Roger "Senior" de Berkeley, of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire (c.1040 - 1093) MP

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Nicknames: "Elnoth of Somerset", "Alnoth of Somerset", "The Staller"
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Death: Died in Berkeley, Thornbury, or St Peters Church, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (as a monk)
Occupation: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~elessar5/pafn1868.htm#223100
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About Roger "Senior" de Berkeley, of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire

Parents are not known. Had one known brother, Ralph. Listed as a major landholder in the Domesday Book of 1085. Became a monk in 1091. Rode with William the Conqueror.

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

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(1) William de Berkeley, 2nd feudal lord of Berkeley Castle (at right), founder of the Abbey of Kingswood in 1139, was succeeded by his son and heir, Roger.

 

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~legends/berkeley.html

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Two brothers, parents not known:

1. ROGER [I] de Berkeley (-1093). The foundation charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy narrates the church´s foundation by “Guerinfrido qui condidit castellum…Albamarla” and records the donation by “Rogerus de Berchelaico cum uxore sua Rissa”[616]. The Complete Peerage records that he became a monk at Gloucester 17 Jan 1091 and died in 1093 (no sources cited)[617].

m RISSA, daughter of ---. The foundation charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy narrates the church´s foundation by “Guerinfrido qui condidit castellum…Albamarla” and records the donation by “Rogerus de Berchelaico cum uxore sua Rissa”[618].

Roger [I] & his wife had [one] child:

a) [daughter . A charter of King Stephen dated [22 Mar/22 Dec] 1136 which confirmed the possessions of Shaftesbury Abbey refers to the donation by "Aluredum de Foxlegh" of land given "cum filia Rogerii de Berkelaio"[619]. It is likely that the document refers to a daughter of Roger [I] de Berkeley, as no record has been found of Roger [II] having had children, and as the donations recorded in the document appear to be earlier than the time of Roger [III]. m ALURED de Foxleigh, son of ---.]

2. RALPH de Berkeley (-after 1086). The Domesday book records "Wapelei" {Wapley, Gloucestershire}, held by "Ralph de Berkeley from the king"[620]. Ellis states that Ralph was the brother of Roger [I] de Berkeley[621].

Three brothers. It is possible that they were children either of Roger [I] de Berkeley, or of Ralph de Berkeley, but no primary source which confirms that this is correct has been identified. Ellis suggests that Roger [II] may have been the son of Ralph de Berkeley, and Eustace the probable son of Roger [I] de Berkeley, although apparently without any primary source basis[622].

1. ROGER [II] de Berkeley (-Sep 1131). The Complete Peerage records that Roger [II] de Berkeley began building the castle of Berkeley in 1117 (no sources cited)[623]. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "in dnio Reg…terra Rogi de Berchelai" in Gloucestershire, and a reference to the land of "Rogi de Berchelai" in Berkeley[624].

2. --- de Berkeley . His parentage is confirmed by the letter written by his son “Willielmus de Berkeley et fundator Kingswode” to Pope Innocent II recalling that Henry I King of England had granted land to "patruo nostro Rogero de Berkeley"[625]. m ---. One child:

a) WILLIAM de Berkeley (-after [1141]). The 1130 Pipe Roll records the return of "Will´s de Berchelai…de firma de Berchelai"[626]. “Willielmus de Berkeley et fundator Kingswode” wrote to Pope Innocent II recalling that Henry I King of England had granted land to "patruo nostro Rogero de Berkeley"[627]. Domesday Descendants dates the foundation to 1139 (no source cited)[628]. This is presumably based on the commentary in Dugdale´s Monasticon, which cites no corresponding primary source[629]. According to the Complete Peerage, Roger [III] de Berkeley was the son of Roger [II] de Berkeley (no sources cited)[630]. The Historia Fundationis of Kingswood priory in Wiltshire records that “Willielmus de Berkeley” donated the priory to Tintern abbey, in the early years of the reign of King Stephen[631]. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Will´s de Berchelai" in [Rutland][632]. m ---. The name of William´s wife is not known. William & his wife had children:

i) ROGER [III] de Berkeley (-after 1177). The Historia Fundationis of Kingswood priory in Wiltshire names “Rogero de Berkeleye, hærede…Willelmi de Berkeley”[633].

- see below.

3. [EUSTACHE of Nympesfield . The Complete Peerage records that Roger [II] de Berkeley was the brother of Eustache of Nympesfield, although it is not stated whether they were born from the same father (no sources cited)[634].]

thepeerage.com:

Roger de Berkeley1

M, #129602, d. 1093

    Roger de Berkeley died in 1093.1
    He was tenant in capite of Dursley, Cubberley, Dodington, etc.1 He held the office of Provost of the manor of Berkeley between 1068 and 1071, by Earl William Fitz-Osbern, to whom it had been granted at the time of the Conquest.1 On 17 January 1091 at St. Peter's, Gloucestershire, England, a monk.1

Children of Roger de Berkeley

Eustace de Berkeley1

Roger de Berkeley+1 d. c 1131

Citations

[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 124. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

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Roger De BERKELEY

Born: ABT 1040, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England

Died: 1093

Married: Rissa De BERKELEY

Children:

1. Roger De BERKELEY

2. Eustace De BERKELEY

3. John De BERKELEY

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Parents are not known. Had one known brother, Roger. Listed as a major landholder in the Domesday Book of 1085.

