Person Sheet

Name Sir Thomas Berkeley [2, Berkeley article, Vol II, pp. 138-9], [5, Vol II, pp. 32, 394-402], Father
Birth 11 Jul 1575, Callowden
Death 22 Nov 1611, Callowden
Burial St Michael's Coventry (MI)
General dvp. A spendthrift. Was a proclaimer to Jas VI and I that he was king.
Education Magdalen Coo., Oxon, matric 1589.
Father Henry I Berkeley Lord Berkeley (1534-1613)
Mother Catherine Howard (ca1538-1596)
1 Elizabeth Cary [2, Berkeley article, Vol II, pp. 138-9], [5, Vol II, pp. 32 & 395-400], Mother
Birth 24 May 1576
Death aft 1628
General Sole heir.
Father George Cary Lord Hunsdon (<1566-1603)
Mother Elizabeth Spencer (-<1618)
Marriage 19 Feb 1595 [5, Vol II, p. 395]
Children Theophilia (1596-)
George I (1601-1658)
Notes for Sir Thomas Berkeley
Q Eliz was probably his godmother.

Smyth refers to him as "Thomas the short liver".

Made KB at Jas I's coronation.

He spent 1,500 a year more than his income of 600 a year; hence he got hopelessly into debt. After his death his debts were settled by his mother.
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