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James Berners

Male 1361 - Abt 1388  (27 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  James Berners was born on 8 Mar 1361 in West Horsley, Surrey, England; died about 12 May 1388 in Tower Hill, London, England; was buried in Chapel of St. John, Westminster, Middlesex, England.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Surrey, 1386. A close ally of Richard II, he was targeted by the Lords Appellant and the "Merciless Parliament" of 1388, convicted of exploiting the King, and executed by beheading on Tower Hill.

    James married Anne Barew. Anne (daughter of John Barew) died on 15 Apr 1403. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Richard Berners  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1381 in of West Horsley, Surrey, England; died on 6 Aug 1412.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Richard Berners Descendancy chart to this point (1.James1) was born about 1381 in of West Horsley, Surrey, England; died on 6 Aug 1412.

    Richard married Philippe Dallingridge. Philippe (daughter of Walter Dallingridge and Margaret Chamond) died on 2 Oct 1421. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 3. Margery Berners  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 Nov 1408; died on 18 Dec 1475.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Margery Berners Descendancy chart to this point (2.Richard2, 1.James1) was born on 30 Nov 1408; died on 18 Dec 1475.

    Margery married John Bourchier before 1442. John (son of William Bourchier and Anne of Gloucester) died on 16 May 1474; was buried in Chertsey Abbey, Surrey, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Humphrey Bourchier  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Massingham Parva, Norfolk, England; died on 14 Apr 1471 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England; was buried in Chapel of St. Edmund and St. Thomas the Martyr, Westminster Abbey, London, England.
    2. 5. Joan Bourgchier  Descendancy chart to this point died on 7 Oct 1470.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Humphrey Bourchier Descendancy chart to this point (3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) was born in in of Massingham Parva, Norfolk, England; died on 14 Apr 1471 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England; was buried in Chapel of St. Edmund and St. Thomas the Martyr, Westminster Abbey, London, England.

    Notes:

    Killed fighting on the Yorkist side at the Battle of Barnet.

    Humphrey married Elizabeth Tilney after 11 Apr 1451. Elizabeth (daughter of Frederick Tilney and Elizabeth Cheyne) was born about 1442; died on 4 Apr 1497. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Margaret Bourchier  Descendancy chart to this point died between 20 Aug 1551 and 21 Jun 1552 in Layton, Essex, England.
    2. 7. John Bourchier  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1467 in of West Horsley, Surrey, England; died on 16 Mar 1533 in Calais, France; was buried in Calais, France.

  2. 5.  Joan Bourgchier Descendancy chart to this point (3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) died on 7 Oct 1470.

    Joan married Henry Neville about 1467. Henry (son of George Neville and Elizabeth Beauchamp) was born in in of Isenhampstead, Buckinghamshire, England; died on 26 Jul 1469 in Edgecote Moor, Northamptonshire, England; was buried in Beauchamp Chapel, Warwick, Warwickshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Richard Neville  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1468 in of Snape, Yorkshire, England; died before 28 Dec 1530 in Snape Castle, Yorkshire, England; was buried in Well, Yorkshire, England.


Generation: 5

  1. 6.  Margaret Bourchier Descendancy chart to this point (4.Humphrey4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) died between 20 Aug 1551 and 21 Jun 1552 in Layton, Essex, England.

    Notes:

    Margaret Bourchier was lady governess to the children of King Henry VIII of England, the future monarchs Mary I, Elizabeth I, and Edward VI, as well as the illegitimate Henry FitzRoy.

    Margaret married Thomas Bryan before 1495. Thomas (son of Thomas Bryan and Isabel) was born in in of St. John, Hampshire, England; died between 1 Oct 1508 and 30 Jan 1518. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. Elizabeth Bryan  Descendancy chart to this point died between 21 May 1546 and 17 Jul 1546; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

  2. 7.  John Bourchier Descendancy chart to this point (4.Humphrey4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) was born about 1467 in of West Horsley, Surrey, England; died on 16 Mar 1533 in Calais, France; was buried in Calais, France.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 19 Mar 1533, Calais, France

    Notes:

    2nd Baron Berners. Lieutenant of Calais from 1520 on. Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1524. On commission from Henry VIII he made English translations of Froissart's Chronicles, the Golden Book of Marcus Aurelius, the History of Arthur of Lyttel Brytaine, and the romance Huon of Bordeaux.

    Summoned to Parliament between 14 Oct 1495 and 9 Aug 1529.

    "Berners was not present at the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520, as has been generally stated, but remained with the council in London." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    John married Katherine Howard before 13 May 1490. Katherine (daughter of John Howard and Margaret Chedworth) died on 12 Mar 1536. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. Jane Bourchier  Descendancy chart to this point died on 17 Feb 1562.

  3. 8.  Richard Neville Descendancy chart to this point (5.Joan4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) was born about 1468 in of Snape, Yorkshire, England; died before 28 Dec 1530 in Snape Castle, Yorkshire, England; was buried in Well, Yorkshire, England.

