William Beresford

     William Beresford was the son of William Beresford and Hannah Silvester.

Max Wulfing or Wurfing Bergin

     Max Wulfing or Wurfing Bergin married Joan Janet Brown Refshauge, daughter of Francis Christopher Refshauge and Margaret Isabella Craig, in 1937 in Victoria.

Bartholomew Berkeley

     Bartholomew Berkeley was the son of Simon Berkeley and Margaret Carminow.

Child of Bartholomew Berkeley

Benedict Berkeley

     Benedict Berkeley was the son of Bartholomew Berkeley.

Child of Benedict Berkeley

Hon Charles Berkeley

(21 June 1701 - 1765)
     Hon Charles Berkeley was born on 21 June 1701 in England. He was the son of William Berkeley, 4th Baron Berkeley of Stratton and Frances Temple.
     Hon Charles Berkeley married Frances West or Killigrew, daughter of John West and Mary Erisey, in 1745 in Rushbrooke, Suffolk.
     Will and codicil of Charles Berkeley of Brewton Abbey, Somerset - provision made for wife Frances of her property in Falmouth by settlement of jointure made at their wedding
- details of trusts, sales and uses of estates and property for daughters Sophia and Mary.
     Charles died in 1765.

Children of Hon Charles Berkeley and Frances West or Killigrew

Elizabeth Berkeley

(circa 1386 - 28 December 1422)
     Elizabeth Berkeley married Richard Beauchamp 12 Earl of Warwick. Elizabeth Berkeley was born circa 1386. She was the daughter of Lord Thomas Berkeley and Margaret de Lisle.
     Elizabeth died on 28 December 1422.

Joan Berkeley

( - circa 1426)
     Joan Berkeley was the daughter of Benedict Berkeley.
     Joan Berkeley married John Cheynduit.
     Joan died circa 1426. She was the subject of an Inquisition Post Mortem held 5 Hen VI 1426.

Child of Joan Berkeley and John Cheynduit

Simon Berkeley

     Simon Berkeley married Margaret Carminow, daughter of Thomas Carminow and Jane Whalisborow.

Child of Simon Berkeley and Margaret Carminow

son Berkeley

(1750 - )
     Son Berkeley was born in 1750. He was the son of Hon Charles Berkeley and Frances West or Killigrew.

Sophia Berkeley Lady Wodehouse

( - 16 April 1825)
     Sophia Berkeley Lady Wodehouse was born in Somerset?, England. She was the daughter of Hon Charles Berkeley and Frances West or Killigrew.
     Sophia Berkeley Lady Wodehouse married Sir John Wodehouse 1st Baron on 30 March 1769.
     Sophia died on 16 April 1825.
     Sophia, daughter and heiress of the Hon. Charles Berkeley of Bruton Abbey, Somerset, married Sir John Wodehouse, heir to the Killigrew estates, Baron Wodehouse of Kimberley. There are a large number of 19th century documents relating to land in Falmouth, etc in the Cornwall Record office Records removed from Arwenack House, Falmouth on 24 December 1972. Deposited by Mr. A. I. Miller of Messrs. Miller & Co., Estate Agents, 57, Fore Street, Redruth, on behalf of the Earl of Kimberley.

Lord Thomas Berkeley

(before 5 January 1353 - 13 June 1417)
     Lord Thomas Berkeley was born before 5 January 1353.
     Lord Thomas Berkeley married Margaret de Lisle, daughter of Warin de Lisle 2nd Baron and Margaret Pipard, in November 1367 in Wingrave, Buckinghamshire.
     Thomas died on 13 June 1417. He was a Regent of England in 1416.

Child of Lord Thomas Berkeley and Margaret de Lisle

Sir Thomas Berkeley

     Sir Thomas Berkeley was born in Bruton, Somerset.
     Sir Thomas Berkeley married Elizabeth Killigrew, daughter of Sir William Killigrew and Margaret or Margery Saunders (Leigh).

