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James the Just de Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley[1]

Male Abt 1394 - 1463  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name James the Just de Berkeley 
    Suffix 1st Baron Berkeley 
    Born Abt 1394  Raglan, Monmouth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Berkeley Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Acceded 1421 
    Died Nov 1463  Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Mary's Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Lord Berkeley 6th.

      http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedlkup.php/n=royal?royal03394

      «b»James De Berkeley, 6th Lord Berkeley«/b» (1st Lord Berkeley), known as "The Just", male heir to his uncle «b»Thomas De Berkeley«/b»; and inheriting, by virtue of a special entail and fine, the castle and lordship of Berkeley, with other lords in the said fine specified, was summoned as Baron Berkeley to parliament from Oct 9, 1421 to May 23, 1461. Knighted May 19, 1426. According to the Berkeley family pedigree obtained at Berkeley Castle, he was the 11th Baron by tenure and the 1st Baron by Writ, 1394-1463. «b»Thomas the Magnificent, Lord Berkeley«/b», left a solitary daughter, «b»Elizabeth«/b», who married the powerful «b»Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick«/b», and guardian of «b»Henry VI«/b». They had three daughters. The eldest, Margaret, married the feared «b»John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, «/b»the youngest married «b»Richard Neville«/b», later Earl of Warwick. During the long dispute over ownership of the Berkeley estate, «b»Isabel Mowbray«/b», «b»James«/b»' wife, was captured by the «b»Countess of Shrewsbury«/b» and died in 1452 in prison in Gloucester. «b»James«/b» promptly remarried the daughter of the «b»Earl of Shrewsbury«/b». The family dispute is claimed to be the longest dispute in English legal history. During this period the village of Berkeley was burned down twice - once by each side - for 'supporting the enemy', i.e. paying them rent. The life of ordinary people during this time must have been hard indeed. The dispute was eventually resolved by open battle.


      http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/BERKELEY1.htm#James%20"The%20Just"%20BERKELEY%20(1°%20B.%20Berkeley)
    Person ID I12028  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2009 

    Father Sir James de Berkeley,   b. Abt 1354, Littlemarshfield, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1405  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Bluet,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5519  Group Sheet

    Family Isabel de Mowbray,   d. 23 Sep 1452, Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1423  Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William the Wastall de Berkeley, 1st Marquis Berkeley,   b. 1426, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1490, Sanctuary, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Maurice de Berkeley, 3rd Baron Berkeley,   b. Abt 1435,   d. Sep 1506  (Age ~ 71 years)
     3. James Berkeley,   d. Feb 1452, Castillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Thomas Berkeley,   b. Abt 1437, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1484, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F5518  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).