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Bartholomew de Burghersh

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  • Name Bartholomew de Burghersh 
    Born of Burghersh, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1323  of Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 5 Apr 1369  [1, 2
    Buried Walsingham Abbey, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I20131  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 

    Father Bartholomew de Burghersh,   b. Abt 1304, of Burghersh, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1355, Dover, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth de Verdun,   b. Abt 1306,   d. 1 May 1360  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Bef 11 Jun 1320  [1, 2
    Family ID F12444  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cecily de Weyland,   b. Abt 10 Oct 1318,   d. Aft 2 Aug 1354  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married Bef 10 May 1335  [2
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Burghersh,   b. 1342,   d. 26 Jul 1409  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F12441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Steward and Constable of Wallingford and St. Valery. Justiciar of Chester. One of the most distinguished warriors of his age.

      From Wikipedia:

      His recorded career begins in 1339, when he accompanied Edward III in his expedition to Flanders and took part in the first invasion of French territory. We find his name also as attending the king on his third inglorious and unprofitable campaign in Brittany in 1342-3. In 1346, he was one of the retinue of Edward the Black Prince, then in his fifteenth year, in the Battle of Crécy, and in the following year was present at the siege of Calais, being rewarded for his distinguished services there by a rich wardship. In 1349, he was in the campaign in Gascony.

      On the institution of the Order of the Garter in 1350, he was chosen to be one of the first knights companions. In 1354, he fulfilled a religious vow by taking a journey to the Holy Land.

      On his return home he joined the Black Prince in the expedition, in 1355. He was one of the most eminent of the commanders of the invading army, and had a leading share in the events of the campaign, especially in the battle of Poitiers, 19 September 1356. A daring exploit of Burghersh is recorded by Froissart shortly before the battle. In company with Sir John Chandos and Sir James Audley, and attended by only four-and-twenty horsemen, he made an excursion from the main body of the army, and, falling on the rear of the French army, took thirty-two knights and gentlemen prisoners. His prowess and skill were again tried about the same time, when, on his return with a small foraging party at Romorantin near Berry, he was attacked from an ambuscade by a much more formidable force, which, however, he managed to keep at bay till relieved by the Black Prince. During this campaign his father, Lord Burghersh, died, and he received livery of his lands as his heir.

      In 1359, he again accompanied Edward III on his last and most formidable invasion of France, ending in the decisive treaty of Bretigny, 8 May 1360. He was deputed to aid in the negotiation of this treaty between 'the firstborn sons of the kings of England and France' at Chartres, for which letters of protection were given him. He and his brother commissioners were taken prisoners in violation of the bond, and Edward had to interpose to obtain their liberation. During this campaign Knighton records his successful siege of the castle of Sourmussy in Gascony, in which he appears to have evidenced no common skill.

      In 1362, he was appointed one of the commissioners on the state of Ireland. When, in 1364, King John II of France, to make atonement for the Louis I, Duke of Anjou's breach of faith, determined to yield himself back to captivity, to die three months alter his Landing at the Savoy Palace, Burghersh was one of the nobles deputed to receive him at Dover and conduct him by Canterbury to Edward's presence at Eltham. In 1366 he was one of the commissioners sent to Urban V, who had rashly demanded the payment of the arrears of the tribute granted by King John.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.