Catherine Mary Bermingham

(26 July 1889 - December 1972)
     Catherine Mary Bermingham was born on 26 July 1889 in Armidale, New South Wales. She was the eldest daughter of of Mary Ann Collins and William Bermingham.
     Catherine and Michael were registered at Koorooman, on the 1909 electoral roll.
     Catherine Mary Bermingham married Michael Joseph Colbert, son of Edward Colbert and Mary Hagan, on 10 July 1912 in St Joseph's, Korumburra, Victoria, Australia. They had property at Koorooman. They lived at Korumburra, Mirboo North, Sandringham and Albert Park.
     Catherine and Michael were registered at Koorooman, Victoria, on the 1912 electoral roll. Michael Joseph Colbert, farmer with Catherine Colbert. Catherine Mary Bermingham was admitted to the Queens Memorial Infectious Diseases Hospital, Fairfield, on 13 August 1923. Catherine aged 34, Molly aged 4 and Patricia aged 3, parent or guardian - Michael Colbert.
     Catherine and Catherine were registered as Catherine Colbert, Leongatha, home duties at Leongatha, on the 1936 electoral roll. Which one?
     Catherine died in December 1972 in Pascoe Vale, Victoria, aged 83. She was buried on 29 December 1972 in New Melbourne General Cemetery, Fawkner.

Children of Catherine Mary Bermingham and Michael Joseph Colbert

Hon Mary Margaret Bermingham

(before 1730 - )
     Hon Mary Margaret Bermingham was born before 1730 in Ireland. She was the third daughter of Francis Bermingham, 2nd Baron of Athenry,co. Galway.
     Hon Mary Margaret Bermingham married Edmund Costello, son of Charles Costello and Giles Farrell, in 1748. She married secondly John Metge, MP for the barony of Rathoath.

Child of Hon Mary Margaret Bermingham and Edmund Costello

Hugh de Bernake

     Hugh de Bernake married Maud Woodthorpe?, daughter of Sir William Woodthorpe.
     Lincolnshire Feet of Fines dated 1263, which involves Hugh de Bernake and his wife, Maud. Hugh de Bernake and his wife Maud are the patrilineal great-grandparents of Maud de Bernake, wife of Sir Ralph de Cromwell, 1st Lord Cromwell. The locality named in the fine, Woodthorpe, Lincolnshire, lies two miles west of Markby, Lincolnshire. The manor of Woodthorpe eventually fell by inheritance to Maud de Bernake, Lady Cromwell. It was mentioned as one of Lady Cromwell's possessions in her will dated 1416 [see Report on the Manuscripts of Lord de L'Isle & Dudley Preserved at Penshurst Place, 1 (Hist. MSS. Comm. 77) (1925): 204-206]. It subsequently passed to her grandson and heir, Ralph Cromwell, 3rd Lord Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England [Reference: Ibid., 207-208].

Source: C.W. Foster, ed., Final Concords of the County of Lincoln from the Feet of Fines preserved in the Public Record Office, A.D. 1244-1272 (Lincoln Rec. Soc. 17) (1921): 204-205: No. 73. At Lincoln; from Trinity in fifteen days, 47 Henry III, [10 June, 1263].
Between Hugh de Bernack and Maud his wife, Peter de Kyrketon and Elizabeth his wife and Richard de Marisco [Marsh] and Alina his wife,
plaintiffs, and Roger prior of Markby, tenant, of 8 acres of land in Wudethorp [Woodthorpe].
Assize of mort d'ancestor. The plaintiffs have quitclaimed from themselves and the heirs of Maud, Elizabeth and Alina to the prior, his successors and his church all the right and claim which they had in the land, for ever. And the prior has received the plaintiffs into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in his church for ever
.

John Bernake

(circa 1320 - )
     The record below concerns a Lincolnshire Feet of Fines dated 1263, which involves Hugh de Bernake and his wife, Maud. Hugh de Bernake and his wife Maud are the patrilineal great-grandparents of Maud de Bernake, wife of Sir Ralph de Cromwell, 1st Lord Cromwell. The locality named in the fine, Woodthorpe, Lincolnshire, lies two miles west of Markby, Lincolnshire. The manor of Woodthorpe eventually fell by inheritance to Maud de Bernake, Lady Cromwell. It was mentioned as one of Lady Cromwell's possessions in her will dated 1416 [see Report on the Manuscripts of Lord de L'Isle & Dudley Preserved at Penshurst Place, 1 (Hist. MSS. Comm. 77) (1925): 204-206]. It subsequently passed to her grandson and heir, Ralph Cromwell, 3rd Lord Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England [Reference: Ibid., 207-208]
Source: C.W. Foster, ed., Final Concords of the County of Lincoln from the Feet of Fines preserved in the Public Record Office, A.D. 1244-1272 (Lincoln Rec. Soc. 17) (1921): 204-205:

"No. 73. At Lincoln; from Trinity in fifteen days, 47 Henry III, [10 June, 1263].

