Ralph de Berners
(-After 1176)
Isolde de Say
Ralph de Swyneburne
Sir William Berners Knight
(-Bef 1220)
Beatrice de Swyneburne
(-After 1220)
Sir Ralph de Berners Knight


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Sir Ralph de Berners Knight

  • Marriage: Maud Fitz Walter 1235,1240
  • Died: 1252, Essex, England

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1237
The manor of Barnesbury, earlier called Bernersbury of Iseldon Berners, originated in 5 hides held by Hugh de Berners from the bishop of London in 1086, which before 1066 had been equally divided between Sired, canon of St. Paul's, and the canons as demesne. [V.C.H. Mdx. i. 120] Although the 5 hides were said to be in the vill of Stepney, they were clearly in Islington, where lords called Ralph de Berners made grants before 1176 and 1253 [E.A. Webb, Rec. of St. Barts., Smithfield (1921), i.342] and where tenants were suitors of the Stepney view of frankpledge in the 14th century. Sir William Berners held lands in Islington before 1220, when his widow Beatrice claimed from William's son Sir Ralph Berners, of Berners Roding (Essex), a third of her husband's free lands in Islington, and Sir Ralph was summoned to acquit the service which William had owed the bishop for a free tenement there. [Cur. Reg. R. viii. 299] It was probably his son Sir Ralph who held 1/2 knight's fee in Islington in 1242-3. [Bk. of Fees, ii. 899] The latter's son, also Sir Ralph de Berners (d. 1297), of West Horsley (Surr.), custodian of the Tower of London, held at his death the manor of Iseldon of the bishop for 1/2 knight's fee, rent, and suit at the bishop's three-weekly court at Bishop's Stortford Castle.

~A History of the County of Middlesex, Volume VII, pp. 51-57

• Background Information. 1235
Sir Ralph Berners Knight of Roding and Bernston, the son of Sir William de Berners and his wife Beatrix, daughter of Sir Ralph Swyneburn, married Maud, daughter of Walter Baron of Fitzwalter. His son an heir was William de Berners, who died without issue. His second son was Sir Ralph de Berners of Berners Roding and Bernston.

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

Ralph married Maud Fitz Walter, daughter of Walter Borrow and Unknown 1240.,1235

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