Person:Maurice de Berkeley (2)

Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley
d.31 May 1326 Berkshire, England
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Name Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley
Alt Name The Magnanimous
Gender Male
Birth? Apr 1271 Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
Alt Birth? Apr 1281 Berkeley, Gloucestershire
Occupation? Baron: Aug . Chief Justiciar Of South Wales.|2nd baron: 16 Aug 1308. Chief Justiciar of South Wales.
Reference Number? Q6793554?
Marriage 1289 Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, Englandto Eva La Zouche, Baroness Berkeley
Alt Marriage 1289 Englandto Eva La Zouche, Baroness Berkeley
Marriage Bef. 1314 to Isabella de Clare
Death? 31 May 1326 Berkshire, EnglandWallingford Castle, while imprisoned
Burial? Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

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Maurice de Berkeley, 2nd Baron Berkeley (Berkeley, Gloucestershire, April 1271 – Wallingford Castle, 31 May 1326), sometimes termed The Magnanimous, was an English baron and rebel.

Born at Berkeley in the English county of Gloucestershire, he was the son of Thomas de Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley (d. 1321), and Joan de Ferrers (1255–1309). He was involved in the Scottish Wars from about 1295 to 1318. He acceded on 16 August 1308, was Governor of Gloucester 1312, Governor of Berwick-on-Tweed from 1314 which he lost to the Scots under the 1317 Capture of Berwick, Steward of the Duchy of Aquitaine 1319 and Justiciar of South Wales 1316. With the Earl of Lancaster, he rebelled against King Edward II, for which he was imprisoned in Wallingford Castle in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), where he died on 31 May 1326 and was eventually buried at St Augustine's Abbey in Bristol.

He married: 1. Eva la Zouche, daughter of Eudo La Zouche and Millicent de Cauntelo in 1289, with children:

2. Isabella de Clare, daughter of Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford and Alice de Lusignan, about 1316.

His son, Thomas, succeeded his father as the 3rd Baron Berkeley.

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