Between Hugh de Bernack and Maud his wife, Peter de Kyrketon and Elizabeth his wife and Richard de Marisco [Marsh] and Alina his wife, plaintiffs, and Roger prior of Markby, tenant, of 8 acres of land in Wudethorp [Woodthorpe].

Assize of mort d'ancestor. The plaintiffs have quitclaimed from themselves and the heirs of Maud, Elizabeth and Alina to the prior, his successors and his church all the right and claim which they had in the land, for ever. And the prior has received the plaintiffs into all the benefits and prayers which shall henceforth be made in his church for ever."

Gauging from the wording in the fine, it appears likely that the three women were sisters and co-heiresses, just as you have guessed. Maud, wife of Hugh de Bernake, is alleged to be a daughter of William de Woodthorpe. I have not confirmed that allegation. If so, I assume that all three women named in the 1263 fine were daughters of William de Woodthorpe.

The following website gives an overview of the Woodthorpe family. It indicates that the Woodthorpe family were descended from baronial family of Craon. I believe the Craon family has Carolingian ancestry.
http://geneajourney.com/woodthorpe.html

Interestingly enough, the above website in turn cites as its source an old post from the SGM newsgroup archives submitted by Blair Southerden, part of which reads as follows:
< Page 41 C6 William of Woodthorpe, the successor and probably the son of < Thomas of Woodthorpe (C5) held half a knight's fee in Thoresthorpe, < Woodthorpe, Withern, Strubby, Maltby [le Marsh] and Sloothby of Petronilla < de Craon (Croun) who held of the king in chief (fn6 Book of Fees ii, 1059, < 1090) ... He was dead in 1262 for an inquisition post mortem of that year < states that William de Herdredeshull died seised of one knight's fee in < Saleby, whereof five-sixths were of the fee of the heirs of Petronilla de < Vaux (nee Petronilla de Croun) and one sixth of the fees of the heirs of < William de Wodetorp (fn5 Calendar of Inq I, no 526. Mister Dudding, < History of Saleby p25, is right in making this William the last male of his line, < see also Ibid p100). He left three daughters and coheirs:
< 1. Alice ... who married Richard Marke....
< 2. Maud.....married Sir Hugh Bernake.......
< 3. Elizabeth C7 (see below)

< Page 43 The Families of Bozon or Kirton and sawley < C7 Elizabeth of Woodthorpe, the third daughter and coheir of William of < Woodthorpe (C6) inherited the manor of Aisthorpe. In 1303 she is described < as Elizabeth, lady of Aisthorpe. .... Elizabeth married Peter Bozon or < Boson, of Kirton or Kirketon not later than 1272... She was presumably dead < in 1333, since her heir paid the subsidy for that year."

I imagine the information supplied by Mr. Southerden is accurate. However, the fine I cited in my own post earlier today indicates that William de Woodthorpe's third daughter and co-heiress was named Aline, not Alice, and that she married Richard de Marsh, not Richard Marke.
     John Bernake married Joan Marmion, daughter of Lord John Marmion. John Bernake was born circa 1320. He was the son of Unknown (grandfather of Maud) Bernake.

Children of John Bernake and Joan Marmion

Maud Bernake

(circa 1345 - 10 April 1419)
     Maud Bernake was born circa 1345 in Tattershall, Lincolnshire. She was the daughter of John Bernake and Joan Marmion.
     Complete Peerage says the following: "He married before 20 June 1366, Maud, sister and heir of William (who died 18 Dec. 1360), and daughter of John Bernake, of Tattershall aforesaid, by Joan, daughter and coheiress of John Marmion [Lord Marmion] ... He acquired with his wife the estate of Tattershall, co. Lincoln, livery being granted to them 18 March 1366/7, it having been in the king's hands owing to the death of Sir John de Kirketon ...
[She] died 10 April 1419." [Note: Addition made from C.P. 14 (1998):224].

Lady Maud de Cromwell was in fact the daughter of John de Bernake, Knt. (died 1346), of Buckenham, Besthorpe, Denton, Hethersett, and Wymondham, Norfolk (not Tattershall, Lincolnshire), by Joan, daughter (but not coheiress) of John Marmion, Knt., 2nd Lord Marmion. Complete Peerage gives no indication of Maud Bernake's birthdate, but various family inquisitions indicate that she was born about 1335-8, being aged 23 in 1360, and 24 or 26 in 1361, and aged 36 in 1382. I show that Ralph Cromwell and Maud Bernake were married before 20 January 1360/1, which date is a good deal earlier than the date employed by Complete Peerage.

