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Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley

Nicknames: "The Magnanimous", ""The Magnanimous""
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Wallingford, Berkshire, England
Place of Burial: St. Augustine's, Bristol, Gloucester, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas de Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley; Thomas Berkeley, II; Joan (the younger) de Ferrers, Baroness Berkeley and Joan Berkeley
Husband of Isabella de Clare, Baroness Berkeley; Eva La Zouche and Eva la Zouche
Father of Thomas de Berkeley, 3rd Baron Berkeley; Millicent Berkeley; Maurice Berkeley; Joh'rs de Berkeley, Knight; Peter de Berkeley and 3 others
Brother of Alice de Stourton; Margaret de Berkeley; John de Berkeley; Thomas III de Berkeley; (No Name) and 1 other
Half brother of Joan De FERRERS ;[BARONESS BERKELEY]

Occupation: 2nd Lord of Berkeley, 2ed Baron Berkeley, Lord Berkeley, 2nd Lord, 2nd Baron
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Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_de_Berkeley,_2nd_Baron_Berkeley

Maurice Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley (Berkeley, Gloucestershire, April 1271 - Wallingford Castle, 31 May 1326), sometimes termed The Magnanimous, was an English baron and rebel.

Born at Berkeley in the English county of Gloucestershire, he was the son of Thomas de Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley (d. 1321), and Joan de Ferrers (1255-1309). He was involved in the Scottish Wars from about 1295 to 1318. He was captured at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bannockburn

He acceded on 16 August 1308, was Governor of Gloucester 1312, Governor of Berwick-on-Tweed 1314, Steward of the Duchy of Aquitaine 1319 and Justiciar of South Wales 1316. With the Earl of Lancaster, he rebelled against King Edward II, for which he was imprisoned in Wallingford Castle in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), where he died on 31 May 1326 and was eventually buried at St Augustine's Abbey in Bristol.

He married: 1. Eva la Zouche in 1289, with children:

   * Thomas de Berkeley, 3rd Baron Berkeley, born c. 1296
   * Sir Maurice Berkeley, of Uley, Gloucester
   * Isabel Berkeley
   * Milicent Berkeley

2. Isabella de Clare, daughter of Gilbert de Clare and Alice de Lusignan, about 1316.

His son, Thomas, succeeded his father as the 3rd Baron Berkeley.

