Roger de Berkeley I, " The Provost"
(Abt 1040-1093)


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Roger de Berkeley I, " The Provost"

  • Born: Abt 1040, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 1093, St. Peter's Abbey, Gloucester, England about age 53 141

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 141
By 1071, he had been made Provost of the manor of Berkely by William Fitz Osbert, to whom it had been granted at the conquest. He took his name, Berkeley from his residence. At the time of the Domesday Survey, 1086, Berkey was farmed by him from the Crown. he was teanant in capite of Dursley, Cubberley, dodington, etc. On 17 Jan 1092, he became a Monk of St. Peter's, Gloucester and died in 1093.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Berkeley), Vol.II, pp. 123-124

• Domesday Book. 214
He is listed in the domesday book with holdings in Dorset, and Gloucester. n the Domesday Book, the name of Berkeley is written Berchelai, whereas the Saxons wrote it Beoncenlan. It is supposed to have been so called from Beonce, the beech-tree, because it once grew very plentifully there. He became a monk of Gloucester in 1091.

• Family Background Information.
According to K. S. B. Keats-Rohan [Domesday People, p. 401; Domesday Descendants, p. 321], the first Roger de Berkeley, the Norman grantee, had a wife named Rissa. Their children were Roger de Berkeley who died before 1130 and was married to Rachendis; Eustace de Berkeley; and an unknown son who was the father of William de Berkeley. Willaim de Berkeley had a son named Rogerr whose daughter, Alice, married Maurice de Berkeley, the son of Robert Fitz Harding, a native whose family was in England before the Norman conquest. Robert Fitz Harding was given Berkeley Castle when the earlier Norman Berkeley family lost it.

From Some Notes of Medieval Englsish Genealogy, Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 2: Berkeley Also see the Pedigree Chart given for Roger de Berkeley.

Roger married.

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