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Maurice "Make Peace" de Berkeley (fitzRobert fitzHarding)

Also Known As: "The Make Peace", "Make Peace"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
Place of Burial: Thornbury, Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert FitzHarding, "the Devout" and Eva
Husband of Alice de Berkeley
Father of Maud Fitzharding de Berkeley; Lord Robert Fizharding de Berkley; Maurice de Berkeley; Thomas Fizharding de Berkeley; William de Berkeley and 3 others
Brother of Robert fitzHarding; Lord Robert Fizharding de Were; Aldena Fitz Harding; Alice Fitzharding; Helena de Berkeley and 5 others

Occupation: Lord Berkeley, M 1153-54 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Managed by: Private User
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About Maurice FitzRobert FitzHarding de Berkeley

In 1153, Maurice completed Berkeley Castle, by the Severn Estuary, at the command of Henry II, and ever since it has been the home of the Berkeley family.


This is one of England's oldest families who have given their name to numerous locations all over the world, from Berkeley Square in London to Berkeley Hundred in Virginia and Berkeley University in California. This ancient castle has been preserved and gradually transformed from a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home with a wealth of treasures, paintings by English and Dutch masters, tapestries, furniture of an interesting diversity, silver and porcelain. Highlights of the castle are the massive Norman Keep with the Dungeon and the cell where King Edward II was murdered in 1327, the Picture Gallery, the Dining Room, the medieval Buttery and Kitchens, the Historic Great Hall and the magnificent State Apartments.

[source: http://www.renderplus.com/hartgen/htm/berkeley.htm#name5623]

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Maurice Fitzrobert Lord of BERKELEY (1120-1190) [Pedigree]

Son of Robert FITZHARDING (1096-1170) and Eva FITZESTMOND (1100-1170)

   b. ABT 1120, Bristol, Gloucester, Eng.
   d. 16 Jun 1190

Married Alice de BERKELEY (1133-)

Children:

  1. Thomas "The Observer" de BERKELEY Lord of Berkeley (1170-1243) m. Joan de SOMERY (1191-1276).

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.

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Maurice FITZROBERT FITZHARDING

Born: ABT 1120, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

Died: 16 Jun 1189, Brentford, Middlesex, England

Father: Robert FITZHARDING

Mother: Eva FITZESTMOND

Married: Alice De BERKELEY 1153, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

Children:

1. Thomas De BERKELEY

2. Maud De BERKELEY

3. Robert "The Rebellious" De BERKELEY

4. Maurice De BERKELEY

5. William De BERKELEY

6. Henry De BERKELEY

7. Richard De BERKELEY

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Maurice I de BERKELEY Lord Berkeley was born 1116 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. He died 7 16 Jun 1190 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. Maurice married Alice de BERKELEY on Nov 1153 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

Alice de BERKELEY was born 1135 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. She died after 16 Jun 1189. Alice married Maurice I de BERKELEY Lord Berkeley on Nov 1153 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

They had the following children:

  F i Maud de BERKELEY was born 1163. 
  M ii Robert de BERKELEY Lord Berkeley was born 1165 and died 13 May 1220. 
  M iii Thomas I de BERKELEY Lord Berkeley was born 1170 and died 29 Nov 1243. 
  M iv Maurice de BERKELEY 1 was born 1172 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. 
  M v William de BERKELEY 1 was born 1174 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. 
  M vi Henry de BERKELEY 1 was born 1176 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. 
  M vii Richard de BERKELEY 1 was born 1178 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. 

