Sir John DE LA BERE of Weobley Castle
(Est 1305-)


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Sir John DE LA BERE of Weobley Castle 1

  • Born: Est 1305
  • Died: Unknown

  General Notes:

Compiler's 17 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

Not to be confused with another John de la Bere who was father of Violet and Sybil—wives of John Chaundos and Thomas Crophull, respectively. Said John de la Bere was the son of Richard de la Bere of Kinnersley, and did not marry Agnes de Turberville.


"Mr. G. T. Clark, F.S.A., of Dowlais, a well-known antiquary, in his contributions towards a cartulary of Margam, states that no authentic pedigree of the Welsh de la Beres has been preserved. They seem, he says, to be of Gower. 1. Sir John de la Bere, who was father of David and Isabel. 2. Sir David de la Bere, 25th Ed. I (1297), 7th Ed. II (1314), and 1.7th Ed. II (1324). He bore azure, a bend argent, cotised between six martlets or. He had 1, Adam; 2, a daughter, married John Butler; 3, Adam de la Bere of Knolston, in Gower; 4, Sir John de la Bere of Weobley Castle, in Gower, who had a moiety of Marcross manor. He married Agnes, daughter and co-heir of Sir Payne Turberville, of Coity, and had Elizabeth, married to Oliver St. John, and Margaret, married first Roger Dennis, and secondly Sir Elias Basset. The de la Bere quarterings were always used by the Lords St. John and Bolingbroke, and appear in the Basset shield over the porch at Beaupre.... 2

  Marriage Information:

John married Agnes DE TURBERVILLE, daughter of Payne DE TURBERVILLE of Coity and Gwenllian TALBOT. (Agnes DE TURBERVILLE was born about 1318 in Coity, Bridgend, Glamorganshire, Wales and died on an unknown date.)


1 Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, G. E Cokayne, (Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000), III:149.

2 Archaeologia Cambrensis, (Fifth Series Vol. IV No. XIII January 1887), pp. 15-16. These pages can be viewed online, p. 15 here, and p. 16 here.

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