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Roger I de Berkeley

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  • Name Roger I de Berkeley 
    Born of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1091 and 1093  [2
    Alternate death 1093  [1
    Person ID I3664  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of FW, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Family Rissa 
    Children 
     1. Roger II de Berkeley,   b. of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Sep 1131
    +2. (Unknown brother of Roger II de Berkeley)
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F2026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called de Berchelai.

      "Roger, styled 'Senior,' who, having, between 1068 and 1071, been made Provost of the manor of Berkeley by Earl William Fitz-Osbern (to whom it had been granted at the Conquest), took the name of de Berkeley from his residence there, and was confirmed in his office by the King about 1080. At the time of the Survey, 1086, Berkeley was farmed by him from the Crown. He was tenant in capite of Dursley, Cubberley, Dodington, &c., and (not improbably) was identical with 'Roger,' farmer of Barton Regis, Bristol. On 17 Jan. 1091 he became a Monk of St. Peter's, Gloucester, and d. 1093." [Complete Peerage II:123-24]

      "Roger de Berchelai: Norman, occurs in Domesday Gloucestershire, where he was reeve of Berkeley, together with his brother Ralph. He died c. 1091-3 as a monk of Gloucester, having restored to the monks the manor of Shotover which he had held unjustly (Chron S. Petri i, 112, 122). He was probably father of Roger II of Berkeley and his brother Eustache of Nympesfield. Green, Government, 234, suggests that the family came from the neighborhood of Aumale, Seine-Maritime, since Roger I and his wife Rissa made a grant to the canons of Saint-Martin d'Auchy near Aumale (Archaeologia vol. 26, pp. 358-60), and c. 1154/60 Roger III secured from Bernard de Saint-Valery freedom of the port of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme." [Domesday People, p. 401]

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

    2. [S1201] Domesday People: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents 1066-1166, by K. S. B. Keats-Rohan. Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 1999.