    Notes:

    Fought alongside the King against the rebels at the battle of Stoke, 1487. Summoned to Parliament by writ from 12 Aug 1491 to 3 Nov 1529. Fought at Flodden Field in 1513.

    Doubly descended from Edward III, through his great-great grandfathers John of Gaunt (on his father's side) and Thomas of Woodstock (on his mother's).

    Richard married Anne Stafford about 1483. Anne (daughter of Humphrey Stafford and Katherine Fray) was buried in Well, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 11. Margaret Neville  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Mar 1495.


Generation: 6

  1. 9.  Elizabeth Bryan Descendancy chart to this point (6.Margaret5, 4.Humphrey4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) died between 21 May 1546 and 17 Jul 1546; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

    Notes:

    Elizabeth Bryan was vice-chamberlain to Catherine of Aragon, an office also held by her father, and a reputed mistress of Henry VIII. Following her husband's death, she was reduced to penury. Some of their former property eventually wound up in the Darcy family.

    Elizabeth married Nicholas Carew in Dec 1514. Nicholas (son of Richard Carew and Malyn Oxenbridge) was born before 1496; died on 3 Mar 1540 in Tower Hill, London, England; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 12. Mary Carew  Descendancy chart to this point was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

  2. 10.  Jane Bourchier Descendancy chart to this point (7.John5, 4.Humphrey4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) died on 17 Feb 1562.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1561

    Notes:

    Or Joan.

    Jane married Edmund Knyvet. Edmund (son of Edmund Knyvet and Eleanor Tyrrell) was born in 1490 in of Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England; died on 1 May 1539; was buried in Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. John Knyvet  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1517 in of Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England; died before 1556.

  3. 11.  Margaret Neville Descendancy chart to this point (8.Richard5, 5.Joan4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) was born on 9 Mar 1495.

    Margaret married Edward Willoughby after 22 Nov 1505. Edward (son of Robert Willoughby and Elizabeth Beauchamp) was born between 1491 and 1494 in of Alcester, Warwickshire, England; died in Nov 1517. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. Elizabeth Willoughby  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1512; died before 15 Nov 1562; was buried on 15 Nov 1562 in Alcester, Warwickshire, England.


Generation: 7

  1. 12.  Mary Carew Descendancy chart to this point (9.Elizabeth6, 6.Margaret5, 4.Humphrey4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

    Notes:

    Arthur Darcy and Mary Carew were both descendants of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, he as a 6Xgreat-grandson and she as a 5Xgreat-granddaughter. By those descents they were, to one another, sixth cousins once removed. But in fact they were slightly more closely related than that: fifth cousins once removed by shared descent from Ralph de Greystoke and Katherine Clifford, and fifth cousins twice removed by shared descent from John de Welle and Maud de Ros.

    Mary married Arthur Darcy. Arthur (son of Thomas Darcy and Dowsabel Tempest) was born about 1505 in of Brimham, Yorkshire, England; died on 3 Apr 1561; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 15. Henry Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Brimham, Yorkshire, England.
    2. 16. Thomas Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point died on 6 Nov 1605.
    3. 17. Edward Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1543 in of Dartford, Kent, England; died on 28 Oct 1612 in Dartford, Kent, England; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

  2. 13.  John Knyvet Descendancy chart to this point (10.Jane6, 7.John5, 4.Humphrey4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) was born about 1517 in of Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England; died before 1556.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Plumstead, Norfolk, England
    • Alternate death: Bef 1561

    John married Agnes Harcourt about 1538. Agnes (daughter of John Harcourt and Margaret Barantyne) died in 1578. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 18. Abigail Knyvet  Descendancy chart to this point died on 15 Dec 1623; was buried in Wacton, Norfolk, England.

  3. 14.  Elizabeth Willoughby Descendancy chart to this point (11.Margaret6, 8.Richard5, 5.Joan4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) was born about 1512; died before 15 Nov 1562; was buried on 15 Nov 1562 in Alcester, Warwickshire, England.

    Elizabeth married Fulk Greville before 11 Apr 1526. Fulk (son of Edward Greville and Anne Denton) was born in in of London, England; died on 10 Nov 1559; was buried in Alcester, Warwickshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 19. Katherine Greville  Descendancy chart to this point died in 1611; was buried in Bredon, Worcestershire, England.


Generation: 8

  1. 15.  Henry Darcy Descendancy chart to this point (12.Mary7, 9.Elizabeth6, 6.Margaret5, 4.Humphrey4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) was born in in of Brimham, Yorkshire, England.

    Henry married Katherine Tyrwhit. Katherine (daughter of Robert Tyrwhit and Elizabeth Oxenbridge) died in 1567. [Group Sheet]


  2. 16.  Thomas Darcy Descendancy chart to this point (12.Mary7, 9.Elizabeth6, 6.Margaret5, 4.Humphrey4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) died on 6 Nov 1605.

