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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

G21: 1249354

1249354. Baron Maurice de Berkeley & 1249355. Eve la Zouche

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1277, Maurice born in England, heir & s/o 2498708. Thomas de Berkeley & 2498709. Joan de Ferrers.

~1278, Eve la Zouche born in England, d/o 2500242. Eudes La Zouche & 2500243. Milicent de Cantelowe.

1279, Eve’s father died.

1285, Maurice, age 8, “married” Eve. Eve brought a dower of 800 marks.

1295-1318, Maurice served in the Scottish wars.

1298-9, Eve’s mother died.

7/22/1298, Maurice at the battle of Falkirk and the defeat of William Wallace.

Maurice, 2nd Lord Berkeley, Baron of Berkeley, Gloucestershire.

1300, Maurice at the siege of Caerlaverock castle.

7/6/1301, Sir Maurice de Berkeley with 2 knights and 9 horsemen in the retinue of Edward, prince of Wales in Scotland.

1303, Thomas and his son Maurice with the King in Scotland. Maurice seized and imprisoned a Bristol burgess named Richard Cornwall on a charge of murder. The men of Bristol liberated the captive, and Maurice declared they also took goods valued at 500 marks. This resulted in open conflict between Bristol and the Berkeleys. Ultimately, judges found for the town.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

1308-1321, Maurice summoned to parliament by writ.

3/19/1309, Maurice’s mother Joan died.

8/8/1312, Commission to Maurice de Berkele, keeper of the town of Gloucester, to view the walls and dykes of the town and to repair them. (S) CPRs.

6/24/1314, Maurice captured at the battle of Bannockburn, Scotland, a defeat of King Edward II. Maurice was a commander of Welsh spearmen. (S) Vita Edwardi Secundi.

12/5/1314, Eve died; buried at Portbury, Somerset.

4/18/1315, the King gave Maurice custody of the castle and town of Berwick.

7/11/1315, Commission to Maurice de Berkele, keeper of the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, … (S) CPRs.

10/1315-2/1316, Maurice, Warden of Berwick-on-Tweed, sent letters to King Edward predicting that the town would be lost to the famine [of 1315-16.]

2/1316, Maurice reported that 24 men-at-arms and 60 foot soldiers were killed in the battle of Skaithmuir when they intercepted the forces of Sir James Douglas who was besieging Berwick.

Maurice married 2nd Isabel de Clare, divorced wife of Earl Guy de Beauchamp (1249356). [No children.]

11/24/1316, Mandate to Maurice de Berkele, justice of South Wales, … (S) CPRs.

3/20/1317, Mandate to Maurice de Berkele, justice of West Wales, … (S) CPRs.

4/24/1318, “Thomas de Berkeley, lord of Berkeley, and Maurice de Berkeley, son of Maurice, his [Thomas's] son …” (S) UKNA.

6/12/1318, “Thomas de Berkeley, lord of Berkeley; and Thomas de Berkeley, his son, and Isabel his [the son's] wife … Witnesses: Maurice, the grantor’s son, …” (S) UKNA.

3/7/1320, Protection for one year, with the clause volumes for Maurice de Berkele, the elder, going to Gascony on the king’s service. By K. (S) CPRs. Maurice nominated Thomas son of Thomas de Berkele his attorney.

1320, Maurice de Berkeley, Seneschal of Gascony, traveled to France with his sons Thomas and Maurice, and with son-in-law John Mautravers, the younger.

5/1321, Hugh de Audley and Maurice de Berkeley at Newport in Wales, with 800 archers, 10,000 foot soldiers, and 500 light horse soldiers; attacked the De Spencers’ estates and captured tens-of-thousands of pounds in cash, household items, and livestock.

7/23/1321, Maurice age 40 and more at the death of his father.

1/20/1322, Maurice imprisoned by King Edward II at Wallingford.

1325, Sir John de Goldingham attempted to rescue Maurice. (S) The Siege of Carlaverock, Nicolas, 1828, P316.

5/1326, Maurice died while imprisoned; buried at St. Augustines, Bristol.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P70.(S) Berkeley Manuscripts, Fosbroke, 1821.

Children of Maurice and Eve:

i. Milicent de Berkeley (5910509), born ~1295 in England.

ii. Thomas de Berkeley (2954872), born 1296 in England.

iii. Isabel de Berkeley (624677), born ~1303 in England.

iv. Maurice de Berkeley, born ? in England.
Maurice married Margery de Vere, d/o Sir Alphonse de Vere (5910188).
10/1330, Maurice was a member of the group of knights that helped King Edward III capture Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella.
1346, Maruice died at the siege of Calais. (S) CPRs.
Thomas de Berkeley, born 1334 in England.
Thomas married Katherine Botetourt, d/o 624682. Lord John Botetourt & 624683. Joyce la Zouche.

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