Thomas "The Sheep Master' de Berkeley, Knight (1472 - 1533)

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Nicknames: "Thomas the Sheepmaster"
Birthplace: Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, England
Managed by: Michael Arne ANDERSON
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About Thomas "The Sheep Master' de Berkeley, Knight

From thePeerage.com:

    Thomas Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley was born in 1472 at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England. He was the son of Sir Maurice Berkeley and Isabel Meade. He married, firstly, Eleanor Constable, daughter of Sir Marmaduke Constable and Joyce Stafford, between 1504 and 1505. He married, secondly, Cicely Arnold in 1526. He died on 22 January 1532/33 at Mangotsfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.  He was buried at St. Augustine's, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. His will (dated 28 April 1532 to 11 January 1532/3) was probated on 6 June 1533.
    Thomas Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley also went by the nick-name of Thomas 'the Sheep Master'. He was invested as a Knight on 9 September 1513 from the Earl of Surrey. He fought in the Battle of Flodden on 9 September 1513. He held the office of Constable of Berkeley Castle on 15 May 1514. He held the office of Sheriff of Gloucestershire between November 1522 and November 1523. He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord Berkeley [E., 1421] on 12 September 1523, by writ.

Children of Thomas Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley

   * Muriel Berkeley+
   * Joan Berkeley+

Child of Thomas Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley and Eleanor Constable

   * Thomas Berkeley, 6th Lord Berkeley+ b. 1505, d. 19 Sep 1534

From Wikipedia:

The title Baron Berkeley has been created twice in the Peerage of England, both times by writ. It was first granted to Sir Thomas de Berkeley in 1295, but the title of that creation became extinct at the death of the fifth Baron, when no heirs to the barony remained. The next creation was in 1421, for James Berkeley. His successor William was created Viscount Berkeley in 1481, Earl of Nottingham in 1483, and Marquess of Berkeley in 1488, all of which became extinct at his death. The barony, however, passed in a different line. The ninth Baron was created Earl of Berkeley and Viscount Dursley, these titles remained united as long as they existed. The Berkeley earldom and the Berkeley barony remained united until the death of the sixth Earl. Then, the earldom passed to a male heir, but the barony passed to a female one, Louisa Milman. At Louisa's death, the barony went to Eva Mary Foley, upon whose death the barony fell into abeyance. The abeyance was terminated a few years later in favour of Mary Lalle Foley-Berkeley. Upon her death, the barony went to Anthony Gueterbock, who is the present holder. In 2000, he was created Baron Gueterbock for life in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

Barons Berkeley, First Creation (1295)

   * Thomas de Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley the Wise (1245–1321)
   * Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley the Magnaminous (1271–1326)
   * Thomas de Berkeley, 3rd Baron Berkeley the Rich (1293–1361)
   * Maurice de Berkeley, 4th Baron Berkeley the Valiant (1330–1368)
   * Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley the Magnificent (1352/53–1417)

Barons Berkeley, Second Creation (1421)

   * James Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley (c. 1394–1463)
   * William Berkeley, 1st Marquess of Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley (1426–1492)
   * Maurice Berkeley, 3rd Baron Berkeley (1436–1506)
   * Maurice Berkeley, 4th Baron Berkeley (1467–1523)
   * Thomas Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley (1472–1533)
   * Thomas Berkeley, 6th Baron Berkeley (1505–1534)
   * Henry Berkeley, 7th Baron Berkeley (1534–1613)
   * George Berkeley, 8th Baron Berkeley (1601–1658)
   * George Berkeley, 1st Earl of Berkeley, 9th Baron Berkeley (1627–1698)
   * Charles Berkeley, 2nd Earl of Berkeley, 10th Baron Berkeley (1649–1710)
   * James Berkeley, 3rd Earl of Berkeley, 11th Baron Berkeley (1680–1736)
   * Augustus Berkeley, 4th Earl of Berkeley, 12th Baron Berkeley (1716–1755)
   * Frederick Augustus Berkeley, 5th Earl of Berkeley, 13th Baron Berkeley (1745–1810)
   * Thomas Moreton Fitzhardinge Berkeley, 6th Earl of Berkeley, 14th Baron Berkeley (1796–1882)
   * Louisa Mary Milman, 15th Baroness Berkeley (by birth: Berkeley) (1840–1899)
   * Eva Mary Foley, 16th Baroness Berkeley (by birth: Milman) (1875–1964) (abeyant 1964)
   * Mary Lalle Foley-Berkeley, 17th Baroness Berkeley (1905–1992) (abeyance terminated 1967)
   * Anthony Fitzhardinge Gueterbock, 18th Baron Berkeley (b. 1939), her nephew

The heir apparent is his son the Hon. Thomas FitzHardinge Gueterbock (b. 1969)

Earls of Berkeley (after 1882, continuing the creation of 1679)

The Earldom of Berkeley, together with the Viscountcy Dursley, was separated from the barony in 1882, but the accession was not fully established. In 1942 both titles became extinct or dormant.

   * George Lennox Rawdon Berkeley, 7th Earl of Berkeley (1827–1888)
   * Randal Thomas Mowbray Berkeley, 8th Earl of Berkeley (1865–1942) (extinct or dormant 1942)

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Thomas Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley1

M, #27955, b. 1472, d. 22 January 1532/33

Last Edited=21 May 2008

    Thomas Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley was born in 1472 at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England.1 He was the son of Sir Maurice Berkeley and Isabel Meade.1 He married, firstly, Eleanor Constable, daughter of Sir Marmaduke Constable and Joyce Stafford, between 1504 and 1505.2 He married, secondly, Cicely Arnold in 1526.2 He died on 22 January 1532/33 at Mangotsfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.2 He was buried at St. Augustine's, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.2 His will (dated 28 April 1532 to 11 January 1532/3) was probated on 6 June 1533.2
    Thomas Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley also went by the nick-name of Thomas 'the Sheep Master'.1 He was invested as a Knight on 9 September 1513 from the Earl of Surrey.2 He fought in the Battle of Flodden on 9 September 1513.2 He held the office of Constable of Berkeley Castle on 15 May 1514.2 He held the office of Sheriff of Gloucestershire between November 1522 and November 1523.2 He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord Berkeley [E., 1421] on 12 September 1523, by writ.1

Children of Thomas Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley

Muriel Berkeley+3

Joan Berkeley+4

Child of Thomas Berkeley, 5th Lord Berkeley and Eleanor Constable

Thomas Berkeley, 6th Lord Berkeley+2 b. 1505, d. 19 Sep 1534

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 136. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 137.

[S34] Peter Townend, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 105th edition (London, U.K.: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1970), page 2643. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage, 105th ed.

[S35] Peter Townend, editor, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 18th edition, 3 volumes (London, England: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1965-1972), volume 1, page 580. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th ed.

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Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley's Timeline

1447
1447
1472
1472
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
1502
August 28, 1502
Age 30
Berkeley Castle,England
1505
1505
Age 33
Probably Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
1507
1507
Age 35
Of, Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England
1508
1508
Age 36
Of, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England
1516
1516
Age 44
Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England
1526
1526
Age 54
1532
January 22, 1532
Age 60
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
1533
January 22, 1533
Age 61
Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, England