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Margaret Burghersh

Female Abt 1376 - Aft 1423  (~ 48 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Margaret Burghersh was born about 1376; died after 1423.

    Margaret married John Arundell before 1417. John (son of John Arundell and Annor Lambourne) was born about 1392 in of Lanherne, Cornwall, England; died on 4 Dec 1423. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. 2. John Arundell  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Jun 1421 in Bideford, Devon, England; died on 12 Nov 1473.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Arundell Descendancy chart to this point (1.Margaret1) was born on 9 Jun 1421 in Bideford, Devon, England; died on 12 Nov 1473.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Lanherne, Cornwall, England


    Vice Admiral of Cornwall. Under-sheriff of Cornwall, 1457. Sheriff of Cornwall, 1469-70.

    John married Elizabeth Morley after 25 Apr 1446. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Morley and Isabel de la Pole) died between 12 Nov 1446 and Mar 1451. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. 3. Anne Arundell  Descendancy chart to this point

Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Anne Arundell Descendancy chart to this point (2.John2, 1.Margaret1)

    Anne married James Tyrrell after 23 Mar 1469. James (son of William Tyrrell and Margaret Darcy) was born about 1445 in of Gipping, Suffolk, England; died on 6 May 1502; was buried in Austin Friars, London, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. 4. Thomas Tyrrell  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Gipping, Suffolk, England; died between 12 Jun 1551 and 25 Aug 1551.

Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Thomas Tyrrell Descendancy chart to this point (3.Anne3, 2.John2, 1.Margaret1) was born in in of Gipping, Suffolk, England; died between 12 Jun 1551 and 25 Aug 1551.


    He was attainted with his father in 1502, pardoned in 1504, and restored to his estates in 1507. He attended the queen at the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520.

    Family/Spouse: Margaret Willoughby. Margaret (daughter of Christopher Willoughby and Margaret Jenney) died after 14 Nov 1526. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. 5. Anne Tyrrell  Descendancy chart to this point

Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Anne Tyrrell Descendancy chart to this point (4.Thomas4, 3.Anne3, 2.John2, 1.Margaret1)

    Anne married John Clere before 19 Aug 1529. John (son of Robert Clere and Alice Boleyn) was born about 1511 in of Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk, England; died on 21 Aug 1557 in At sea. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. 6. Edward Clere  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 15 Jun 1536 in of Blickling, Norfolk, England; died on 8 Jun 1606 in London, England.

Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Edward Clere Descendancy chart to this point (5.Anne5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Anne3, 2.John2, 1.Margaret1) was born on 15 Jun 1536 in of Blickling, Norfolk, England; died on 8 Jun 1606 in London, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 3 Jun 1606, London, England


    Burgess for Thetford 1557-58, 1562-63. Burgess for Grampound 1571. Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 1567-68. Sheriff of Norfolk 1580-81.

    From the History of Parliament:

    Though a younger son, Clere succeeded to an extensive patrimony on the north-east coast of Norfolk, being licensed to enter his lands on 22 Feb. 1558. In May of that year he purchased further property at Wymondham, and in 1561, on the death of his great-uncle Sir James Boleyn he inherited Blickling, which he made his chief seat. On the death of his father-in-law (Sir) Richard Fulmerston in 1567, Clere and his wife came into possession of most of his extensive estates in and around Thetford as well as inheriting most of his personal property.

    Thus, after 1567 Clere was one of the greatest landowners in Norfolk, appearing in 1588 on Lord Burghley's list of 'knights of great possessions' able to support a peerage. He was a second cousin to the Queen and to Lord Hunsdon, and brother-in-law to Walter Haddon, the master of requests. His connexion with the Duke of Norfolk through his father-in-law Fulmerston, the Duke's servant, caused him to be among those questioned on Norfolk's arrest in October 1569, and in September 1571 he and others were ordered to take an inventory of the Duke's goods at Kenninghall. In 1570 he was made collector in Norfolk of the forced loan. This inevitably made him unpopular with his fellow gentry, and gave rise to probably well-founded accusations of fraud and extortion. He was also in conflict with his manorial tenants, and at loggerheads with the Thetford corporation. He had to attend upon the Privy Council for a while after the forced loan episode, but he never lost the Council's confidence. In 1578 he entertained the Queen during her Norfolk progress, 'worthily feasted' her retinue, and was knighted by the Queen at Norwich. In 1583 he signed a petition on behalf of certain puritan ministers and four years later was noted by the bishop of Norwich as a 'favourer of religion'.

