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Sir William Goring of Burton, Sussex
(Bef 1500-1554)
Elizabeth Covert
(Abt 1500-After 1558)
William Everard
(-Between 1524/1525)
Joan Ernley
Sir Henry Goring of Burton, Sussex
(Abt 1522-1594)
Dorothy Everard
William Goring of Burton, Sussex
(Bef 1545-1602)


Family Links

1. Ann Burbage

  • Sir Henry Goring of Burton, Sussex+
2. Margaret Chaloner

William Goring of Burton, Sussex

  • Born: Bef 1545 4
  • Marriage (1): Ann Burbage on 24 Jan 1563 in St. Richard's Church, Burton Park, Duncton, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0QU, GB 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Margaret Chaloner after 1576 3
  • Died: 11 Mar 1601/02 4

   Find a Grave ID: 196415387.

  General Notes:

Wm. Goring (Eldest Son and Heir of Henry Goring Esqe.) was Married about the 24th of January 1563 to Anne the Daughter of Robert Burbage by whom he had Issue - Sr. Henry Goring his Son and Heir, Baptized about the 23rd of August 1573. And the said Wm. (on the Death of the said Anne) remarried with Margaret the Daughter of Richard Challoner by whom he left Issue - one Son named George.

[An Acct. of Mr Goring's Title to the Manor of Balneth] 2

  Birth Notes:

Aged 50 at the time of father's IPM.


Will, 28 Nov 1558. My body I wyll to be buryed in the churche of Burton nyghe unto the place where my seyd husband lyeth buryed.... And I will my executor shall Joyne wythe my sonne Henry Goringe in chardges to make one decent Tombe for my seyd Late Husband and me within one quarter of a yeare nexte after my deathe as my holle truste ys in them And my mynde ys to have my seyd Husbandes pictures picture in brasse to lye upon the Tombe and hys picture and myne allso to be sett in the backe of the seyd Tombe in brasse wythe certayne penytent scriptures wrytten over the Heades of the seyd pictures knoweledginge our selves synners and Humblinge our selves Hollye unto the mercy of god promysed to all faythefull and penytant parsonnes by hys sonne Jhesue chryste our onlye Redemer and Savyour wythe the pictures of every one of our Syxe sonnes and two daughters to be sett allso in brasse one the backe of ye sayd Tombe as m Executour shall beste devyse

[Transcribed by Helen Hartley]

Manorial Estate, Abt 1564, Cowley Peachey Manor, Hillingdon, London, UB8, GB. 5 By 1362 Cowley Peachey belonged to Hugh Seagrave, whose feoffees were in possession in 1369. Sir Thomas Charlton, who presented to the church in 1427, held the manor in 1429 along with Cowley Hall and lands in Cowley called Ely's. He continued to hold Cowley Hall but by 1431 Cowley Peachey had passed to Robert Warner (d. 1439). Warner was succeeded by his daughter Elizabeth, who married Walter Green. She was in possession in1461 and died as a widow in 1473, leaving as heir her son Robert Green. Robert's widow Cecily married John Acton and held the manor at her death in 1480, when it came to her son Edward Green. He died without heirs in 1493, and his sister Cecily, wife of William Burbage, inherited Cowley. Cecily may have married again, for William Bedyll and Cecily his wife presented to the church in 1509 and 1516. She was succeeded by her son Thomas Burbage, who owned the manor at least from 1522 to 1550. His son Robert lived at Hayes Park, and it is likely that his ancestors since Walter Green had done the same.

Robert settled Cowley Peachey manor on his daughter's marriage with William Goring, who conveyed it to George Goring, who in turn conveyed it to Gregory, Lord Dacre (d. 1594), in 1582. George Goring, probably William's uncle, was also probably the George Goring who bought Hurstpierpoint manor (Sussex) from Dacre on the same day as he granted Cowley to him. The connection between these transactions is not established, but Dacre held Cowley until his death in 1594, and his wife, who held jointly with him and survived him, left it by will to Sir Edward Fenner, whose mother was also a Goring. Fenner, a justice of King's Bench, was buried at Hayes in 1612. His son Edward conveyed Cowley to Richard Franklin about 1615.

Manorial Estate, 1582-1602, Barcombe Manor, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8, GB. 6 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.

Manorial Estate, 1594-1602, Lancing Manor, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15, GB. 7 In 1400 Richard Radmyld died seised of Lancing, his brother and heir Ralph being named as lord in 1412. From 1426 Lancing descended with the Radmyld moiety of Broadwater (after 1457 the whole manor). After the death of William Radmyld in 1499, however, it diverged from that descent, passing after complicated transactions to Radmyld's cousin and co-heir John Goring of Burton, whose family had held lands in Lancing since the late 14th century. After John's death in 1520 the manor passed from father to son through Sir William (d. 1553/4), Sir Henry (d. 1594), Sir William (d. 1601-2), Sir Henry (d. 1626), Sir William (d. 1658), Sir Henry (d. 1671), and Sir William (d. 1724).