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  • 'Sir Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Lord Berkeley, Seneschal of Aquitaine, Warden of Gloucester1,2,3,4,5,6
  • 'M, #11226, b. April 1271, d. 31 May 1326
  • Father Sir Thomas de Berkeley, 1st Lord Berkeley, Vice-Constable of England7,8,9 b. c 1251, d. 23 Jul 1321
  • Mother Joan de Ferrers7,8,9 d. 19 Mar 1310
  • ' Sir Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Lord Berkeley, Seneschal of Aquitaine, Warden of Gloucester Called Maurice the Magnanimous. He was born in April 1271; Age 40+ in 1321.2,4,6 He married Eve la Zouche, daughter of Sir Eudes la Zouche and Milicent Cantilupe, in 1289; They had 5 sons (Sir Thomas, 3rd Lord Berkeley; Sir Maurice; John; Eudes/Yon, Canon of Westbury; & Peter, Canon of St. David's, Bosham) and 2 daughters (Isabel, wife of Sir Robert, 3rd Lord Clifford, & of Sir Thomas de Musgrave; & Milicent, wife of Sir John, 1st Lord Mautravers).2,4,6 Sir Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Lord Berkeley, Seneschal of Aquitaine, Warden of Gloucester married Isabel de Clare, daughter of Sir Gilbert de Clare, 9th Earl of Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, 3rd Earl of Gloucester and Alice de Lusignan, circa 1316; No issue.10,2,3,4,5,11,6 Sir Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Lord Berkeley, Seneschal of Aquitaine, Warden of Gloucester died on 31 May 1326 at Wallingford Castle, Berkshire, England, at age 55; Died in prison there; first buried at Wallingford, but removed to St. Augustine's, Bristol, later.2,4,6
  • 'Family 1 Eve la Zouche b. c 1271, d. 5 Dec 1314
  • Children
    • Milicent (Ela) de Berkeley+12,13,14,4,15,6 d. a 1322
    • Isabel de Berkeley+13,16,4,6 d. 25 Jul 1362
    • Sir Thomas de Berkeley, 3rd Lord Berkeley, Marshal of the English Army in France+13,4,6 b. c 1296, d. 27 Oct 1361
    • Sir Maurice de Berkeley, Constable of Gloucester & Bristol Castles, Steward of the Duchy of Aquitaine+13,4,17,6 b. c 1300, d. 12 Feb 1347
  • 'Family 2 Isabel de Clare b. 10 Mar 1263, d. 1333
  • Citations
  • 1.[S2982] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. II, p. 128; Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed., by F. L. Weis, p. 84; OFHS Newsletter, March 1994, p. 15.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 97.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 136-138.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 174-175.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 469.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 330-331.
  • 7.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 96-97.
  • 8.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 171-172.
  • 9.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 327.
  • 10.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 707, notes.
  • 11.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 287-289.
  • 12.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 40.
  • 13.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 97-98.
  • 14.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 28.
  • 15.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 147.
  • 16.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 214.
  • 17.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 34.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p374.htm#i11226
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  • 'Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Lord Berkeley1
  • 'M, #41767, b. April 1271, d. 31 May 1326
  • Last Edited=2 Feb 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=0.12%
  • ' Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Lord Berkeley was born in April 1271.1,2 He was the son of Thomas de Berkeley, 1st Lord Berkeley and Joan de Ferrers.1 He married, firstly, Eva la Zouche, daughter of Eon la Zouche and Millicent de Cauntelo, in 1289.3 He married, secondly, Isabel de Clare, daughter of Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester and Alice de Lusignan, circa 1316.3 He died on 31 May 1326 at age 55 at Wallingford Castle, Berkshire, England.3 He was buried at Wallingford Castle, Berkshire, England.3 He was buried at St. Augustine's, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.3
  • ' Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Lord Berkeley also went by the nick-name of Maurice 'the Magnaminous'.1 Between 1295 and 1308 he summoned to Parliament by writ, whereby he may be held to have been created Lord de Berkeley in his own right, although there is no actual record of his having sat in Parliament.1 He fought in the Scottish Wars between 1295 and 1318, where he distinguished himself.1 He fought in the siege of Carlaverock in July 1300.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Berkeley [E., 1295] on 16 August 1308, by writ, in the lifetime of his father.1 He held the office of Warden of Gloucester in 1312.1 He held the office of Captain of Berwick in 1315.1 He held the office of Chief Justiciar of South Wales in 1316.1 He was a Commissioner to Scotland in 1316.1 He joined the Earl of Lancaster in the rebellion against King Edward II.3 He held the office of Seneschal of Aquitaine in 1320.3 On 6 January 1321/22 he was sent prisoner to Wallingford Castle.3
  • 'Children of Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Lord Berkeley and Eva la Zouche
    • 1.John de Berkeley2
    • 2.Eudo de Berkeley2
    • 3.Peter de Berkeley2
    • 4.Isabel de Berkeley+2 d. 25 Jul 1362
    • 5.Milicent de Berkeley+2
    • 6.Thomas de Berkeley, 3rd Lord Berkeley+3 b. c 1293, d. 27 Oct 1361
    • 7.Sir Maurice de Berkeley+3 b. 1298, d. 12 Feb 1346/47
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 128. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 347. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 3.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 129.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p4177.htm#i41767
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  • 'Maurice "The Magnanamous" BERKELEY (2° B. Berkeley)
  • 'Born: ABT 1270, Gloucestershire, England
  • 'Died: ABT 31 May 1326, Castle Wallingford, England
  • Father: Thomas "The Wise" BERKELEY (Sir)
  • Mother: Joan Margaret De FERRERS
  • 'Married: Eve La ZOUCHE 1289
  • Children:
    • 1. Thomas "The Rich" BERKELEY (3° B. Berkeley)
    • 2. Isabel BERKELEY (B. Clifford)
    • 3. Maurice BERKELEY (Sir)
    • 4. Millicent BERKELEY (B. Maltravers)
    • 5. John BERKELEY
    • 6. Peter BERKELEY
    • 7. Eudo BERKELEY
  • 'Married 2: Isabel De CLARE 1316
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/BERKELEY1.htm#Maurice "The Magnanamous" BERKELEY
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Maurice "The Magnanimous" BERKELEY 3rd? Lord Berkeley (1271-1326) [Pedigree]

Son of Thomas de BERKELEY 2nd? Lord Berkeley (-1321) and Joan de FERRERS (1255-1309)

      REF AR7. Lord Berkeley of Berkeley Castle.
      Baron Berkeley
   b. Apr 1271/1281, Berkeley, Gloucester, Eng.
   d. 31 May 1326, Wallingford Castle, Eng.

