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Margaret de Mortimer, Baroness Berkeley

Margaret de Mortimer, Baroness Berkeley[1, 2]

Female 1304 - 1337  (33 years)

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  • Name Margaret de Mortimer 
    Arms of Mortimer
    Arms of Mortimer
    Suffix Baroness Berkeley 
    Born 2 May 1304 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1323  Shouldham Priory, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Imprisoned. 
    Died 5 May 1337  [4
    Buried Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, Glouchester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baron Berkeley 'The Valiant' and his mother Margaret Mortimer
    Baron Berkeley "The Valiant" and his mother Margaret Mortimer
    Bristol Cathedral
    Margaret Mortimer, Baroness Berkeley
    Margaret Mortimer, Baroness Berkeley
    Person ID I11053  Dickinson
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2017 

    Father Roger V de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March,   b. 25 Apr 1287, Wigmore Castle, Wigmore, Herefordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1330, Tyburn, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Joan de Geneville, 2nd Baroness Geneville,   b. 2 Feb 1286, Ludlow Castle, Ludlow, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1356, King's Stanley, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Sep 1301  Pembridge, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F3101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Berkeley, 3d Baron Berkeley,   b. Abt 1293, Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1361, Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 1320  [4
    • "Afterwards, in May, Roger [de Mortimer] also probably attended the marriage of his eldest daughter Margaret with Thomas, the son and heir of Lord Berkeley, which secured an earlier alliance with an important lord of the Welsh Marches. Interestingly Berkeley and his adherent John Maltravers and Thomas Gurney had fallen out with the Earl of Pembroke [Aymer de Valence] at this time, and Berkeley's move towards Roger was a long-term political shift, not a mere interweaving of alliances but a vote of confidence in him as a leader." [6]
    Children 
    +1. Maurice "the Valiant" Berkeley, 4th Baron Berkeley,   b. Abt 1330, Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1368, Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)  [Birth]
     2. Roger Berkeley  [Birth]
     3. Thomas Berkeley  [Birth]
     4. Alphonsus Berkeley  [Birth]
     5. Ione Berkeley  [Birth]
    Last Modified 31 May 2015 
    Family ID F3100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL2.htm#MargaretMortimerMThomasBerkeley.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Margaret Mortimer, Baroness Berkeley," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Mortimer,_Baroness_Berkeley.

    3. [S163] The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330, Ian Mortimer, (New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2003), 136.

    4. [S6] The Berkeley Manuscripts: The Lives of the Berkeleys, John Smythe, ed., (Gloucester: John Bellows, 1882), vol. 1, 345.

    5. [S163] The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330, Ian Mortimer, (New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2003), 13-14.

    6. [S163] The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330, Ian Mortimer, (New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2003), 95.