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John Goring of Burton, Sussex
(Abt 1480-1520)
Constance Dyke
John Covert of Slaugham, Sussex
(Bef 1472-1503)
Isabel Pelham
Sir William Goring of Burton, Sussex
(Bef 1500-1554)
Elizabeth Covert
(Abt 1500-After 1558)
Sir Henry Goring of Burton, Sussex
(Abt 1522-1594)


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1. Dorothy Everard

Sir Henry Goring of Burton, Sussex

  • Born: Abt 1522 1
  • Marriage (1): Dorothy Everard before 1545 1
  • Died: 16 Dec 1594 aged about 72 2
  • Buried: St. Richard's Church, Burton Park, Duncton, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0QU, GB

   Find a Grave ID: 176577158.

  General Notes:

...Henry Goring his Eldest Son and Heir who dyed about the year 1594 leaving Issue two Sons viz. Wm. Goring and Edward Goring.

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

  Birth Notes:

Aged 32 at the time of father's IPM.


Manorial Estate, 1554-1594, Balneath Manor, Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4AP, GB. 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, 1554-1594, Cokeham Manor, Cokeham, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15, GB.

Manorial Estate, 1554-1594, Lancing Manor, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15, GB. 4 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).

Inquisition: Post Mortem, 19 Apr 1554, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7, GB. 5 480. WILLIAM GORING, knt. Vol. 104, No. 79.
Lewes, 19 April 1 and 2 Philip and Mary. Died 2 March 1 Mary.
Heir, son, Henry Goring, esq., aged 32 and more at Inq.
Lands. - Manor of Burton, advowson of Burton, and Cotts in Burton. Manor of Barlavington, Fyttelworth Mill, lands in Barlavington, Dounkton, Sutton, Petworth, Bygnor, Coots, Fittleworth, and Egdene, settled 9 June 1 Edw. VI. on himself for life, then on Lady Elizabeth his wife for life, then for Henry Goring, esq., his son and heir, and heirs male, remainder to George G., 2nd son, remainder Robt. G., 3rd son, remainder right heirs. Sir W. G. died, then Lady Elizabeth entered and survives. Also seized of manor of Hardam alias Heryngham and advowson of Church of H., manor of Moncks in Northlauncing, Cookeham, Worthing, and Sounting, Rectory and Church of Carsalton alias Karsalton, co. Surrey. Made will as Sir W. G. Burton, knt., 6 May 7 Edw. VI., left Henry his son sole ex'or. Edward VI. also seized of reversion of manors of Balneth and Nytmber, lands called "Knolland," "Frythland," "Oldland," "Losemans," "Pigdene," and "Southlond," after death of Anne of Cleves, and granted to W. G. by Letters Patent. She still living at Hever, co. Kent. W. G. also seized of other property in Shipley, West Grinstead, Warminghurst.

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]

Occupation: High Sheriff of Sussex, 1561.

Occupation: High Sheriff of Sussex, 1568.

Title: Knight Bachelor, 21 Aug 1591, Cowdray, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29, GB. 6

Will, 14 Dec 1594. 1

Inquisition: Post Mortem, 9 Apr 1595, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18, GB. 1 481 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.

Henry married Dorothy Everard, daughter of William Everard and Joan Ernley, before 1545.1 (Dorothy Everard died on 16 Dec 1574 and was buried on 31 Dec 1574 in St. Richard's Church, Burton Park, Duncton, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0QU, GB 7.)


1 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.

2 East Sussex Record Office, Lewes.

3 , 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 7: 94-98.

4 , 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 6 Part 1: 34-53.

5 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: 104-105.

6 William A. Shaw Litt.D., The Knights of England, 2 (London, GB: Sherratt and Hughes, 1906), II: 88.

7 Sussex Family History Group (SFHG).

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