Berkeley Family Genealogy
Berkeley Family Genealogy

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1. Eadnoth of Denmark - was born about 1030, lived in England and died in 1068 .

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i.  Prince Harding of Denmark was born about 1060, lived in Gloucestershire, England and died after 1125 while living in Baldwinstreet, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England . See #2. below.
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2. Prince Harding of Denmark - was born about 1060, lived in Gloucestershire, England and died after 1125 while living in Baldwinstreet, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England . He was the son of Eadnoth of Denmark.
Prince Harding married Livida. Livida was born about 1073.
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i.  Robert "The Devout" FitzHarding was born about 1095/1096 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England and died on 5 Feb 1170/1171 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England and was buried in Monastery, St. Augustine, Gloucestershire, England . See #3. below.
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3. Robert "The Devout" FitzHarding - was born about 1095/1096 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England and died on 5 Feb 1170/1171 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England and was buried in Monastery, St. Augustine, Gloucestershire, England . He was the son of Prince Harding of Denmark.
Robert married Prioress Eve Fitzestmond about 1119 while living in England. Prioress Eve was born about 1099, lived in Gloucestershire, England. She was the daughter of Godiva de Normandie. She died on 12 Mar 1170 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England and was buried in Monastery, St. Augustine, Gloucestershire, England .
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i.  Maurice FitzHarding was born in 1120 in Bristol, Gloucester, England and died on 16 Jun 1190 in Bristol, Gloucester, England . See #4. below.
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4. Maurice FitzHarding - also known as: The Make Peace - was born in 1120 in Bristol, Gloucester, England and died on 16 Jun 1190 in Bristol, Gloucester, England . He was the son of Robert "The Devout" FitzHarding and Prioress Eve Fitzestmond.
Maurice married Alice de Berkeley in 1153/1154 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Alice was born about 1135, lived in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. She was the daughter of Roger de Berkeley III. She died after 16 Jun 1190 in Bristol, Gloucester, England .

Maurice - In 1153 completed Berkeley Castle, by the Severn Estuary, at the command of Henry II, and ever since it has been the home of the Berkeley family.
 
This is one of England's oldest families who have given their name to numerous locations all over the world, from Berkeley Square in London to Berkeley Hundred in Virginia and Berkeley University in California. This ancient castle has been preserved and gradually transformed from a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home with a wealth of treasures, paintings by English and Dutch masters, tapestries, furniture of an interesting diversity, silver and porcelain. Highlights of the castle are the massive Norman Keep with the Dungeon and the cell where King Edward II was murdered in 1327, the Picture Gallery, the Dining Room, the medieval Buttery and Kitchens, the Historic Great Hall and the magnificent State Apartments.
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i.  Maud Fitzharding de Berkeley was born about 1160, lived in Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England.
Maud married Elias Helias Giffard about 1177 while living in Gloucestershire, England. Elias was born about 1145, lived in Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England. He was the son of Elias Giffard and Berta Clifford. He died in 1190 .
See de Bolebec family for children.
ii.  Thomas de Berkeley was born in 1170, lived in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England and died on 29 Nov 1243 in Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England and was buried in St Augustine Aby, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England . See #5. below.
Image of Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle


Gloucestershire, England
Where King Edward II was Murdered

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5. Thomas de Berkeley - was born in 1170, lived in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England and died on 29 Nov 1243 in Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England and was buried in St Augustine Aby, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England . He was the son of Maurice FitzHarding and Alice de Berkeley.
Thomas married Joan de Somery. Joan was born about 1195, lived in Gloucestershire, England. She was the daughter of Ralph de Somery and Margaret Fitzgilbert. She died on 22 May 1276 and was buried in Monastery, St Augustines, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England .
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i.  Maurice "The Resolute" de Berkeley was born about 1218, lived in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England and died on 4 Apr 1281 in Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England and was buried in St Augustine Aby, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England . See #6. below.
ii.  Lord Walter de Berkeley was born about 1136. See #7. below.
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6. Maurice "The Resolute" de Berkeley - was born about 1218, lived in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England and died on 4 Apr 1281 in Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England and was buried in St Augustine Aby, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England . He was the son of Thomas de Berkeley and Joan de Somery.
Maurice married Isabella de Chilham about 1242. Isabella was born about 1218, lived in Chilham Castle, Kent, England. She was the daughter of Richard Fitzroy and Rohsia (Rose) de Dover. She died on 7 Jul 1276/1277 and was buried in St Augustine Aby, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England .
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i.  Thomas "The Wise" de Berkeley was born in 1245 in Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England and died on 7 Jul 1321 in St Augustine Aby, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England . See #8. below.
7. Lord Walter de Berkeley - was born about 1136. He is the son of Thomas de Berkeley and Joan de Somery.



Lord Walter - Lord of Redcastle.
 
