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Walter de Burgh


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  • Name Walter de Burgh 
    Birth of Burgh near Aylsham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I7515  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of JMF, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LD, Ancestor of LMW, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL, Ancestor of WPF, Ancestor of XYZ
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Family Alice   bur. Walsingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. William de Burgh,   b. of Askeaton, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1205
    +2. Hubert de Burgh,   b. Abt 1170   d. 1243 (Age ~ 73 years)
    Family ID F4312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 

  • Notes 
    • Richardson gives this Walter de Burgh as definitely the father of William de Burgh and Hubert de Burgh. Boyer says that William de Burgh and Hubert de Burgh were "probably" brothers and that they "may have been" sons of this Walter; further, that William "was not identical with William Fitz Adelm, Justiciar of Ireland under King Henry II."

      The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography says that William and Hubert were definitely brothers ("William's son would later refer to Hubert as uncle") and that their mother is known to have been named Alice because "in his grant (c. 1230) of the advowson of the church of Oulton to the prior of Walsingham, Hubert stated that the gift was 'for the soul of my mother Alice who rests in the church at Walsingham.'" However, the ODNB says only that it is "possible, though doubtful" that their father was Walter de Burgh of Burgh in Norfolk; and they also note that Hubert "has been wrongly said to have been the son of a brother of William fitz Aldhelm, steward of Henry II."

      Richardson notes the same evidence indicating that William and Hubert's mother was named Alice. He also gives them two further brothers. Thomas de Burgh, knight of Upper Arley, Staffordshire (now Worcestershire), married Nesta de Cockfield and died in or before March 1227 without issue. Geoffrey de Burgh was Treasurer of the Exchequer and Bishop of Ely, and died without issue 17 Dec 1228. Further according to Richardson, in a charter recorded in Norfolk Portion of the Chartulary of the Priory of St. Pancras of Lewes (Norfolk Records Society 12, 1939), the manor of the late Thomas de Burgh at Upper Arley was granted by the king to his brother, Hubert de Burgh. This charter calls the late Thomas son of Walter de Burgh, and was witnessed by Geoffrey de Burgh. Geoffrey evidently also served as witness for other charters made by Thomas de Burgh in Thomas's lifetime. This seems like enough evidence to establish that William and Hubert's father was named Walter, whether or not he was the Walter de Burgh of Burgh near Aylsham.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    2. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.