Thomas de Berkeley


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Thomas de Berkeley

  • Born: 1170, Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
  • Marriage: Joan de Somery about 1217
  • Died: 29 Nov 1243 at age 73
  • Buried: South Aisle of St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, Kent, England

  General Notes:

Thomas de Berkeley was born in 1170. In the 8th year of Henry III. (1223-24), upon giving his two nephews as pledges for his fidelity, he had restitution of Berkeley Castle in 1223. He married, circa 1217, Joan, daughter of Ralph de Somery, Lord of Campden, co., Gloucester, and niece of William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke. Thomas died on November 29, 1243, aged seventy-three, and was buried in the south aisle of St. Augustine's abbey. Thomas was succeeded by his eldest son, Maurice. He and his wife left six sons and one daughter as follows:

1. Maurice
2. Thomas
3. Robert
4. Henry
5. William
6. Richard
7. Margaret, married Anseleme Basset, of Basset's Court in Uley, Gloucestershire.

Thomas married Joan de Somery about 1217. (Joan de Somery was born about 1192.)

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