John Goring of Lancing, Sussex
(-After 1385)
William Bekke of Chidham, Sussex
John Goring of Lancing, Sussex
(-After 1432)
Agnes Bekke
John Goring
(-Abt 1495)


Family Links

1. Margaret Radmylde

2. Joan

John Goring 1 2

  • Marriage (1): Margaret Radmylde 1
  • Marriage (2): Joan
  • Died: Abt Nov 1495 1 2

  General Notes:

GORING, John (1435-1496); of Lancing, Sussex; ? lawyer. M.P. Sussex 1467-8; (? 1470-1).

Perhaps son of John Goring, sworn to the peace in Sussex in 1434; m. Agnes, da. and coh. of William Bekke of Chidham, Sussex.

On Sussex comns. from 1462, styled "younger" till the Readeption comns. of 1470, including all those of 1483-4 except the subsidy of Apr. 1483\emdash so that he may have been M.P. Sussex in 1483 Jan. J.P. Sussex, 5 July 1461 "younger" to 20 June 1471, 10 Nov. 1475 to Sept. 1485, 2 Oct. 1486 till death; feoffee for Henry Percy, earl of Nhd., in Somerset and Dorset 1463;4 a feoffee of Braboume, Kent, for John Lewkenor in 1465 and surviving 1495;5 feoffee for Surrey lands 1466-7;6 helped to found a chantry at Chichester for the Okehurst family in 1467. Pardoned, 30 Jan. 1472, "of Barketon, Sussex, gent., alias late of Southlannsyng, senior, gent., alias late of London, gent." So he may have sat in the 1470-1 Parliament. More probably a lawyer, for he was so often a feoffee. As he was "senior" in 1472 it may well be his son who sued Thomas Bellingham for land in Chidham, Sussex, as "John son of John and Agnes Goring da. of William Bekke"7 \emdash who was also under arrest in Guildford gaol in 1484.

To judge from his J.P.ships John Goring d. 18 Feb./12 Dec. 1496.

4 Cal. Inq. Hen. VII, i. pp. 199, 228.
5 ibid. p. 461.
6 Gened, xix. 103.
7 Early Chan. Proc. 61/226. 2

  Research Notes:

Currently believe that HoP has confused his mother (Agnes) with his wife.


Manorial Estate, 1483-1495, Iping Manor, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29, GB. 3 IPING, which was held of the Confessor by Oualet, was not included in the lands given to Earl Roger, but in 1086 was held directly of King William by Eldred (of Winchester). It was rated at 4 hides; there was a mill, a quarry worth 9s. 4d., and extensive woodland; one haw in Chichester belonged to the manor, and 40d. was received from circet, or church-scot. Towards the end of the 12th century the manor was in the hands of Richard Musard, who gave to Lewes Priory 'the hide of Trepeham with croft and meadow' in Iping. In 1212 this gift was confirmed by Richard's son and heir William Musard, who subsequently added 'the land which is called Hooe' in a charter to which his wife Joan and his heir William gave their consent. The manor evidently descended in the family, as in 1330 William Musard died seised of the manor of Iping, then said to be held of Herbert de St. Quintin, whose connexion with it is otherwise unknown; William's son and namesake was 'of Iping' in 1339, in which year Sir Henry Husee of Hastings acknowledged a debt to him of 100 marks. It seems probable that this was for the purchase of the manor, which is next found, in 1370, in the hands of Sir Henry Husee, and in 1390 in those of Ankarette his widow at the time of her death. In 1412 Henry Husee held 2/3 of the manor, the other being dower of his mother Margaret, and he and the Prior of Lewes held jointly knight's fee in Iping in 1428. Henry Lovell, who had married Constance, one of the two daughters and coheirs of Nicholas Husee (d. 1472), in 1499 quitclaimed all right in the manor and advowson to John Goring, whose father John (d. 1495) had probably purchased them some years before, as he was patron of the church in 1483. John's great-grandson George Goring sold in 1576 to John Selwyn of Friston.

Probate, Nov 1495.

John married Margaret Radmylde, daughter of Ralph Radmylde and Margaret de Camoys.1

John next married Joan.


1 William Berry, <i>Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Sussex</i>, 1 (London: Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1830), 138-139.

2 Josiah C. Wedgewood and Anne D. Holt, <i>The History of Parliament: 1439-1509</i>, 3 (London, GB: His Majesty's Staionery Office, 1936), 1: 384.

3 <i>A History of the County of Sussex</i>, 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 4: 63-65.

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