    Thomas married Elizabeth Conyers. [Group Sheet]


  3. 17.  Edward Darcy Descendancy chart to this point (12.Mary7, 9.Elizabeth6, 6.Margaret5, 4.Humphrey4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) was born about 1543 in of Dartford, Kent, England; died on 28 Oct 1612 in Dartford, Kent, England; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

    Notes:

    Edward Darcy was Groom of the Privy Chamber to Elizabeth I, 1583-1603. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1561, and was admitted at the Inner Temple in Nov 1561. Special ambassador to Francis, Duke of Anjou and William of Orange in 1583. Burgess (M.P.) for Truro, Cornwall, in 1584; justice of the peace in Kent from 1604 to his death.

    His lifelong cupidity appears to have been notable even by the standards of Elizabethan court society. From his entry in the History of Parliament: "In 1594 the attorney-general protested at the nomination of one Wiseman to the post of clerk of the outlawries, after Darcy had virtually put up the office for auction, and in 1600 the widow of Edward Denny petitioned against Darcy's attempt to obtain part of the proceeds of the sale of her late husband's office. He had little need, she wrote, 'to suck this small portion of her Majesty's favour from the hungry mouths of my children'. [...] His patent for searching and sealing leather, which he was granted in 1592 (or 1593), led him to commit 'such exactions and outrages as disquieted all England', and his privileges were first reduced (in 1595) and then (before May 1598) replaced by a new patent for the monopoly of importing and manufacturing playing cards." Sometime between then and 1602, Darcy sued Thomas Allin (also spelled Allain, Allein, Allen, etc.), haberdasher of London, for infringing on his playing-card patent. In what came to be regarded as a landmark case in English law, known to history as the "Case of Monopolies," the King's Bench ultimately ruled against Darcy, declaring his patent void because monopolies are ultimately damaging to the public good. The arguments set forth in the verdict were later much quoted in the various deliberations leading to the creation of modern antitrust and competition law.

    His loss in court can't have broken his stride too badly; he was knighted the next year, on 23 Apr 1603, and retired to live the comfortable life of a wealthy man.

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    Edward Darcy (1543-1612) = Elizabeth Astley
    Robert Darcy = Grace Reddish
    Edward Darcy = Elizabeth Stanhope [1]
    Katherine Darcy (d. 1713) = Erasmus Phillips (d. 1697) [2] [3]
    Elizabeth Phillips (b. abt 1664) = John Shorter [4]
    Catherine Shorter (1682-1737) = Robert Walpole (1676-1745) [5]
    Horace Walpole (1717-1797)

    [1] Daughter of Philip Stanhope, 1st Earl of Chesterfield.

    [2] Erasmus Phillips and Katherine Darcy were parents of Sir John Phillips of Pembrokeshire, a leading Welsh social and religious reformer.

    [3] Through his mother, Elizabeth Dryden, Erasmus Phillips was a first cousin of the poet John Dryden, a second cousin once removed to Jonathan Swift, and a first cousin once removed to Mrs. Ann Marbury Hutchinson, the antinomian religious reformer who was famously cast out of the early Massachusetts Bay colony.

    [4] John Shorter was a son of John Shorter (1625-1688), Lord Mayor of London.

    [5] Robert Walpole is generally considered to have been the first Prime Minister of England in the modern sense.

    Edward married Elizabeth Astley. (daughter of Thomas Astley and Mary Denny) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 20. Robert Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Dartford, Kent, England; died before 1632.
    2. 21. Isabella Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1600; died between 29 May 1668 and 4 Aug 1669.

  4. 18.  Abigail Knyvet Descendancy chart to this point (13.John7, 10.Jane6, 7.John5, 4.Humphrey4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) died on 15 Dec 1623; was buried in Wacton, Norfolk, England.

    Abigail married Martin Sedley in 1577. Martin (son of Martin Sedley and Elizabeth Mounteney) was born about 1531 in of Morley, Norfolk, England; died about 1609; was buried on 10 Feb 1610 in St. Peter's Chapel, Morley, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 22. Muriel Sedley  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 20 Apr 1583 in Morley, Norfolk, England; died on 22 Aug 1661 in Letton, Norfolk, England; was buried in Letton, Norfolk, England.

  5. 19.  Katherine Greville Descendancy chart to this point (14.Elizabeth7, 11.Margaret6, 8.Richard5, 5.Joan4, 3.Margery3, 2.Richard2, 1.James1) died in 1611; was buried in Bredon, Worcestershire, England.

    Katherine married Giles Reade. Giles (son of William Reade and Katherine Rowdon) was born about 1541 in of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England; died in 1611; was buried in Bredon, Worcestershire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 23. Elizabeth Reade  Descendancy chart to this point died before 16 May 1631.