A catalogue of notable Middle Templars, with brief biographical notices/Berkeley, George
BERKELEY, GEORGE, first EARL of BERKELEY and VISCOUNT DURSLEY, ninth BARON BERKELEY.
Admitted 4 August, 1669.
Son of George, eighth Baron Berkeley. He was admitted at the same time as several other famous men, including Jacques du Moulin, "Medicinæ Doctor, amicus carissimus Domini Berkeley." After succeeding to the Barony on the death of his father, 1658, he was one of the Commissioners to the Hague to bring back Charles II., and he performed many other important State functions. In 1677 he was made a Privy Councillor, and in 1679 created Viscount Dursley and Earl of Berkeley. After the flight of James II. he was one of the provisional Government to receive the Prince of Orange. He died 14 Oct. 1698, and was buried at Cranford, Middlesex.
He left behind him a work of a religious character, entitled Historical Applications and Occasional Meditations on several Subjects, published in 1668.
His second son George was admitted 1 Nov. 1667, but afterwards took Holy Orders, and became a Prebendary of Westminster 13 July, 1687. He died in 1694.