Maud (de Bernake) de Cromwell was not the direct heiress of Tattershall, Lincolnshire as suggested by Complete Peerage, nor did her father, Sir John de Bernake, ever hold this property. Research indicates that Maud's great-grandmother, Joan (de Tattershall) de Driby, held the castle and manor of Tattershall as part of her inheritance, and was granted a fair there in 1315. In 17 Edward II [1323-4] Joan de Driby made a settlement of the castle and manor of Tattershall, Lincolnshire on her younger son, Robert de Driby, for life, with reversion to Maud's paternal grandparents, William and Alice de Bernake [see Document #1 below]. It appears that this settlement did not take effect, as the castle and manor of Tattershall were afterwards held by Joan de Driby's eldest son and heir, John de Driby.
Sometime before his death in 1334, John de Driby gave Tattershall to John de Kirketon, Knt., afterwards Lord Kirketon. Sir John de Kirketon subsequently made settlements of this property in 1343 and 1352-3 [see Documents #2-3 below]. Curiously, these settlements likewise did not take effect. On Lord Kirketon's death in 1367, the castle and manor of Tattershall were granted by the king to John de Driby's great-niece and heiress, Maud de Bernake and her husband, Sir Ralph de Cromwell [see Complete Peerage, 7 (1929): 338-340 (sub Kirketon); citing Cal. Close Rolls, 1364-1369, pp. 322-323]. The bizarre descent of Tattershall, Lincolnshire and the failure of three successive settlements give ample testimony of the complexity of medieval land tenure. The source for Documents #1-3 below is the online National Archives catalog at
[EMAIL:]http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/search.asp?j=1[:EMAIL]

Document #1:C 143/168/1: Joan late the wife of Robert de Driby to settle the castle and manor of Tattershall, and messuages and rent in Boston, the manor of Bredon (Leic.), messuages, land, and rent in New Buckenham, Old Buckenham, Attleborough, and Ellingham, the third part of the manor of Wymondham, and the eighth part of the manor of Buckenham, with the advowsons of the church of Tattershall and Kirkstead abbey, on herself for life, with remainder as to the messuages, land, and rent in New Buckenham, Old Buckenham, Attleborough, and Ellingham, the third part of the manor of Wymondham and the eighth part of the manor of Buckenham to William de Bernak, Alice his wife, and the heirs of their bodies; and as to the castle and manor of Tattershall, tenements in Boston and the advowsons, to Robert son of the said Joan for life, remainder to the said William and Alice and the heirs of their bodies; and as to the manor of Bredon to John son of the said Joan for life, remainder to the said William and Alice and the heirs of their bodies, remainder to the right heirs of Joan, retaining the manors of Holwell and Kettleby (Leic.), Tumby and Kirkby-upon-Bain (Lincoln), the manor of Babbingley, and a part of the Tolbooth of Lynn (Norfolk). Lincoln. Leic. Norfolk.
Date: 17 Edward II [1323-4].

Document #2:
C 143/260/4: John de Kirketon to settle the castle of Tattershall and the manors of Tattershall and Tumby, with the knights' fees and advowsons thereto pertaining, on himself and Isabel his wife and the heirs of his body, with remainder to Robert de Litlebury and Florence his wife and the heirs male of the body of the said Robert, remainder to John de Loudham and the heirs male of his body, remainder to John son of John le Bret and the heirs male of his body, remainder to John son of Nicholas le Grey and the heirs male of his body, remainder to the grantor's right heirs. Lincoln. Date: 16 Edward III [1343].

Document #3:
C 143/307/2: John de Kyrketon to settle the castle and manor of Tattershall, with the advowsons of Kirkstead abbey, Markby priory, Tattershall church, and the chapel of the said castle, on himself and the heirs of his body, with remainder to John de Loudham and the heirs male of his body, remainder to Alice daughter of John de Loudham and the heirs male of her body, remainder to Isabel her sister and the heirs male of her body, remainder to the right heir of John de Loudham and the heirs of his body, remainder to the right heir of John de Loudham the father and Alice his wife, and the heirs of his body, remainder to the right heirs of the grantor, who retains the manors of Tumby and Kirton in Holland. Lincoln. Date: 26 Edward III [1352-3].

