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Thomas de Berkeley

Male Abt 1296 - 1361  (~ 65 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Thomas de Berkeley was born about 1296 in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England (son of Maurice de Berkeley and Eve la Zouche); died on 27 Oct 1361; was buried in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.

    Notes:

    He was summoned to Parliament by writs from 14 Jun 1329 to 20 Nov 1360.

    "Knighted before 1322; fought at the battle of Boroughbridge, 16 Mar 1322 and there taken prisoner. Imprisoned in Pevensey Castle until his release, 16 Oct 1326, and on 4 Apr 1327, was made Joint Custodian of the deposed King, Edward II, whom he 'curteously received' the next day at Berkeley Castle, but when he was commanded to deliver his custody over to his fellow custodians, he departed 'with heavy cheere perceiving what violence was intended.' He was tried by a jury of 12 Knights, without protest in 1330/1 as an accessory to the murder of the deposed King, but was acquitted. Fought in Scotland, 1328; Marshal of the English army in France, 1340; Captain of the Scottish Marches, 1342; Warden and Chief Justice in Eyre, south of Trent, 1345-1348." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

    Thomas married Margaret de Mortimer between 10 May 1319 and 28 Aug 1329. Margaret (daughter of Roger de Mortimer and Joan de Geneville) died on 5 May 1337; was buried in St. Augustine's, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Maurice de Berkeley was born about 1330; died on 3 Jun 1368 in Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.

    Thomas married Katherine de Clivedon on 30 May 1347 in Charfield, Gloucestershire, England. Katherine (daughter of John de Clivedon and Emma) died on 13 Mar 1386; was buried in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. John Berkeley was born on 23 Jan 1352 in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, England; died on 5 Mar 1428.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Maurice de Berkeley was born between 1271 and 1281 in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England (son of Thomas de Berkeley and Joan de Ferrers); 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] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Eve la Zouche (daughter of Eudes la Zouche and Milicent de Cantelowe); died on 5 Dec 1314; was buried in Portbury, Somerset, England.
    Children:
    1. Isabel de Berkeley died on 25 Jul 1362.
    2. Milicent de Berkeley died after 1321.
    3. Maurice de Berkeley was born in in of Uley, Gloucestershire, England; died on 12 Feb 1347.
    4. 1. Thomas de Berkeley was born about 1296 in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died on 27 Oct 1361; was buried in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas de Berkeley was born in in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England (son of Maurice de Berkeley and Isabel fitz Richard); 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] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Joan de Ferrers (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.
    Children:
    1. 2. Maurice de Berkeley 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.

  3. 6.  Eudes la Zouche was born in in of Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England (son of Roger la Zouche and Margaret Biset); died between 25 Apr 1279 and 25 Jun 1279.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1232, of Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire, England
    • Alternate death: Between 28 Apr 1279 and 25 Jun 1279
    • Alternate death: 1289

    Notes:

    In this 2010 post to SGM, Douglas Richardson notes that most historical reference works before 1900 placed this Eudes la Zouche a generation later, as a younger son of Alan la Zouche and his wife Ellen de Quincy. Richardson further notes that some descendants of this Eudes la Zouche included Quincy arms among their quarterings, presumably because they believed themselves to be descended from Ellen. But Complete Peerage volume 12 (2) (1959) places Eudes as a younger brother, not a son, of Alan la Zouche, like him a son of Sir Roger la Zouche and his wife Margaret. Citing a 1262 Patent Rolls entry that refers to "Eudo la Zouche, brother of the said Alan," and noting that the record shows Eudes to have been continually active from 1251 to 1279, Richardson goes on to argue that Complete Peerage was in fact correct.

    Note also that the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ("Zouche [de la Zouche] family, magnates") agrees with this placement of Eudes la Zouche.

