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Maurice "the Resolute" de Berkeley
Isabel of Dover FitzRoy
(Abt 1218-)
William de Ferrers 5th Earl of Derby
(Abt 1200-1254)
Margaret de Quincy
(Abt 1218-Bef 1284)
Thomas "the Wise" de Berkeley 1st Lord Berkeley
Joan de Ferrers Baroness Berkeley
(Abt 1248-1309/1310)
Lord Maurice "The Magnanimous" de Berkeley 2nd Lord Berkeley


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Eve La Zouche Baronness Berkeley

Lord Maurice "The Magnanimous" de Berkeley 2nd Lord Berkeley

  • Born: Apr 1271, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
  • Marriage: Eve La Zouche Baronness Berkeley in 1289 in Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
  • Died: 31 May 1326, Wallingford Castle, Oxfordshire, England at age 55
  • Buried: St. Augustine's, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

  General Notes:

Maurice Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley, sometimes termed The Magnanimous, was an English baron and rebel.

Born at Berkeley in the English county of Gloucestershire, he was the son of Thomas de Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley (d. 1321), and Joan de Ferrers (1255-1309). He was involved in the Scottish Wars from about 1295 to 1318. He acceded on 16 August 1308, was Governor of Gloucester 1312, Governor of Berwick-on-Tweed 1314, Steward of the Duchy of Aquitaine 1319 and Justiciar of South Wales 1316. With the Earl of Lancaster, he rebelled against King Edward II, for which he was imprisoned in Wallingford Castle in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), where he died on 31 May 1326 and was eventually buried at St Augustine's Abbey in Bristol.

He married: 1. Eva la Zouche in 1289, with children:

* Thomas de Berkeley, 3rd Lord Berkeley, b. Abt 1296
* Sir Maurice Berkeley, of Uley, Gloucester
* Isabel Berkeley
* Milicent Berkeley

2. Isabella de Clare, daughter of Gilbert de Clare and Alice de Lusignan, about 1316.

Maurice married Eve La Zouche Baronness Berkeley, daughter of Eudo (Eon) La Zouche and Millicent de Cantilupe (Cauntelo), in 1289 in Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. (Eve La Zouche Baronness Berkeley was born about 1281 in Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England, died on 5 Dec 1314 and was buried in Church, Portbury, Somersetshire, England.)

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