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William Covert of Slaugham, Sussex
(-1494)
Anne Fleming
(-After 1503)
Sir John Pelham
Alice Lewknor
John Covert of Slaugham, Sussex
(Bef 1472-1503)
Isabel Pelham
Elizabeth Covert
(Abt 1500-After 1558)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Sir William Goring of Burton, Sussex

Elizabeth Covert 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1500 4
  • Marriage (1): Sir William Goring of Burton, Sussex before 1521 1 2
  • Died: After 28 Nov 1558
  • Buried: St. Richard's Church, Burton Park, Duncton, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0QU, GB

   Find a Grave ID: 176577068.

  Burial Notes:

Memorial for Sir William Goring (d1553) and his wife Elizabeth (d1558): the shafts of the crested canopy have shallow incised renaissance decoration. However, it has a miniature pendant vault, the sides have Gothic panelling and there are cusped quatrefoils on the base. Though more modest, it is stylistically as mixed as contemporary monuments at Arundel or Boxgrove. Instead of effigies, kneeling brasses were placed on the back together with seemingly randomly distributed coats of arms and inscriptions. These have been ascribed to the Nayle Group, an offshoot of Group G of the London workshops. The effigy of the man is missing, as are those of the eight children. However, the surviving female effigy is unusual for uniquely for a woman then, Elizabeth Goring wears a tabard over her dress, probably because she was heiress of the Coverts of Slaugham.

  Events

Will, 6 Aug 1503. 5 Whereas Anne Covert, my mother, and other persons to her use, are seised of certain manors and lands &c. in the counties of Surrey, Sussex and Essex, and elsewhere, for the term of her life, as her jointure and dower or by the will of William Covert, my father (the reversion in use belonging to me), which manors &c. do not amount to the clear yearly value of 50l., all my feoffees and other persons having any interest or title to my use in my other manors and lands &c. in the counties of Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Essex, or elsewhere, shall immediately after my death stand seised of sufficient land &c. to make up the deficiency of the said sum of 50l. yearly to the use of the said Anne during her life, in allowance of all the dower and jointure which she claims after my father's death, for which she is to pay Sir John Pulley, my chaplain, 10 marks yearly to sing for my soul and my father's soul during the space of 5 years in the church of Slaugham, or, if Sir John will not take it upon him or 'demeyne hym as an honest soule prest shuld,' some other honest priest; also, whereas Isabel my wife is seised by way of inheritance of certain lands &c. of about the yearly value of 10l., all my feoffees &c. (as above) shall immediately after my death stand seised of sufficient land &c. to make up the said yearly value to 30l. to the use of the said Isabel during her life, in allowance of all her jointure and dower, provided she give the chantry of the Rever to the parson of Slaugham and his successors, otherwise the said bequest to be reduced by 5 marks; also, if the said Isabel will make sure and sufficient estate in fee simple of her part of the said manor of Rever to such persons as shall be named by my cousin Richard Covert to the use of herself for life without impeachment of [waste], with remainder after her death to Anne, Elizabeth and Dorothy, my daughters, and their heirs, then all persons having any interest in any part of the manor of Rever to the use of me and my heirs shall make a sure and sufficient estate of that part to the said Isabel for life (to count as parcel of the above bequest to make up the sum of 30l. yearly), and after her death third parts thereof shall remain to Anne, Elizabeth and Dorothy, my daughters, and their heirs, but if the said Isabel will not do this, then she shall have a life estate in the said part of the manor, but the remainder thereof shall be to my cousin Richard Covert and his heirs; also, all persons having any interest or title in the lands &c. willed to Giles Newton by William Covert, my father, shall stand seised thereof, when the said Giles reaches the age of 21 years, to the use of the said Giles and the heirs of his body, and in default of such issue to Richard Covert, my cousin, and his heirs; also, if I die without heir male of my body, then I bequeath to my said cousin Richard and his heirs all my aforesaid manors &c. and other the premises by me before bequeathed and not bequeathed, together with all such manors &c. as would have descended to my three daughters aforesaid, in use or in deed, if this will had not been made, and all persons having any interest therein to my use shall immediately after my death stand seised thereof to the use of the said Richard and his heirs, saving the above bequests to my mother, my wife and the said Giles, and my other bequests concerning the premises; also the said Richard shall pay 1200 marks of the issues of the said manors &c. for the marriage of my daughters (detailed provisions for the division of the 1200 marks between the daughters and for their maintenance &c.), and he shall purchase a licence to grant in mortmain [10 marks yearly of my lands] to the church of Slaugham for a priest to sing for me there forever, and another licence to grant in mortmain 5 marks more of my lands to the parsonage of Slaugham for its augmentation.

