Birth: 3 November 1797

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Wolverston Park, Suffolk

Baptism: 17 November 1797

Place of Baptism: Saint Mary, St Marylebone Road, Saint Marylebone, London, Middlesex

Death: 10 May 1855 - Aged 57

Place or Registered Place of Death: Barracks, Croydon, Surrey

Father: William Berners

Mother: Rachel Allen Jarrett

Spouse(s): Elizabeth Jane Paget

Date of Marriage: 25 March 1845

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey


William Hugh Berners (1846-1929)


Major William Berners gained the rank of Major in the service of the Royal Horse Artillery.

He was educated Westminister School.

The Annual Register - 1845
March 25
At Hampton, Captain Berners, of the Royal Artillary, to Elizabeth Jane, eldest daughter of the Late Vice-Admiral the Hon. Sir Charles Paget.

Bulletins and Other State Intelligence - 1842
Whitehall, February 1, 1842.
The Queen has been pleased to grant unto Captain William Berners, of the Royal Horse Artillery, Her royal licence and permission, that he may accept and wear the supernumerary cross of the Hoyal and Distinguished Order of Charles the Third, which the Queen of Spain hath been pleased to confer upon him, in testimony of Her Catholic Majesty's approbation of his services at St. Sebastian's during the late war; and that he may enjoy all the rights and privileges thereunto annexed; provided, nevertheless, that Her Majesty's said licence and permission doth not authorize the assumption of any style, appellation, rank, precedence, or privilege appertaining unto a Knight Bachelor of these realms.

And also to command, that Her Majesty's said concession and especial mark of Her royal favour be registered, together with the relative documents, in Her Majesty's College of Arms.

The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 197, 1855
May 10
At the Barracks, Croydon, aged 57, Major William Berners, Royal Artillary, Barrack-master at the Tower of London. He entered the service in 1816.

Major William Berners, R.H.A.