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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sir Edmund Berry & Alice Gerbridge

369290. Sir Edmund Berry & 369291. Alice Gerbridge   

1377, Edmund Barry born in Hertfordshire, England, heir & s/o 738580. John Berrye & 738581. Elizabeth Wachesham.

~1377, Alice born in Norfolk, England, heir & d/o 738582. Sir Thomas Gerbridge & 738583. Mary Maxfelde.

1379, Edmund Berrye age 2 at his father’s death.

12/25/1396, Edmund indented with John of Gaunt “to serve him in peace and war” for life for a fee of £10 annually.

~1397, Edmund Berre married Alice.

3/16/1399, John of Gaunt died.

4/26/1399, To the keepers, farmers, … of the lands and lordships of John late duke of Lancastre in Norffolk. Order … to pay to Edmund Barry [age 22] esquire £10 a year, which by writing indented, confirmed by the king, the duke granted to him for life. (S) CCRs.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

12/5/1402, To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Edmund Barry, Edmund Bere and James Billyngford of Norffolk, in favour of Thomas Gerberde of Marlyngford co. Norffolk [Edmund’s father-in-law]. (S) CCRs.

12/1/1403, Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 100 marks, by Richard Cliderowe of Yorkshire, John Wyche of London, John Roger of Middlesex and Edmund Bere of Norffolk for Edmund Barry esquire, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Peter Codoun or to his servants. (S) CCRs.

12/29/1404, Edmund witnessed a deed of John Fraunceys of Shadingfield. (S) UKNA.

5/12/1406, IPM of John de Gyselham. Suffolk: One messuage and 12a. in Ellough … held of Edmund Berry, esquire, in socage. … annual value 10s. (S) CIsPM.

8/1/1407, Edmund witnessed a deed of John Edmond of London. (S) UKNA.

7/9/1409, Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of £40, by Edmund Barry of Suffolk, … that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to William Foundour. (S) CCRs.

5/1/1412, Thomas Gyney, son of Thomas Gyney knight deceased, to Simon Felbrigge, … Quitclaim … whereof they are tenants for life of Cicely his mother, wife of Thomas Gerberge knight, by grant of John Howard, John Hevenyngham knights, Edmund Barry esquire, … (S) CCRs, 3/10/1412.

1412, Edmund Berrye a feoff to Sir Thomas Gerbridge.

1412-13, For the manor of East Tuddenham (Eastodenham), Norfolk. Two of the tenants of Edmund Berry. (S) UKNA. [Stitched to 2 rolls of his great grandfather Hugh Berrye (2954320).]

1413, Edmund a squire.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

10/18/1414, Pardon to William Bowet (3802854) of Wrantham, co. Suffolk, ‘chivaler,’ for the murder of John Rome of Great Melton, servant of Edmund Berry, esquire. (S) CPRs.

1415-16, Edmund conveyed property to Henry Notyngham. (S) UKNA, Norfolk Record Office.

8/13/1415, King Henry V’s force of 12,000 landing at the mouth of the Seine at Harfleur.

10/25/1415, Battle of Agincourt in northern France, a significant victory for the English over the French.

1/1419, Forces of Henry V captured Rouen in France. They then marched on Paris.

By 1419, Edmund knighted; of Horwellbury, near Royston, Hertsfordshire and Suffolk. [Edmund likely served in the battles in France.]

4/10/1419, Simon Felbrigge knight to Master Walter Metforde, … Quitclaim with warranty of the manors of Felbrigge, Runton, Aylmerton, Ingworth, Toutyngton, Banyngham and Colby co. Norffolk, Brysworth co. Suffolk, Sharpenhowe and Stratleye co. Bedford. Witnesses: Thomas Erpyngham, William Calthorp, Edmund Barry knights, … (S) CCRs.

1419-20, Edmund commissioner of Norfolk.

9/1/1420, Appointment by John Hevenyngham knight, … as attorneys to deliver seisin to William Paston of Paston and Agnes his wife daughter of Edmund Berre knight and Alice his wife in the manor of Oxnead, the advowson of the church of the said manor, and lands in Oxnead, Skeyton, Brampton, Burgh, Tuttington, Marsham and Aylsham formerly of Francis who was wife of Robert Salle knight or William Trussell knight her nephew and heir. (S) UKNA, MC 170/5, 634 x 3(a).

1421, Deed of Sir Edmund Berry and others conveyed by John Crosse Jun. (S) UKNA.

7/16/1422, “Grant by Thomas de Kerdeston, to … Edmund Berry, knights, William Paston, …, of the manors of Bulcamp and Henham, …: Suff.” (S) UKNA.

1430, Alice died; buried in the Lady Chapel of the White Friars at Norwich.


1432-33, Oliver Gross and others to Thomas, lord of Morley, Henry Inglose, and Edmund Berry, knights: Quitclaim … (Norf.) (S) UKNA.

8/24/1432, “Grant by John Aslak, of Crosthweyt, … called 'Stalham Halle', late 'Wythes', with lands, &c., in the vills of Stalham, Ingham, Sutton, Hikelyng, and Brunsted, …, which the grantors had of the feoffment of Edmund Berry, knight, William Paston, of Paston, …” (S) UKNA.

9/30/1433, Sir Edmund wrote his will; daughter Agnes executor, William Paston supervisor, 2 daughters his heirs. (S) Hist. of Norfolk, V2, 1805, Marlingford.

Bef. 10/12/1433, Edmund, of Harlingbury Hall, Hertfordshire, died; buried with Alice.

(S) Norfolk Archaeology, V4, 1855, P16. (S) The Paston Family, Richmond, 2002, P117. (S) The Paston Letters.

Children of Edmund and Alice:

i. Agnes Berry (184645), born ~1400 in Harlingbury Hall, Hertfordshire, England.

ii. Aline Berry, born ? in England.

Alice married Sir Thomas Bardolph.

1440-41, Order by the King to William Alnewyke, Bishop of Lincoln, … and others to make over to William Paston and Agnes his wife and Thomas Bardolf, esquire, and Aline his wife the manor of Frostenden, 6 messuages, land and rent in Frostenden, Uggeshall, Henham, Stoven, Brampton, Sotterley, Worlingham, Covehithe (Northalys), and other places which Henry Pesenhale gave to John Byskele in tail, and which after the death of the said John and others came to the said Agnes and Alice; (Suff.) (S) UKNA, E 210/9527.

Alice married 2nd John Southwell.

1455, William Bonds, &c. conveyed to John Southwell, and Alice his wife, the manors of Elgh and Pakefield, in Suffolk [his 2nd wife, probably daughter and coheir of Sir Edmund Berry, and relict of Sir Thomas Bardolf.] (S) Hist. of Norfolk, V10, 1809, Wood Rysing.

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