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Maurice the eldest son of Robert Fitz-Harding succeeded his Father, and was the first to take up his residence in the castle of Berkeley. He added to the fortifications of the castle by digging a ditch or moat on the northern side, it being already sufficiently defended on other sides by watercourses and low marshy ground; in doing this he encroached a little on the soil of the churchyard, which with the church had been given by his father to St. Augustine's. So tenacious however were the monks of their property and privileges, and so forgetful of former benefits, that they pursued the lord Maurice with ecclesiastical censures and threats of excommunication until he was forced to compound for his sacrilegious act by a large grant of rents, tithes and rights of pasturage. Maurice never forgot this ungrateful conduct, and though he had shown his good will to the abbey by a gift of lands in Hinton and Alkington, when he first succeeded to the Barony, he never afterwards looked with any favour upon them. He however founded two monastic establishments in Berkeley, viz. the Hospital of the master and brethren of Lorrenge, now called Lorridge farm, and the Hospital of the Holy Trinity at Longbridge, at the north end of Berkeley adjoining the road to Wanswell. Maurice died in 1189, and was buried in the parish church of Brentford, to which he had been a great benefactor.

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Maurice I, "the make peace" fitz Robert, Lord of Berkeley, was seldom written of as lord of Berkeley. He was also called Maurice de Berkeley.

Maurice married Alice de Berkeley, daughter of Roger de Berkeley, in 1153 at or 1154, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Maurice received, on the same date as his father, confirmation of the grant of Berkeley from King Henry II in 1155. He enlarged the Castle of Berkeley, which thence became the chief seat of, and gave the name to, the family. He received again confirmation of the grant of Berkeley, this time from Queen Eleanor, regent to her son Richard I, on 30 October 1189.

Maurice was justice Itinerant in Gloucestershire, England, in 1190.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p379.htm#i23363 )

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

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

  1. ID: I30704
  2. Name: Maurice "Make Peace" Fitz Robert Fitz Harding [Lord Berkeley]
  3. Surname: Fitz Harding
  4. Given Name: Maurice "Make Peace" Fitz Robert
  5. Suffix: [Lord Berkeley]
  6. Sex: M
  7. Birth: ABT 1120 in Bristol, Gloucester, England
  8. Death: 16 Jun 1190 in Berkeley Castle, Gloucester, England
  9. Burial: 1190 Brentford, Middlesex, England
  10. _UID: CBB09AA7CC89D24085216DCA999D52DB6317
  11. Change Date: 18 Jan 2002 at 00:00:00

Father: Robert "Devout" Fitz Harding [Lord Berkeley b: ABT 1095/1096 in Berkeley, Gloucester, England c: in (Abt 75-1170/1)

Mother: Eve Fitz Estmond [Prioress] b: ABT 1099 in Bristol, Gloucester, England

Marriage 1 Alice Berkeley b: ABT 1135 in Berkeley, Gloucester, England

   * Married: 1153/1154 in Bristol, Gloucester, England
   * Sealing Spouse: 10 May 1961 in SLAKE

Children

  1. Maud Fitzharding Berkeley b: ABT 1160 in Brimsfield, Gloucester, England
  2. Alice Berkeley b: 1161 in Berkeley, Gloucester, England
  3. Robert "Rebellious" Berkeley [Lord Berkeley] b: 1165 (55-1220) in Berkeley, Gloucester, England c: in (Abt 55-1220)
  4. Maurice Berkeley b: 1169 in Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucester, England
  5. William Berkeley b: 1170 in Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucester, England
  6. Thomas Berkeley b: 1170 in Berkeley, Gloucester, England c: in (Abt 73-1243)
  7. Henry Berkeley b: 1172 in Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucester, England
  8. Richard Berkeley b: 1174 in Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucester, England

Sources:

  1. Title: #680
  2. Title: #681
  3. Title: #669 

-------------------- Maurice was called "The Peace Maker." In 1190 he was the Justice Itinerant in Gloucestershire. He became the owner of Berkeley Castle and enlarged it.

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Maurice FitzRobert FitzHarding de Berkeley's Timeline

1120
1120
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
1153
1153
Age 33
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
1160
1160
Age 40
Brimsfield, Gloustershire, England
1165
1165
Age 45
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
1169
1169
Age 49
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
1170
1170
Age 50
Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
1170
Age 50
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
1172
1172
Age 52
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
1174
1174
Age 54
Berkeley,Gloucestershire,England
1190
June 16, 1190
Age 70
Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England