Married Eva la ZOUCHE Baroness Berkeley (-1314)

Children:

  1. Thomas "The Rich" BERKELEY Baron Berkeley (1293-1361) m(1) Margaret de MORTIMER (-1337)
  2. Isabel BERKELEY (1307-1362) m. Robert de CLIFFORD 3rd Lord Clifford (1305-1344)
  3. Maurice de BERKELEY 4th Lord Berkeley (1330-1368) m. Elizabeth la DESPENSER (1327-1389) 

Sources:

1. "Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came

        to America before 1700",
        Frederick Lewis Weis, 1992, seventh edition.
        The earlier editions were called: "Ancestral roots of
        sixty colonists who came to New England 1623-1650"

2. Genealogical Server, www.genserv.com",

        Cliff Manis.

3. "The Complete Peerage", "Burke's Peerage, 1938".

Cokayne.

4. "Magna Charta Sureties, 1215",

        F. L. Weis, 4th Ed..

5. "Burke's Peerage, 1938".

6. "Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists",

        David Faris, 
        Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996.
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2nd Baron Berkeley

Scottish wars 1295-1318

Governer of Gloucester 1312

Governor of Berwick-on-Tweed 1314

Steward of Aquitine 1319

Justiciar of South Wales 1316

Fought King Edward II with Lancaster

Imprisoned in Wallingford Castle, wher he died

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Mauricius, Lord de Berkeley.

obijt a 19 E. 2

Arms: Gules a chevron between tex crosses patte'e argent.

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Sir Maurice III de BERKELEY Lord Berkeley was born Apr 1281 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. He died 31 May 1326 in Wallingford, Berkshire, England. Maurice married Eve la ZOUCHE on 1289 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.

Eve la ZOUCHE was born 1278 in Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England. She died 6 Dec 1314 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. Eve married Sir Maurice III de BERKELEY Lord Berkeley on 1289 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.

They had the following children:

  M i Sir Thomas IV de BERKELEY Lord Berkeley was born 1298 and died 27 Oct 1361. 
  F ii Millicent de BERKELEY was born 1300 and died 1322/1330. 
  M iii Sir Maurice IV de BERKELEY Knight was born 1302 and died 12 Feb 1347. 
  M iv John de BERKELEY was born 1304 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. 
  M v Eudes de BERKELEY Canon of Westbury was born 1306 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. 
  F vi Isabel de BERKELEY was born 1308 and died 25 Jul 1362. 
  M vii Peter de BERKELEY Canon of Lincoln was born 1310 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. He died 1341 in Wells, Gloucestershire, England 
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Maurice III. Seventh Lord. 1321 to 1326.

Maurice succeeded on the death of his father, whom he much resembled in his fondness for all martial exercises and pursuits. He was early accustomed to arms in the Scottish and Welsh wars, held many important military posts and commands, and was summoned to parliament as a peer in the lifetime of his father.

In 1322 he joined with the lords Audely and Mortimer in the rebellion directed against the King's favourites, the two Despencers. Being induced to go with some others to meet the King at Cirencester, on the faith of a safe conduct, he was there treacherously seized and committed to prison in the castle of Wallingford. Berkeley Castle and manors were declared forfeited and were seized by the King, who also laid his hands on all Maurice's plate, jewels, and valuables.

Maurice remained in prison at Wallingford, although several attempts were made to rescue him, until May 1326, when he died there. His remains were at first interred at Wallingford, but were afterwards removed to St. Augustine's at Bristol. He was succeeded by Thomas, his eldest son.

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Maurice III "the magnanimous" was not over the age of 8 years old when he married Eve la Zouche in 1289.

Maurice distinguished himself in the Scottish Wars between 1295 and 1318; he helped defeat a Scottish army under William Wallace. on 22 July 1298 at the Battle of Falkirk in Scotland.

