De La BERE

Andrew De La BERE (Sir)

Born: ABT  Oselworth, Gloucestershire, England

Died: , Weobley Castle, Gower, Glamorgan, Wales

Father: John De La BERE 

Mother: Joan HEVER

Married: Alice ROCHFORD 1212

Children:

1. Andrew De La BERE

2. Richard De La BERE


Andrew De La BERE

Born: 1217, Oselworth Manor, Gloucestershire, England

Died: 1295, Tolverne, Cornwall England

Father: Andrew De La BERE (Sir)

Mother: Alice ROCHFORD

Married: Alice De WALERAN (dau. of William De Walleraund and Isabel De Kilpek)

Children:

1. Adam De La BERE

2. Richard De La BERE


Richard De La BERE

Born: 1245, Weobley, Herefordshire, England

Died: 1310

Father: Andrew De La BERE

Mother: Alice De WALERAND

Married: Sybil De CHABBENOR (dau. of William De Chabbenor) 1269, Weobley, Herefordshire, England

Children:

1. John De La BERE

2. Richard De La BERE

3. Walter De La BERE

4. Isabella (Joan) De La BERE


Richard De La BERE

Born: 1283

Father: Richard De La BERE

Mother: Sybil De CHABBENOR

Married: Cecilia ?

Children:

1. Cecilia De La BERE


Cecilia De La BERE

Born: 1304

Died: 1357

Father: Richard De La BERE

Mother: Cecilia ?

Married: Geoffrey ARCHER (b. 1292 - d. 1349)1325, Gloucestershire, England

Children:

1. Joan ARCHER (b. 1326 - d. 1369) (m. Thomas De Berkeley)


Walter De La BERE

Born: 1290

Father: Richard De La BERE

Mother: Sybil De CHABBENOR

Married: Sybil ?


Isabella (Joan) De La BERE

Born: ABT 1296

Father: Richard De La BERE

Mother: Sybil De CHABBENOR

Married: John ARUNDELL BET 1310/15

Children:

1. John ARUNDELL


John De La BERE

Born: ABT  Herefordshire, England

Died: , Cornwall, England

Father: Richard De La BERE

Mother: Sybil De CHABBENOR

Married: Agnes TURBERVILLE (dau. Payne de Turberville and )

Children:

1. John De La BERE

2. Richard De La BERE of Kinnersley Castle

3. Sibyl De La BERE

4. Elizabeth De La BERE

5. Margaret De La BERE


John De La BERE

Born: , Coity, Glamorgan, Wales

Died: 1380

Father: John De La BERE

Mother: Agnes TURBERVILLE

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John De La BERE

2. Violet De La BERE


Violet De La BERE

Born: ABT 1353

Died: BEF 1377

Father: John De La BERE

Mother: ¿?

Married: John De CHAUNDOS


John De La BERE

Died: 24 Sep 1403

Father: John De La BERE

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Thomas De La BERE


Thomas De La BERE

Born: 1402

Died: 28 Oct 1414

Notes: just a small child when his father died and so his lands were looked after by John St John, son of Elizabeth de la Bere and Oliver St John. Unfortunately, Thomas died in 1414, while still a minor. The entire inheritance was duly partitioned, one half going to St. John’s and the other to cousin, John Basset. His lands from the de Turberville estate then went to the Gamage family, descended from the 4th de Turberville sister, Sara.

Father: John De La BERE

Mother: ¿?


Margaret De La BERE

Father: John De La BERE

Mother: Agnes TURBERVILLE

Married 1: Elias BASSETT of Beaupre (Sir)

Children:

1. John BASSETT of Bewpyr

2. Iorwerth BASSETT

Married 2: Roger DENNIS

Children:

3. Gilbert DENNIS (Sir)

4. Nicholas DENNIS


Sibyl De La BERE

Born: ABT 19 May 1338, Herefordshire, England

Died: BEF 18 Nov 1381

Father: John De La BERE

Mother: Agnes TURBERVILLE

Married: Thomas De CROPHILL 18 Oct 1371

Children:

