Lady Isabel de Mowbray

Female 1396 - 1452  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Isabel de Mowbray 
    Title Lady 
    Born ~ 1396  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Sep 1452  Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I46677  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2017 

    Father Thomas de Mowbray, Knight, 1st Duke of Norfolk,   b. 22 Mar 1366, Epworth, Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1399, Venice, Itlaly Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth FitzAlan, Duchess of Norfolk,   b. 0___ 1366, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1425, Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 0Jul 1384  Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • arranged marriage...
    Family ID F15348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Henry de Ferrers,   b. 0___ 1394, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1463  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Bef 13 Jul 1416  [1, 2, 3
    • ...shortly bef. 13 Jul 1416...
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth de Ferrers, Baroness Gerrers of Groby,   b. 0___ 1418, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1483, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F17098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 James de Berkeley, 1st Baron de Berkeley,   b. 1394, Raglan, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Dec 1463  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Y  [4
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Berkeley,   b. ~1442, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~1470, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F18518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1396 - Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Sep 1452 - Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Biography

      Isabel was the daughter of Thomas Mowbray, K.G., by Elizabeth, daughter of Richard de Arundel, K.G.[1]

      She married Sir Henry Ferrers, son of Sir William Ferrers, 5th Baron Ferrers of Groby, Vidame of Chartres and Philippe Clifford, circa 13 July 1416.

      They had 1 daughter, Elizabeth (wife of Sir Edward Grey, Lord Ferrers of Groby, & of Sir John Bourgchier, Lord Ferrers of Groby).

      In 1423/4, Isabel, widow of Sir Henry Ferrers (living c. 1419), married as his third wife Sir James Berkeley,6th Lord Berkeley, son of Sir James de Berkeley, Governor of Tretower Castle and Elizabeth Bluet.[1]

      Sir James Berkeley married four times, having children only by Isabel Mowbray. In 1417, he inherited Berkeley Castle and the title Lord Berkeley from his uncle, Thomas Berkeley.[2]

      Sir James and Isabel had four sons and four daughters:[2]

      William Berkeley, K.B. [Marquess of Berkeley...Viscount Berkeley],[2] Earl Marshal
      Maurice Berkeley, Knt. [Lord Berkeley], born about 1435 (aged 56 in 1492), in 1465 m Isabel Meade (or Mede), daughter of Philip Meade, Esq.[2]
      James Berkeley, Esq.[2]
      Thomas Berkeley, Esq.[2]
      Isabel, wife of William Trye, Esq.[2]
      Margaret[2][3]
      Elizabeth, wife of William Burdet, Esq.[2]
      Alice, wife of Richard Arthur, Esq.[2]
      Isabel, Lady Berkeley died on September 27, 1452 while imprisoned at Gloucester Castle.[2]. Her arrest had been ordered by Margaret, Countess of Shrewsbury. Isabel is buried at Grey Friars, Gloucester.

      Sir James died at Berkeley Castle in November 1463 and was buried at Berkeley.[2]

      Sources

      "Royal Ancestry" 2013 by Douglas Richardson Vol. II. page 618
      "Royal Ancestry" 2013 by Douglas Richardson Vol. III. page 158
      ? 1.0 1.1 Sources: Medieval Lands (Henry Ferrers) and Richardson (#MCA1)
      ? 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Source: #MCA1, Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry (2011)
      ? another source gave order of daughters as Elizabeth, Isabel, Margaret, and Alice; Richardson (#MCA1) listed them as Isabel, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Alice
      MCA1: Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol III, p 211 MOWBRAY #7iv "Isabel Mowbray, married (1st) Henry Ferrers, Knt....[see Groby 10]"; "(2nd) James Berkeley, Knt., 6th Lord Berkeley [see Berkeley 9]."
      p 180 #8. James Berkeley, Knt., of Little Marshfield, Gloucestershire, and, in right of his wife, of Raglan, Monmouthshire, Daglingworth, Gloucestershire, Thruxton, Herefordshire, Stradewy [present day Llanfihangel-Ystrad], Cardiganshire, etc., Governor of Tretower Castle. (Elizabeth's father-in-law)

      Wikipedia: James Berkeley
      Isabel Mowbray, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed September 11, 2015).
      Beltz, George. Memorials of the Order of the Garter (William Pickering, London, 1841) Page 298 [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S9943] "Descendants of William (Ferrers) de Ferrers" registry, accessed November 14th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://www.

    2. [S10054] "Isabel (Mowbray) Berkeley (abt. 1396 - 1452" biography, accessed & downloaded Monday, November 28th, 2016 by David A. H.

    3. [S10538] "Ferrers of Groby, Baron (E, 1299 - forfeited 1554)" history, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, M.

    4. [S11849] "Elizabeth (Berkeley) Burdett (abt. 1442 - abt. 1470)", Biography, Profile & Pedigree, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ber.

    5. [S6242] Eleanor Plantagenet, Countess of Arundel (1311-1372) 8 - Generation Registry: http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/register.

    6. [S8782] "Ancestor List for William (Brereton) of Brereton Esq", http://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Brereton-289/9, abstracted De.