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Roger III de Berkeley, Lord of Dursley

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger de Berkeley II
Husband of Hawise de Lewes; Hawise de Berkeley, Baroness Dudley and Eva Berkeley, Countess Berkeley, III
Father of Helen FitzHarding; Cecilia de Berkeley; Roger de Berkeley; Alice de Berkeley; Letitia De de Berkeley and 2 others
Half brother of William I De Berkeley, Great Chamberlain; Theobald de Berkeley, Laird of Gartley and Robert de Berkeley, Laird of Gartley

Occupation: Lord of Duresly and Berkley, Lord Dursley, M. Abt 1125 Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About Roger de Berkeley III

Roger III de Berkeley died after 1177.

Son of William de Berkeley, according to Charles Cawley and the Medieval Lands database on FMG. NOTE that The Complete Peerage lists him as the son of Roger II, but that Cawley says that CP provides no evidence and instead Cawley provides evidence naming him as son of William.(see below)

Name of wife is unknown.

Children:

  • --Roger IV
  • --unnamed son, father of Robert de Berkeley
  • --Philip
  • --Oliver
  • --Alice marr. Maurice de Berkeley

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http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISHNOBILITYMEDIEVAL3.htm

ROGER [III] de Berkeley, son of WILLIAM de Berkeley & his wife --- (-after 1177). ROGER [III] de Berkeley, son of WILLIAM de Berkeley & his wife --- (-after 1177). The Historia Fundationis of Kingswood priory in Wiltshire names “Rogero de Berkeleye, hærede…Willelmi de Berkeley”[949]. m ---. The name of Roger´s wife is not known.

Roger [III] & his wife had five children: 1. ROGER [IV] de Berkeley (-after 1194). “R. de Berkeley” noted the foundation of Kingswood priory by "Willielmus de Berckley" for the soul of King Henry I, and that the priory was transferred "ad Tettebiriam" with the consent of "patris mei R. de Berckley", by undated charter[950]. Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record that "Rogerus de Berkelai" held one knight´s fee from the abbot of Glastonbury in Somerset, that "Rogerus de Berckelaio" held two from "Willielmi comitis Gloucestriæ" in Gloucestershire, and also list the knights´ fees held from "Rogerus de Berch[elai]" in Gloucestershire[951]. The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "Rogerus de Berkeley c s" in Gloucestershire in [1167/68][952]. The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "Rogerus de Berclay vii l x s" in Gloucestershire in [1171/72][953]. “Rogerus de Berkley…pro me ipso et uxore mea et liberis meis” donated property to Kingswood by charter dated 10 Mar 1188[954]. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1190/91], records "Rogerus de Berkelay" paying "lxxv s, vii milites et dimidium" in Gloucestershire[955]. “Rogerus de Berkley” donated property to the priory of Kingswood held "de Rogero patre meo", for the souls of "…uxorum mearum", referring to a grant by "Willielmus de Berkley" to "patri meo", by undated charter witnessed by "Roberto de Berkleya nepote meo, Philippo et Olivero fratribus meis et Willielmo filio meo…"[956]. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1194/95], names "Rogerus de Berkelay" paying "vii l x s, vii milites et dimidium" in Gloucestershire[957].

Betrothed ([1153/54]) to ---, daughter of ROBERT FitzHarding & his wife Eva ---. Smyth quotes a late 15th century manuscript which records (in translation) an agreement dated to [1153/54] for the betrothals of (1) "Morice the sonne and eire of Sr Robert fitz Herding" to "Alice the daughter of Roger de Berkeley Baron of Dursley", and (2) "the son and eire of Roger de Berkeley Baron of Durseley" to "one of the [two] daughters of Sr Robertt fitz Herding" and (if both daughters died) to "the daughter of Hew of Hasele nece to the sayd Sr Robert fitz Herding"[958]. It is not known whether this betrothal proceeded to a marriage.

m firstly ---. The two marriages of Roger [IV] de Berkeley are confirmed by the undated charter under which he “Rogerus de Berkley” donated property to the priory of Kingswood held "de Rogero patre meo", for the souls of "…uxorum mearum"[959].

m secondly ---. The two marriages of Roger [IV] de Berkeley are confirmed by the undated charter under which he “Rogerus de Berkley” donated property to the priory of Kingswood held "de Rogero patre meo", for the souls of "…uxorum mearum"[960].

Roger [IV] & his [first/second] wife had two children:

a) WILLIAM de Berkeley . “Rogerus de Berkley” donated property to the priory of Kingswood held "de Rogero patre meo", for the souls of "…uxorum mearum", referring to a grant by "Willielmus de Berkley" to "patri meo", by undated charter witnessed by "Roberto de Berkleya nepote meo, Philippo et Olivero fratribus meis et Willielmo filio meo…"[961].

b) ROGER [V] de Berkeley (-1220).

2. --- de Berkeley . m ---. One child:

a) ROBERT de Berkeley . “Rogerus de Berkley” donated property to the priory of Kingswood held "de Rogero patre meo", for the souls of "…uxorum mearum", referring to a grant by "Willielmus de Berkley" to "patri meo", by undated charter witnessed by "Roberto de Berkleya nepote meo, Philippo et Olivero fratribus meis et Willielmo filio meo…"[962].

