A'Bear Family History

SUMMARY OF EARLY RECORDS BY REGION

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YEAR GLOUCS HANTS W COUNTRY WARWICKSHIRE KENT & SURREY UNSURE / OTHERS
c1120     Haket de Bere was living in Bere Hacket, in Dorsetshire during the time of Henry I      
1199 - 1216         Richard de Bere, one of the Recognitores magna Assissae for the county of Kent  
1220 Andrew de la Bere and Alice his wife, daughter and heir of Thomas de Rochford and Isabel, owned a share in Ozleworth, Gloucs.          
1236         Nicholas de Bere held Bere (later Bere Court, Dover, Kent)  
1240   John de la Bere & other witnesses re rent of lands to church of St Mary Magdalene, Wintney, Hants        
1246           Richard de la Bere re Fawler in Sparsholt, Berks.
1246-1247 Richard de la Bere demands Ozleworth, Gloucs from Cecilia de Rocheford, widow of Robert.          
1247     Nicholas Atte Bere – listed in Somerset Subsidy Rolls      
1248     Matilda, relict of William de Bere, re arrears of rent for lands and tenements in Bere, Dorset.      
13th Century     John de la Ber to sister Agnes de Barull a croft called Thornhull & land called Notecrofte in Whitchurch, Dorset. Witness Roger de la Ber      
c1250     William, Lord de Bere, Nynehead, Somerset, wife Emma, re grant of land to the Vicar of Bere      
1254       John de la Bere & others, witnesses of lease, Farnborough, Warwickshire    
1254       John le Bere & others witness lease re land at Fenny Compton nr Avon Dassett & Farnborough, Warwickshire..    
1254   Richard de la Bere to organise Kilmeston Fair, Hants        
1265 - 1266           Richard de la Bere and others are witnesses – Bedfordshire
1260 – 1272 or maybe early 13th cent     Benedict de Bere & Geoffrey de La Bere warranty re Marshwood Manor, Dorset.      
1268     John de la Bere of St Ervan, Cornwall was born. Daughter was Isabella de la Bere      
c12   Richard de la Bere & William de la Bere witnesses re Woodgarston Manor, Hants.        
1274 & 1276         William de Bere, of Bere, Dover, Kent was King's Bailiff of Dover  
1275 - 1276         William de Bere & others regarding grant Chartham?  
c1275         John le Bere & Henry, brother, witnesses re Chartham  
1274 - 1285         William de Bere witness regarding Chartham near Canterbury?  
1277   Simon de la Bere living at Thornham on Hampshire border (ref: DNF)        
1278     Deed regarding La Beare in the manor of Brent, South Brent about 5 miles SW of Buckfast      
1279           Simon de la Bere owns land in Downton, Wiltshire (ref: DNF)
c1280   Nicholas atte Bere witness re land in or near Odiham, Hants.        
1283 - 1285   Peter de la Bere makes gift of land in Bere Forest abutting forest called La Bere in Southwick, Hants to Richard Gervays        
13th century   Peter de la Bere, in the thirteenth century, held his land in La Bere, Hampshire, under Porchester Castle        
mid 13th century   Henry III (1216 – 1272) granted to John de la Bere—perhaps Peter's son—certain privileges and exemptions at Ibbesley, in the New Forest        
1284     John le Bere & Stephen le Bere, burgess of Bodmin & others including knights re a deed at Treravel in St Ervan? & Lancenton, Cornwall      
unknown     At Treravall, in the parish of St. Ervan, Cornwall, lived George Bere, the representative of a very ancient family      
1285           Simon de la Bere of Oxfordshire has Coat of Arms (ref: TAFOW p27)
1286 - 1287   Adam de la Bere of Hampshire - Inquisition & post mortem  NB Adam was the son of John Atte Bere or Abarowe. Ibsley connection.        
    1291     Deed regarding La Beare in the manor of Brent, South Brent about 5 miles SW of Buckfast      
1291 - 1293     William de Bere of Somerset, debtor.      
1292     William de Bere, son and heir of Peter de Bere deed re Cannington, Somerset.      
c1293           William de Bere re grant of a toft in Cottismor, Rutland.
1293           Simon de la Bere, knight, of Herefordshire – debtor – family held fees in Burlton, Credenhill & Brinshop in Grimsworth.
