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Monday, June 14, 2010

G21: 1477436

1477436. Baron Maurice de Berkeley & 1477437. Elizabeth le Despenser

By 1327, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 2954874. Hugh le Despenser & 2954875. Eleanor de Clare.

~1330, Maurice born in England, s/o 2954872. Thomas de Berkeley & 2954873. Margaret de Mortimer.

5/5/1337, Maurice’s mother died.

8/1338, Maurice married Elizabeth.

1347, Sir Maurice at the siege of Calais, a knight banneret with 70 men in his contingent under Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. (S) English Historical Documents 1327-1485, Myers, 1996, P497.

4/8/1348, Maurice son of Thomas de Berkele granted a market and fair at Portbury, Somerset. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

1/10/1349, Licence for Thomas de Berkele to enfeoff … reminders to Maurice de Berkele, his son, in tail male, … and Katharine, his wife [stepmother]. (S) CPRs.

1355, Maurice a commander in Gascony.

9/19/1356, Maurice distinguished himself at the battle of Poitiers, France, where he was wounded and taken prisoner.

2/12/1360, Notification that, at the request of the earl and countess of Arundel, the count of Salebregge has obtained from those who hold Maurice de Berkele, ‘chivalerm’ prisoner the he shall have term to come to England about his business there until the twentieth day after Michaelmas, at which day he must return to prison, and the king will not hinder his return. (S) CPRs.

10/27/1361, Maurice’s father, Thomas, “the Rich”, 3rd Lord Berkeley died.

Maurice ransomed for £1080

1362-1367, Maurice summoned to parliament.

1365, Maurice and Elizabeth received papal indults for a portable alter and to clelbrate mass before daybreak.

4/1/1366, Commitment during pleasure, to Maurice de Berkele, … knights, … of the keeping of the abbey of St. Augustine, Bristol, … (S) CPRs.

6/3/1368, Maurice, 9th Baron Berkeley, died; buried with his mother at St. Augustine’s in Bristol.

Bef. 5/29/1372, Elizabeth married 2nd Sir Maurice Wythe.

1383, Maurice Wythe died.

7/13/1389, Elizabeth died; buried at St. Botolph’s in London.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P72.

Children of Maurice and Elizabeth: [4 sons, 3 daughters]

i. Thomas Berkeley (738718), born 1/5/1353 in England.

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