Berkeley, Maurice (1397 - 1460)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1397
Death Date: ca. 1460 (possibly died 5 May 1460)

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: n.d.
    Union ended: n.d.


From Not identified, ( - )

  1. Male offspring: Berkeley, Maurice (n.d.)
  2. Male offspring: Berkeley, Edward (n.d.)
  3. Female offspring: Berkeley, Katherine (n.d.)


  • Knight
    Assumed Before 1427 (knighted before 1427--8)
    Vacated 1460

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Sheriff, Gloucestershire 1435-11-7 1436-11-7
Commissioner of Array, Gloucestershire 1436 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1441 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1444 1449
Commissioner of Gaol Delivery, Gloucestershire 1445/6 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1451 1452
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Bristol 1452 n.d.
Commissioner of Gaol Delivery, Gloucestershire 1452/3 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1454 1458
Commissioner of Array, Gloucestershire 1457 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Gloucestershire 1457 n.d.

Details of Properties



  • Gloucestershire
  • Hampshire
  • Somerset
  • Wiltshire
  • Worcestershire

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1432-1432 Exeter (Unknown), Exeter , Exeter (city-county) in Devon Mr Maurice Berkeley's Minstrel/s

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Mr Maurice Berkeley's Minstrel/s Berkeley, Maurice (1397 - 1460) Entertainers/Minstrels 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Beverstone Castle Gloucestershire Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry VI [1422–61]. 6 vols. London: HMSO, 1901–11.
List of Sheriffs for England and Wales from the Earliest Times to AD 1831. Public Record Office Lists and Indexes 9. London: HMSO, 1898.
Smyth, John. The Lives of the Berkeleys, Lords of the Honour, Castle and Manor of Berkeley in the County of Gloucester from 1066 to 1618: with a Description of the Hundred of Berkeley and of its Inhabitants. 1st ed [1618]. Maclean, John, ed. Berkeley Manuscripts first ser. 3 vols. Gloucester: John Bellows, 1883–5.