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William Goring of Burton, Sussex
(Bef 1545-1602)
Margaret Chaloner
(Abt 1546-)
Sir Richard Chesney
(1544-Bef 1597)
Martha St. John
(-After 1616)
George Goring
(After 1576-Bef 1641)
Katherine Chesney
(Bef 1580-After 1641)
Thomas Goring
(Bef 1610-Bef 1667)


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Thomas Goring

  • Born: Bef 18 Jan 1609/10
  • Baptised: 18 Jan 1609/10, St. Pancras's Church, Eastgate Square, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7LJ, GB 1
  • Died: Bef 10 Aug 1667
  • Buried: 10 Aug 1667, St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5TS, GB

  General Notes:

Thomas the 3d. Son dyed without Issue.

[An Acct. of Mr Goring's Title to the Manor of Balneth]


Manorial Estate, 1664-1667, Balneath Manor, Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4AP, GB. 2 3 Balneath (or Balneth) formed part of the possessions of St. Pancras Priory at Lewes until the Dissolution. It was perhaps identical with the land which William de Warenne granted to the priory about 1095, being his demesne land 'from Beuehorne (Bevern) Bridge to Cheagele (Chailey) from the east road to the road beside the Bridge of Hamwde', which seems roughly to correspond with its present situation. The tenants of this manor had to carry 600 cartloads of wood yearly to the priory from Homewoodand Balneath Wood.

After the Dissolution Balneath, with the other possessions of the priory, was granted first to Thomas Cromwell in 1538, and later, in 1541, to Anne of Cleves for her life. The reversion of the manor was granted in 1552 to Sir William Goring, who died in 1554. His son Sir Henry obtained possession of it, and Balneath remained in the Goring family without a break until the end of the 19th century, being purchased from them about 1900 by Sir William Grantham, K.C., from whom it descended to his son William Wilson Grantham, esq., V.D., K.C., J.P.

Manorial Estate, 1664, Barcombe Manor, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8, GB. 4 Henry Byne, gent., plaintiff, and Thomas Goring, gent., deforciant Manor of BARCOMBE alias BERCOMBE and tenements in Barcombe alias Bercombe, Hamsey, Newick, Arundell and Tortington, quitclaimed to plaintiff and heirs (Hil., 15 & 16 Ch. II. [1663-4]).

Manorial Estate, 1667, Barcombe Manor, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8, GB. 5 The manor continued to be held with Plumpton until the attainder of Nicholas Carew in 1536 and the subsequent grant by the king to Elizabeth widow of Nicholas for life, with remainder to her son Francis. In the next year the site and demesnes of the manor of Barcombe, with fishery in the brook, were leased to Henry Coke for 21 years, but in 1555 Francis Carew was dealing with the manor. In 1572 he conveyed it to George Goring, in whose family it remained until the death of a later George Goring, who by his will, dated 28 Dec. 1727, ordered that it should be sold.

Will, 8 Jun 1667. 3 The aforesaid Thomas Goring by his last Will and Testament dated about the 8th. of June 1667. Did Give and Devise the Mannor of Barcombe [?] To the aforesaid George Goring his Nephew Eldest Son of the aforesaid John Goring his Brother.

[An Acct. of Mr Goring's Title to the Manor of Balneth]


1 Sussex Family History Group (SFHG).

2 , 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 7: 94-98.

3 East Sussex Record Office, Lewes.

4 Sussex Record Society, Sussex Record Society (N.p.: Sussex Record Society, n.d.), 19 Sussex Manors, Advowsons etc. Recorded in the Feet of Fines Hnery VIII to William IV (1509-1833): 19.

5 , 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 7: 80-83.

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