In July 1300 Maurice was at the Siege of Carlaverock, where he distinguished himself from his father, who was there as well, by differencing his arms with a label, azure, "Pur se ke ses pere vivoit."

Maurice attended Prince Edward (the future King Edward II) into Scotland in 1306.

He was summoned to Parliament, by writs directed "Mauricio de Berkeleye" whereby he may be held to have become Lord Berkeley between 16 August 1308 and 15 May 1321.

He was Warden of Gloucester in 1312.

He married the successor of our ancestor (Eva) Isabel de Clare, daughter of Gilbert "the Red Earl" (de Clare), 6th Earl of Gloucester and Hertford and Alice de Lusignan, circa 1316.

Maurice was Chief Justiciar of South Wales in 1316. He was Seneschal of Aquitaine in France in 1320.

Maurice joined the Earl of Lancaster in the rebellion against King Edward II and the Despencer family, and--within 6 months of his father's death--Maurice was sent prisoner to Wallingford Castle on 20 January 1321/22. He died as a prisoner on 31 May 1326 at Wallingford Castle, Oxfordshire, at the age 45 years and 1 month.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p413.htm#i18710 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm )

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Maurice III "the magnanimous", 2nd Lord Berkeley was born in April 1281 at (1271 instead?), England.1 He was the son of Thomas II "the wise", 1st Lord Berkeley and Joan de Ferrers.4 Maurice III "the magnanimous", 2nd Lord Berkeley was the successor of Thomas II "the wise", 1st Lord Berkeley; feudal Lord of Berkeley.5 Maurice III "the magnanimous", 2nd Lord Berkeley married Eve la Zouche, daughter of Eudo la Zouche and Milicent de Cantilupe, in 1289 at 17 Edward I; His 1st.6,7,4 Maurice III "the magnanimous", 2nd Lord Berkeley and Eve la Zouche were not over age 8 in 1289.7 Maurice III "the magnanimous", 2nd Lord Berkeley distinguished himself in the Scottish Wars between 1295 and 1318.1 The forces of Edward I defeat a Scottish army under William Wallace. On 22 July 1298 at the Battle of Falkirk, Scotland.1 Arms: Gules crusily and a chevron argent, a label azure.8 He was part of the forces of Edward I that defeated a Scottish army under William Wallace on 22 July 1298 at the Battle of Falkirk.8 (an unknown value) in July 1300 at the Siege of Carlaverock.1 He was at the siege of Carlaverock, where he distinguished himself from his father, who was there as well, by differencing his arms with a label, azure, "Pur se ke ses pere vivoit" in July 1300.1 He was attended Prince Edward into Scotland in 1306.9 He was a witness where Sir John Maltravers Knt. made knight, along with his son John, with Prince Edward and others, on 22 May 1306 at Westminster Abbey, London, England.9 Maurice III "the magnanimous", 2nd Lord Berkeley was summoned to Parliament, v.p., by writs directed "Mauricio de Berkeleye" whereby he may be held to have become Lord Berkeley between 16 August 1308 and 15 May 1321.1 Lord Berkeley at Gloucestershire, England, between 16 August 1308 and 15 May 1321.10,1 Warden of Gloucester at England in 1312.1 He married Isabel de Clare, daughter of Gilbert "the Red Earl" (de Clare), 6th Earl of Gloucester and Hertford and Alice de Lusignan, circa 1316; His 2nd (widower).7 Chief Justiciar of South Wales in 1316.1 Seneschal of Aquitaine at France in 1320.1 Maurice III "the magnanimous", 2nd Lord Berkeley joined the Earl of Lancaster in the rebellion against Edward II and the Despencer family, and within 6 months of his father's death was sent prisoner to Wallingford Castle on 20 January 1321/22.1 He died on 31 May 1326 at Wallingford Castle, Oxfordshire, England, at age 45 years and 1 month. He died a prisoner.

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Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Lord of Berkeley's Timeline

1218
April 4, 1218
Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
1271
April 4, 1271
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
1279
1279
Age 7
Glouchestershire, Berkeley, England
1281
April 4, 1281
Age 10
Berkeley Castle,Berkeley,Gloucestershire,England
1292
1292
Age 20
Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
1295
1295
Age 23
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
1295
Age 23
Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England
1298
1298
Age 26
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, , England
1299
1299
Age 27
Of Berkley Castl, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
1301
1301
Age 29
Glos, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France