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Sir James de Berkeley [12029]
(Abt 1354-1405)
Elizabeth Bluet [17699]
Thomas Mowbray Duke of Norfolk [13324]
Elizabeth D'Arundelle FitzAlan Baroness Mowbray [13327]
James the Just de Berkeley 1st Baron Berkeley [12028]
(Abt 1394-1463)
Isabel de Mowbray [13453]
William the Wastall de Berkeley 1st Marquis Berkeley [27863]


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1. Elizabeth West [40291]
2. Joan (Jane) Strangeways Marquesse Berkeley [3070] [LHTS-9SK]

3. Anne de Fiennes Marquise Berkeley [40290]

William the Wastall de Berkeley 1st Marquis Berkeley [27863] 25

  • Born: 1426, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth West [40291] in 1466 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
  • Marriage (2): Joan (Jane) Strangeways Marquesse Berkeley [3070] [LHTS-9SK] about Nov 1468
  • Marriage (3): Anne de Fiennes Marquise Berkeley [40290] about 1485 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
  • Died: 14 Feb 1490, Sanctuary, Westminster, Middlesex, England at age 64
  • Buried: Saint Agustine Friars, London, Middlesex, England

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accumulated many riches and honours. Of his inheritance from his mother's family he gave over 50 manors to King Henry VII <>. William was challenged to battle by Viscount Lisle, heir of the Earl of Shrewsbury. In the last battle between private hosts on English soil, the battle of Nibbley Green, the Viscount was defeated and killed by William's superior forces, including archers from the forest of Dean. William's forces rode at once to Wooton, to sack the place. The Viscount's widow promptly miscarried, and so the direct Talbot line ended. This finally ended the dispute between the two families. William became Lord Berkeley, Earl Marshal of England, Earl of Nottingham, Viscount Dursley, Marquis of Berkeley, and probably lots of other things as well. He outlived his three children, but then disinherited his brother because he had "married beneath him"; an Alderman's daughter named Isabel Meade. He left Berkeley Castle and its estates to the crown for 'entail male', which meant that only with the extinction of the Royal male line on the death of King Edward VI <> did the Castle revert once more to the Berkeley line. Given the events surrounding the end of the Plantagenet line, and the start of the Tudors, with Henry VII <>'s victory at Bosworth <>, and his subsequent ruthless purging of all those who stood in his way, it would not be surprising to find that William found himself with little choice but to make over the bulk of his wealth to the King's line.


William married Elizabeth West [40291] [MRIN: 11352], daughter of Reginald West 2nd Baron West of Oakhanger / 7th Barin De Warr [19300] and Elizabeth Greyndour Baron De La Warr [40292], in 1466 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. (Elizabeth West [40291] was born in 1445 in Snitterfield, Warwickshire, England and died in 1467 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.)


William next married Joan (Jane) Strangeways Marquesse Berkeley [3070] [LHTS-9SK] [MRIN: 12697], daughter of Thomas Strangeways Sir Knight [3068] [27G6-CD9] and Catherine Neville Duchess of Norfolk [3000] [LCFM-SSF], about Nov 1468. (Joan (Jane) Strangeways Marquesse Berkeley [3070] [LHTS-9SK] was born between 1427 and 1434 in Castle Harlsey, Yorkshire, England and died on 24 Feb 1483.)


William next married Anne de Fiennes Marquise Berkeley [40290] [MRIN: 11351], daughter of John de Fiennes [2374] [L4S8-G4M] and Alice FitzHugh [2400] [L4S8-G9X], about 1485 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. (Anne de Fiennes Marquise Berkeley [40290] was born about 1468 and died on 10 Sep 1497 in Windsor, Berkshire, England.)

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