"Such was the Scotland where, at the close of the 12th century, a cadet of the Baliols established himself. Among the Normans who went into Scotland in the middle of that century was Walter de Berkeley, apparently a cadet of the first or Norman house of Berkeley in Gloucestershire on the Welsh Marches." ("The Baliols in Picardy, England and Scotland", by G. Andrews Moriarty, in NEHGR, Oct. 1952, pages 273-290.
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i.  Agnes de Berkeley was born in 1170.
Agnes married Lord Ingram de Baliol. Lord Ingram was born in 1175 in Tours-en-Vimeu, Picardy, France. He was the son of Bernard de Baliol II and Agnes Pincheni. He died about 1244 .
See de Balliol family for children.
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8. Thomas "The Wise" de Berkeley - was born in 1245 in Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England and died on 7 Jul 1321 in St Augustine Aby, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England . He was the son of Maurice "The Resolute" de Berkeley and Isabella de Chilham.

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i.  Maurice "The Magnanimous" de Berkeley was born Apr 1271/1281 in Gloucestershire, England and died on 31 May 1326 in Castle Wallingford, England . See #9. below.
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9. Maurice "The Magnanimous" de Berkeley - was born Apr 1271/1281 in Gloucestershire, England and died on 31 May 1326 in Castle Wallingford, England . He was the son of Thomas "The Wise" de Berkeley.
Maurice married Eve le Zouche in 1289. Eve was born about 1282. She was the daughter of Eon (Eudes) le Zouche and Milicent de Cantlupe. She died in 1314 .
  Then Maurice married Isabel de Clare. Isabel was born about 1260. She is the daughter of Sir Gilbert "The Red Earl" de Clare and Alice de Lusignan.
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i.  Thomas "The Rich" de Berkeley was born in 1293 in Gloucestershire, England and died on 27 Oct 1361 in Gloucestershire, England . See #10. below.
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10. Thomas "The Rich" de Berkeley - was born in 1293 in Gloucestershire, England and died on 27 Oct 1361 in Gloucestershire, England . He was the son of Maurice "The Magnanimous" de Berkeley and Eve le Zouche.
Thomas married Margaret de Mortimer in 1320. Margaret was born about 1300. She was the daughter of Roger de Mortimer and Joan de Geneville. She died on 5 May 1337 .
  Then Thomas married Catherine Clivedon on 30 May 1347. Catherine was born on 21 Jan 1351 in Wotton, Gloucestershire, England. She died in 1428 .

Thomas - - in 1327 he was made joint custodian of the deposed King Edward II, whom he received at Berkeley Castle, but being commanded to deliver over the government to his fellow custodians, Lord Maltravers and Sir Thomas Gournay, he left there to go to Bradley "with heavy cheere perceiving what violence was intended." As an accessory to the murder of the deposed king, he was tried by a jury of 12 knights in the 4th year of King Edward III., but was honorably acquitted.
Children with Margaret de Mortimer (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Maurice de Berkeley was born about 1320.

Maurice - was the successor of his father.
ii.  Thomas de Berkeley was born about 1325.
iii.  Roger de Berkeley was born about 1326.
iv.  Alphonsus de Berkeley was born about 1327.
v.  Joan de Berkeley was born about 1330.

Joan - married Sir Reginald Cobham.
Children with Catherine Clivedon (Quick Family Chart)
vi.  Thomas Berkeley was born on 7 Jun 1348.
vii.  Maurice "The Valiant" de Berkeley was born on 27 May 1349 and died on 3 Jun 1368 .
Maurice married Elizabeth Despencer. She is the daughter of Hugh Despencer and Eleanor de Clare.
viii.  Edmund de Berkeley was born on 10 Jul 1350.
ix.  Sir John Berkeley was born on 21 Jan 1351 in Wotton, Gloucestershire, England and died in 1428 in Beverstone, Gloucestershire, England . See #11. below.
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11. Sir John Berkeley - was born on 21 Jan 1351 in Wotton, Gloucestershire, England and died in 1428 in Beverstone, Gloucestershire, England . He was the son of Thomas "The Rich" de Berkeley and Catherine Clivedon.
Sir John married Elizabeth Betteshorne about 1353. Elizabeth was born about 1353 in Beverstone, Gloucestershire, England. She is the daughter of Sir John Betteshorne.
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i.  Elizabeth Berkeley was born before 1422 in Beverstone, Gloucestershire, England and died about 8 Dec 1478 and was buried in St. James Priory, Dudley, Staffordshire, England .
Elizabeth married Sir John de Sutton VI. Sir John was born on 25 Dec 1400 in Dudley Castle, Staffordshire, England. He was the son of Sir John de Sutton V and Constance Blount. He died on 30 Sep 1487 in Staffordshire, England and was buried in St James Priory, Dudley, Staffordshire, England .
See de Sutton family for children.

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