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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bell 369290 & 369291

369290. Sir Edmund Berrye & 369291. Alice Gerbridge {Bell}

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

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

~1380, Alice born in England, heir & d/o 738582. Sir Thomas Gerbridge & 738583. Mary Maxfelde.

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

4/26/1399, Edmund, age 22, retained by King Henry V for life, his fee being doubled.

1402, Edmund malpernor to his father-inlaw Sir Thomas Gerbridge.

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

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

1413, Edmund a squire.

1415-16, Edmund wrote a letter to Henry Notyngham. (S) UKNA, Norfolk Record Office.

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

1419-20, Edmund commissioner of Norfolk.

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.

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; Agnes executor, William Paston supervisor.

Bef. 10/12/1433, Edmund died; buried with Alice.

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

Children of Edmund and Alice:

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

ii. Alice Berry, born ? in England.
Alice married Sir Thomas Bardolph.
Alice married 2nd John Southwell.

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