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  • ID: I03208
  • Name: Maurice IV "The Valiant" 4th Baron de BERKELEY 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1330 in Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England 4 3
  • Death: 8 JUN 1368 in Berkeley Castle (of wounds received at Poitiers in 1356) 5 2 3
  • Death: 3 JUN 1368 6 7
  • Burial: St Augustine's Priory, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England 8
  • Note:
    Maurice de Berkeley, 4th Baron Berkeley; severely wounded and taken prisoner at Battle of Poitiers 19 Sep 1356; died 8 Jun 1368 of wounds received at Battle of Poitiers. [Burke's Peerage]

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    Maurice de Berkeley, died 3 June 1368, Lord Berkeley, wounded at the battle of Poitiers 19 Sep 1356; MP 1362-1368; married (age 8), Aug 1338, Elizabeth Despenser, died 13 July 1389, daughter of Hugh le Despenser and Alianore de Clare. [Ancestral Roots]

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    Maurice de Berkeley (by 1st wife Margaret de Mortimer), b. 1330, d. 3 June 1368, Lord Berkeley, MP 1362-1368; m. Aug 1338, Elizabeth Despenser, d. 13 July 1389, daughter of Sir Hugh le Despenser and Alianore de Clare. [Magna Charta Sureties]

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    Maurice de Berkeley, Lord Berkeley, son and heir by 1st wife, who "may bee called Maurice the Valiant", b. 1330 (b). He was a commander in Gascony 1355, and distinguished himself at the battle of Poitiers, 19 Sep 1356, where he was severely wounded and taken prisoner. He was summoned to Parliament 14 Aug 1362 to 24 Feb 1367/8. He m. in Aug 1338 (when aged about 8) Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh Despenser, the younger, (Lord le Despenser) by Eleanor, 1st sister of the whole blood and coheir of Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, [daughter of Gilbert de Clare, of same], "but though thus m. at 8, yet had he no issue by her till about 12 or 13 years after." He d. at Berkeley Castle, "never thoroughly cured of the wounds hee received at Poytiers", 8 June 1368, aged 37 and upwards, and was buried with his mother at St. Augustine's, Bristol. Inq.p.m. 12 July 1368. His widow d. 13 July 1389, and was buried at St. Botolph's, London. [Complete Peerage II:130, XIV:87]

    (b) It has hitherto been stated that he 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.




    Father: Thomas IV "The Rich" 3rd Baron de BERKELEY b: BEF 1296 in Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
    Mother: Margaret de MORTIMER b: AFT 1307 in Wigmore, Ludlow, Herefordshire, England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth le DESPENSER b: BEF 1327 in Stoke, Gloucestershire, England
    • Married: AUG 1338 9 7 3
    Children
    1. Has Children Thomas 5th Baron de BERKELEY , MP, Sir b: 5 JAN 1352/53 in Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
    2. Has Children James de BERKELEY , Lord of Raglan, Sir b: ABT 1354 in Little Marshfield, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 28b-8, 66-8, 80-7
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 255
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:130
    4. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 28B-8, 80-7
    5. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 28b-8, 80-7
    6. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 80-7
    7. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 39-32
    8. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Dave Utzinger, 19 Aug 2005
    9. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 28B-8, 80-7
      Text: Line 28B stated date was Aug 1389, which is obviously wrong, might have been date of burial for Elizabeth. Line 80 is used.
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