BIOGRAPHY OF THOMAS BERKELEY 6TH BARON BERKELEY 1245-1321

Paternal Family Tree

Descent English Royalty: 1G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Descent French Royalty: 6G Grandson Henry I King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 7G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

On 23 Jul 1245 Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley was born to Maurice Berkeley 5th Baron Berkeley (27) and Isabella Plantagenet at Berkeley Castle

Around 1268 Alice Berkeley was born to Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley (22) and Joan Ferrers at Berkeley Castle

On 04 Apr 1271 Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley was born to Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley (25) and Joan Ferrers at Berkeley Castle

On 04 Apr 1281 Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley (35) succeeded 6th Baron Berkeley (Feudal)

In 1295 Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley (49) was created 1st Baron Berkeley (1C 1295)

On 22 Jul 1298 Edward "Longshanks" I King England (59) defeated the Scottish army led by William Wallace during the Battle of Falkirk at Falkirk using archers to firstly attack the Scottish shiltrons with the heavy cavalry and infantry completing the defeat. The English were described in the Falkirk Roll that lists 111 men with their armorials. The English army included: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick (26) , Walter Beauchamp (55) , Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk (53) , Humphrey Bohun his grandfather 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex (49) , Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford (24) , Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester (37) , William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby (26) , Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley (52) , Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley (27) Henry Grey 1st Baron Grey Codnor (43) , Reginald Grey 1st Baron Grey Wilton (58) , John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Wilton (30) , John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster (29) , Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu (48) , Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (11) , William Ros 1st Baron Ros Helmsley (43) , John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave (42) , Nicholas Segrave (42) , Robert Vere 6th Earl Oxford (41) , Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby (30) , Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln (20) , Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster (17) , John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey (67) , Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy (25) , Hugh Courtenay 9th Earl Devon (21) , Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel (32) , Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan, John Capet II Duke Brittany, Philip Darcy, Robert Fitzroger, Roger Fitzwalter, Simon Fraser, Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke, John Wake 1st Baron Wake Liddell and Henry Lacy 3rd Earl Lincoln, 4th Earl Salisbury (47) . William Scrope (53) was knighted. Of the Scottish army John Stewart was killed. William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock fought.

Before 09 Mar 1301 seven Earls and 96 Barons signed a letter to the Pope refuting the Pope's claim that Scotland was subject to the Pope's feudal overlordship. The letter was never sent. Those who signed include: John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey, Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln, Ralph Monthermer 1st Baron Monthermer, Humphrey Bohun his father 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex, Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk, Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel, Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick, Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke, William Leybourne, Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster, William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer Corby, Edmund Hastings, John Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings, 14th Baron Bergavenny, Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore, Fulk Fitzwarin 2nd Baron Fitzwarin, Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy, Robert Fitzwalter 1st Baron Fitzwalter, John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Somerset, William Braose 2nd Baron Braose, John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort, Reginald Grey 1st Baron Grey Wilton, John Moels 1st Baron Moels, Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley, Robert Vere 5th Earl Oxford, John Strange 1st Baron Strange Knockin, Thomas Multon 1st Baron Multon Gilsland, Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford, Walter Beauchamp, Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby, John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave, William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby, Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu, Piers Mauley 1st Baron Mauley, Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby, John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster, Roger Scales 1st Baron Scales, Thomas Furnival 1st Baron Furnivall, Hugh Bardolf 1st Baron Bardolf, Gilbert Talbot 1st Baron Talbot, William Deincourt 1st Baron Deincourt, Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford, Walter Fauconberg 1st Baron Fauconberg [Baron's Letter to the Pope].

On 23 Jul 1321 Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley (76) died at St Augustine's Abbey

Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley and Joan Ferrers were married

John Berkeley was born to Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley and Joan Ferrers

James Berkeley Bishop Exeter was born to Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley and Joan Ferrers

Alice Berkeley was born to Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley and Joan Ferrers

Isabel Berkeley was born to Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley and Joan Ferrers

Margaret Berkeley was born to Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley and Joan Ferrers

ANCESTRY

Father: Maurice Berkeley 5th Baron Berkeley

GrandFather: Thomas Berkeley 4th Baron Berkeley

2G GrandFather: Maurice Berkeley 2nd Baron Berkeley

3G GrandFather: Robert Fitzharding 1st Baron Berkeley

4G GrandFather: Harding Fitzharding

4G GrandMother: Lavinda Unknown

3G GrandMother: Eva Unknown

2G GrandMother: Alice Berkeley

GrandMother: Joan Somery

2G GrandFather: Ralph Somery 1st Baron Dudley

2G GrandMother: Margaret Gras

Mother: Isabella Plantagenet (Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

GrandFather: Richard Fitzroy (Son John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: John "Lackland" I King England (Son Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy

5G GrandFather: Fulk "Young" King Jerusalem

5G GrandMother: Ermengarde La Flèche-De Baugency

4G GrandMother: Empress Matilda (Daughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

5G GrandFather: Henry "Beauclearc" I King England (Son William "Conqueror" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Matilda Queen Consort England

3G GrandMother: Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England

4G GrandFather: William "Saint" Poitiers X Duke Aquitaine

5G GrandFather: William "Troubadour" Poitiers IX Duke Aquitaine

5G GrandMother: Philippa Rouerge

4G GrandMother: Aenor Châtellerault

5G GrandFather: Aimery Châtellerault Viscount Châtellerault

5G GrandMother: Dangereuse Île-Bouchard

2G GrandMother: Adela Plantagenet

3G GrandFather: Hamelin Warenne 4th Earl Surrey

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy

5G GrandFather: Fulk "Young" King Jerusalem

5G GrandMother: Ermengarde La Flèche-De Baugency

4G GrandMother: Mistress Unknown

3G GrandMother: Isabella Warenne 4th Earl Surrey

4G GrandFather: William Warenne 3rd Earl Surrey

5G GrandFather: William Warenne 2nd Earl Surrey

5G GrandMother: Elizabeth Capet

4G GrandMother: Adela Montgomery

5G GrandFather: William "Talvas" Montgomery III Count Ponthieu

5G GrandMother: Helie Burgundy

GrandMother: Rohese Dover