Caroline Martha Berkeley

1799 - 1873

Claimant or beneficiary


Daughter and co-heiress of Paul Benfield, co-claimant with her sister Henrietta Sophia (q.v.) and their respective husbands. 'Awarded to sd claimants, the said Henrietta Sophia Berkeley and sd Caroline Martha Berkeley having under deeds duly executed consented that the awrd should be made to them and their husbands conjointly'.

  1. Caroline Martha Benfield married the Hon. George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley (q.v.) 11/08/1824 at Cranford Middlesex. Among the witnesses was 'F. [?] Fitzhardinge Berkeley claiming as of right to be Earl of Berkeley'. Death of Caroline Martha Berkeley registered Eastbourne Q1 1873 aged 73. Will of Caroline Martha Berkelely '(the wife of George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley)' formerly of Bentinck Street Marylebone but late of 2 Sussex Gardens Eastbourne, who died 13/02/1873 proved 17/06/1873 effects under £12,000, resworn December 1880 (possibly 1886) at under £14,000.  


T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 217 (Herstelling [?]).

  1., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1873.

Further Information

George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley
Swinburne Fitzhardinge (1826-1866), Edward Stratton Fitzhardinge (1827-1878)

Resworn December 1880 (possibly 1886) from under £12000 at probate 17/6/1873.

Wealth at death
Roman Catholic

Associated Claims (2)

£7,619 4s 4d
£6,926 13s 3d

Relationships (4)

Daughter → Father
Wife → Husband
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law

Addresses (1)

Harrold Hall, Harrold, Bedfordshire, Central England, England