Maurice de Berkeley, 4th Baron Berkeley

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Maurice de Berkeley
Baron Berkeley
Restored effigy of Maurice de Berkeley, Baron Berkeley(d.1368) "The Valiant", St Augustine's Abbey (Bristol Cathedral). Adjacent at his right hand is the effigy of his mother Margaret Mortimer(d.1337). The arms of Berkeley are shown on his tunic
Spouse(s) Elizabeth le Despenser
Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley
Sir James de Berkeley
John de Berkeley
Maurice de Berkeley
Catherine de Berkeley
Agnes de Berkeley
Elizabeth de Berkeley
Father Thomas de Berkeley, 3rd Baron Berkeley
Mother Margaret Mortimer
Born 1330
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
Died 8 June 1368 (aged 37–38)
Chest tomb supporting restored effigies of Maurice Berkeley, Baron Berkeley(d.1368) "The Valiant", and his mother Margaret Mortimer(d.1337),[1] St Augustine's Abbey (Bristol Cathedral), Lady Chapel, south wall
Armorialof Berkeley: Gules, a chevron between 10 crosses pattée 6 in chief and 4 in base argent

Maurice de Berkeley, 4th Baron Berkeley the Valiant (ca. 1330 – 8 June 1368) was an English peer born in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England to Thomas de Berkeley, 3rd Baron Berkeley and Lady Margaret Mortimer.

Marriage and children[edit]

In August 1338, Lord Berkeley married Elizabeth le Despenser, daughter of Hugh Despenser the younger and Eleanor de Clare. Maurice and Elizabeth had seven children.

  • Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley 5 January 1352/53 – 13 July 1417) married Margaret de Lisle, Baroness Lisle
  • Sir James de Berkeley (born ca. 1355 – 13 June 1405) married Elizabeth Bluet
  • John de Berkeley (born ca. 1357–1381)
  • Maurice de Berkeley (born ca. 1358 death date unknown) married Jone Hereford
  • Catherine de Berkeley (born ca. 1360 death date unknown)
  • Agnes de Berkeley (born ca. 1363 death date unknown)
  • Elizabeth de Berkeley (born ca. 1365 death date unknown)



  • Accessed April 21, 2008
  • Richardson, Douglas, Kimball G. Everingham, and David Faris. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Royal ancestry series. (p. 99) Baltimore, Md: Genealogical Pub. Co, 2004. Retrieved April 21, 2008


  1. ^ Identity of female effigy next to Baron Berkeley according to brass plaque in situ
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Thomas de Berkeley
Baron Berkeley
Succeeded by
Thomas de Berkeley