John Everard
(-Abt 1488)
Margaret Bedingfield
William Everard
(-Between 1524/1525)
Joan Ernle
(-Abt 1549)
Dorothy Everard
(-Bef 1574)


Family Links

1. Sir Henry Goring of Burton, Sussex

Dorothy Everard

  • Marriage (1): Sir Henry Goring of Burton, Sussex
  • Died: Bef 31 Dec 1574
  • Buried: 31 Dec 1574, St. Agatha's Church, Coates Lane, Coates, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1ES, GB 1

  Research Notes:

Who was Dorothy's mother? Some family trees show her as Jane Shelley and some as Joan Ernley.

  Noted events in her life were:

Manorial Estate: Ovingdean Manor, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2, GB. 2 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 Cress well 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.

Dorothy married Sir Henry Goring of Burton, Sussex, son of Sir William Goring of Burton, Sussex and Elizabeth Covert. (Sir Henry Goring of Burton, Sussex was born about 1521, died on 16 Dec 1594 3 and was buried in St. Richard's Church, Burton Park, Duncton, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0QU, GB.)


1 "Sussex Family History Group (SFHG)".

2 <i>A History of the County of Sussex</i>, 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 7: 227-232.

3 East Sussex Record Office, Lewes.

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