1. Agnes CROPHULL (m.1 Walter Devereux - m.2 John Parr of Kendall - m.3 John Marbury)

Elizabeth De La BERE

Born: ABT 1345

Father: John De La BERE

Mother: Agnes TURBERVILLE

Married: Oliver St. JOHN

Children:

1. John St. JOHN


Richard De La BERE of Kinnersley Castle

Born: ABT 1320

Died: ABT 1382

Notes: second son of Sir John De la Bere, a wealthy Welsh landowner, and his wife Agnes, the daughter of Sir Payne Turberville. He may have either been born at his parents home of Weobley Castle on the Gower Peninsula or at Stretford in Herefordshire, around 1320. Little is known of his early life, but he no doubt grew up in the shadow of is elder brother, John, and was lucky to have escaped a life in the church.

At a relatively early age his parents found him an eminently suitable wife. Young Sybil was the only daughter of William De Kynardsley, and thus the sole heiress to her childless brother’s considerable estates centred on Kynardsley (now Kinnersley) Castle in Herefordshire. Richard and Sybil inherited in 1340, and immediately set about obtaining a license to hold a market and a fair in the village. The marriage enabled Richard to live in comfort for the rest of his life, and thus released his father from any further obligation to provide him with lands.

Sir Richard’s life at Emlyn can be clearly traced, though unfortunately the records mostly tell of mundane day to day duties. The earliest known record orders him to look into a petition to the Prince of Wales from the Abbot of Blanchland and rectify any wrongs done him. Other documents refer to the collecting of debts and the repair of the castle. Indeed it is known that not long after Sir Richard was appointed the castle underwent a major refurbishment, and the defences were enlarged with a double-towered gatehouse and a small polygonal tower. In Nov 1347 the Prince is seen to request that a weekly market be set up in Emlyn. It was to take place every Thursday, but details such as its location were left up to Sir Richard as “it shall seem best to him”. Several times Richard is ordered to keep the castle at Emlyn “safely guarded” when the Prince had travelled abroad to France, knowing “not how events may shape themselves during his absence”. On another occasion Sir Richard is recorded as having been abroad himself, attending the Prince in Calais in 1352.

Richard’s associations with his home county did not falter, however. He continued to live at Kinnersley when his duties allowed. He was made Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1354, and again in 1356; in between, he attending parliament as the local “Knight of the Shire”. He died early in 1382, shortly followed by his wife, and they were buried together in the Friary Church of the Dominican Friars in Hereford. Their son and heir, Kynard De la Bere, inherited Kinnersley. 

Father: John De La BERE

Mother: Agnes TURBERVILLE

Married: Sybil KYNARDESLEY (dau. of William De Kynardsley)

Children:

1. Kynard De La BERE of Kinnersley Castle (Sir)


Kynard De La BERE of Kinnersley Castle (Sir)

Born: ABT 1345

Died: ABT 1412

Notes: came early to the household of Richard II, being retained as king's knight 1386. He was also a retainer of the Earl of March, active in war and local administration, serving as MP 4 times from 1384 to 1399 and as JP 1382-90 and sheriff 5 times on many commissions and summoned to Great Council 1401, all from Herefordshire. His arms are derived from the Bohun Earls of Hereford.

Father: Richard De La BERE of Kinnersley Castle

Mother: Sybil KYNARDESLEY

Married 1: Catherine (Margaret) MONINGTON

Children:

1. Richard De La BERE (Sir)

2. Alice De La BERE

Married 2: Margaret ABRAHALL


Alice De La BERE

Born: ABTKinnersley Castle, Chilston, Herefordshire, England

Died: 28 Oct 1445

Father: Kynard De La BERE of Kinnersley Castle (Sir)

Mother: Catherine (Margaret) MONINGTON

Married: John BLOUNT (Sir Knight) 1415, Kinlet, England

Children:

1. Isabel BLOUNT

2. Anne BLOUNT

3. Mary (Margaret) BLOUNT

4. Humphrey BLOUNT (Sir Knight)

5. John BLOUNT

6. Winifred BLOUNT

7. William BLOUNT

8. Eleanor (Ellena) BLOUNT

9. Charles BLOUNT

10. Walter BLOUNT

11. Alice BLOUNT

12. Edmund (Edward) BLOUNT


Richard De La BERE (Sir)