Inquisition: Post mortem, 1 Nov 1506. 4 821. JOHN COVERT, esquire.

Inquisition, virtute officii, 1 November, 22 Henry VII.

He was seised in fee of the under-mentioned manors, and of the under-mentioned 4 messuages &c. in Edberton &c., and by his charter dated 29 September, 13 Henry VII, granted them to Edmund Dudeley, Richard Broke, William Covert, Richard Covert and many others, to hold to them and their heirs to the use of himself and his heirs and for the performance of his last will; and the said feoffees were seised thereof accordingly.

John Wodie was seised of the under-mentioned messuage, 100a. land, 40a. pasture, 20a. wood and 30a. meadow in Ifeld, and, for 200 marks paid to him in hand by the said John Covert, granted them by charter to Edmund Dudeley, Richard Covert, Robert Covert, Thomas Grene and Thomas Gaynesborowe, to hold to them and their heirs to the use of the said John Covert and his heirs; and the said feoffees were seised thereof accordingly.

John Wodye was seised in fee of the under-mentioned messuage, 50a. pasture, 10a. wood and 15a. meadow in Ifeld, and, for 100 marks paid to him in hand by the said John Covert, granted them by charter to the said John Covert, Richard Covert and Thomas Grene, to hold to them and their heirs to the use of the said John Covert and his heirs; and the said feoffees were seised thereof accordingly.

John Wody and Anne, his wife, for 100 marks paid in hand by the said John Covert, by a fine levied in the king's court quitclaimed the under-mentioned moiety of the manor of Farryng from them and the heirs of Anne to the said Richard Covert and Robert Covert and the heirs of Richard, to the use of the said John Covert and his heirs; and the said Richard and Robert were seised thereof accordingly.

John Bradbrigge was seised in fee of the under-mentioned messuage and lands in Southewyke, and, for 30l. paid to him in hand by the said John Covert, granted them to Edmund Dudeley, Richard Covert and Robert Covert, to hold to them and their heirs to the use of the said John Covert and his heirs; and the said feoffees were seised thereof accordingly.

The said John Covert made his last will (in English) dated 6 August, 18 Henry VII, to the following effect:- Whereas Anne Covert, my mother, and other persons to her use, are seised of certain manors and lands &c. in the counties of Surrey, Sussex and Essex, and elsewhere, for the term of her life, as her jointure and dower or by the will of William Covert, my father (the reversion in use belonging to me), which manors &c. do not amount to the clear yearly value of 50l., all my feoffees and other persons having any interest or title to my use in my other manors and lands &c. in the counties of Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Essex, or elsewhere, shall immediately after my death stand seised of sufficient land &c. to make up the deficiency of the said sum of 50l. yearly to the use of the said Anne during her life, in allowance of all the dower and jointure which she claims after my father's death, for which she is to pay Sir John Pulley, my chaplain, 10 marks yearly to sing for my soul and my father's soul during the space of 5 years in the church of Slaugham, or, if Sir John will not take it upon him or 'demeyne hym as an honest soule prest shuld,' some other honest priest; also, whereas Isabel my wife is seised by way of inheritance of certain lands &c. of about the yearly value of 10l., all my feoffees &c. (as above) shall immediately after my death stand seised of sufficient land &c. to make up the said yearly value to 30l. to the use of the said Isabel during her life, in allowance of all her jointure and dower, provided she give the chantry of the Rever to the parson of Slaugham and his successors, otherwise the said bequest to be reduced by 5 marks; also, if the said Isabel will make sure and sufficient estate in fee simple of her part of the said manor of Rever to such persons as shall be named by my cousin Richard Covert to the use of herself for life without impeachment of [waste], with remainder after her death to Anne, Elizabeth and Dorothy, my daughters, and their heirs, then all persons having any interest in any part of the manor of Rever to the use of me and my heirs shall make a sure and sufficient estate of that part to the said Isabel for life (to count as parcel of the above bequest to make up the sum of 30l. yearly), and after her death third parts thereof shall remain to Anne, Elizabeth and Dorothy, my daughters, and their heirs, but if the said Isabel will not do this, then she shall have a life estate in the said part of the manor, but the remainder thereof shall be to my cousin Richard Covert and his heirs; also, all persons having any interest or title in the lands &c. willed to Giles Newton by William Covert, my father, shall stand seised thereof, when the said Giles reaches the age of 21 years, to the use of the said Giles and the heirs of his body, and in default of such issue to Richard Covert, my cousin, and his heirs; also, if I die without heir male of my body, then I bequeath to my said cousin Richard and his heirs all my aforesaid manors &c. and other the premises by me before bequeathed and not bequeathed, together with all such manors &c. as would have descended to my three daughters aforesaid, in use or in deed, if this will had not been made, and all persons having any interest therein to my use shall immediately after my death stand seised thereof to the use of the said Richard and his heirs, saving the above bequests to my mother, my wife and the said Giles, and my other bequests concerning the premises; also the said Richard shall pay 1200 marks of the issues of the said manors &c. for the marriage of my daughters (detailed provisions for the division of the 1200 marks between the daughters and for their maintenance &c.), and he shall purchase a licence to grant in mortmain [10 marks yearly of my lands] to the church of Slaugham for a priest to sing for me there forever, and another licence to grant in mortmain 5 marks more of my lands to the parsonage of Slaugham for its augmentation.

