- Born: Abt 1410, West Horsley, Guildford, Surrey, England 1235
- Marriage: Sir John Bourchier Lord Berners, Knight of the Garter, Lord Berners 141,1279
- Died: 18 Dec 1475, England about age 65 160
Noted events in her life were:
• Background Information. 141
Sir John Bourchier married Margery, widow of John Ferreby (who d.s.p.; will dat. 1 Oct., proved 12 Nov. 1441), and daughter and heir of Richard Berners, of West Horsley, Surrey (said to have been usually spoken of as Lord Berners), by Philippe, da. of Sir Edward Dalyngridge.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 153, Vol. XIV, p. 89
• Background Information. 1279
In 1336 Berwick Berners was conveyed by John son of Edmund de Berners to John son of Ralph de Berners. [Feet of F. Essex, iii, 39] In 1381-2 it was being administered by the bailiff of Sir John de Gildesburgh. The net value of the manor was then £1 10s. 11d. It had been granted to Gildesburgh for life by Sir John de Berners. [Cal. Pat. 1388-92, 150] Sir John's son Sir James de Berners, a knight of the king's chamber, was executed in 1388 as an evil counsellor of Richard II. [A. Steel, Richard II, 143, 157, 161] In 1389 Anne widow of James was granted the manor for 500 marks. [Cal. Pat. 1388-92, 150] Like West Horsley it passed with Anne to her second husband John Bryan and subsequently to her son Richard de Berners. [Feet of F. Essex, iii, 238; cf. V.C.H. Surrey, iii, 354] Richard died in 1417 and was succeeded by his daughter Margery, who married as her first husband John Fereby. John and Margery were holding manor courts at Berwick Berners in 1427-40. After John's death Margery married John Bourchier, who was later summoned to Parliament as a peer and is thus held to have become Lord Berners. Berwick Berners passed to Bourchier's grandson and heir , Lord Berners, who was holding it in 1508.
~A History of the County of Essex, Volume IV, pp. 190-193
• Background Information. 1240
"Escaet., 5 Henry V., No. 8. An Inquisition taken at Iseldon 4th March, 5 Hen. V. (anno 1418), That Richard Berners held, on the day he died, in his demesne as of fee the Manor of Bernersbury, with the appurtenances, in Iseldon aforesaid, by the service of the fourth part of one Knight's fee. That the said Manor is worth yearly in all issues near the true value of the same, beyond reprises, 12£. That Thomas Lewknore, Chevaler, and Philippa, his wife, who was the wife of the said Richard Berners, occupied the third part of the Manor in Iseldon of the endowment of the said Richard her late husband, and that the Bishop of London has occupied the other two parts since the decease of the said Richard Berners: and that the said Richard Berners died on 6 August, 14 Henry IV., and that Margery, the daughter of the same Richard Berners, was his next heir, and that the said Margery on the 24th October then last past, was of the age of seven years and upwards.
"Escaet., 9 Henry V., No. 24. An Inquisition taken at Iseldon 4 December, 9 Henry V. (anno 1421).-That Philippa, who was the wife of Thomas Lewknore, Knight, held on the day she died, for term of her life the third part of the Manor of Berners, in Iseldon, of the endowment of Richard Berners, Esquire, formerly her husband, of the inheritance of Margery, daughter and heir of the same Richard and Philippa, the wife of John Feriby. After stating the third part of the land and rents and tenants' dayworks which are particularly specified, the Jury stated that there was in the said third part, 3s. 5½£. of a certain customary rent, called le larder silver, payable at the feast of St. Martin, in the winter only; the tenure is found as in the former inquisition, and that the aforesaid Margery, the wife of John Feriby, the daughter of the aforesaid Richard Berners, and the aforesaid Philippa was her next heir, and was of the age of thirteen years and upwards."
~Yseldon: Perambulation of Islington, pp. 99-100
Margery married Sir John Bourchier Lord Berners, Knight of the Garter, Lord Berners, son of Sir William Bourchier Knight, Count of Eu and Anne Plantagenêt Countess of Buckingham 141.,1279 (Sir John Bourchier Lord Berners, Knight of the Garter, Lord Berners was born about 1410 in Little Easton, Essex, England and died between 16 and 21 May 1474 in England 141.)