James DE BERKELEY

Male Abt 1354 - 1405  (~ 51 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  James DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1353/4 (son of Maurice DE BERKELEY and Elizabeth LE DESPENSER); died 13 Jun 1405.

    James — Elizabeth BLUET. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. James DE BERKELEY, Knt. was born Abt 1394, Raglan, co. Monmouth; died Nov 1463, Berkeley Castle.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Maurice DE BERKELEY was born 1330, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England (son of Thomas DE BERKELEY and Margaret DE MORTIMER); died 8 Jun 1368, Berkeley Castle.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Lord Berkeley
    • Military Service: 19 Sep 1356, Wounded at the battle of Poitiers
    • Fact: 1362-1368, Member of Parliament

    Notes:

    Name:
    He was born about 1330 (aged eight at time of marriage). He was a commander in Glascony in 1355, and distinguished himself at the battle of Poitiers on 19 Sep 1356, where he was severely wounded and taken prisoner, ransomed for L1000. He was summoned to Parliament 1362-1368.

    Maurice married Elizabeth LE DESPENSER Aug 1338. Elizabeth (daughter of Sir Hugh LE DESPENSER, Knt. and Alianor DE CLARE) was born 1322, Stoke, Gloucestershire, England; died 13 Jul 1389. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth LE DESPENSER was born 1322, Stoke, Gloucestershire, England (daughter of Sir Hugh LE DESPENSER, Knt. and Alianor DE CLARE); died 13 Jul 1389.
    Children:
    1. Thomas DE BERKELEY was born 05 Jan 1352, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died 13 Jul 1417; was buried , Wotton-Underedge, Gloucestershire, England.
    2. 1. James DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1353/4; died 13 Jun 1405.
    3. John BERKELEY was born Abt 1357, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died 1381.
    4. Maurice DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1358.
    5. Catherine DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1360.
    6. Agnes DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1363.
    7. Elizabeth DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1365.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas DE BERKELEY was born 1293, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England (son of Maurice DE BERKELEY and Eve LA ZOUCHE); died 27 Oct 1361.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Lord Berkeley
    • Military Service: 1340, Marshal of the English army in France
    • Military Service: 1342, Captain of the Scottish Marches

    Thomas married Margaret DE MORTIMER Jul 1320. Margaret (daughter of Sir Roger DE MORTIMER and Joan DE GENEVILLE) was born 1308, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died 05 May 1337. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Margaret DE MORTIMER was born 1308, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England (daughter of Sir Roger DE MORTIMER and Joan DE GENEVILLE); died 05 May 1337.
    Children:
    1. Roger DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1323.
    2. Thomas DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1325, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died 1350.
    3. Alphonsus DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1327, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died 1350.
    4. Joane DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1329, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died 02 Oct 1369.
    5. 2. Maurice DE BERKELEY was born 1330, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died 8 Jun 1368, Berkeley Castle.
    6. John DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1331.

  3. 6.  Sir Hugh LE DESPENSER, Knt. (son of Sir Hugh The Younger LE DESPENSER and Isabel DE BEAUCHAMP); died 24 Nov 1326, hanged and quartered.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Baron Despenser

    Notes:

    Name:
    He was summoned to Parliament from 29 July 1314 by writs directed 'hugoni le Despenser juniori'. he was disinherited and exiled on 19 Aug 1321. He took refuge in the Cinque Ports, and engaging in piracy, with the King's connivance did considerable damage. After the battle of Boroughbridge, he received large grants of the lands forfeited by the rebels. He accompanied the King in his flight to Wales in October 1326, and with the King was captured near Llantrisant, co. Glamorgan, on 16 Nov 1326. Hugh Le Despenser, Lord Le Despenser, was taken to Hereford, tried, without being allowed to speak in his own defence, condemned to death as a traitor, and hanged on 24 Nov 1326, buried some years afterwards at Tewkesbury Abbey.

