(-After 1100)
Robert FitzHarding of Berkeley, Gloucetsershire
(Abt 1094/1096-1171)
Robert de Berkeley of Beverstone
(Abt 1122-Abt 1195)


Family Links

1. Hawise de Gournay

  • Eva de Berkeley
2. Avice de Gand

Robert de Berkeley of Beverstone 2

  • Born: Abt 1122
  • Marriage (1): Hawise de Gournay 1
  • Marriage (2): Avice de Gand 1
  • Died: Abt 1195 aged about 73 1

  General Notes:

ROBERT "Juvenis" de Berkeley (-[1195]). "Robert Fitzharding" notified his grant of "land of Combe" to "his brother Helyas" by charter dated to [1150/60], witnessed by "Domina Eva, Maurice, Nicholas and Robert his sons...Otho son of William...". A charter of King Edward II recalls the foundation of Bristol St Augustine, quoting a charter of King Henry II which was witnessed by "…Roberto filio Hardingi, Henrico et Mauricio filiis eius…", and a charter of "Robertus filius Hardingi" witnessed by "Henri. archid. Exon. Mauricio, Nicholao, Roberto fratribus eius…". "John Earl of Mortaigne" confirmed to "Robert son of Robert Fitzharding" the "will of Were" [Somerset] which "Juliana de Bantona granted to his father Robert Fitzharding" by undated charter.

m firstly HAWISE de Gournay, daughter of ROBERT de Gournay of Barrow, Somerset & his wife Hawise ---. Stapleton names "Hawisia, daughter and heiress of Robert de Gurnay of Barrow in [Somerset]" as the first wife of Robert FitzHarding and mother of his daughter "Eva de Gurnay", but he does not cite the corresponding primary source. Her name and parentage are confirmed by Stapleton in a later passage which names "Roger de Peauton" as second husband of [her daughter] Eva, adding that while married to him she confirmed her donation to Bermondsey monastery of the church of Inglishcombe which had earlier been donated by "Hawisia her grandmother, widow of Robert de Gurnay, and [by] Hawisia her own mother".

m secondly AVICE de Gand, daughter of ROBERT de Gand & his first wife Alice Paynell. An undated manuscript relating to Croxton Abbey, Leicestershire names "Aviciam" as daughter of "Roberto de Ganth" and his wife Alice, adding that she married "Roberto filio Roberti Arding de Bristow", by whom she had "filium…Mauricium" who died childless, leaving "Andreć Luterel per matrem suam, quć fuit de parentelli Paynellorum" as his heir. "R de Gaunt" donated property to Bridlington convent, for the souls of "comitis Gilberti…et…Adeliz uxoris mee et Aviz filie mee" by charter dated to [1156/75]. "Robertus de Gaunt et Aeliz Paganella uxor sua et Avicia filia eorum" donated property to the hospital of St John of Jerusalem by charter dated to [1166/77], witnessed by "…Henrico de Gaunt…".

Robert & his first wife had one child: Eva.

Robert & his second wife had one child: Maurice de Gant. 1

Robert married Hawise de Gournay.1

Robert next married Avice de Gand, daughter of Robert de Gand and Alice Paynell.1


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -, Henry Sutliff, 21 Jan 2003.

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