restored to the Honour of Dursley. He d. about 1170, leaving issue. The Castle and 'herness' of Berkeley were granted by the King as under." [Complete Peerage II:124. "As under" refers to the entry on his son-in-law's father Robert fitz Harding.]

      "de Berchelai, Roger III: Son of William of Berkeley, whom he succeeded after c. 1141. He was deprived of part of his barony at the end of Stephen's reign, with Robert fitz Harding being the beneficiary. He reorganized his barony to centre upon Dursley, Gloucestershire. He died after 1177 leaving a son Roger IV (d. 1190) and a daughter Alice, wife of Maurice fitz Harding. Father also of Oliver, according to Earldom Gloucester Chh., 288." [Domesday Descendants, p. 321]

  • Sources 
    1. [S152] Domesday Descendants: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents 1066-1166, by K. S. B. Keats-Rohan. Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 2002.

    2. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.