    "As a younger son Eudo sought advancement through royal service, which he had already entered before 1254 when he escorted Queen Eleanor to join Henry III in Gascony. He associated with the Lord Edward in the late 1250s when he acted as witness to the prince's charters. Furthermore, during disturbances in the Welsh marches in 1262 he was entrusted with the defence of Edward's castles in Cheshire. Eudo's continuing support for the royal cause in the barons' war is suggested by his summons in arms to the king at Windsor in 1263. Royal service notwithstanding it was Eudo's marriage in 1268 to Millicent (d. 1299), widow of John de Montalt and sister and coheir of Sir George de Cantilupe (1251–1273), which established the family's landed fortune." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    Regarding the date of his marriage to Millicent de Cantelow, Patricia Junkin says here that he "was married to Millicent Cantilupo by 1262 when he is given livery of her lands, including Baseford."

    In a post to SGM on 22 Feb 2017, Douglas Richardson notes that "Eudes la Zouche and his brother, Henry la Zouche, served as manucaptors (or sureties) for their niece, Joyce, daughter and heiress of William la Zouche, in 1272-3. Reference: LTR Memoranda Rolls, E368no46, image 2128 (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/E1/E368no46/IMG_2128.htm). For evidence that Henry la Zouche was the brother of William la Zouche, see Jenkinson & Formoy, Select Cases in the Exchequer of Pleas (Selden Soc. 48) (1932): 80–81."

    This couple were ancestors of President Rutherford B. Hayes.

    Eudes married Milicent de Cantelowe before 24 Mar 1269. Milicent (daughter of William III de Cantelowe and Eve de Briouze) died before 7 Jan 1299. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Milicent de Cantelowe (daughter of William III de Cantelowe and Eve de Briouze); died before 7 Jan 1299.

    Notes:

    Also known as Milicent de Mohaut or Millicent de Monte Alto, after her first husband John de Mohaut, who was also called John de Monte Alto.

    CP I:23, footnote (a): George de Cantelou's heirs to the honor of Abergavenny "were his sister Millicent, then of full age and wife of Eudes la Zouche, and his nephew John, the next owner of Abergavenny."

    Children:
    1. Eleanor la Zouche
    2. 3. Eve la Zouche died on 5 Dec 1314; was buried in Portbury, Somerset, England.
    3. William la Zouche was born on 18 Dec 1276 in Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England; died on 11 Mar 1352.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Maurice de Berkeley was born in 1218 in of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England (son of Thomas de Berkeley and Joan de Somery); 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] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Isabel fitz Richard (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.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 7 Jul 1277

    Children:
    1. 4. Thomas de Berkeley 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.

  3. 10.  William de Ferrers was born about 1193 in of Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England (son of William de Ferrers and Agnes of Chester); died on 24 Mar 1254 in Evington, Leicestershire, England; was buried on 31 Mar 1254 in Merevale Abbey, Warwickshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 28 Mar 1254, Evington, Leicestershire, England

    Notes:

    Earl of Derby. Constable of Bolsover Castle.

    Died of injuries sustained when he was thrown from a chariot crossing a bridge at St. Neots in Cambridgeshire.

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    So to start with, Sir William de Ferrers, 5th Earl of Derby, born 1193, helpfully had two daughters named Agnes de Ferrers.

    The first Agnes de Ferrers, by Sir William's first wife Sybil Marshal, was born about 1222 and married William de Vescy (b. bef. 16 May 1205).

    The second Agnes de Ferrers, by Sir William's second wife Margaret de Quincy, was born about 1252 and married Sir Robert de Muscegros (b. abt. 1252).

    But that's not all!

    Sir William also had two daughters named Joan de Ferrers.

    Again (you're starting to get the idea by now), the first Joan de Ferrers, by Sir William's first wife Sybil Marshal, was born about 1233 and married, first Sir John de Mohun (b. abt. 1227, d. bef. 1254), and second, Sir Robert de Aguillon (b. 15 Feb 1235/36).

