Sunday, October 9, 2011

G25: 19989664

19989664. Lord Maurice Fitz Robert Fitz Harding & 19989665. Alice de Berkeley

~1130, Maurice born in England, s/o 79959330. Robert Fitz Harding & 79959331. Eve ?.

Maurice raised at Bristol and tutored by a school master named Matthew.

~1145, Alice born in England, d/o 39979330. Sir Roger de Berkeley.

1153, Henry Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine and Count of Anjou … granted to Nigel son of Arthur the land of Cumma [Combe] … which the said Nigel gave to his wife Ald[eva], daughter of Robert Fitzharding, as a dowry, … Witnesses: …, Robert son of Hard[ing], Maurice his son, … (S) UKNA.

1153, Henry Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine and Count of Anjou … granted likewise to Maurice son of Robert … (S) UKNA.

1153, To settle the dispute over Berkeley lands: a contract where Sir Robert Fitz-Harding, Lord and Baron of Berkeley, in the house of Robert Fitz-Harding in Bristowe, in the presence of King Stephen and Henry, Duke of Normandy, and Earl of Anjou, and by his ascent and in the presence of many others, both clerks and laymen; it was agreed that Maurice, eldest son and heir of Robert Fitz-Harding, should marry Alice, daughter of Roger de Berkeley, receiving with her the town of Slimebrigge … (S) The great governing families of England, Sanford, 1865, P217. [At the same time Maurice’s sister Elena contracted to marry Alice’s brother Robert.]

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

Maurice married Alice, who’s dower was the manor of Siston, including the town of Slimbridge.

1170, Maurice succeeded his father.

1171, Maurice created Lord de Berkeley.

1175-80, Grant from Humphrey de Bohun, king’s constable, to Maurice, son of Robert, of the land of Foxcote. Witnesses … Adam son of Nigel and Maurice son of Nigel, nephews of Maurice lord of Berkeley.

1186, Maurice de Berchal' [Berkeley] son of Robert, son of Harding, to Adam son of Nigel, son of Arthur, Maurice's nephew. Gift which donor's father made to the father of Adam and Aldeva, the donor's sister and wife of Nigel, from the land of Kingescot'. (S) UKNA.

1189, Maurice’s lordship title confirmed by Queen Eleanor on a fine 1000 marks.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

1190, Maurice a Justice Itinerant of Gloucestershire.

6/16/1190, Maurice de Berkeley, “the Make Peace” died; buried at the church of Brentford, Middlesex.

(S) Charters and Records of Neales of Berkeley, Neale, 1906.

Children of Maurice and Alice:

i. Robert de Berkeley, born ? in England.

Robert married Juliana, d/o Robert de Ponte de L’Arche [died 11/1217.]

Robert married Lucy ? [said to be a niece of William Longespee, Earl of Salisbury].

5/13/1220, Robert died; his brother Thomas his heir.

ii. Maud fitz Harding de Berkeley (47280425), born ~1172 in England.

iii. Thomas de Berkeley (9994832), born ~1175 in England. [2nd son]

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