The said John Covert died 12 August, 18 Henry VII. Anne, aged 6 years, Elizabeth, aged 3 years, and Dorothy, aged 2 years, are his daughters and heirs.

SUSSEX.

Manor of Slaugham, worth 20 marks, and manor of Twyneham, worth 10 marks, held of James Ormunde, lord Ormunde, knight, services unknown.

Manor of Sokenersh, worth 3l., held of Richard Carew, knight, as of his manor of Wartelyng, services unknown.

Manor of Hangleton, worth 5l., held of George Nevell, lord de Burgayne, services unknown.

Manor of Bevyndeyne, worth . . marks, held of Peter de . ., services unknown.

Manor of Polyng, worth 4l., held of Thomas, earl of Arundel, as of his honor of Arundel, services unknown.

4 messuages, 300a. pasture, 40a. wood and 20a. meadow in Edberton, Hurstperpounde, Cokefeld, Bolney, Twyneham, Shermanbury, Rowesper, Assyngton, Wassyngton, Thakeham and Crawley, worth 10l., held of Edward Ponyngges, knight, as of his manor of Truley, services unknown.

A messuage, 100a. land, 40a. pasture, 20a. wood and 30a. meadow in Ifeld, and a messuage, 50a. pasture, 10a. wood and 15a. meadow in Ifeld, worth , held of Edward Ponynges, knight, as of his manor of Ifelde, services unknown.

Moiety of the manor of Farryng, alias Chiltyngton Farryng, worth 3l., held of Thomas West, lord de la Warr, as of his manor of Porteslade, services unknown.

A messuage, 20a. land, 30a. pasture and 20a. heath in Southewyke by Shorham, worth 30s., held of Thomas, earl of Surrey, as of his honor of Bramber.

C. Series II. Vol. 23. (261.)

Inquisition: Post Mortem, 19 Apr 1554, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7, GB. 6 480. 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]

Probate, 5 Jan 1559.


Elizabeth married Sir William Goring of Burton, Sussex, son of John Goring of Burton, Sussex and Constance Dyke, before 1521.1 2 (Sir William Goring of Burton, Sussex was born before 1500, died on 2 Mar 1554 in London, GB 6 and was buried on 10 Mar 1554 in St. Richard's Church, Burton Park, Duncton, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0QU, GB.)


Sources


1 S.T. Bindoff, editor, The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1509-1558 (N.p.: Boydell and Brewer, 1982).

2 P.W. Hasler, editor, The History of Parliament: House of Commons 1558-1603 (GB: Boydell and Brewer, 1981).

3 William Berry, Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Sussex, 1 (London: Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1830), 321.

4 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (London: n.p., n.d.), 3 Henry VII: 425-445.

5 Sussex Archaeological Society, editor, Sussex Archaeological Collections (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), 47: 116 - 147.

6 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.

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