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Eadnoth

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Eadnoth died in 1068 in Bleadon, Somerset, England.

    Notes:

    "Eadnoth the Staller (d. 1068), landowner and administrator, is addressed in a writ of Edward the Confessor, relating to Hampshire and dated between 1053 and 1066; his attestation is also found on two spurious charters for 1065 and he was probably at the beginning of his career in the 1060s. Stallers were members of the royal household and Eadnoth is elsewhere identified as the Confessor's steward; he seems also to have served as a royal justice. He continued in the service of Harold II and then of William I until he was killed in 1068 at Bleadon at the head of a force defending Somerset against an invasion by the sons of Harold." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    Eadnoth married . Unknown [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Harding fitz Eadnoth  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1060; died after 1125.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Harding fitz Eadnoth Descendancy chart to this point (1.Eadnoth1) was born about 1060; died after 1125.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1140

    Notes:

    Also called Harding de Meriet. Justice itinerant in 1096.

    "Robert [fitz Harding]'s father appears in the Domesday survey as a Somerset landlord in possession of thegnland and may have had a house on Baldwin Street in Bristol." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, entry on his son Robert fitz Harding]

    "Harding son of Eadnoth [...] by 1086 was a substantial landowner in Somerset, probably by virtue of service to the king; he was a royal justice in the time of William II and was still living in the early 1120s. Harding's Somerset lands went to his son, Nicholas of Meriott; another son was Robert fitz Harding, the Bristol burgess and founder of the second house of Berkeley." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, entry on his father Eadnoth the Staller]

    Harding married . Unknown [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 3. Nicholas Fitz Harding de Meriet  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Merriott, Chard, Somerset, England; died about 1170.
    2. 4. Robert fitz Harding  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Bristol, England; died in 1169; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Nicholas Fitz Harding de Meriet Descendancy chart to this point (2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born in in of Merriott, Chard, Somerset, England; died about 1170.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1171

    Nicholas married . Unknown [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Henry de Meriet  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Merriott, Chard, Somerset, England; died before 1192.

  2. 4.  Robert fitz Harding Descendancy chart to this point (2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born in in of Bristol, England; died in 1169; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 5 Feb 1171

    Notes:

    Founded, in 1141, the Abbey of St. Augustine in Bristol, of which he later became a canon. J. Horace Round observed that he was one of the few Anglo-Saxon nobles to successfully integrate with the Norman nobility, if not the only one.

    "Robert FitzHarding, who 'may bee called Robert the Devout,' s. of Harding, said to have been a merchant of Bristol, and of great wealth and influence, received from Henry of Anjou, in 1153 or 1154, shortly before his accession as Henry II, a grant (among others) of the Castle and 'herness' of Berkeley (as above mentioned) which was confirmed by the said Henry when King, probably in (1155) the first year of his reign, whereby he the said Robert (doubtless) became feudal Lord of Berkeley. In 1168 he entertained, at Bristol, Dermot Mac Murrough, King of Leinster, on his arrival to solicit succour from Henry II. He founded, in 1141, the Abbey of St. Augustine, at Bristol, of which he afterwards became a canon. He m. Eve. He d. 5 Feb. 1170/1, aged about 75. His wife, who founded a priory of nuns on St. Michael's hill, Bristol, whereof she d. Prioress 12 Mar. 1170, was bur. with her husband." [Complete Peerage II:124-25]

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

    The persistent claim that Robert served as the borough's reeve is without foundation. Local tradition aptly described him as a Bristol burgess and merchant. His great stone house stood on High Street near Frome Bridge. He engaged in the Bristol land market and was landlord of properties in at least four other urban locations. He also may have been involved in Bristol's trade with Dublin.

    As a financier Robert numbered among his clients Henry FitzEmpress (during the civil war against King Stephen) and St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester. However, the scope of his land dealings went far beyond the limits of Bristol. [...] Robert's role as a proprietary land developer is evident in the charter of liberties he granted to settlers in the borough he established in Bedminster. In keeping with the trend in monastic piety and the stature he had achieved in Bristol by the early 1140s, he founded during that decade St Augustine's Abbey on his Billeswick property.

    Further social and tenurial enhancement came from patronage Robert received from Henry FitzEmpress both before and after Henry became king, almost certainly as a reward for Robert's financial backing during the war against King Stephen (1135–54). [...] Before the death of Robert, earl of Gloucester, in 1147 Robert's prominence must have led the earl to include him as an honorial familiaris (follower or companion) at his courts held at Bristol, a role he continued to enjoy under Earl Robert's heir, William (d. 1183). Then came a series of ducal and royal grants from Henry FitzEmpress, datable to 1153/4 and 1154/5, and a marriage treaty Henry sanctioned, which are recorded in a remarkable series of original charters preserved in the Berkeley Castle muniments. [...]

