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  • ID: I03072
  • Name: Maurice BERKELEY , of Stoke Gifford & Uley, Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1298 in Stoke Gifford, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England
  • Death: 12 FEB 1346/47 in Calais, France 3 4
  • Note:
    (c) From his [Maurice's] 2nd son, Maurice, descend the Berkeleys of Stoke Gifford, co. Gloucester (Lords Botetourt), the Berkeleys of Stratton, Cornwall (Lords Berkeley of Stratton) and the Berkeleys of Pyll, of which families the last is now (1911) represented in the male line by Viscount Portman. [Complete Peerage II:129 note (c]]

    (b) It has hitherto been stated that he [Maurice's nephew Maurice] was knighted in Scotland in 1337, when aged 7!, and was fighting abroad some years later, but J. H. Round points out that a footnote in Wrottesley's "Crecy and Calais", p. 196, explains that he has been confused with his father's younger brother, Maurice, who fought at Crecy, was at the siege of Calais, and d. 12 Feb 1346/7. [Complete Peerage II:130 note (b)]

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    Sir Maurice d. at Calais, 21st Edward III [1348-9], having m. Margaret, dau. and heiress of Sir Maurice de Berkeley, of Uley, by whom he was ancestor of the family of Stoke-Giffard. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 44, Berkeley, Viscount Berkeley, Earl of Nottingham, and Marquess of Berkeley]

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    The following post to SGM, 4 Aug 2002, by Douglas Richardson, states that many sources are wrong in naming Maurice's wife as Margaret, daughter of Maurice Berkeley of Uley. In fact Maurice, the husband himself, is of Uley. I am keeping Margaret as another wife, complete with sources, even though she was probably not his wife & didn't even exist:

    From: Douglas Richardson (royalancestry AT msn.com)
    Subject: Identity of Margery, wife of Maurice de Berkeley (died 1347)
    Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.medieval
    Date: 2002-08-04 21:35:34 PST

    Dear Newsgroup ~

    John Smyth's book, The Berkeley Manuscripts : the Lives of the Berkeleys, vol. 1 (1883), pp. 245-254 includes information on the life and career of Maurice de Berkeley, Knt., a hero at the battle of Crecy in 1346. Although I don't have Smyth's material in front of me, I believe that Mr. Smyth identified Maurice's wife as Margaret, daughter and heiress of Maurice de Berkeley, of Uley, co. Gloucester. Smyth was evidently mistaken as to both the wife's name and her parentage. Maurice de Berkeley's wife appears in the records regularly as Margery, not Margaret. Also, I've never found any evidence which supports the parentage Smyth assigns her.

    Rather, it appears that Sir Maurice de Berkeley actually married by papal dispensation dated 29 Dec. 1331 Margery de Vere, they being related in the 4th degree of kindred [Reference: Calendar of Entries in the Papal Registers, 2 (1895): 368. Unfortunately, Mr. Smyth never saw this dispensation, as it was published a few years after his book came out. To my knowledge, no one has linked this dispensation to Sir Maurice de Berkeley, of Uley, and his wife, Margery, before this time.

    As to Margery de Vere, it would appear she was a hitherto unnoticed daughter of Alphonse de Vere, Knt., of Great Hormead, co. Hertford and Aston Sandford, co. Buckingham, by Joan, said to be a daughter of Richard Foliot, Knt. As to Maurice and Margery's common kinship, I count them to be related in the 3rd and 4th degrees of kindred through the Zouche family (if Alphonse de Vere's grandmother was Lora la Zouche), as well as in the 4th and 5th degrees of kindred through a common descent from the Quincy family.

    The following immigrants descend from Sir Maurice de Berkeley and his wife, Margery de Vere, as follows:

    1. Jane, Frances, & Katherine Deighton

    2. Jane Haviland

    Further details on the descents down to the colonial immigrants will be found in the forthcoming book, Plantagenet Ancestry, 3rd edition, which will be published shortly. For information purposes, I have placed material below regarding Sir Maurice de Berkeley from the Plantagenet Ancestry manuscript.

    Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah

    E-mail: royalancestry AT msn.com

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    JOHN OF ENGLAND, King of England, by a mistress, _____ DE WARENNE.
    RICHARD FITZ ROY, Knt., Baron of Chilham, Kent, married ROSE DE DOVER.
    ISABEL DE CHILHAM, married MAURICE DE BERKELEY, Knt.
    THOMAS DE BERKELEY, Knt., lst Lord Berkeley, married JOAN DE FERRERS.
    MAURICE DE BERKELEY, Knt., 2nd Lord Berkeley, married EVE LA ZOUCHE.

    1. MAURICE DE BERKELEY, Knt., of Uley, Elberton, Kings Weston, Rockhampton, Stoke Gifford, co. Gloucester, Kingston Seymour, Somerset, Milston and Brigmerston (in Milston), co. Wilts, etc., Steward of the Duchy of Aquitaine, younger son. He married by papal dispensation dated 29 Dec. 1331 (they being related in the 4th degree of kidnred) MARGERY DE VERE, evidently daughter of Alphonse de Vere, Knt., of Aston Sandford, co. Buckingham, and Great Hormead, co. Hertford, by Joan, said to be a daughter of Richard Foliot, Knt. His lands were seized by King Edward II when his father rebelled against the king and the Despensers. With his elder brother, Thomas, he pillaged Despenser property. He had restitution of his lands after the fall of the Despensers. He served King Edward III in France, was created a knight banneret in 15 Edw. III, and fought at the battle of Crécy in 1346. SIR MAURICE DE BERKELEY was at the siege of Calais, where he died testate 12 Feb. 1346/7. His memory is commemorated in the great east window of Gloucester Cathedral in the display of shields of the knights who fought in the Crécy and Calais campaigns of 1346 and 1347. His widow died 21 May 1351.

    References:

    T. Blore, Hist. & Antiq. of the County of Rutland 1 Pt. 2 (1811): 210 (Berkeley pedigree).
    John Smyth, Berkeley Manuscripts: Lives of the Berkeleys 1 (1883): 245-254.
    Cal. of Entries in the Papal Registers: Letters 2 (1895): 368.
    T.S. Holmes, Register of Ralph of Shrewsbury Bishop of Bath & Wells, 1329-1363
    (Somerset Rec. Soc., vol. 10) (1896): 543. Cal. Patent Rolls, 1334-1338 (1895), pp. 3,428,519.
    Cal. Patent Rolls, 1345-1348 (1903), pg. 368.
    Cal. Close Rolls, 1346-1349 (pub. 1905), pp. 198,201,225.
    C.P. 2 (1912): 129-130.
    Paget (1957) 55:2.
    List of Inquisitions ad Quod Damnum 2 (PRO, Lists and Indexes, No. 22) (repr. 1963): 274.
    VCH Gloucester 4 (1988): 279.
    VCH Wiltshire 15 (1995): 138-139,237,257.




    Father: Maurice II "Magnanimous" 2nd Baron de BERKELEY b: APR 1271 in Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
    Mother: Eva la ZOUCHE b: BEF 25 MAR 1280 in Harringworth, Northumberland, England

    Marriage 1 Margaret de BERKELEY b: 1302 in Uley, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
    • Married: in No Marriage - did not exist 2

    Marriage 2 Margery de VERE b: ABT 1310 in Great Hormead, Royston, Hertfordshire, England
    • Married: 29 DEC 1331 in Papal Dispensation date 2
    Children
    1. Has Children Maurice BERKELEY , of Stoke Gifford b: ABT 1332 in Stoke Gifford, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 254
    2. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Douglas Richardson, 4 Aug 2002
    3. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 254
      Text: c 1348
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:130 (b)
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