Born: ABTKinnersley Castle, Chilston, Herefordshire, England

Died: 1422, Weobly, Herefordshire, England 

Father: Kynard De La BERE of Kinnersley Castle (Sir)

Mother: Catherine (Margaret) MONINGTON

MarriedJoan WEST

Children:

1. Kynard De La BERE (Sir)

2. Agnes De La BERE

3. Anne De La BERE


Anne De La BERE

Born: 1420

Father: Richard De La BERE (Sir)

Mother: Joan WEST

Married: Thomas WEAVER (son of Walter Weaver and Maud Burghill)

Children:

1. John WEAVER (m. Jane Appleby)


Agnes De La BERE

Born: 1416

Died: 1451

Father: Richard De La BERE (Sir)

MotherJoan WEST

Married 1: William ap THOMAS of Stoke Bishop (son of Thomas Ap Phillip Vaughan)

Children:

1. John Ap Thomas HERLE

Married 2: Robert DANVERS (b. ABT 1424 - d. 17 Apr 1467) (son of John Danvers and Alice Verney)

Children:

2. Alice DANVERS (m. George Burnaby)

3. Henry DANVERS (b. 1444 - d. 1467)

4. Agnes DANVERS (b. 1445 - d. 1518) (m. Sir Walter Dennis)


Kynard De La BERE (Sir)

Born: ABT 

Died: BEF 

Notes: escheator of Herefordshire and the West Marches 1438-9. Kynard and Joan were granted the manor of "Dorsington", by Richard, duke of York. She died before 1474, having had one son and three daughters. Her husband predeceased her.

Father: Richard De La BERE (Sir)

Mother: Joan WEST

Married: Joan BARRE (b. 1415 - d. BEF 1474) (dau. of Sir Thomas Barre and Alice Talbot) (m.2 Sir William Catesby)

Children:

1. Richard De La BERE (Sir)

2. Anne De La BERE

3. Elizabeth De La BERE

4. Jane De La BERE


Jane De La BERE

Born:

Died: 1495

Father: Kynard De La BERE (Sir)

Mother: Joan BARRE

Married: Robert RUSSELL

Children:

1. Kynard RUSSELL

2. Jane RUSSELL

3. Robert RUSSELL


Richard De La BERE (Sir)

Born: 1448

Died: 15 Jul 1514

Buried: Hereford Cathedral

Notes: knighted 17 Jan 1478, sheriff of Herefordshire 1478-9, 1482-3, 1492-3, 1510-11, MP Herefordshire 1495, adhered to Buckingham in his 1483 rebellion, and pardoned by Richard III 5 Nov 1484; made banneret at Stoke 1487. Co-heir to Isabel Barre in Sep 1489. His secon wife, Elizabeth, was the daughter of William Mores, Sergeant to the Hall of Henry VII. By his second wife he was ancestor of the Delaberes of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

Father: Kynard De La BERE (Sir)

Mother: Joan BARRE

Married 1: Anne TOUCHET ABT 1462, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Children:

1. Thomas De La BERE (d. 1518/19)

2. Sybil De La BERE

3. Anne De La BERE

4. Seneca De La BERE

Married 2: Elizabeth MORES (dau. of William Mores)

Children:

5. Elizabeth De la BERE

6. George De La BERE

7. William De La BERE

8. Richard De La BERE


Anne De La BERE

Died: AFT 1494

Father: Richard De La BERE (Sir)

Mother: Anne TOUCHET

Married: John PYE (son of John Pye and Agnes Andrews)

Children:

1. John PYE of Lansreath (m. Elizabeth Courtenay)

2. Walter PYE (m. Margaret Price)

Elizabeth De La BERE

Born: ABT 1476

Father: Richard De La BERE (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth MORES

Married: Robert RUFFORD

Children:

1. John RUFFORD (m. Elizabeth Welles)


Seneca De La BERE

Born: 1486, Eardisley, Herefordshire, England

Died: 1526

Father: Richard De La BERE (Sir)

Mother: Anne TOUCHET

Married: Elizabeth BASKERVILLE

Children:

1. Elizabeth De La BERE


Elizabeth De La BERE

Died: 23 Nov 1532

Notes: died at childbirth.