    In spite of Henry II's early favour, Robert never became one of his intimates. His importance remained local and regional. But in this capacity he twice provided hospitality at Bristol for the king of Leinster, Diarmait mac Murchada, during his mission of 1166–7 to enlist Anglo-Normans, notably Richard de Clare, to campaign for him in Ireland; and it is possible that Robert played some role in bringing together Clare and the Irish king.

    Robert married Eva. Eva died on 12 Mar 1170; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Maurice fitz Robert fitz Harding  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died on 16 Jun 1190; was buried in Brenford, Middlesex, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 5.  Henry de Meriet Descendancy chart to this point (3.Nicholas3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born in in of Merriott, Chard, Somerset, England; died before 1192.

    Henry married . Unknown [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Nicholas de Meriet  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Merriott, Chard, Somerset, England; died before 1229.

  2. 6.  Maurice fitz Robert fitz Harding Descendancy chart to this point (4.Robert3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born in in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died on 16 Jun 1190; was buried in Brenford, Middlesex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1120, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

    Notes:

    Justice itinerant in Gloucester, 1190. He enlarged the castle of Berkeley, which gave its name to his descendants.

    "Maurice FitzRobert FitzHarding, otherwise de Berkeley, feudal Lord of Berkeley, s. and h., who "may bee called Maurice the Make Peace," b. about 1120, in Bristol, received (at the same date as his father) a confirmation of the grant of Berkeley from Henry II, in 1155, and again 30 Oct. 1189 from Queen Eleanor, Regent to her son Richard I. In 1190 he was Justice Itinerant in co. Gloucester. He enlarged the Castle of Berkeley, which thenceforth became the chief seat of, and gave name to, the family. He m., in 1153 or 1154, at Bristol, Alice, 1st da. (but not h. or coh.) of his dispossessed predecessor, Roger de Berkeley, feudal Lord of Dursley (formerly "fermer" of Berkeley), with whom he had the manor of Slimbridge, as by agreement between their respective fathers. He d. 16 June 1190, and was bur. in the church of Brentford, Midx. His widow d. at an 'extreame old age.'" [Complete Peerage II:125-26]

    "[I]n 1153 [the future Henry II] sanctioned, if not arranged, a marriage between Maurice and Alice, the daughter of the dispossessed Gloucestershire tenant-in-chief and lord of Berkeley, Roger. The agreement between Robert and Roger, which was formalized in Robert's Bristol house in Henry's presence, also provided for the transfer of additional Berkeley land to Maurice. Its terms created through Maurice, Alice, and their heirs the second house of Berkeley with relentless determination: should Robert's son or Roger's daughter die before the nuptials, their places would be taken by their respective brothers and sisters so long as the supply would last." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    Maurice married Alice de Berkeley between 1153 and 1154 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. (daughter of Roger III de Berkeley) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Maud fitz Maurice  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 9. Thomas de Berkeley  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1170; died on 29 Nov 1243; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.


Generation: 5

  1. 7.  Nicholas de Meriet Descendancy chart to this point (5.Henry4, 3.Nicholas3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born in in of Merriott, Chard, Somerset, England; died before 1229.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1229

    Notes:

    Justice in Dorset and Somerset.

    Nicholas married Agatha. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. Hugh de Meriet  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Merriott, Chard, Somerset, England; died before 8 Apr 1236.

  2. 8.  Maud fitz Maurice Descendancy chart to this point (6.Maurice4, 4.Robert3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1)

    Notes:

    Also called Maud de Berkeley.

    Maud married Elias III Giffard. Elias (son of Elias II Giffard and Bertha de Clifford) was born in in of Elston in Orcheston St. George, Wiltshire, England; died before 29 Sep 1190. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 11. Osbert Giffard  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Winterbourne Houghton, Dorset, England; died about 1237.

  3. 9.  Thomas de Berkeley Descendancy chart to this point (6.Maurice4, 4.Robert3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born about 1170; died on 29 Nov 1243; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

    Thomas married Joan de Somery about 1217. Joan (daughter of Ralph de Somery and Margaret le Gras) died after 1273. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 12. Maurice de Berkeley  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1218 in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died on 4 Apr 1281; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.


Generation: 6

  1. 10.  Hugh de Meriet Descendancy chart to this point (7.Nicholas5, 5.Henry4, 3.Nicholas3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born in in of Merriott, Chard, Somerset, England; died before 8 Apr 1236.

    Hugh married Isabel. Isabel died after 1230. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. Nicholas de Meriet  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Merriott, Chard, Somerset, England; died about 1258.

  2. 11.  Osbert Giffard Descendancy chart to this point (8.Maud5, 6.Maurice4, 4.Robert3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born in in of Winterbourne Houghton, Dorset, England; died about 1237.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 17 Oct 1237

    Notes:

    Or Osbern. "Joined the Barons against King John and was taken prisoner at Rochester Castle in 1215." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz]

    Osbert married Isabel de Bokland before 4 Jan 1226. Isabel (daughter of Alan de Bokland and Alice Murdac) died before 8 Jul 1242. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. John Giffard le Boef  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1235 in of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England; died about 1300.

