Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 12, Part 1: Somery (PROPOSED CORRECTIONS)


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Volume 12, part 1, page 110 (as modified by volume 14):
JOHN DE SOMERY m. Hawise, sis. and h. of Gervase, and da. of Ralph PAYNEL [see PAYNELL] who had inherited the barony of William FitzAnsculph. John d. before Gervase. Hawise surv. him, and m., 2ndly, Roger DE BERKELEY.(g)
Note g:
Dugdale, Mon., vol. v, p. 204.

As Hawise's subsequent husband Roger Berkeley was living in 1196/7, he could not have been Roger IV de Berkeley of Dursley (d. 1190), as has sometimes been stated [e.g. Sanders, English Baronies, p. 113, Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, p. 321]. He is identified by John Smyth of Nibley as the son and heir of Nicholas, the son of Robert Fitz Harding [Lives of the Berkeleys, vol. 1, p. 46].

[This information was supplied by Tim Powys-Lybbe in July 2003.
Item last updated 23 August 2003.]