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Roger II de Berkeley

Male - Bef 1131


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  • Name Roger II de Berkeley 
    Born of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 29 Sep 1131  [1
    Person ID I3573  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2017 

    Father Roger I de Berkeley,   b. of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1091 and 1093 
    Mother Rissa 
    Family ID F2026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Roger de Berkeley, styled Junior, br. of Eustace of Nympesfield, both being not improbably sons of the above Roger, Senior. He is said to have begun the building of the Castle of Berkeley in 1117. He d. before Michaelmas, 1131." [Complete Peerage II:124, as corrected in Volume XIV.]

      CP XIV's correction to the above entry consists of changing "he began the building of the Castle of Berkeley in 1117" to "he is said to have begun", etc. A note in brackets says "Lord Berkeley wrote to the then editor in 1924, expressing his opinion that the castle was not begun till about 45 years later."

      CP also has this Roger de Berkeley as the father of the third Roger de Berkeley, whereas Keats-Rohan has the third Roger as the son of this Roger's nephew William.

      Berkeley Castle is of course most noted in English history as the site of the imprisonment and probable murder of Edward II.

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