1293 - 1294   John de la Bere son of Peter de la Bere Quitclaim of 2 acres of meadow in his manor of ‘la Bere’ Southwick        
1294     Isabella de la Bere born, daughter of John de la Bere of St Ervan, Cornwall      
1295       William de la Bere & others witness gift of land with warranty at Burton Dassett, Northend, Warwickshire. (Near Avon Dassett).    
1297   Robert de la Bere creditor Hants?        
1297     Gilbert de Bere writ from Edward I to hold enquiry into misappropriation of tax collection in North Curry, Somerset.      
1297           Simon de la Bere Close Rolls owes money in Oxfordshire (ref: DNF)
1299     Sir Gilbert de Bere of Wootton Fitzpane, Dorset & other knights – warranty      
c1299     William de Bere witness re grant with warranty, land in Charlton Adam, Somerset      
Late 13th century           Robert de la Bere witness re land in Burghill, Herefordshire.
Late 13th century           Robert de Bere witness re land in Burghill, Herefordshire.
Late 13th century         Henry le Ber; Avice, wife of Henry le Ber, grant to Canterbury Cathedral Priory land at Ickham, Kent.  
c1300     Richard de Bere witness re grant of land at Estkot, Cornwall.      
c1300     Richard de Bere witness re grant of land at La Hylle, Cornwall.      
c1300     Richard de Bere witness re grant of land at Bykedone, Cornwall.      
1300     David de la Beare – Cornwall – Trembleath Manor – and others - re grant of land with warranty      
Late 13th or early 14th century (but before 1328)     William de Bere warranty re tenement at Langport, Somerset, concerning Sir Alan de Plukenet       
1300     William de Bere was knight of the shire for Somerset      
1301     John de la Bere in Scotland with others & Alayn de Ploknet      
1304         John atte Bere (of Kent/Surrey?) lends 4 to John de Sutton of London  
1304           Robert de la Bere debtor, Lord of ? Burton in Radnor [Burghetone?] Herefordshire(ref: Chancery C 241/56/185)
1304         William de Beres a juror at Isle of Purbeck  
1307         Henry de la Bere juror at Isle of Purbeck  
1307           John le Bere, witnesses a grant at Nottingham
1308         Valentine de Bere, of Bere, Dover, Kent was King's Bailiff of Dover  
1308           John le Bere, witnesses several loans in Nottingham
1308           John le Bere, merchant of Nottingham, witnesses a loan.
1308     Alexander atte Bere & ? Bere – and others, witnesses at West Membury, Devon

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Alexander de la Bere – & Master Adam de la Ber and others, witnesses at Membury, Devon

     
1308     Alexander de la Bere witnesses grant of tenement & land at Axminster, Devon.      
?c1308     Alexander de la Bere witnesses grant of a croft at Axminster, Devon.      
Unsure date     Englesia, daughter of Alexander de la Bere, carried Beer Hall, Axminster, Devon to the Okestons. It had descended over several generations from Walter de la Bere      
1308         John de Bere & others witness grant of land at Charlwood, Surrey  
1309           Henry, the son of John de Bere of Kent receives loan from father at Oxford.
1309           John le Bere witnesses a loan in Nottingham
1310     Richard de Bere witnesses grant of land in Morwenstow, Cornwall      
1310           Simon Bere of Witney, Oxon, debtor.
1311 & 1313     William de Bere was knight of the shire for Somerset      
1311 - 1312           Simon le Bere of Witney, Oxon, debtor.
1312         John de la Bere & other witnesses re warranty & deeds of Charlwood, Surrey.  
1314           Richard de la Bere a Conservator of the Peace in Oxfordshire
1315         Henry & Agatha de la Bere bought land for 40 at Isle of Purbeck  
1316           Robert de Bere was Lord of Stratford, Herefordshire
1316           Richard de la Bere a Commissioner of Array (in Oxfordshire?)
1316     Richard de la Bere, lord of Thornton in Manhull, and Clarice his wife named in a deed with William de Estok regarding Thornton in Marnhull & Spettisbury, Dorset.      
