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Sir John Berners Knight
Katherine St. Omer
(Abt 1345-)
John Barew
Sir James Berners Knight
Anne Barew
Sir Richard Berners Knight
(Abt 1381-1412)


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Philippa Dalyngridge

Sir Richard Berners Knight

  • Born: Abt 1381, West Horsley, Guildford, Surrey, England
  • Marriage: Philippa Dalyngridge 160,1235
  • Died: 1412, England about age 31 1235,1237

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1237
Sir James Berners was in possession of the manor of Iseldon Berners by 1386, but forfeited the manor on his impeachment in 1388. [Cal. Inq. Misc. v, p. 15; Cal. Pat. 1385-9, 548] The manor, then consisting of a ruined messuage, 243 a., rents, and works, [Cal. Inq. Misc. v, pp. 15-16] was granted in 1389 to John Innocent and John Nottingham, the king's clerks, for ten years, paying 20 marks a year. [Cal. Fine R. 1383-91, 283] In 1391, however, it was found that the wardship of James's son and heir Richard should go to the bishop, reserving to the Crown the fee simple when the entail should end.[Cal. Pat. 1388-92, 443; Cal. Close, 1389-92, 405-7] In 1405-6 the manor, said to be held in chief, was settled on Richard Berners (d. 1412) and his wife Isabel.

Richard's widow Philippa (d. 1421) and her husband Sir Thomas Lewknor held a third of the manor as her dower, while the bishop held the rest as guardian of Margery, Richard's daughter and heir. In 1421 the whole estate passed to Margery, by then wife of John Ferriby, and it was confirmed that it was not held of the king. [Cal. Close, 1419-22, 2, 24]

In 1428 the 1/2 knight's fee was held by John Ferriby, [Feud. Aids, iii.] and Margery and John conveyed the manor to feoffees in 1435. After Ferriby died without issue in 1441, Margery married Sir John Bourchier, Lord Berners (d. 1474), and the manor was settled on their heirs. At Margery's death in 1475 it passed to her grandson John Bourchier, Lord Berners (d. 1533) [Complete Peerage, ii. 153].

~A History of the County of Middlesex, Volume VIII, pp. 51-57

• Background Information. 160
Sir John Bourchier, Knight of the Garter, 1st Lord Berners, Memember of Parliment, 1455-1472, Constable of Windsor Castle, 1461-1474, married Margery Berners, daughter of Richard Berners and Phillippe Dalyngridge.

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 4:33

• Pedigree. 1235
Sir Richard Berners, son of Sir James Berner, of West-Horseley, Knight, married Philippa, daughter and heir of Sir Edward Delingregge of Bodiam Castle in Surry, Knight, died 2 Oct 9 Henry V.

Berner Pedigree from The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire, Volume I, pp. 315-316

Richard married Philippa Dalyngridge, daughter of Sir Walter Dalyngridge Knight and Unknown 160.,1235 (Philippa Dalyngridge was born about 1390 in Sussex, England and died on 2 Oct 1421 in England.)

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