Complete Peerage states correctly that Maud (de Bernake) de Cromwell was sole heiress in 1360 to her brother, William de Bernake. However, research indicates that she was also heiress in 1386 to her uncle, Robert de Bernake, of Markby, Lincolnshire, and co-heiress in 1394 to her cousin, Mary de Percy, wife of John de Roos, 5th Lord Roos of Helmsley.

Robert de Bernake's place in the Bernake family is proven by several charters abstracted below [see Documents #1-12], the first being a charter of Lady Maud de Cromwell's paternal grandparents, William and Alice (de Driby) de Bernake, in which they granted property at Baston for life to their younger son, Robert. The seal on this charter displays the Bernake family arms: ermine, a fess. The source of the documents below is Report on the Manuscripts of Lord de L'Isle & Dudley Preserved at Penshurst Place, 1 (Hist. MSS. Comm. 77) (1925): 16.

Document #4:
1334, November 10. - Charter of William de Bernake and Alice his wife confirming to Robert their son for life all their lands in Baston which came to them by the death of John de Dryby. Witnesses: Sir Nicholas de Cauntelow, Sir William de Grey and others. Dated at Kynthorp [Kingthorpe, Lincolnshire]. French. Seal: round, 1/2 inch; shield, ermine, a fess. S. WILLELMI DE BERNAK."

Document #5:
1334, November 11. Assignment by Robert de Bernake to William de Claydon, chaplain, to receive seisin of these lands in his place. Seal: broken.

Document #6:
1339, June 13. - Charter of Alice, widow of Sir William de Bernake, confirming to her son Robert the lands in Baston. Seal: round, 3/4 inch; three small shields; the seal is somewhat defaced, but one shield in Bernak, and one of the others apparently Driby.

Document #7:
1355, Sept. 30. - Demise by Robert de Bernak to Hugh de Obthorp of his lands in Baston for a term of six years. Seal: round, 1 inch; armorial, defaced, but apparently a bend; SIGILLVM ROBERTI DE BERNAK.

Document #8:
1369, September 2. - Demise by Robert de Bernak to Hugh de Obthorp and others of all his lands at Baston, except the windmill, for the term of their lives at a rent of 10 marks. Three small sheilds.

Document #9:
1385, Sept. 11 - Demise by Robert de Bernak to William atte Yate of all his lands in Baston, for life, at a rent of 10 marks. Small seal.

Document #10:
1397, October 1. - Demise by Sir Ralph de Cromwell, lord of Tateshale, to Richard Ussher and John Cranmere of Baston, of the lands in Baston lately belonging to Robert de Bernak, for a term of 12 years at a rent of 10 marks. Two small seals.

Document #11:
1400, August 20. - Charter of Maud, widow of Ralph de Cromwell, granting to Hugh de Goudeby all her lands in Baston in life. Dated at Tateshale. Seal: round, 1 inch; a chevron between three mens heads; S.
HUGONIS DE GOUDEBY.

Document #12:
1410, April 21. - Charter of Maud de Cromwell, lady of Tateshale, granting t Sir William de Cromwell her son, her manor of Driby, with the advowsons of Driby and of the chantry there founded by Robert de Bernack her uncle. Also the reversion of the lands which Hugh de Goudeby holds for life in Baston. Witnesses: include Robert parson of Driby, and John Skales chaplain in the chantry at Driby. Dated at Tateshale. Seal: of Maud de Cromwell as described in Brit. Mus. Cat.
Seals ii, 9097; poor condition.

In the next message in this thread, I plan to post an abstract of the
1386 will of Robert de Bernake, of Markby, Lincolnshire, which names his niece, Maud (de Bernake) de Cromwell, as a legatee and as his executrix.
Douglas Richardson.
     Maud Bernake married Lord Ralph Cromwell (2nd Baron), son of Ralph de Cromwell and Anice de Bellers, before 20 June 1366 in Lincolnshire. He married before 20 June 1366, Maud, sister & heir of William, and daughter of John Bernake of Tattershall afsd, by Joan, daughter & co-heir of John Marmion (Lord Marmion). By his wife's right he became lord of the manor of Tatshall, co. Lincoln, by lineal succession from the heirs female of Rpbert de Tatshall, sometime owner thereof, whereupon he fixed his chief residence there.
     Ralph de Cromwell acquired with his wife the estate of Tattershall, Lincoln, livery being granted to them 18 Mar 1366/7, it having been in the King's hands owing to the death of Sir John de Kirketon.
     As a followup to my original post regarding the 1370 seal of Maud de Bernake, wife of Sir Ralph de Cromwell, it appears that Maud was using the same or similar seal as late as 1396. This seal displays the arms of Bernake impaling Cromwell, rather than in reverse order was normally done.
I haven't yet seen the depiction of Maud's seal which is displayed in the Archaeologia article mentioned below. If the Archaeologia article is correct, the fourth arms on Maud de Bernake's seal were correctly ermine, a fess for Bernake, NOT vairé, a fess for Marmion as stated by Birch's Catalogue of Seals.
     Douglas Richardson wrote: In an earlier post in this thread, I stated that Maud de Bernake, wife of Sir Ralph de Cromwell, Lord Cromwell, was co-heiress in 1394 to her cousin, Mary de Percy, wife of John de Roos, 5th Lord Roos of Helmsley. This connection was overlooked by Complete Peerage in its account of the Cromwell family.

Maud de Bernake's heirship is discussed in a good article entitled "Candlesby Manor and Advowson" by W.O. Massingberd which appears in Lincolnshire Notes and Queries, 6 (1901): 71-76. The author shows that Candlesby manor passed by inheritance from the Tattershall family to the Orreby family, and thence onto Mary de Percy, wife of Sir John de Roos. Following Mary de Percy's death in 1394, the advowson and evidently the manor passed to her distant Tattershall cousin, Maud de Bernake, wife of Sir Ralph de Cromwell. Maud de Bernake presented to the church of Candlesby in 1409. Her descendant, Maud, Lady Willoughby, was holding the manor in 1466 and 1477.

Maud de Bernake's heirship to Mary (de Percy) de Roos is likewise discussed in the history of the manor of Wardley, Rutland found in VCH Rutland, 2 (1935): 53-54. The writer assumes that Maud de Bernake was co-heir to that manor on Mary (de Percy) de Roos' death in 1394.
However, he notes that the Tattershall overlordship of this manor is last mentioned in 1362.

My file notes indicate that George, son and heir of Nicholas Monboucher, was styled "nephew' [nepos] in the 1380's by Ralph de Crumwell [Reference: Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1381-1385 (1897): 487]. The Ralph de Crumwell named in this record is almost certainly Sir Ralph de Cromwell, 1st Lord Cromwell, of Tattershall, Lincolnshire, who married Maud de Bernake. To date, however, I haven't found any database which gives any connection between the Cromwell and Monboucher families, nor is it mentioned by Complete Peerage.

This past week I encountered a helpful article by W.O. Massingberd on the Monboucher family of Swinhope, Lincolnshire and Houghton, Nottinghamshire in Lincolnshire Notes and Queries, 10 (1909): 66-73.
The article shows that Nicholas Monboucher, Knt., died in 1384. By a wife, evidently his surviving widow, Margaret (living 1409), he had five children, Bertram (died young before his father), George (d.s.p.
1409), Ralph (b. ca. 1383, d.s.p. 1416), Isabel (d.s.p. 1451, wife of John Burgh), and Maud (b. ca. 1378, living 1451, wife of John Kevermond, Gent., died 1435, of the City of Lincoln).

Mr. Massingberd fails to comment on any kinship between the Monboucher and Cromwell families. I assume, however, that Margaret, surviving wife of Sir Nicholas Monboucher, was the sister of Ralph de Cromwell, 1st Lord Cromwell (husband of Maud de Bernake). Evidence in support of a near kinship between the Monboucher and Cromwell families may be seen in the fact that Sir Ralph de Cromwell, 3rd Lord Cromwell, was serving as the chief trustee in 1451 for the estates of Isabel Monboucher, wife of John Burgh.

Mr. Massingberd shows that Nicholas Monboucher's sole surviving child, Maud (Monboucher) Kevermond, left a daughter and sole heiress, Agnes Kevermond, wife of Thomas Billesby. This is confirmed by a document dated 1444 found in the A2A Catalogue, in which Agnes, widow of Thomas Billesby, is specifically called daughter and heir of John Kevermond.
An abstract of this record is copied below, along with another record dated 1445, in which Agnes (Kevermond) Billesby names her son and heir, Richard Billesby.

Agnes (Kevermond) Billesby certainly has living descendants. Agnes'
descendants down to the American colonist, William Asfordby, can be found on the following website:

http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=linclinks&id=I10711.
     Maud Bernake made a will dated 1416. The 1416 will of Maud (de Bernake) de Crommwell, lady of Tattershall, a transcript of which is published in Report on the Manuscripts of Lord de L'Isle & Dudley Preserved at Penshurst Place, 1 (Hist. MSS. Comm. 77) (1925): 204-206.
Maud de Bernake's will specifically mentions her manor of Candlesby, Lincolnshire. This evidence confirms that Maud inherited both the advowson and manor of Candlesby, Lincolnshire from her cousin, Mary de Percy.
     Maud died on 10 April 1419.

Children of Maud Bernake and Lord Ralph Cromwell (2nd Baron)

Unknown (grandfather of Maud) Bernake

     Unknown (grandfather of Maud) Bernake was the son of Hugh de Bernake and Maud Woodthorpe?

Child of Unknown (grandfather of Maud) Bernake

William Bernake

(circa 1350 - )
     William Bernake was born circa 1350 in Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England. He was the son of John Bernake and Joan Marmion.

George Bernard

(before 1660 - )
     George Bernard was born before 1660 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
     George Bernard married Prudence Popplewell, daughter of George Popplewell and Prudence Unknown, on 1 June 1682 in St Paul's, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. The marriage bond described them as George Bernard of Gainsborough and Prudence Popplewell of Gainsborough, spinster. The other bondsman was George Popplewell.

Henry Bernard

     Henry Bernard married Elizabeth Dunbar, daughter of Major John Dunbar and Catherine Wynne, before 1742 in Ireland. They were mentioned in a deed dated 14 Dec 1743 as Henry & Elizabeth Bernard (Dunbarr) of Rathrush along with Geroge Dunbarr, esq of Garrison, Fermanagh, along with Minchins & others.

Charlotte de Bernier

     Among the correspondents is Charlotte De Berniere Hooper (1775-1853), mother of George Hooper and daughter of John Antony De Berniere and Anne Jones De Berniere. The papers include references to her sisters, Margaret De Berniere, Louisa (Mrs. Robert) Lane, and Mary (Mrs. John) Johnson, all of Charleston,South Carolina.
     Charlotte was the daughter of Lieut. Col. John A. DeBerniere, of the 60th Regiment of the British Army. Lieut.-Col. John A. DeBerniere, emigrated to America In 1799, grandson and namesake of the Huguenot refugee, Jean Antoine DeBerniere, who fled from France about the time of the Revocation, and settled in Ireland..
     Charlotte de Bernier married Archibald Maclaine Hooper, son of George Hooper and Catherine Maclaine, on 8 June 1806.

Children of Charlotte de Bernier and Archibald Maclaine Hooper

Alfred Raymond Berry

(1894 - 1976)
     Alfred Raymond Berry was born in 1894 in Fitzroy North, Victoria.
     Alfred Raymond Berry married Alma Lilian Hannah Coxedge, daughter of William Charles Cocksedge and Grace Lavina Parrott, in 1935 in Victoria.
     Alfred died in 1976 in Yarram, Victoria.

Alicia Berry

( - 17 May 1883)
     Alicia Berry was born in Ireland. She was the only surviving daughter of Francis Berry, of English Castle, Kings Co..
     Alicia Berry married William Fetherstonhaugh, son of William Fetherstonhaugh and Elizabeth Orme, on 28 February 1834. She was the daughter of Francis Octavius Berry by his first wife Alicia Adams, William was the brother of her step-mother Susanna.
     Alicia died on 17 May 1883.
     The administration of her estate was granted to Susanna Fetherstonhaugh on 4 July 1883 Admon was granted to Susanna Harris of 38 Marlborough Rd, Dublin, the daughter and next of kin. Ther only likely marriage of a Susanna, daughter of William is to George Roe Boyce on 24 October 1863 at Mullingar. George Roe Boyce died 1871 aged 43.

Francis Berry

     Francis Berry married Susanna FetherstonHaugh, daughter of William Fetherstonhaugh and Elizabeth Orme, on 22 September 1836 in Moylisker, Meath, Ireland.

Richard Berry

(11 June 1750 - )
     Richard Berry was christened on 11 June 1750 in Chagford, Devon. A Richard Berry was baptised in 1750.
     Richard Berry married Elizabeth Leach, daughter of Edward Leach and Dinah Murch, on 6 August 1782 in Chagford, Devon. Was a sergemaker.

Susan Berry

(4 February 1810 - 28 July 1885)
     Susan Berry was born on 4 February 1810 in Tiverton, Devon. She was the daughter of John Berry & Sarah ..., aged 36 at marriage - therefore born c. 1817. Susan was a housekeeper.
     Susan Berry married Edmond Colbert, son of Patrick Colbert and Bridget A'Hearn, on 6 August 1855 in St James Church of England, Melbourne, Victoria. They were aged 29 & 36, both of North Melbourne.
     Susan died on 28 July 1885 in Tiverton Cottage, 14 Rowena Pde, Richmond, Victoria, aged 75. She was buried in Kew, Victoria.

Ruth Bertrand

(circa 1717 - 1757)
     Ruth Bertrand was also known as Merfield in records. She was born circa 1717 in Dublin, Ireland. She was the daughter of Pierce [Peter] de Bertrand, a Huguenot refugee, said to be kindred of the Bourbons. Samuel Handy fell in love with her as a schoolgirl of 14, but her father disallowed the marriage. Both married and had two children, who all four died. She married a Mr Merfield & at 18 she came to Bracca, a bride, She and Sam were Godly people. He invited John Wesley to Ireland. J Wesley stood on foundation of the new house and dedicated it to the glory of God - a crowd being assembled. When she died their son (Wesley Bawn?) was about 10 years old.
Her sister was probably, Mrs Meecham who was widowed before 1767 and introduced the Handy family to Methodism.
     Ruth Bertrand married Thomas Merfield on 21 October 1732 in St James, Dublin.
     A marriage settlement between Ruth Mirifield and Samuel Handy was made on 31 August 1742 in Ireland. Deed between Samuel Handy of Coolelaugh co Westmeath, esq & Ruth Mirifield alias Bertrand of Dublin city, widow, daughter of Peter Bertrand of Dublin city, merchant who is a party to the settlement of which the trustees are John Bertrand & J... Bred? both of Dublin city, merchants, the bride is entitled to £200 under will of her uncle J John Bertrand of Dublin city merchant deceased & now gets £300 from her father in addition to what she owns in her own right. Handy owes £1400 to Brabazon Newcombe as mortgage of his 1/2 of Coolelough in Moycashel barony, co. Westmeath bought by his father Samuel Handy senior from Jas Clerk which he settles, also his 1/2 of Aughrim ... in Kilconnel barony co Galway held on lease of lives for ever from Richard Warburton dew by Sam Handy senior. Aghrim, Brackareah Asers...lane and Collelaugh have been divided between the bridegroom Handy Handy junior and his brother John Handy. Coolelough being 1/2 of the whole lands of Brackareah, Coolelaugh & A..ras..lane. Memorial gives a very full description of the boundaries of Coolelaugh & Aghrim. Witnesses William Wade of Killervally co. Westmeath, gent, Chas Heatley gent & Gilbert Allason notary public, both of Dublin city, memorial signed by Sam Handy.
     Samuel Handy married secondly Ruth Merfield on 7 September 1742 in St James, Dublin, Ireland. It is said that he fell in love with her as a schoolgirl of 14, but her father disallowed the marriage. Both married and had two children - who all died. She married a Mr Merrifield/Merfield & at 18 she came to Bracca Castle a bride. Her travelling dress being a green cloth habit with cloth cap to match with gold band. She and Sam were Godly people.
     The wife of Samuel Handy, a resident of Coolalough, County Westmeath, and a member of the Methodist society there. In early May 1748, from her sick bed, Mrs Handy requested a visit from John Wesley, having "an earnest desire to see me once more before I left the kingdom. She could not avoid praying for it [John Wesley's visit], though her sister checked her again, telling her it could not be. Before the debate was concluded, I came in [on 10 May 1748]. So they wondered, and praised God." See Journal, ed. Ward and Heitzenrater, 3:225-226..
     Ruth died in 1757. The wife of Samuel Handy, a resident of Coolalough, County Westmeath, Ireland, and a member of the Methodist society there. In early May 1748, from her sick bed, Mrs Handy requested a visit from John Wesley, having "an earnest desire to see me once more before I left the kingdom. She could not avoid praying for it [John Wesley's visit], though her sister checked her again, telling her it could not be. Before the debate was concluded, I came in [on 10 May 1748]. So they wondered, and praised God."
See Journal, ed. Ward and Heitzenrater, 3:225-226. Samuel J Rogal's Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism.

Children of Ruth Bertrand and Samuel Handy

Thomas Besby

(circa 1782 - )
     Thomas Besby was born circa 1782.
     Thomas Besby married Elizabeth Popplewell, daughter of John Popplewell and Ellen Madan, in 1809 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.