Manorial Estate, 1594-1602, Balneath Manor, Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4AP, GB. 2 8 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, 1594-1602, Ovingdean Manor, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2, GB. 9 Before 1524 the manor had passed to William Everard of Albourne who in that year bequeathed the manor to his wife Jane until his son John should be 22. The manor, stocked with 1,200 sheep, was then to pass to John, who was also to have the 'ferm lands' which William held at Ovingdean, evidently the land belonging to Lewes Priory. This was to be stocked with 800 sheep, besides oxen, kine, hogs, and horses.

George, Lord Bergavenny, sold the wardship of John and the custody of his land in 1526 to his mother, but Jane subsequently complained that Lord Bergavenny had not kept his agreement with her. John Everard died in 1541 having conveyed all his Sussex manors to Richard Shelley in trust for his two sisters Mary and Dorothy. Mary married Richard Bellingham of Hangleton and Dorothy became the wife of Henry Goring.

The half of the manor which belonged to Dorothy Goring passed in 1594, on the death of her husband Sir Henry Goring of Burton, to their son William, who died seised of it in March 1602. His son Henry Goring, afterwards Sir Henry, settled the half manor as jointure upon his second wife Elizabeth daughter of Edward Cresswell of Odiham, co. Hants, but in 1616 they sold part of the property and in 1617 the whole of it to pay Sir Henry's debts.

Inquisition: Post Mortem, 9 Apr 1595, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18, GB. 4 481 HENRY GORINGE, knt. Vol. 244, No. 101.
Arundel, 9 April 37 Eliz. Died 16 Dec. last.
Heir, son William Goring, aged 50 and more.
Lands - William Goring, knt., father of H. G., was seized of manors of Burton and Barlavington, etc., and on 29 June 1 Edw. VI. settled on himself, then on Lady Elizabeth his wife, then on Henry his son and heir and his heirs male, remainder to George Goring his 2nd son heirs male, remainder to Robert G. 3rd son, remainder right heirs of William G. knt. William died first, then Elizabeth, then Henry, leaving issue William Goring, esq., his eldest son, and Edward G., his younger son. H. G. also seized of manors of Balneth and Nytimber, Hardam alias Heringham. He made will 14 Dec. 1594 - left to William his son and heir and heirs male, then to cosen George Gorynge, then to right heirs - to son Edward manor of Howicks in Kerdford and lands in Shipley, Angmering, Restington, and Pulborough - George Gorynge, 2nd son of my son William G. - Henry, son of my son William G. - Henry G., son of my son Edward G. - Edward G., 2nd son of my son Edward G.

Inquisition: Post Mortem, 1 Jun 1602, Horsham, West Sussex, GB. 4 WILLIAM GORING, esq. Vol. 269, No. 97.
Horsham, 1 June 44 Eliz. Died 11 March last.
Heir, son Henry Goring, aged 27 and more.
Lands. W. G. seized in reversion after death of Queen Elizabeth of manors of Balneth and Nytymber, lands called "Knolland," "Fryetsland," "Ouldland," "Hesemans," "Pigdene," and "Southlaud," and in certain other messuages, lands, and tenements in Balneth, Berkcombe, Newick, Chelye, Wevelsfield, Chiltington, Lyndfeld, Ardinglye, Nytymber, Pulboroughe, and Sutton, formerly part of possessions of Thomas Cromwell, knt., late Earl of Essex. W. G. also seized of manors of Burton, Barlavington, Hardham alias Heringham, " Mooncks " in South Launcing, and manors of North Launcing, Cokeham, Goring, and Bignors, lands in Burton, Sutton, Cotes, Egdene, Byworth, Fittleworth, Kerdford, Petworth, Dunckton, Wullavington, and Barlavington, messuage and lauds called "Bewgens" in Petworth, Egdene, Fittleworth, and Burye, "Styckers " in Wullavington, messuage and land in Ferring, "Kyverhyll" in Fittleworth, "Smythes," etc., in Launcing, advowsons of Burton, Barlavington, Hardham alias Heringham, and Cotes, " Slanters" in Shipley, advowson of and half manor of Ovingdean.

William married Ann Burbage, daughter of Robert Burbage and Mary la Zouche, after 1576.1 2 (Ann Burbage was born after 1542, died before 18 Jan 1576 and was buried on 18 Jan 1576 in St. Richard's Church, Burton Park, Duncton, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0QU, GB.)

William next married Margaret Chaloner, daughter of Thomas Chaloner of Lindfield, Sussex and Alice Shirley, after 1576.3 (Margaret Chaloner was born about 1546.)


1 Sussex Family History Group (SFHG).

2 East Sussex Record Office, Lewes.

3 Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris, editors, The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629, 6 (Cambridge, GB: Cambridge University Press, 2010).

4 Sussex Record Society, Sussex Record Society (N.p.: Sussex Record Society, n.d.), XIV Post Mortem Inquisitions in Sussex - 1 Henry VII (1485) to 1649 and after: 105.

5 Victoria County History, editor, A History of the County of Middlesex, 12 (London: Victoria County History, 1962), 3: 172-174.

6 , 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 7: 80-83.

7 , 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 6 Part 1: 34-53.

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

9 , 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 7: 227-232.

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