Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameSir Henry BERKELEY
Birth1579
Death1667
FatherSir Henry BERKELEY (1547-1586)
MotherMargaret LYGON (1553-1617)
SpouseElizabeth NEVILLE
Birth1588
Death1647
FatherSir Henry NEVILLE (1564-1615)
MotherAnne KILLIGREW (1568-1628)
Children
Birth1602
Death1668
Birth1607
Death1705
Birth1608, Yarlington, Somerset
Death1673
Birth1616
Death1659
Notes for Sir Henry BERKELEY
Sir Henry Berkeley (1579–1667) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1626 and 1640. He supported the Royalist side in the English Civil War

Berkeley was the son of Sir Henry Berkeley of Bruton and his wife Margaret Lygon, daughter of William Lygon of Madresfield, Worcestershire. He matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford aged 11 on 13 February 1590 together with his brother Maurice.[1] In 1601 he inherited the manor of Yarlington on the death of his father.[2] He was knighted at Whitehall on 29 April 1609.[3]

In 1626 Berkeley was elected Member of Parliament for Somerset. In 1628 he was elected MP for Ilchester and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. In April 1640, Berkeley was elected MP for Ilchester in the Short Parliament.[4] Berkeley was a Commissioner of Array for the King during the Civil War, and was included in the surrender of Exeter on 13 April 1646.[2]

Berkeley died between 1666 and 1667.[2]

Berkeley married Elizabeth Nevill, daughter of Sir Henry Nevill of Billingbear House, Berkshire and his wife Ann Killigrew, daughter of Sir Henry Killigrew.[2] His daughter Dorothy married Francis Godolphin and brought him the Yarlington estate.[5]
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