    Clere's election at Thetford to the Parliaments of 1558 and 1563 was due to the local influence of his father-in-law, Fulmerston. Clere succeeded to Fulmerston's land in 1567 and what made him resort to Grampound for a seat in 1571 is not evident, nor is it clear who was his patron there. Possibly there was a court connexion with the 2nd Earl of Bedford. Clere's committee work concerned the continuance of statutes (20 Mar. 1563), priests disguised as servants (1 May 1571), and tillage and the navy (25 May 1571). He spoke on the treasons bill (9 Apr. 1571), the anonymous diarist commenting, 'Mr. Clere of Norfolk, a gentleman of great possessions, made hereupon a staggering speech: his conclusion I did not conceive'. Of another speech, again on a religious topic (11 Apr.), he wrote 'such was my ill hap I could not understand what reason he made'. D'Ewes records Clere as speaking on the bill for Bristol, also on 11 Apr. In the discussion on Strickland's case on 20 Apr., he defended the prerogative of the Crown.

    In 1572 Clere decided to try for the county seat, Sir Thomas Cornwallis reporting just before the election that Clere 'leaveth no stone untouched that may further his part', and that 'a great number of the shire' were 'evil affected towards him'. Unsuccessful, he wrote a series of letters to Richard Southwell, whom he had addressed as 'loving cousin and friend' when canvassing support beforehand, describing his 'found falsehood', and contrasting Southwell's 'overt action in so great an assembly' with his 'former pretended opinion'.

    In October 1586 he and his fellow deputy lieutenant Sir William Heydon were ordered by the Privy Council to ensure that at the new election of knights of the shire 'fit men may be chosen, known to be well affected to religion and the present estate', and Clere wrote to his friend, Bassingbourne Gawdy, suggesting that he stand, adding that if he himself were not incapacitated by a rupture, he 'should be willing to be with you there'. The Norfolk gentry at this time were divided. In the north of the county Clere and Sir William Heydon, after initial quarrels over the rights of Clere's second wife to the Heydon manor of Saxlingham, had united against Nathaniel Bacon, the Knyvet and Wyndham families and others of their neighbours. Soon after the 1586 election they apparently persuaded the lord lieutenant, Hunsdon, to replace Sir Thomas Knyvet by their friend Sir Arthur Heveningham as a deputy lieutenant, and had several of their opponents turned off the commission of the peace. During the next few years Clere can generally be found on the side of Heveningham in the latter's quarrels with the Bacon faction over such contentious matters as the organisation of county musters.

    Clere's eldest son Edward, already in 1585 'in peril divers ways of imprisonment and shame', was accused in the next reign of sheltering a seminary priest and from 1606 spent much of his life in prison. Clere therefore did his best to keep his property out of his eldest son's hands, though he could not break the entail on the Fulmerston estate. By various settlements and by his will, made in April 1605, he divided the rest between the younger sons, Sir Francis and Robert, and his grandson Henry. Most of the land eventually reverted to Henry, who became a baronet in 1620 and died s.p. in 1622. Clere's will contained bequests to other relatives, and arranged for the foundation of a fellowship and scholarship at St. John's, Cambridge. Most of the personal property was left to the widow, the sole executrix, who had a life interest in Blickling. One of the two supervisors was his 'old well tried friend' Dru Drury. Clere died in London on 3 June 1606, and was buried at Blickling.

    Edward married Frances Fulmerston about 16 Dec 1554. Frances (daughter of Richard Fulmerston and Alice Lonzam) died on 20 Mar 1580 in Blickling, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. 7. Anne Clere  Descendancy chart to this point died before 4 Nov 1616.

Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Anne Clere Descendancy chart to this point (6.Edward6, 5.Anne5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Anne3, 2.John2, 1.Margaret1) died before 4 Nov 1616.

    Anne married William Gilbert on 23 Apr 1578 in Blickling, Norfolk, England. William died before 21 Feb 1608; was buried on 21 Feb 1608 in Mickleover, Derbyshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. 8. Temperance Gilbert  Descendancy chart to this point died before 6 Nov 1648.

    Anne married Okeover Crompton about 1610. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Temperance Gilbert Descendancy chart to this point (7.Anne7, 6.Edward6, 5.Anne5, 4.Thomas4, 3.Anne3, 2.John2, 1.Margaret1) died before 6 Nov 1648.


    Her second husband was William Hopkins. Administration on the estate of Temperance Hopkins who died overseas was granted to him on 6 Nov 1648 by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. For this reason it is suspected that she emigrated to New England with her daughter.

    Family/Spouse: John Alsop. John (son of Anthony Alsop and Jane Smith) was born about 1596 in of Alsop-le-Dale, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England; died between 28 Mar 1631 and 8 Jun 1631. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. 9. Elizabeth Alsop  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in Derbyshire, England; died in Jul 1688 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut.