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William Berkeley

Male Abt 1436 - 1501  (~ 65 years)

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  • Name William Berkeley 
    Born Abt 1436  of Weoley in Northfield, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1501  [1
    Person ID I34112  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2021 

    Father Maurice Berkeley,   b. 2 Feb 1401, of Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1464  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Ellen Montfort 
    Married Bef 1428  [1
    Family ID F20080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Stafford,   d. Aft 1502 
    +1. Anne Berkeley,   d. Aft 1502
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F20079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sheriff of Gloucestershire 1484-85. Knight of the shire for Worcestershire.

      He fought for Richard III at Bosworth in 1485, and in the wake of that defeat he was attainted, 7 Nov 1485, and all his estates declared forfeit. The following year the new king, Henry VII, granted what had been William's manor of Northfield, Worcestershire to the king's uncle Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford. In 1489 William was restored in blood, and granted the reversion of Northfield after the death of Jasper Tudor. Despite this, when Jasper died in 1495, the king took possession of Northfield.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.