Sir John Bere

Male 1300 - 1366  (~ 65 years)

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  • Name John Bere 
    Title Sir 
    Born ~1300  (Coity Castle, Glamorgan, Wales) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1366  Tolverne, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I51481  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 28 May 2018 

    Family Agnes Turberville,   b. ~1318, Coity, Bridgend, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Dec 1360, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 2
     1. Sybil de la Bere,   b. 1338, Weobley, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 18 Nov 1381, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F19202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~1300 - (Coity Castle, Glamorgan, Wales) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1366 - Tolverne, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John de la Bere formerly Bere
      Born about 1300 in England
      ANCESTORS ancestors
      Son of Richard (Bere) de la Bere and Sybil (Chabbonare) de la Bere
      Brother of Kynard (Bere) de la Bere [half]
      Husband of Agnes (Turberville) de la Bere — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
      DESCENDANTS descendants
      Father of Richard (Bere) de la Bere, Sibilla (Bere) Crophull, Elizabeth (Bere) St John and Kinard (Bere) de la Bere
      Died 1366 in Tolverne,,Cornwall,England
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      The de Turberville family held the Lordship of Coity from c. 1092 to 1360, which had been founded by Sir Payn de Turberville, one of the legendary Twelve Knights of Glamorgan of Robert FitzHamon, 1st. Lord of Glamorgan.

      Richard de Turberville, seemingly his 6th great grandson, died in 1384 without male heir, leaving his four sisters as co-heiresses:

      Katherine de Turberville, the eldest, had married Sir Roger Berkerolles (d.1351), another descendant of one of the Twelve Knights of Glamorgan, of East Orchard, St Athan. The tomb effigies of Katherine and Sir Roger can be seen in St Athan's Church. Their son was Sir Lawrence Berkerolles (d.1411), the last of the Berkerolles, who died without progeny.
      Margaret de Turberville, the second daughter, married Sir Richard Stackpole, whose daughter Joan Stackpole married Sir Richard Verney.
      Agnes de Turberville, the third daughter, married Sir John de la Bere of Weobly Castle, Gower.
      Sarah de Turberville, the fourth and youngest, married William Gamage of Rogiet.[1]


      Did they have a son, John?

      Son Richard's bio states he is the "second son". Plus: "Little is known of his early life, but he no doubt grew up in the shadow of is elder brother, John, and was lucky to have escaped a life in the church." [2]

      And, from the Coity Castle Wikipedia entry: "Thomas de la Bere died as a minor on 28 October 1414, following which the lordship reverted to Sarah de Turberville, the youngest sister of Richard de Turberville, who had apparently produced male progeny from her marriage to William Gamage."

      That seems to tie in with a Post Mortem Inquisition for a John de la Bere, who died in 1403, Inquisition delayed until 1410. His heir, Thomas, then still only 9, was a king's ward. His property was being held by John St John, son of Elizabeth de la Bere, who is said to be a daughter and one of the heirs of Agnes de la Bere. [3][4]

      And ...

      "Thomas de la Bere, who was born ca. 1402 (aged 9 in 1411), died 28 Oct. 1414. He was son of John de la Bere who died 24 Sep. 1403, which John was born about 1383 as he was aged 15 in 1397/8 when an inquisition was taken by Sir John St. John, which found that his father Sir John de la Bere of Weobley, co. Hereford, died in 1380. This Sir John, knight, would have been born say 1335-45, so he either did not marry until later in life, or had no issue by a first marriage." [5]
      The 1397 "inquisition" actually seems to be copied parts of multiple earlier inquisitions and the heir John may have been 15 back in 1380, when the original inquisition took place.

      "The Calendar of Fine Rolls (CFR 14:101) states that certain lands in and around Coytyff came into the hands of Laurence Berkerolles by reason of the minority of Thomas de la Bere, son of John. John Seint John 'chivaler' son of Elizabeth one of the sisters of John de la Bere 'chivaler' the father of John the father of the said Thomas de la Bere, and John Basset, esquire, son of Margaret the second sister of the said John de la Beer 'chivaler' are the next heirs, and of full age." [6]
      Thomas (d. 1414), son of John (d. 1403), son of John (d. 1380), son of this John?


      ? Coity Castle
      ? Ford, David Nash; Richard de la Bere
      ? J. L. Kirby. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV, Entries 700-751," in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 19, Henry IV, (London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1992), 251-269. British History Online, accessed May 11, 2017, [1].
      ? The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993 [2]
      ? Cartµ et alia munimenta quµ ad dominium de Glamorgan pertinent ...: 1348-1721, p 53-54 [3]
      ? GEN-MEDIEVAL: A follow up on Stackpole and de la Bere. [4]

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  • Sources 
    1. [S12908] "Catherine (Katherine) "Sibyl" Devereux", Profile, Pedigree & Registry,, abst.

    2. [S12909] "John (Bere) de la Bere (abt. 1300 - 1366)", Biography, Pedigree & Registry,, abst.