    The second Joan de Ferrers, by Sir William's second wife Margaret de Quincy, was born in 1245 and married Thomas de Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley (b. 1245).

    This second pair of Joans is made even more hilarious by the existence of yet a third Joan de Ferrers, contemporary to the other two, born abt. 1256 to a completely different William de Ferrers, the one born c. 1225, of Bere Ferrers, Tavistock, Devon.

    I'm sure they all got together regularly to laugh about how aggravating this would be to people seven hundred years in the future.

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    As a final piece of genealogical curiosa, Eleanor de Ferrers, youngest daughter of William de Ferrers by his first wife, married Roger de Quincy, father of William de Ferrers' second wife Roger de Quincy, thus rendering Eleanor de Ferrers and Margaret de Quincy one another's stepmothers.

    William married Margaret de Quincy before 1239. Margaret (daughter of Roger de Quincy and Helen of Galloway) was born before 1223; died before 12 Mar 1281. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Margaret de Quincy was born before 1223 (daughter of Roger de Quincy and Helen of Galloway); died before 12 Mar 1281.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1294

    Children:
    1. 5. Joan de Ferrers died on 19 Mar 1310; was buried in Abbey Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.
    2. Robert de Ferrers was born about 1239; died about 1279; was buried in St. Thomas Priory, Staffordshire, England.
    3. William de Ferrers was born about 1240 in of Groby, Leicestershire, England; died before 20 Dec 1287.

  5. 12.  Roger la Zouche was born about 1175 in of Black Torrington, Devon, England (son of Alan la Zouche and Alice de Belmeis); died before 14 May 1238.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 1178, of Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire, England

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Devonshire 1228-31. A witness to Henry III's confirmation of Magna Carta.

    Roger married Margaret Biset. Margaret (daughter of Henry Biset and (Unknown first wife of Henry Biset)) was born in in of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England; died after 15 Aug 1232. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Margaret Biset was born in in of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England (daughter of Henry Biset and (Unknown first wife of Henry Biset)); died after 15 Aug 1232.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1232
    • Alternate death: Bef 14 May 1238

    Children:
    1. Alan la Zouche was born in in of Molton, Devon, England; died on 10 Aug 1270.
    2. 6. Eudes la Zouche was born in in of Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England; died between 25 Apr 1279 and 25 Jun 1279.
    3. William la Zouche was born in in of King's Nympton, Devon, England; died before 3 Feb 1272.
    4. Lorette la Zouche
    5. Alice la Zouche

  7. 14.  William III de Cantelowe was born in in of Calne, Wiltshire, England (son of William II de Cantelowe and Milicent de Gournay); died on 25 Sep 1254 in Calstone, Wiltshire, England; was buried on 30 Sep 1254 in Studley Priory, Warwickshire, England.

    William married Eve de Briouze before 1241. Eve (daughter of William de Briouze and Eve Marshal) died between 20 Jul 1255 and 28 Jul 1255. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Eve de Briouze (daughter of William de Briouze and Eve Marshal); died between 20 Jul 1255 and 28 Jul 1255.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 28 Jul 1255

    Notes:

    "Eve de Briouze, da. and coh., heiress of Abergavenny. She m., after 25 July 1238 (when his father, William de C., obtained her wardship and marriage together with the custody of Abergavenny and the other lands falling to her share), and before 15 Feb. 1247/8, William de Cantelou, of Calne, Wilts, and Aston Cantlow, co. Warwick. He d. at Calstone, Wilts, 25, and was bur. 30 Sep. 1254, at Studley Priory, co. Warwick. Writ of extent 15 Oct. 1254. She d. in 1255, about 20 and before 28 July." [Complete Peerage I:22-23]

    Children:
    1. Joan de Cantelowe was born in in of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales; died after 1269.
    2. 7. Milicent de Cantelowe died before 7 Jan 1299.
    3. George de Cantelowe was born on 29 Mar 1252 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales; died on 18 Oct 1273.