Sir Thomas Berkeley

11 June 1575–22 November 1611 (Age 36)
Berkeley, Kent, England

The Life of Sir Thomas Berkeley

When Sir Thomas Berkeley was born on 11 June 1575, in Berkeley, Kent, England, his father, Sir Henry Berkeley , 7th Baron Berkeley, was 40 and his mother, Catherine Howard, was 37. He married Elizabeth Carey on 19 February 1595, in Blackfriars, London, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 22 November 1611, at the age of 36, and was buried in Saint Michaels Cemetery, Castlepollard, County Westmeath, Ireland.

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Sir Thomas Berkeley
Elizabeth Carey
Marriage: 19 February 1595
Theophila Berkeley
George Berkeley

Spouse and Children

19 February 1595
Blackfriars, London, England


    Theophila Berkeley


    George Berkeley


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World Events (4)

1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 10

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots

Age 12

Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.
1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 25

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

Name Meaning

‘light; beauty; prosperity’, also ‘rank, power, royal majesty’, a byname of the goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati. Also widely used as an honorific title.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Berkeley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-Current

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