    Hugh married Alianor DE CLARE Aft 14 Jun 1306, Westminster. Alianor (daughter of Sir Gilbert DE CLARE, Knt. and Joan (of Acre) Of ENGLAND) was born Between Oct and Nov 1292, Caephilly Castle, Glamorganshire, Wales; died 30 Jun 1337, Tewkesbury, Gloucesteshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Alianor DE CLARE was born Between Oct and Nov 1292, Caephilly Castle, Glamorganshire, Wales (daughter of Sir Gilbert DE CLARE, Knt. and Joan (of Acre) Of ENGLAND); died 30 Jun 1337, Tewkesbury, Gloucesteshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Eleanor

    Children:
    1. Sir Edward LE DESPENSER died 30 Sep 1342, Siege of Vannes.
    2. Isabel LE DESPENSER was born Abt 1312.
    3. Gilbert LE DESPENCER
    4. Hugh LE DESPENSER was born Abt 1308; died Between 08 Feb 1348 and 1349; was buried , Tewkesbury Abbey.
    5. 3. Elizabeth LE DESPENSER was born 1322, Stoke, Gloucestershire, England; died 13 Jul 1389.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Maurice DE BERKELEY was born Apr 1271, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England (son of Thomas DE BERKELEY and Joan DE FERRERS); died 31 May 1326, Wallingford Castle, England; was buried , St. Augustine's Bristol, England.

    Other Events:

    • Fact 1: Lord Berkeley of Berkeley Castle

    Maurice married Eve LA ZOUCHE 1289. Eve (daughter of Eudo LA ZOUCHE and Millicent DE CANTELOU) was born , Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England; died 05 Dec 1314; was buried , Church, Portbury, Somersetshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Eve LA ZOUCHE was born , Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England (daughter of Eudo LA ZOUCHE and Millicent DE CANTELOU); died 05 Dec 1314; was buried , Church, Portbury, Somersetshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 4. Thomas DE BERKELEY was born 1293, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died 27 Oct 1361.
    2. John DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1297.
    3. Maurice BERKELEY was born Abt 1298, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died 12 Feb 1346, Calais, France.
    4. Maurice DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1299.
    5. Peter BERKELEY was born Abt 1301, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died 1341.
    6. Eudo DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1301.
    7. Peter DE BERKELEY was born Abt 1304.
    8. Isabel BERKELEY was born Abt 1307, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died 25 Jul 1362, Hartley Castle, Kirkby Stephen, Westmoreland, England.
    9. Milicent DE BERKELEY died Aft 1322.

  3. 10.  Sir Roger DE MORTIMER was born 03 May 1287, Thornbury, England (son of Sir Edmund DE MORTIMER and Margaret DE FENLIS); died 29 Nov 1330, Executed; was buried , Church Of Grey Friar, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: 8th Baron Mortimer of Wigmore
    • Name: Roger Mortimer
    • Fact: Oct 1328, 1st Earl of March

    Roger married Joan DE GENEVILLE Bef 6 Oct 1306. Joan (daughter of Sir Piers DE GENEVILLE and Joan/Jenne DE LUSIGNAN) was born 02 Feb 1286, Ludlow, Shropshire, England; died 19 Oct 1356. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Joan DE GENEVILLE was born 02 Feb 1286, Ludlow, Shropshire, England (daughter of Sir Piers DE GENEVILLE and Joan/Jenne DE LUSIGNAN); died 19 Oct 1356.
    Children:
    1. Edmund DE MORTIMER was born Abt 1305; died 1331/2.
    2. Maud DE MORTIMER was born Abt 1307, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England; died Aft Aug 1345.
    3. Roger DE MORTIMER was born Abt 1308.
    4. 5. Margaret DE MORTIMER was born 1308, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England; died 05 May 1337.
    5. Catherine DE MORTIMER was born Between 1309 and 1310, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England; died Between 04 Aug and 06 Sep 1369; was buried , St Mary's, Warwick, England.
    6. Geoffrey DE MORTIMER was born Abt 1310.
    7. Joan DE MORTIMER was born Abt 1313, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England; died Between 1337 and 1351.
    8. Agnes DE MORTIMER was born Abt 1313, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England; died Abt 1368; was buried , Minoresses Church, Without Aldgate, Middlesex, England.
    9. Blanche DE MORTIMER was born Abt 1316, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England; died 1347.
    10. John DE MORTIMER was born Abt 1321.
    11. Beatrice DE MORTIMER was born Abt 1322, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England; died 16 Oct 1383.

  5. 12.  Sir Hugh The Younger LE DESPENSER was born 01 Mar 1260/1, Barton, Gloucestershire, England; died 27 Oct 1326; was buried , Tewesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Baron Despenser
    • Fact: 1st Earl of Winchester

    Notes:

    Hugh and his father were beheaded in 1326. Both father and son were loyal to the king, Edward II, the young Despenser being his especial favorite. This engendered great jealousy on the part of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, cousin-german to the King, and first prince of the blood, the most opulent and powreful subject in England, possessed in his own right of no less than 6 earldoms, who raised an army against the king and was joined by many of the barons who wre dissatisfied with King Edward. In the civil war which followed, Lancaster was defeated and captured and condemned by court-martial and beheaded. The two Despencers were condemned to death by the rebellious barons whithout trial, or witness, or accusation, or answer.

