The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I03200
  • Name: Maurice VII "The Lawyer" 3rd Baron de BERKELEY 1 2 3 4 5
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1435 in Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England 6 5
  • Death: SEP 1506 in Mangotsfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England 6 5
  • Burial: Austin Friar's, London, England
  • Note:
    Note: Though Maurice Berkeley inherited the title of Baron from his elder brother William, the 2nd Baron, William had given Berkeley Castle to the crown: Henry VII (and his male heirs). The family did not get the Castle back until after the death of Edward VI of England in 1553. Some say that William gave the Castle and most of the rest of the huge Berkeley estate away partly because he disapproved of his nephew & heir, Maurice's marriage to Isabel Mead, as it was below his station.

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    Maurice Berkeley, de jure 3rd Lord (Baron ) Berkeley (after his elder brother William, the 2nd Lord and 1st and last Marquess Berkeley whose male children all died without issue); Knight of the Body to Edward IV; married 1465 Isabel (died after 29 May 1514), daughter of Philip Mead, of Mead's Place, Wraxall, Somerset, Alderman and thrice Mayor of Bristol, and died Sep 1506. [Burke's Peerage]

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    Maurice Berkeley, b. c 1435, age 56 in 1492, d. Sep 1506, age 70 years, 2nd son, Lord Berkeley; m. 1465 Isabel Mead, d. Coventry, aft. May 1514, age 70, daughter of Philip Mead, Mayor of Bristol. [Magna Charta Sureties]

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    BARONY of BERKELEY (III) 1492

    MAURICE [BERKELEY] de jure [apparently] LORD BERKELEY [1421] brother of the whole blood and heir, who "may bee called Maurice: the Lawier " inasmuch as though totally disinherited by his brother, and though 56 years of age at his brother's death, he recovered, within 7 years, upwards of 50 manors and other lands, the alienation of which had been effected illegally. He had been Knight of the body to Edward IV.

    He married, in his 30th year (1465), Isabel (at that time a widow with 3 children who all died young), only daughter of Philip MEAD, of Mead's Place, in Wraxall, Somerset, Alderman, and three times (1458-59, 1461-62, 1468-69) Mayor of Bristol, by Isabel, his wife. She became heir to her brother Thomas Mead, inheriting lands at Thornbury, co. Gloucester, and at Wraxall, Ashton, Bedminster, and Tickeiiham, Somerset. He died September 1506, aged 70, and was buried at Austin Friars, London. His widow died after 29 May 1514, at the same age of 70, at Coventry, and was buried with him. [Complete Peerage II:135, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]




    Father: James "The Just" 1st Baron de BERKELEY , Sir b: ABT 1394 in Raglan, Monmouthshire, Wales
    Mother: Isabel de MOWBRAY b: ABT 1396 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

    Marriage 1 Isabel MEAD b: ABT 1444 in Mead's Place, Wraxell, Somerset, England
    • Married: 1465 in 2nd husband 7 5
    Children
    1. Has No Children Maurice "The Courtier" 4th Baron BERKELEY , Sir b: 1467 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
    2. Has Children Thomas "Sheepmaster" 5th Baron BERKELEY , Sir b: 1472 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
    3. Has Children Anne de BERKELEY b: 1474 in Mangotsfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
    4. Has Children James BERKELEY b: ABT 1476 in Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 28B-11, 66-9
    2. Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968
    3. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 256
    4. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 209-37
    5. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:135
    6. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 66-9
    7. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 66-9, 28b-11
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