1316     Richard de la Bere was Lord of Todbere and Thornton, Dorset; Greenhurst and Eye, Bedfordshire; and Islip, Fawcote, Morcote, and Oke, Oxfordshire     Richard de la Bere was Lord of Todbere and Thornton, Dorset; Greenhurst and Eye, Bedfordshire; and Islip, Fawcote, Morcote, and Oke, Oxfordshire
1316           Richard de la Bere MP Oxfordshire (ref: TAFOW p25 / DNF)
1316           John le Bere witnesses a loan in Nottingham
1316 - 1317           John de la Bare lately owned a messuage in parish of St Mary, Rotherhithe, London.
1316   Village of Ibsley, Hants, was divided between John atte Bere who succeeded his father Adam in 1287, Roger de Melbury & John de Nuthaven.        
1316 & 1317           John le Bere witnesses loans in Nottingham
1317           Richard de Bere collects taxes in Shiplake (ref: TAFOW p25 / DNF)
1317         Henry de Bere son of Richard de Bere of Kent. Henry debtor, Richard creditor  
1307 - 1327     Sir David de la Bere held Littleham, Alsington, and Langcross in Devon in the time of Edward II      
1307 - 1327           Godfrey atte Bere debtor borrows money before Mayor of Oxford
1317 - 1320           David de la Bere, minister of William de Braose
1318         Roger de la Bere granted the manor of Charlton, Kent?  
1318           John de la Bere Resident of Wargrave – Calendar of Patent Rolls - crop incident (ref: TAFOW p23 / DNF)
1318     William de la Bear & John his son grant a tenement in Okehampton. Witness John atte Beare      
1318 - 1319           Richard de la Bere Sheriff Berkshire (ref: TAFOW p25)
1319         John de la Bere regarding deeds of Charlwood, Surrey  
1319         John de la Bere & others grant re Cherlewode  
1317 - 1320           David de la Bere attacked in Wales (ref: TAFOW p25)
1321     Thomas de la Bere pardoned as an adherent of Roger de Mortimer      
1323         An atte Bere living in Steeple, Isle of Purbeck.

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Henry de la Bere living in Povington, Isle of Purbeck.

 
c1323           Richard de la Bere, justice assigned to an unresolved matter. Oxon & Bucks.
1323           Master Roger de la Beere, clerk, regarding an indenture of defeasance from Lewes Priory to him for payment..
1323 - 1324           Roger de la Bere grants messuages in London for new hospital of St Mary without Bishopsgate
1325           John Atte Bere of Warfield witnesses grant of a tenement (ref: TAFOW p24 / DNF)
1325           Richard de la Bere MP Oxfordshire
1328     Richard de Beere witnesses deed at Maddekeslond, to Thomas de la Dene. Cornwall.      
1328     Richard de la Bere re Oliver de Plokenet. Richard claims his inheritance      
1328 - 1329     Richard de la Bere settles half the manor of Haselbury, Somerset, on himself and his wife Clarice, rdr to sons Richard, John, Edmund & Thomas      
1329     Oliver Plokenet died by May 25th of this year.      
1329     Richard de Bere of Cornwall a witness      
1329     Richard de Bere witnesses Bykedone land, Cornwall      
1330     Robert Atte Bere of Somerset (ref: S G A’Bear)      
1330 - 1331   Nicholas atte Bere & John, Bishop of Winchester & others grant land in Winchester?        
1330 - 1331   John de la Bere regarding gift of two tenements in New Lymington        
1330 - 1345     Thomas de la Bere petitions re 5 year delay resolving Haselbury Plucknett claim      
1331 - 1332   Richard de la Bere granted two-thirds of the manor of Meon-Stoke, Hants.        
1331 - 1332     John de Bere, Baliff, re case concerning Glastonbury Abbey Estate (ref: Court Rolls      
1331 - 1335     John de Bere, Baliff, also mentions John Golde, son–in-law.of William atte Beard – see 1363.      
1332         John Atte Bere Surrey Subsidy Rolls (ref: S G A’Bear)  
1332     Richard de la Bere, lord of Thornton, in Marnhull, Sturminster Newton & Buckland Newton, all in Dorset – debtor 100 owed for merchandise bought from him. (ref: Chancery C 241/103/100)      
c1332     Richard de la Bere, lord of Thornton in Manhull, wife Clarice & others -  regarding Thornton in Marnhull (Marnhulle) & Spettisbury, Dorset.      
