Hugh de Berners
(-After 1086)


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Hugh de Berners

  • Born: Bernieres
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: After 1086, Cambridge, England

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1234
Originally from Bloomfield and Parkins; History of Norfolk, Vol V. p. 1339:

"I have seen," says Dr. Parkins in his History of Norfolk, an old pedigree whereby Walter de Langton is said to have been descended from _____de Lanton, who had lands at Eversden in Cambridgeshire, who married Wymara, daughter of Hugh de Berners (who lived at the time of the Conqueror), and had by her Stephen de Langton who was father of (1) Simon de Lanton, Archedeacon of Cantefury; (2) Stephen de Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury and Cardinal in the reign of King John; and (3) Roger de Langton, which Roger was father of Robert de Langton of Eversden, and from him descended this Walter, Bishopof Lichfield, who was his grandson."

Lives of English Popular Leaders, Volume I, Appendix, p. 273

• Background Information. 1235
Hugh de Berners held one Hide of Land in Eversden, in the County of Cambridge, Domesd. Lib. 20 William the Conqueror. He was the father of Ralph de Berners and Wymar, the wife of ____ de Langton.

Berner Pedigree from The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire, Volume I, pp. 315-316

• Background Information. 938
In the time of the Conqueror, Hugh de Berners possessed Evresdon, in the county of Cambridge : the 6th of Richard I, Robert de Berners gave a find of 200 marks for obtaining the king's favour, and restitution of his lands. After him occurs Ralph de Berners, who took part with the rebel barons against Henry III and died 25 Edward I leaving Edmund (Sir John*), his son and heir. From whom descended Sir James de Berners, knight and strong favourite of king Richard II who, when the great lords were prevalent, was arrested and committed to prison, condemned by the parliament, and beheaded as a traitor.

Sir James's son & successor, Richard, was restored in in blood by act of parliament. He resided at West Horstley, co, Surey, and had the reputation of a baron, but nothing of his creation, or writ of summons to parliament is apparent. By Philippa, his wife, daughter of Edward Dalyngruge, he left issure, Margery, his only daughter and heir. Margery married first, John Feriby, comptroller to King Henry VI, by whom she had no issue; and she married secondly, Sir John Bourchier, fourth son to William earl of Ewe, by Anne, his wife, daughter of Thomas of Woodstock, duke of Gloucester, youngest son to king Edward III. From this family are descended the Berners of Writtle, and of Finchinfield, in the county of Essex.

Bank's The Dormand and Extinct Baronage of England, Vol. I pp. 32-33

• Background Information: Berners. 185
Berners from Bernieresb, near Falaise. Hugh de Bernieres appears as a Domesday tenant in the counties of Essex, Cambridge, and Middlesex. In Essex he held Bernston (Bernerstown), Roding Berners, &c, under Geoffrey de Mandeville; and in Cambridgeshire Eversdon, which is said to have been his chief seat, as it certainly was that of his posterity.

~The Battle Abbey Roll, Vol. I

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