(-After 1100)
Robert FitzHarding of Berkeley, Gloucetsershire
(Abt 1094/1096-1171)
Nicholas de Berkeley of Bristol
(Abt 1126-1189)


Family Links

1. Alice de Teckenham

  • Henry de Berkeley
  • Roger de Berkeley+
  • Jordan de Berkeley
  • Alice de Berkeley
  • Eustace de Berkeley
  • Oliver de Berkeley

Nicholas de Berkeley of Bristol 1

  • Born: Abt 1126
  • Marriage (1): Alice de Teckenham
  • Died: 5 May 1189 aged about 63 2

  General Notes:

NICHOLAS de Berkeley, son of ROBERT FitzHarding & his wife Eva --- (-5 May 1189). "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...". Smyth quotes an undated charter under which "Robt fil Hard" granted "Hullam et Nimdesfeld" to "Nichol fil meo", produced by "Nicholaus son of Ralph great grandchilde of ye sayd Nicholaus sonne of this Lord Robert in the fifteenth of King Edward the first". "Roger de Berkeley" confirmed a grant of land to "Maurice son of Nigel" by charter dated to [1170/90, witnessed by "Dom. Maurice de Berkeley, Nicholas his brother, Robert de Berkeley and Richard his brother...". 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…". The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "Mauricius de Berkelay c s, Nicholaus frater eius" in Gloucestershire in [1186/87]. The 1189/90 Pipe Rolls record that "Nichol fil Robti fil Harding" paid in respect of his lawsuit against "Aeliz uxorem Robti Giffard" relating to "terra de Stanbrige" in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.

m ALICE [de Teckenham, daughter of GUY de Teckenham & his wife ---]. "Nicholas son of Robert" donated land at Bristol to Bristol St Augustine, with the consent of "Henry his son and heir", by charter dated to [late 12th century], witnessed by "...Ala wife of the said Nicholas, Henry his son, Jordan the latter´s brother...". Smyth records that Nicholas married "Ala daughter and coheire of Guido als Wido sonne of Tecius lord of Tykenham, by which marriage his estate in Tykenham and in divers…lands in…Somersett, Cambridge etc was greatly advanced", but the precise primary sources on which he bases his statements are not obvious from his citations.

Nicholas & his wife had six children: Henry, Roger, Jordan, Alice, Eustace and Oliver. 2

Nicholas married Alice de Teckenham, daughter of Guy de Teckenham and Unknown.


1 Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -, Tim Powys-Lybbe, 3 Jul 2003.

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

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