Father: Seneca De La BERE

Mother: Elizabeth BASKERVILLE

Married: Michael LYSTER of Hurstbourne (Sir)

Children:

1. Richard LYSTER


George De La BERE

Born: ABT 1476

Father: Richard De La BERE (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth MORES

Married: Sybil WALWYN (dau. of Thomas Walwyn and Agnes Milbourne)

Children:

1. John De La BERE

2. Kynard De La BERE

3. Elizabeth De La BERE


Kynard De La BERE

Died: 1607

Father: George De La BERE

Mother: Sybil WALWYN

Married: Eleanor HUDDLESTON (dau. of John Huddlestone and Jane Seymour) (w. of Thomas Sheldon, MP)

Children:

1. John De La BERE

2. Richard De La BERE

3. Elizabeth De La BERE


Richard De La BERE

Born: 1559

Died: 25 Feb 1636

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Kynard De La BERE

Mother: Eleanor HUDDLESTON

Married: Margaret NEWMAN (dau. of John Newman of Bellington) (m.2 Sir Neville Poole of Kemble)


John De La BERE

Born: 1559

Died: 25 Feb 1636

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Kynard De La BERE

Mother: Eleanor HUDDLESTON


John De La BERE

Born: 1525

Father: George De La BERE

Mother: Sybil WALWYN

Married: Sybil SCUDAMORE

Children:

1. Kynard De La BERE

2. Blanche De La BERE


Blanche De La BERE

Father: John De La BERE

Mother: Sybil SCUDAMORE

Married: Richard PERKE



Robert De La BERE

Married: Agnes MUSKETT

Children:

1. Elizabeth De La BERE

2. Eleanor De La BERE


Eleanor De La BERE

Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, England

Died: 1504 / 1570, Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, England

Father: Robert De La BERE

Mother: Agnes MUSKETT

Married 1: John COKER of Bicester (son of Thomas Coker and Jane Suton)

Children:

1. Thomas COKER

2. Robert COKER

3. Jane COKER (m. Robert Jordan)

4. Marjorie COKER

Married 2: Thomas BURTE (Sir) (son of Robert Byrte and Jane Trenchard)

Children:

5. Agnes BURTE (m.1 William Tipping - m.2 Thomas Jordan of Dorset)



Alice De La BERE

Born: ABT 1388

Married: Roger STOURTON



Alice De La BERE

Born: 1389 / 1399, Elvaston, Derbyshire, England

Married: John BLOUNT (Sir) ABT 1401, Elvaston, Derbyshire, England



John De La BERE (Bishop of St David's)

Notes: a 15th century Bishop of St David's in Wales. John's parentage is not known for sure, but it seems certain that he was of the family of De la Bere from Stretford Manor in Herefordshire and Weobley Castle in Glamorgan. He may have been a younger son of John De la Bere of Weobley who died in 1433. John entered the Church and became Dean of Wells before being appointed Bishop of St David's in Sep 1447. He was consecrated on 19 Nov that year. De la Bere may have been an Oxford scholar, for it is said that he never set foot in St David's, leaving the running of the diocese to Gruffudd ap Nicolas, the son of Sir Rhys ap Thomas, and the Duke of York obtained licence, 13 May 1449, to grant him and the bishop the castle, manor, and town of Narberth. He lived instead in Oxfordshire where he owned the manor of Clifton Hampden. He paid for the restoration of Dorchester Bridge. Bishop De la Bere lent his palace at Lamphey to Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond for his honeymoon with the thirteen-year-old Margaret Beaufort in 1455. It was there that, their son, King Henry VII of England, was conceived.



William De La BERE

Born: ABT 1511, Englefield, Berkshire, England

Married: Anne ENGLEFIELD


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