1332 - 1333   Richard de la Bere of Westcote grants land in Kingsley & Binstead by Froyle, Hants.        
1332 - 1333   Richard de la Bere of Westcote, Hants, Bedfordshire - Inquisitions post mortem.        
1333           John atte Bare & others witness grant at New Sarum, Wiltshire
1334 / 1335         John atte Bare listed in Kent Lay Subsidy Rolls, living at Brasted. Pays 1s 4d.  
By 1335           Richard de (la) Bere of Wantage, Oxon, son Thomas (ref: TAFOW p31)
?1330 - 1345     Thomas de la Bere has been suing for his inheritance of the Manor of Haselbury for 5 years      
?1330 - 1345     Thomas de la Bere states that ten years ago he pleaded re half the manor of Haselbere (Haselbury Plucknett)      
1335 - 1345     Thomas de la Bere knight of the shire for Dorset in 1335,1337, I342, 1343, and 1345      
1339     Robert Atte Bere of Holditch, Dorset ex-Devon, and others -  warranty       
1339 - 1340     John atte Beare & wife Joan retain land in Tavistock, Devon      
1340           John Atte Bere of Wargrave signs Nonarum Inquisitonum (ref: S G A’Bear / DNF)
1341           John de la Bere of Wargrave, owes daughter Agnes money (ref: TAFOW p23 / DNF)
1342     William atte Beare grants La Beare to Joan atte Ford.  Devon.      
1343     La Beare is at Speavieheighs, Aylesbeare, Devon .      
1345 - 1346       John de la Bere of Avon Dassett, Warwickshire borrows 40.    
1345 - 1346     Richard De la Bere – Somerset  Inquisition & post mortem.      
1346           Richard De la Bere King’s Yeoman lands granted at Salop & Hereford (ref: TAFOW p8)
1346           Sir Richard De la Bere saved Black Prince with Beauchamp (ref: TAFOW p7,8 / S G ABear)
1346     William atte Beare of Devon, debtor.      
1347         De Beres of Bere, Dover, Kent extinct by this year  
1347 / 1348   Richard atte Beere. Hants had sold land in Meon-Stoke.        
1348       John atte Ber witnesses a deed at Colleshull, Warwickshire.    
1348     William atte Bear grants to Sir John de Raleigh, Aylesbeare, Devon      
1348           Violette de la Bere born at Kinnersley, Herefordshire. Md Sir John de Chaundos 1363 at Wellington & died 1364 Wellington
1347 - 1354           Sir Richard De la Bere of Emlyn Castle S Wales & various references
1353           Sybil de la Bere of Kynaston, Herefordshire born. Md Sir Thomas de Crophull 1371
1354           De la Bere MP Herefordshire (ref: TAFOW p25)
1357           Richard de la Bere & Thomas A.Barre Sheriffs of Herefordshire (ref: TAFOW p35)
1357   Richard de la Bere organises Kilmeston Fair, Hants        
1357 - 1359     Thomas de la Vere (Bere) petitions King & Council regarding Haselbere (Haselbury Plucknett), Somerset.      
1360   John atte Bere of Ibsley, Hants, died, son was Thomas, daughters Sybil & Katherine        
1362   Thomas atte Bere of Ibsley died        
1362   The Ibbesley line of Hampshire probably ended with another John de la Bere, who died in 1362, for in the next generation the inheritance had fallen to the Stourtons        
1362     Richard atte Beare a witness at Okehampton, Devon      
1363     William atte Beard father of Joan Golde of Collumton grants to John Clerk tenement at la Beare. Aylesbeare, Devon.      
1363 - 1364           Violet de la Bere daughter of John de la Bere a beneficiary from Thomas de Chaundos, knight, land in Dorstone, Herefordshire. (ref: Chancery C 143/348/2)
1366     John de la Bere of Devon borrows 10 from William Porteioye (ref: Chancery C 241/149/157)      
1367           Richard de la Bere, sheriff re Herefordshire (ref: Chancery I C 131/16/10)
1367           John atte Bere of Wergraue regarding property in Upton-cum-Chalvey, Bucks
1369 - 1370     Thomas de la Bere & others are witnesses at Chidiok, Dorset (ref: Doc D149/T1013)      
1371     John de La Beere, knight, mentioned, daughter Elizabeth, in an indenture re manor of Lanhern, Cornwall.