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Ralph de Berners

  • Marriage: Isolde de Say 1235,1240
  • Died: After 1176, England

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1235,1240
Ralph de Berners, son of Ralph and Nesta, heir to his Uncle Paine Buruel for lands in Halcot and heir to his brother Hugh Berners (Richard I) married Isold de Say, whose brother Jeoffery, confirmed to William Berners, the Service of John de Samford in Sabridgeworth, co. Hertford.

Berner Pedigree from The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire, Volume I, pp. 315-316 & Yseldon: Perambulation of Islington, p.98

• 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

Ralph married Isolde de Say 1235.,1240

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