Martin Bere
(Bef 1466-After 1486)


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Alice Nissell

Martin Bere

  • Born: Bef 1466, Rochester, Kent, England 929
  • Marriage: Alice Nissell 929
  • Died: After 1486, Rochester, Kent, England 85

bullet  General Notes:

Martin Bere was a notary public, and secretary of the diocese of Rochester, in 1486.

~Utah Genealogical Historical Magazine, p. 140-150

Martin is mentioned as the Nortary Public for the Wills on this page.

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 929
The Beers' family seems to have been originally located at a place called Bere's or Byer's Court, Parish of Westcliffe, Kent, England. William de Bere, of Bere's Court, was bailiff of Dover in the 2 & 4 Edward I. Nicholas de Bere held the manor of Bere's Court in 29 Henry III. Son after the family disappeared from the place, and it passed into the possessions of the family of Toke, who remained there for several Generations.

Of this same family was Roger Byer, or Bere, who died in the reign of Mary. His son, John Bere, or Beer, who purchased, in 1542, of Thomas Horsman the famous Horsman Place, "a mansion of some note," in Dartford. By his will dated 1572, John Beer founded four almshouses in Dartford, and devised his mansion, called Horsman's, to his eldest son Henry. An alter tomb erected to him in Dartford Church bears his arms : Argent, a bear talient sable, muzzled or ; quartering the arms of Nissell : three garbs, or, a chief ermine. Edward Beer, his grandson, died unmarried in 1627, and he bequeathed Horsman Place, Kent, to John Twistleton of Drax.

Martin Bere, of the same family, was a notary public and secretary of the diocese of Rochester in 1486. He married Alice, daughter of Thomas Nissell, of Wrotham, and he and Alice had a son named John Bere.

[Sources cited: Hasted's History of Kent, Vol. II, Herald's Visitqations]

~The Englaish Ancestry of the Beers Family, pp. 85-86

Martin married Alice Nissell, daughter of Thomas Nissell and Unknown.929

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