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Ralph de Berners

  • Marriage: Nesta Burnel 1235,1240
  • Died: After 1156, England 1240

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1235,1240
Ralph de Berners, son of Hugh de Berners who is listed in the Domesday Book, married Nesta, sister and heir of Paine Burnel. His sons were Hugh de Berners, son and heir, married Hawise, daughter and heir of Adam de Wibof and Maud his wife, but died without issue; and Ralph de Berners who married Isold de Say.

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

• Background Information. 983
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

Ralph married Nesta Burnel 1235.,1240

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