Saturday, September 4, 2010

G22: 3802868

3802868. Sir James Berners & 3802869. Anne Berew

1347, James born in West Horsley, Surrey, England, s/o 7605736. Sir John Berners & 7605737 Elizabeth ?.

~1355, Anne born in England, d/o §John Berew.

1347, James’ father died.

8/25/1361, James, age 14, heir to his kinsman, acquiring the manor of Icklingham Berners, aka Icklingham Capels.

James Berners, knight, son and heir of John Berners, knight: Surrey (proof of age). (S) UKNA.

7/16/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king.

7/19/1380, James, with the Earl of Buckingham, landed at Calais with 5000 men, about half archers, from where they advanced on Burgundy and cut a path through northern France in minor skirmishes. (S) Chronicles of England, France, Spain … Froissart.

3/1381, James and the English army returned to England.

12/14/1381, James de Berners with Nicholas de Carew and others appointed to preserve the peace in Surrey. (S) A History of Surrey, Malden, 1900, P176.

1382, James made a Knight of the Chamber to King Richard II. (S) Richard II, Saul, 1999, P123.

10/18/1382, Licence, during pleasure, to the king’s kinsmen and young knights, Ralph de Stafford, Thomas Moubray and Thomas de Clifford, and to his knight James Berners, and his esquire John de Bello Campo, to hunt in the king’s forests, chaces, parks and warrens. (S) CPRs.

1383, Traveling with the King at Ely, James was struck by lightning and left blind. King Richard ordered the monks to pray for James. By the next morning, James’ sight had returned. (S) Richard II, Saul, 1999, P123.

10/1385, James elected to represent Surrey in parliament. [James was excused because he was a member of the King’s household and a Knight of the King’s Chamber.]

5/18/1385, Quitclaim of Sir James Berners and Margerty Ludewyk of the manor of Catteshall, Godalming. (S) UKNA.

6/17/1385, Pardon, at the instance of James de Berners, [4 persons] in the death of Nicholas Selewyne. (S) CPRs.

10/6/1385, Grant, for life, to James Berners, knight of the chamber, … 100£ a year for life … rendering aught therefor, … (S) CPRs.

11/22/1385, “Let letters patent of custody and marriage be made [...] James Berners, knight, and Robert Fitz Ralph …” (S) UKNA.

5/30/1386, James, knight, an executor of the estate of John de Kingsfold. (S) UKNA.

6/16/1386 at the palace of John of Gaunt, King of Castile and Leon, James gave a deposition in the case of Richard le Scrope.

11/6/1387, Grant … to James Berners, knight, of the marriage of Robert, son and heir of Richard, lord of Ponynges, … 500 marks … (S) CPRs.

1/4/1388, James arrested by the barons in revolt headed by the Duke of Gloucester, a Lord Appelant, and taken to Bristol castle. James was arrested for attempting to “effect the death of those who enacted the statutes … and promoted dissensions between the King, his peers, …”

5/12/1388, James, Sir John Beauchamp, and Sir John Salesbury were brought before parliament in the White Hall and informed that they had been found guilty of some of the charges. James was found guilty of treason, attained, and ordered to be drawn, hung, and beheaded. Do to James having been a ward of the King; the sentence of being drawn and hung were remitted. James was executed the same day on Tower Hill.

6/1/1388, Grant … to Anne late the wife of James Berners, knight, of her late husband’s manor of Westhorsley, co. Surrey, … until she marry or otherwise … (S) CPRs.

2/17/1389, Grant to Anne Berners that she may make her own profit out of the whole of underwood of the manor of Horsley without of the waste of the wood thereof, …. (S) CPRs.

11/14/1389, Grant for 500 marks to be paid at the Exchequer by Anne Berners, late the wife of James de Berners, knight … (S) CPRs, V35.

1390, James inquisition found he held Iseldon manor of Robert, Bishop of London, and the castle of Storteford, Hertford, by knight’s service.

6/22/1392, Grant, for life, without rent, to Anne de Berners, of Cryppyng place, co. Essex, in the king’s hands by reason of forfeiture of James de Berners, knight, deceased, of the yearly value of 6 marks. (S) CPRs.

5/13/1393, King Richard II, granted the manor of West Horsley, with the park and warrens, to Anne, late the wife of James Berners, knight. [Regranted by fee to her son Richard by King Henry IV in 1399.]

1403, Anne died.

(S) Ancestral Stories and Traditions of Great Families, Timbs, 1869, P351. (S) Yseldon. A Perambulation of Islington, Tomlins, 1858, P99. (S) De controversia in curia militari inter Ricardum Le Scrope et Robertum, Scrope, 1832, P394.

Family notes:
·         1402, John Berew of co. of Southampton died. (S) Once a Week, Dallas, 1867, P389. (S) De controversia in curia militari inter Ricardum Le Scrope et Robertum, Scrope, 1832, P39.

Child of James and Anne:

i. Richard Berners (1901434), born 1373 in England.