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Monday, May 24, 2010

John Berrye Esq. & Elizabeth Wachesham

738580. John Berrye Esq. & 738581. Elizabeth Wachesham

~1340, John Barry born in England, heir & s/o 1477160. Sir Osmond Berrye & 1477161. Alice Mikelfeld.

~1345, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 1477162. Sir Robert Wachesham & 1477163. Johane Hethersett.

1372, … and John Berry and Elizabeth his wife in Stowmarket, Thorneye, Dagworth, and Veteri N … (S) A Calendar of the Feet of Fines for Suffolk, 1900, P239.

12/7/1375, “Debtor: John Berry [of Norfolk] Creditor: Bartholomew de Appleyard, and Nicholas de Blakeney, citizens [merchants] of Norwich [Norfolk]. Amount: £10.” (S) UKNA.

6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.

11/12/1377 at Marlingford, John Berry and Elizabeth his wife to Edmund de Thorp knight, Roger de Welesham knight, and Hugh Fastolf, … gift of John Martyn … all his goods and chattles. (S) CCRs.

1379, John died.


Elizabeth married 2nd Sir Thomas Gerbrigge (738582), father of her daughter-in-law. With this marriage the whole of the town of Marbridge was united.

1387, Sir Thomas Gerbridge, Knt. settled Marbridge on (1477556) Sir Edmund Thorpe, Knt. and Andrew, parson of Mateshale, in trust for Elizabeth his wife, and their heirs, by which it was effectually joined to the Wacheshams manor.

1402, Elizabeth died; buried in the Lady Chapel of the White Friars at Norwich.

(S) Norfolk Archaeology, V4, 1855, P16. (S) An Essay towards a Topographical Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk: V2, 1805.

Child of John and Elizabeth:

i. Edmund Berrye (369290), born 1377 in England.