3. PHILIP de Berkeley . “Rogerus de Berkley” donated property to the priory of Kingswood held "de Rogero patre meo", for the souls of "…uxorum mearum", referring to a grant by "Willielmus de Berkley" to "patri meo", by undated charter witnessed by "Roberto de Berkleya nepote meo, Philippo et Olivero fratribus meis et Willielmo filio meo…"[963].

4. OLIVER de Berkeley . “Rogerus de Berkley” donated property to the priory of Kingswood held "de Rogero patre meo", for the souls of "…uxorum mearum", referring to a grant by "Willielmus de Berkley" to "patri meo", by undated charter witnessed by "Roberto de Berkleya nepote meo, Philippo et Olivero fratribus meis et Willielmo filio meo…"[964]. Domesday Descendants cites a charter of the Earls of Gloucester according to which Oliver was the son of Roger [III] de Berkeley[965].

5. ALICE de Berkeley (-after 1190). The Complete Peerage records her parentage and marriage, adding that the manor of Slimbridge was her dowry (no corresponding source cited)[966]. Smyth quotes a late 15th century manuscript which records (in translation) an agreement dated to [1153/54] for the betrothals of (1) "Morice the sonne and eire of Sr Robert fitz Herding" to "Alice the daughter of Roger de Berkeley Baron of Dursley", and (2) "the son and eire of Roger de Berkeley Baron of Durseley" to "one of the [two] daughters of Sr Robertt fitz Herding" and (if both daughters died) to "the daughter of Hew of Hasele nece to the sayd Sr Robert fitz Herding"[967]. m MAURICE de Berkeley, son of ROBERT FitzHarding & his wife Eva --- (-16 Jun 1190, bur Brentford church, Middlesex).


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Roger was not really the father of Eva of Bristol, the mother-in-law of his daughter. This was a mistake I do not know how to undo.

Roger was related to Alice de Berkeley; first daughter, but not heir or co-heir, of her husband Maurice's dispossed predecessor, Roger de Berkeley, fuedal Lord of Dursley.

Roger was an adherent of King Stephen against the Empress Maud.

He was last of the original family of Berkeley, of Berkeley Castle.

He married Helen fitz Harding, daughter of Robert I "the Devout" fitz Harding, Lord of Berkeley.

Roger de Berkeley suffered much, during the wars between King Stephen and the Empress Maud, at the hands of Walter, son of Miles, Earl of Hereford in 1146. He was deprived of the Manor of Berkeley, apparently for refusing to recognize the authority of either party in the feud between the Empress Maud and King Stephen in 1152. He was soon afterward restored to the Honour of Dursley.

He was recorded as living in 1165.

See "My Lines" ( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p373.htm#i23366 ) from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA ( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm )

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  1. ID: I30029
  2. Name: Roger III Berkeley [Lord Dursley]
  3. Surname: Berkeley
  4. Given Name: Roger III
  5. Suffix: [Lord Dursley]
  6. Sex: M
  7. Birth: ABT 1100 in Berkeley, Gloucester, England
  8. Death: 1170 in Berkeley, Gloucester, England
  9. Ancestral File #: V9V4-23
  10. LDS Baptism: 26 Nov 1932 Temple: MANTI
  11. Endowment: 4 Jan 1933 Temple: MANTI
  12. _UID: C83515A8462C83469B0F8EF263B69C6E42AC
  13. Sealing Child: 9 Oct 1952 Temple: LOGAN 1 2 3
  14. Change Date: 18 Jan 2002 at 00:00:00

Marriage 1 Roger Berkeley Countess Berkeley b: ABT 1105 in Dursley, Gloucester, England

   * Married: ABT 1125 in Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucester, England
   * Sealing Spouse: 20 Dec 1962 in LANGE

Children

  1. Has No Children Roger IV Berkeley b: ABT 1131 in Dursley, Gloucester, England
  2. Has No Children Philip Berkeley b: ABT 1137 in Dursley, Gloucester, England
  3. Has No Children Oliver Berkeley b: ABT 1141 in Dursley, Gloucester, England
  4. Has No Children Letitia Berkeley Countess Frampton b: ABT 1145 in Dursley, Gloucester, England
  5. Has Children Alice Berkeley b: ABT 1135 in Berkeley, Gloucester, England

Sources:

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

-------------------- He completed the building of Berkeley Castle, and evidently suffered much at the hands of Walter, son of Miles, Earl of Hereford, during the wars between Stephen and the Empress Maud. He was deprived of the manor of Berkeley and other holdings about 1152, evidently because he refused to recognize the authority of either party. While the honour of Dursley was restored to him shortly thereafter, Berkeley Castle and the honours thereof were granted by the King to Robert Fitz Harding.

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Roger de Berkeley III's Timeline

1094
1094
Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
1105
1105
Age 11
Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
1127
1127
Age 33
Dursley (Gloucestershire) England
1135
1135
Age 41
Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
1137
1137
Age 43
Of, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
1141
1141
Age 47
Of, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
1145
1145
Age 51
Berkeley Castle,Frampton,Thornbury,Gloucestershire,England
1170
1170
Age 76
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
1932
November 26, 1932
Age 76
November 26, 1932
Age 76