Maurice (FitzHarding) de Berkeley

Male 1120 - 1190  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name Maurice (FitzHarding) de Berkeley 
    Born ~ 1120  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jun 1190  Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I49554  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2018 

    Family Alice FitzHarding 
    Married ~ 1153  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Maud Berkeley,   b. ~ 1160, Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1189, Brentford, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     2. Thomas Berkeley,   b. ~ 1167, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1243, Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F18317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1120 - Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - ~ 1153 - Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jun 1190 - Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Notes

      Maurice de Berkeley strengthened his tenure of Berkeley Castle by marrying, at the instigation of Henry II, Alice, dau. and heiress of the ousted lord, Roger de Berkeley, of Dursley. By this lady he had six sons, and was s. by the eldest,
      Maurice de Berkeley. [John Burke, History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. I., R. Bentley, London, 1834-1838, p. 469, Berkeley, of Spetchley]

      HOLDERS of the CASTLE of BERKELEY (V)

      MAURICE FlTZ ROBERT FITZ HARDING, otherwise DE BERKELEY, feudal LORD OF BERKELEY, son and heir, who "may bee called Maurice the Make Peace, born about 1120, in Bristol, received (at the same date as his father) a confirmation of the grant of
      Berkeley from Henry II, in 1155, and again 30 October 1189 from Queen Eleanor, Regent to her son Richard I. In 1190 he was Justice Itinerant in co. Gloucester. He enlarged the Castle of Berkeley, which thenceforth became the chief seat of, and
      gave the name to, the family. He married, in 1153 or 1154, at Bristol, Alice, 1st daughter (but not heir or coheir) of his dispossessed predecessor, Roger DE BERKELEY, feudal Lord of Dursley (formerly "fermer" of Berkeley), with whom he had the
      manor of Slimbridge, as by agreement between their respective fathers. He died 16 June 1190, and was buried in the church of Brentford, Middlesex. His widow died at an " extreame old age." Complete Peerage II:126
      Maurice de Berkeley (son of Robert FitzHardinge, upon whom, for his attachment to the Empress Maud, had been conferred the lordship of Berkeley and Berkeley Hernesse, the confiscated possessions of Roger de Berkeley, the adherent of King
      Stephen; but, to reconcile the parties, King Henry, who had restored to Roger his manor and castle of Dursley, caused an agreement to be concluded between them that the heiress of the ousted lord should be given to marriage to the heir of the
      new baron; and thus passed the feudal castle of Berkeley to another chief; which Maurice de Berkeley became feudal lord of Berkeley upon the decease of his brother, Henry, and dying in 1189, left six sons, and was s. by the eldest, Robert de
      Berkeley. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 44, Berkeley, Viscount Berkeley, Earl of Nottingham, and Marquess of Berkeley]

      Sources

      The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968. Page: 120
      Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999 Page: 254
      Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000 Page: II:125-6
      Smyth, John. The Berkeley Manuscripts (J. Bellows, Gloucester, 1883-85) Page 3-4 [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S11525] "Maurice (FitzHarding) de Berkeley (abt. 1120 - 1190)", Biography, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/FitzHarding-56, retriev.