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Richard Bernard (abt. 1609 - 1651)

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Richard Bernard
Born about in Turvey, Bedfordshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 25 Nov 1634 in London (at St Andrew-in-the-Wardrobe), Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Gloucester, Virginiamap
Profile last modified 7 Aug 2019 | Created 7 Feb 2011
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Note: This profile needs to be updated to current project standards (see the Magna Carta Project's checklist). ~ Noland-165 17:34, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

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Richard Bernard is a descendant of Magna Carta Surety Barons Hugh le Bigod and John Fitz Robert.
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Richard Bernard, Gent. is the son of Richard Bernard, Esq. [3,5] buried 24 April 1613, and his wife, Elizabeth Woolhouse [3,5] born c 1572, died about 1613.
Richard Bernard, Gent. was christened on 12 March 1609 at of Turvey, Bedfordshire, England; Age 26 in 1634. [2,5] He and Dorothy Alwey obtained a marriage license on 12 December 1632 at of Shenley, Hertfordshire, England. [2,3,5] Richard Bernard, Gent. married Anne Corderoy, daughter of William Corderoy, Esq. and Bridget Goddard, on 25 November 1634 at St. Andrew-in-the-Wardrobe, London, Middlesex, England. They had 3 sons (Richard; Corderoy; & Francis) and 2 daughters (Anna, wife of Maj. John Smith; & Elizabeth). [2,3,4,5,6]
They immigrated to Virginia before 2 Jan. 1646/7 and settled in York County. [1] Richard Bernard, Gent. was buried before 3 April 1651 at Gloucester, Virginia. [2,3,5]

Family 1

Dorothy Alwey b. c 1608, d. b 25 Nov 1634

Family 2

Anne Corderoy b. 29 Apr 1609, d. c 25 Sep 1671

  • Anna Bernard+ b. c 1644, d. 14 Apr 1698 (wife of Maj John Smith)[2]
  • Richard
  • Corderoy
  • Francis
  • Elizabeth

Family Note

Richard Bernard is double first cousin to Willliam Bernard who immigrated from England to Virginia about 22 years before Richard. Being a double first cousin is the same genetically as being a sibling. William and Richard have the same grandparents - all four of them, because their fathers, Richard Bernard and Francis Bernard, who were brothers, married the Woolhouse sisters, Elizabeth and Mary. [3]


  • 1. [S6622] Unknown author, Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 21; The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, by F. L. Weis, 4th Ed., p. 57.
  • 2. [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 103.
  • 3. [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 187.
  • 4. [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 460.
  • 5. [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 345.
  • 6. [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 400-401.
  1. Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 187
  2. Needs Source Check (date from Lewis, with no source citation for it; see comments on profiles for Smith-6521 and Smith-521). ~ Noland-165, 7 August 2019
  3. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Vol I, page 187
See also:
  • MCP 1 - Weis, Frederick Lewis, Th.D., The Magna Carta Sureties, 1215 (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 5th Edition - 1999)(Available at

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On 17 Jan 2019 at 05:28 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Source: Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: 2013), Vol. I. page 345.

Son of Richard Bernard, and Elizabeth Woolhouse,

Richard (Bernard-103), [Magna Carta Gateway Ancestor]., born about 1608. He married (2nd) Anna (Cordray-34) (or Cowdray [Magna Carta Gateway Ancestor], daughter of William Corderoy, Esq., by Bridget, daughter of Edward Goddard. She was baptized at Chute, Wiltshire 29 April 1609. They had three sons, Richard, Corderoy, and probably Francis, and two daughters, Anna (wife of [Maj.] John Smith) and Elizabeth.

They Immigrated to Virginia before 2 Jan. 1646/7, where they settled in York County.

Thank you!

On 26 Dec 2018 at 21:26 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

descendant of the de Clares through Clifford-59, daughter of Clare-284

On 11 Aug 2018 at 16:58 GMT Lianne Lavoie wrote:

Bernard-2468 and Bernard-103 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicated branch of Queen Elizabeth's tree.

On 10 Dec 2017 at 06:03 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

update - done

Hi! Please replace the coding for the Gateway template with the actual project box (see this page).


On 11 Mar 2015 at 00:30 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Just an FYI - this profile has been identified for a Magna Carta Trail. We'll be working on this line shortly. Read more about the Magna Carta project here: Follow our progress at Base Camp here:

Rejected matches › Richard Bernard (1618-)

Richard is 17 degrees from Cheryl Hess, 24 degrees from John Lennon and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.