    Excerpts from Blood Royal: Hugh was hanged on a gallows 50 feet high, 24 Nov 1326. His head was set up on London Bridge, 4 Dec., and his quarters in four different places (towns). Some years afterwards his bones were collected, and bur. in Tewkesbury Abbey. The permit for his bones to be collected and buried was given on 15 Dec 1330.

    Hugh married Isabel DE BEAUCHAMP 1286. Isabel (daughter of William DE BEAUCHAMP and Maud FITZ JOHN) was born , Warwick, England; died Abt 30 May 1306, Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Isabel DE BEAUCHAMP was born , Warwick, England (daughter of William DE BEAUCHAMP and Maud FITZ JOHN); died Abt 30 May 1306, Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England.
    Children:
    1. 6. Sir Hugh LE DESPENSER, Knt. died 24 Nov 1326, hanged and quartered.
    2. Sir Philip LE DESPENSER was born , Stoke, Gloucesteshire, England; died 24 Sep 1313.
    3. Isabel LE DESPENSER

  7. 14.  Sir Gilbert DE CLARE, Knt. was born 02 Sep 1243, Christ Church, Hampshire, England (son of Sir Richard DE CLARE and Maud DE LACY); died 07 Dec 1295, Monmouth Castle, Monmouthshire, England; was buried 22 Dec 1295, Abbey Tewksbury, Gloucestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: 6th Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, Earl of Clare

    Notes:

    Gilbert was also known as the 7th Earl of Hertford, and the 3rd Earl of Gloucester, commonly called the Red, married Alice, daughter of Guy, Earl of Angoulesme, the King's half-brother, from whom he was divorced. In the battle of Lewes was one of the commanders against King Henry III, the King being taken prisoner; afterwards returned to the Royal party and was one of the chief generals on that side at the battle of Evesham where the barons were vanquished and their leader, Montfort, Earl of Leicester, was slain.

    Name:
    Gilbert De Clare 'the red', Knt., Baron of Clare, Suffolk, 9th Earl of Clare, 3rd Earl of Gloucester, 6th Earl of Hertford, son and heir of Richard de Clare and Maude de Lacy. He was born at Christ Church, co Hants on 2 Sep 1243.

    He was married first to Alice De Lusignan, daughter of Hughes XI de Lusignam and Yolande de Bretagne. They had two daughters, and were divorced, his wife Alice said to have become hypochondriacal in 1271. At the death of King Henry III on 16 Noc 1272, the Earl took the lead in swearing fealty to Edward I, who was then in Sicily returning from the Crusade. He was Joint Guardian of England during the King's absence. Proposals for his marriage to the King's daughter were made as early as may 1283. Their daughter Margaret is probably the daughter born at Caerphilly Castle in October 1292, her mother having been purified there on 23 November following the birth of a daughter.

    Gilbert married Joan (of Acre) Of ENGLAND Abt 30 Apr 1290, Westminster Abbey. Joan (daughter of Edward I "Longshanks"Of ENGLAND and Eleanor of CASTILE) was born 1272, Acre, Palestine; died 23 Apr 1307, Clare, Sufolk, England; was buried , Clare Priory. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Joan (of Acre) Of ENGLAND was born 1272, Acre, Palestine (daughter of Edward I "Longshanks"Of ENGLAND and Eleanor of CASTILE); died 23 Apr 1307, Clare, Sufolk, England; was buried , Clare Priory.

    Notes:

    Joan, also known as Princess Joan Plantaganet, who was the 8th in direct descent from William The Conqueror.
    Was betrothed to Hartmann (drowned 1281/December 1282) son of Emperor Rudolf.

    Children:
    1. Gilbert DE CLARE was born Between 10 and 11 May 1291, Winchcombe near Tewkesbury; died 24 Jun 1314, killed in Battle of Bannockburn; was buried , Tewkesbury Abbey.
    2. 7. Alianor DE CLARE was born Between Oct and Nov 1292, Caephilly Castle, Glamorganshire, Wales; died 30 Jun 1337, Tewkesbury, Gloucesteshire, England.
    3. Margaret DE CLARE was born Abt 1292; died 09 Apr 1342; was buried , Queenhithe.
    4. Elizabeth DE CLARE was born 16 Sep 1295, Tewkesbury Abbey; died 04 Nov 1360; was buried , Covent of the Minoresses without Aldgate.