  3. 12.  Maurice de Berkeley Descendancy chart to this point (9.Thomas5, 6.Maurice4, 4.Robert3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born in 1218 in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died on 4 Apr 1281; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

    Notes:

    Also called "Maurice the Resolute." Joined the barons against the king in 1264.

    Maurice married Isabel fitz Richard before 12 Jul 1247. Isabel (daughter of Richard fitz Roy and Rohese de Douvres) died on 7 Jul 1276; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 15. Thomas de Berkeley  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died on 23 Jul 1321 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.


Generation: 7

  1. 13.  Nicholas de Meriet Descendancy chart to this point (10.Hugh6, 7.Nicholas5, 5.Henry4, 3.Nicholas3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born in in of Merriott, Chard, Somerset, England; died about 1258.

    Nicholas married Elizabeth. Elizabeth died after 1266. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 16. John I de Meriet  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Jul 1242 in of Merriott, Chard, Somerset, England; died in 1284.

  2. 14.  John Giffard le Boef Descendancy chart to this point (11.Osbert6, 8.Maud5, 6.Maurice4, 4.Robert3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born about 1235 in of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England; died about 1300.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Buckinghamshire, 1296. "He acquired Twyford Manor in the confiscations which followed the defeat and death of Earl Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham in 1265." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

    John married . Unknown [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 17. John Giffard le Boef  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1270 in of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England; died after 30 Mar 1328.

  3. 15.  Thomas de Berkeley Descendancy chart to this point (12.Maurice6, 9.Thomas5, 6.Maurice4, 4.Robert3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born in in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died on 23 Jul 1321 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

    Notes:

    At the Battle of Evesham when underage; a lifelong soldier thereafter. Summoned to Parliament by writ, 24 Jun 1295 - 15 May 1321. Vice-Constable of England, 1297. Fought at Falkirk; Carlaverock; taken prisoner at Bannockburn. Embassy to France, 1296, and to Clement V, 1307.

    Thomas married Joan de Ferrers in 1267. Joan (daughter of William de Ferrers and Margaret de Quincy) died on 19 Mar 1310; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 18. Maurice de Berkeley  Descendancy chart to this point was born between 1271 and 1281 in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died on 21 May 1326 in Wallingford Castle, Oxfordshire, England; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.


Generation: 8

  1. 16.  John I de Meriet Descendancy chart to this point (13.Nicholas7, 10.Hugh6, 7.Nicholas5, 5.Henry4, 3.Nicholas3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born on 17 Jul 1242 in of Merriott, Chard, Somerset, England; died in 1284.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1285

    John married Ela. Ela died after 1301. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 19. John II de Meriet  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Apr 1276 in of Merriott, Chard, Somerset, England; died before 27 Mar 1308.

  2. 17.  John Giffard le Boef Descendancy chart to this point (14.John7, 11.Osbert6, 8.Maud5, 6.Maurice4, 4.Robert3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born about 1270 in of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England; died after 30 Mar 1328.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1330

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Buckinghamshire, 28 Sep 1315.

    John married Alexandra de Gardinis about 1300. Alexandra (daughter of Thomas de Gardinis) died before 1328. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 20. John Giffard  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1301 in of Twyford, Buckinghamshire, England; died on 25 Jan 1369.

  3. 18.  Maurice de Berkeley Descendancy chart to this point (15.Thomas7, 12.Maurice6, 9.Thomas5, 6.Maurice4, 4.Robert3, 2.Harding2, 1.Eadnoth1) was born between 1271 and 1281 in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died on 21 May 1326 in Wallingford Castle, Oxfordshire, England; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Apr 1271, of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
    • Alternate birth: Apr 1281, of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
    • Alternate death: 31 May 1326, Wallingford Castle, Oxfordshire, England

    Notes:

    Warden of Gloucester; Captain of Berwick-upon-Tweed; Chief Justice of South Wales; Seneschal of Aquitaine. Present at the siege of Caerlaverock, July 1300. He was summoned to Parliament from 16 Aug 1308 to 15 May 1321 by writs directed Mauricio de Bekeleye.

    He joined Thomas, earl of Lancaster, in the rebellion against Edward II and the Despensers. He was given letters of safe-conduct which, he believed, would allow him to go to the king and confer with him; in fact, he was arrested and taken to Wallingford Castle, where after five years of imprisonment he died.

    Maurice married Eve la Zouche. Eve (daughter of Eudes la Zouche and Milicent de Cantelowe) died on 5 Dec 1314; was buried in Portbury, Somerset, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 21. Isabel de Berkeley  Descendancy chart to this point died on 25 Jul 1362.
    2. 22. Milicent de Berkeley  Descendancy chart to this point died after 1321.
    3. 23. Thomas de Berkeley  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1296 in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died on 27 Oct 1361; was buried in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.