BERTIE FAMILY

Richard BERTIE (MP)

Born: 25 Dec 1516

Acceded: Lincoln

Died: 9 Apr 1582

Buried: Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

Notes: Thomas Bertie began his professional life in 1532 earning 13 shillings and 4 pence per annum maintaining the fabric of Winchester Cathedral. He was a mason and this was a time when the building trade was flourishing, primarily because the dissolution of the monasteries released vast amounts of building materials for the "new men" to build the fine houses we now so readily associate with the late Tudor reigns. Then in 1539 Henry VIII decided to erect blockhouses for coastal defence and Thomas Bertie as "Mr Bert" was the master mason for the project. The rise of the Berties had begun, and in 1550 "Thomas Bartue" was designated as Captain of Hurst Castle when he received a grant of arms in which the text noted that he had "of long tyme used himself in feates of armes and good works" -Elizabethan hyperbole used when a man could afford to "bear the port, charge, and countenance of a gentleman, he shall for money have a coat and arms bestowed upon him by the heralds" (who in the charter of the same do of custom pretend antiquity and service, and many gay things).

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The tomb of Catherine and Richard Bertie, at Spilsby

Thomas sent his son Richard to read law at Oxford University, from which he entered the service of the Duchess of Suffolk as her gentleman usher. When he married the Duchess in 1552.

Father: Thomas BERTIE

Mother: ?

Married: Catherine WILLOUGHBY (B. Willoughby of Eresby/D. Suffolk) 1553

Children:

1. Susan BERTIE (C. Kent)

2. Peregrine BERTIE (1 B. Willoughby of Eresby)


Susan BERTIE (C. Kent)

Born: 1554

Died: AFT 1596

Notes: See her biography.

Father: Richard BERTIE (MP)

Mother: Catherine WILLOUGHBY (B. Willoughby of Eresby/D. Suffolk)

Married 1: Reynold GREY (5 E. Kent)

Married 2: John WINGFIELD (Sir) 1582

Children:

1. Peregrine WINGFIELD (b. ABT 1589)

2. Robert WINGFIELD (chr. 19 Jul 1591 - d. 18 Aug 1592)


Peregrine BERTIE (1 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Born: 12 Oct 1555, Wesel, Cleves

Christened: 14 Oct 1555, St. Willibord, Wesel, Cleves

Acceded: 1580

Died: 25 Jun 1601, Berwick

Buried: Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.XIIpII,p.676-679. Followed Leicester as commander of English troops, Governor of Geertruidenberg, Holland.

Father: Richard BERTIE (MP)

Mother: Catherine WILLOUGHBY (B. Willoughby of Eresby/D. Suffolk)

Married: Mary De VERE (B. Willoughby of Eresby) 1577 SEPARATION 1600

Children:

1. Robert BERTIE (1 E. Lindsey)

2. Peregrine BERTIE

3. Henry BERTIE

4. Catherine BERTIE

5. Vere BERTIE (b. 1581 - d. 13 Sep 1614)

6. Roger BERTIE (b. 1584 - d. 1611)

7. Ambrose BERTIE


Robert BERTIE (1 E. Lindsey)

Born: 16 Dec 1582, Oyford, Bulbeck, Sandford, & Badlesmere

Acceded: 22 Nov 1626

Died: 23 Oct 1642

Notes: Knight of the Garter. The Complete Peerage vol.XIIpII,p.679. Died of wounds received at the battle of Edgehill.

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A Church glass that shows Robert Bertie, Captain Smythe and Samuel Saltonshall

Father: Peregrine BERTIE (1 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Mary De VERE (B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Married: Elizabeth MONTAGUE (C. Lindsey) ABT 1605, Boughton, Northamptonshire, England

Children:

1. Peregrine BERTIE (Sir)

2. Sophia BERTIE (m. Richard Chaworth)

3. Richard BERTIE

4. Montagu BERTIE (2 E. Lindsey) (b. BEF 1608)

5. Francis BERTIE

6. Robert BERTIE

7. Henry BERTIE

8. Vere BERTIE

9. Edward BERTIE

10. Catherine BERTIE

11. Elizabeth BERTIE

12. Anne BERTIE

13. Mary BERTIE


Catherine BERTIE

Born: ABT 1579, Berwick, Hampshire, England

Died: 15 Feb 1610/11

Buried: Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

Father: Peregrine BERTIE (1 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Mary De VERE (B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Married: Lewis WATSON (1 B. Rockingham) (bapt. 14 Jul 1584 Rockingham -  d. 5 Jan 1652) (son of Sir Edward Watson and Anne Digby) (m.2 Eleanor Manners) ABT 1595, Rockingham, Northampton, England


Henry BERTIE

Born: ABT 1577, Berwick, Hampshire, England

Died: 21 Nov 1655

Buried: Edenham, Lincolnshire, England

Father: Peregrine BERTIE (1 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Mary De VERE (B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Married: Dorothy CORBET ABT 1623

Children:

1. Jerome BERTIE

2. Henry BERTIE

3. Robert BERTIE


Peregrine BERTIE

Born: 1575, Belleau, Lincolnshire, England

Buried: 13 Nov 1639, St. Giles-In-The-Fields, London, England

Father: Peregrine BERTIE (1 B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Mother: Mary De VERE (B. Willoughby of Eresby)

Married: Margaret SAUNDERSON (son of Nicholas Saunderson, 1 V. Castleton of Sandbeck and Mildred Elltoft) ABT 1624

Children:

1. Henry BERTIE

2. Roger BERTIE

3. Vere BERTIE

4. Robert BERTIE

5. Peregrine BERTIE

6. Mildred BERTIE

7. Elizabeth BERTIE

8. Nicholas BERTIE

9. Sophia BERTIE


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