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

Two brothers, parents not known:

1. ROGER [I] de Berkeley (-1093). The foundation charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy narrates the church´s foundation by “Guerinfrido qui condidit castellum…Albamarla” and records the donation by “Rogerus de Berchelaico cum uxore sua Rissa”[616]. The Complete Peerage records that he became a monk at Gloucester 17 Jan 1091 and died in 1093 (no sources cited)[617].

m RISSA, daughter of ---. The foundation charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy narrates the church´s foundation by “Guerinfrido qui condidit castellum…Albamarla” and records the donation by “Rogerus de Berchelaico cum uxore sua Rissa”[618].

Roger [I] & his wife had [one] child:

a) [daughter . A charter of King Stephen dated [22 Mar/22 Dec] 1136 which confirmed the possessions of Shaftesbury Abbey refers to the donation by "Aluredum de Foxlegh" of land given "cum filia Rogerii de Berkelaio"[619]. It is likely that the document refers to a daughter of Roger [I] de Berkeley, as no record has been found of Roger [II] having had children, and as the donations recorded in the document appear to be earlier than the time of Roger [III]. m ALURED de Foxleigh, son of ---.]

2. RALPH de Berkeley (-after 1086). The Domesday book records "Wapelei" {Wapley, Gloucestershire}, held by "Ralph de Berkeley from the king"[620]. Ellis states that Ralph was the brother of Roger [I] de Berkeley[621].

Three brothers. It is possible that they were children either of Roger [I] de Berkeley, or of Ralph de Berkeley, but no primary source which confirms that this is correct has been identified. Ellis suggests that Roger [II] may have been the son of Ralph de Berkeley, and Eustace the probable son of Roger [I] de Berkeley, although apparently without any primary source basis[622].

1. ROGER [II] de Berkeley (-Sep 1131). The Complete Peerage records that Roger [II] de Berkeley began building the castle of Berkeley in 1117 (no sources cited)[623]. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "in dnio Reg…terra Rogi de Berchelai" in Gloucestershire, and a reference to the land of "Rogi de Berchelai" in Berkeley[624].

2. --- de Berkeley . His parentage is confirmed by the letter written by his son “Willielmus de Berkeley et fundator Kingswode” to Pope Innocent II recalling that Henry I King of England had granted land to "patruo nostro Rogero de Berkeley"[625]. m ---. One child:

a) WILLIAM de Berkeley (-after [1141]). The 1130 Pipe Roll records the return of "Will´s de Berchelai…de firma de Berchelai"[626]. “Willielmus de Berkeley et fundator Kingswode” wrote to Pope Innocent II recalling that Henry I King of England had granted land to "patruo nostro Rogero de Berkeley"[627]. Domesday Descendants dates the foundation to 1139 (no source cited)[628]. This is presumably based on the commentary in Dugdale´s Monasticon, which cites no corresponding primary source[629]. According to the Complete Peerage, Roger [III] de Berkeley was the son of Roger [II] de Berkeley (no sources cited)[630]. The Historia Fundationis of Kingswood priory in Wiltshire records that “Willielmus de Berkeley” donated the priory to Tintern abbey, in the early years of the reign of King Stephen[631]. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Will´s de Berchelai" in [Rutland][632]. m ---. The name of William´s wife is not known. William & his wife had children:

i) ROGER [III] de Berkeley (-after 1177). The Historia Fundationis of Kingswood priory in Wiltshire names “Rogero de Berkeleye, hærede…Willelmi de Berkeley”[633].

- see below.

3. [EUSTACHE of Nympesfield . The Complete Peerage records that Roger [II] de Berkeley was the brother of Eustache of Nympesfield, although it is not stated whether they were born from the same father (no sources cited)[634].]

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Roger I de BERKELEY was born 1045 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. He died 1093 in St. Peters Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.

He had the following children:

  M i Roger II de BERKELEY was born 1070 and died 1131. 

-------------------- Between 1068 and 1071, he was made Provost of the manor of Berkeley by Earl William Fitz Osbern, from which manor he took his name. He was tenant in capite of Dursley, Cubberley, Dodington, etc. Styled Roger, "Senior", he became a monk on 17 Jan 1091 of St. Peter's, Gloucester.

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Roger "Senior" de Berkeley, of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire's Timeline

1040
1040
Normandy, France
1060
1060
Age 20
1060
Age 20
1067
1067
Age 27
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1067
Age 27
1068
1068
Age 28
St Peter's Monastery, Gloucester, England
1073
1073
Age 33
Dursley, Gloucestershire, , England
1080
1080
Age 40
Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
1093
1093
Age 53
Berkeley, Thornbury, or St Peters Church, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (as a monk)
1100
1100
Age 53