Sir William Bernake, Kt.

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William Bernake, Kt.

Also Known As: "Bernacke", "Blatherwyck"
Birthplace: Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Bernake and Maud Bernake
Husband of Alice Bernake
Father of Sir John Bernake, Kt.; Maud de Bernake; Elizabeth Byron (de Bernake); Margaret Bernake; Robert Bernake and 1 other
Brother of Robert BERNAKE and Gilbert BERNAKE

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About Sir William Bernake, Kt.



In our Lady's chapel, at the east end of the south isle, is an altar tomb, having the portraitures of a knight armed cap-a-pié, with a sword hanging from his head, which lies on a cushion, his spurs on, and a lion at his feet; he is in a surcoat of his arms, and hath his shield of them, viz. Bernak, erm. a fess g. By him is his lady with a dog at her feet, and on her mantle are the arms of Bernak, impaling Driby, arg. three cinquefoils and a canton gul. (see vol i. p. 374.) The inscription is lost, but was this, Obitus Domini Willi de Bernake Mocccorrriro. vio Mensis Aprilis.

Obitus Domine Alicie de Bernake Mocccorlio riio die Aprilis.

This Sir William Bernak, Knt. and Alice his wife, daughter and heiress of Sir Robert de Driby, Knt. were buried in the midst of the dilapidated chancel, from whence this monument was removed, through a covetous desire of the lead wherein they were buried, by John Flowerdew, father to the Baron. It seems the chancel was rebuilt by them and Robert de Driby, the then rector, for their arms were to be seen in the east window.

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Sir William Bernake, Kt.'s Timeline

Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England
Age 27
Probably Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England
Age 29
Probably Hethersett, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
Age 31
Probably Hethersett, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
Age 32
Age 33
Clayton, Lancashire, England, (Present UK)
Age 36
Probably Hethersett, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
April 6, 1339
Age 61
Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England