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  • ID: I39512
  • Name: John de Berkeley
  • Suffix: 1st of Towie 1
  • Sex: M
  • LVG: 1069
  • Note: 1

    Moved to Scotland about 1069.
    The Barclays date in Scotland from about 1110 and four families were prominent in the time of William the Lion - two of the surnames having held the office of Great Chamberlain. The ancient race came to Aberdeenshire in the same Saxon emigration which brought the Leslies, Gordons, and others, in the time of Princess Margaret. The first was John de Berkely, a younger son of Roger de Berkely, Lord of Berkley Castle, in the time of the Conqueror. From John, the barons of gartley or Gartentully in the parish so named in Strathbogy (acquired by marriage) and the Barclays de Tolly both descended. The first Castle of Tolly had, it is said, the inscription "Sir Alexander Barclay of Tolly, fundator, decessit, AD 1136. The Barclays of Bourtie were the Barclays of Tolly. King Robert gave charter upon Towie to Alexander Barclay of Kerco. Kerco or Kercow is so like the spelling of Cracow, which might have been made at that time in Scotland, as to tempt inference that Alexander Barclay was an early example of what was common from Aberdeenshire in later times.
  • _UID: C45790E7B0F8469980B631D21B638ADD37B9
  • Change Date: 25 APR 2006

    Father: Roger De Berkeley b: ABT 1040 in Dursley, Glos, England
    Mother: Rissa

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Walter de Berkeley
      2. Has Children Alexander de Berkeley

      1. Type: Web Site
        Title: Stirnet Genealogy
        Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
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