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John Goring of Burton, Sussex
(-After 1499)
Joan Hewster
Henry Dyke
(-Bef 1459)
Elizabeth St. John
(Bef 1429-Bef 1506)
John Goring of Burton, Sussex
Constance Dyke
(Abt 1449/1459-)
Constance Goring


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1. Sir John Kingsmill

  • Sir William Kingsmill+
  • Richard Kingsmill
  • Roger Kingsmill
  • Edward Kingsmill
  • Henry Kingsmill
  • John Kingsmill
  • George Kingsmill
  • Thomas Kingsmill
  • Andrew Kingsmill
  • Constance Kingsmill
  • Jane Kingsmill
  • Alice Kingsmill
  • Anna Kingsmill
  • Katherine Kingsmill
  • Margaret Kingsmill
  • Mary Kingsmill

Constance Goring

  • Marriage (1): Sir John Kingsmill before 1521
  • Died: 26 May 1581

  Research Notes:

Constance Goring must have been the daughter of John Goring and Constance (née Dyke). She could not have been the widow of John Goring.

Constance Dyke must have been born before 1460 (her father's death plus one year). In all likelihood she was born between 1449 and 1459, while her mother was in her twenties, though she could have been born earlier.

Constance Kingsmill (née Goring) died in 1581 and could therefore not have been Constance Dyke based on the latter's probable date of birth.

Constance is not mentioned in her father's will. It mentions his son and his "unmarried daughters". Lack of mention was probably because he had already settled two manors on her and her husband following their marriage.


• Manorial Estate, Bef 1520, Litchfield Manor, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28, GB. 1 On the death of Isabel, Litchfield passed to William and Eva [de Echingham], and was sold by them in 1315 to Edward de St. John of Barlavington (co. Suss.). Edward obtained a grant of free warren in his demesne lands of Litchfield in 1334 and died about 1340, leaving a widow Eva, who in 1346 was stated to be holding half a fee in Litchfield which had belonged to Isabel de Stopham. Eva died in 1354, leaving by Edward an only daughter Elizabeth, who became the wife of Henry Dyke of Sussex, from whom the manor ultimately descended to two sisters and co-heirs, Eleanor the wife of William Dering of Surrenden (co. Kent) and Constance the wife of John Goring of Burton (co. Suss.). In 1514 the manor was settled on John Goring and Constance for life with remainder to their son William in tail-male, but this settlement seems later to have been set on one side, for in 1537 John Kingsmill, who married Constance daughter of John Goring (if the pedigrees are correct), but in all probability his widow*, obtained a quitclaim of the manor from Nicholas Dering, son and heir of William Dering and Eleanor, in return for an annuity of £6 12s. 8d. In 1540 John obtained a grant of the rent of 13s. 4d. issuing from the manor formerly belonging to Hyde Abbey, and died seised of the manor in 1556, leaving a son and heir William. From this date the manor has followed the same descent as Sydmonton (q.v.), the present owner being Mr. Andrew de Portal Kingsmill.

* Disagree - see Research Notes.

Constance married Sir John Kingsmill before 1521. (Sir John Kingsmill was born about 1494 and died on 11 Aug 1556 1.)


1 William Page, editor, <i>A History of the County of Hampshire</i>, 4 (London: Victoria County History, 1911), 4: 267-270.

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