John Everard
(-Abt 1488)
Margaret Bedingfield
William Everard
(-Between 1524/1525)
Joan Ernle
(-Abt 1549)
Mary Everard
(-Abt 1602)


Family Links

1. Richard Bellingham

  • Edward Bellingham+
  • Henry Bellingham
  • Richard Bellingham
  • Thomas Bellingham
2. George Goring of Ovingdean, Sussex
  • George Goring+
  • Dorothy Goring

Mary Everard

  • Marriage (1): Richard Bellingham 1
  • Marriage (2): George Goring of Ovingdean, Sussex before 1560
  • Died: Abt 1602 2

  Noted events in her life were:

Manorial Estate, 1541-1595, 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.

Richard Bellingham and Mary settled their half in 1550 in tail male upon their sons Edward, Henry, Richard, and Thomas successively. After Richard's death Mary married George Goring, Principal Receiver of the Court of Wards, a brother of Sir Henry Goring, her sister's husband. Mary died in 1602, having settled her share of Ovingdean Manor in 1595 upon her son Edward and her grandson Edward on the latter's marriage with Cecily daughter of Bartholomew Clarke, Dean of the Arches. Edward Bellingham died in 1605, and his son Sir Edward, who was then 29 years of age, died childless at Shoreham in 1637, his heir being his cousin Cecily wife of Thomas West, daughter and heir of Sir Edward's late uncle Richard Bellingham.

Property, 1541, Woodmancote Manor, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5, GB. 3 John [Fillol]'s son and heir Sir William died in 1527, and under a partition of 1530-1 between his daughters and coheirs Woodmancote passed to Catherine, wife of Sir Edward Seymour, later duke of Somerset (attainted 1552); he conveyed it in 1531 to Richard Bellingham (d. 15501552).

George Goring, husband of Richard's widow Mary, was described as lord c. 1560. Mary's son Sir Edward Bellingham (d. 1605) was succeeded by his son and namesake (d. 1637), who was succeeded by his niece or cousin Cecily, wife of Thomas West.

Mary married Richard Bellingham, son of Thomas Bellingham of Yapton, Sussex and Joan Wiltshire.1 (Richard Bellingham died before 22 Feb 1553.)

Mary married someone George Goring of Ovingdean, Sussex, son of Sir William Goring of Burton, Sussex and Elizabeth Covert, before 1560. (George Goring of Ovingdean, Sussex was born after 1522 and died on 28 Mar 1594.)


1 William Berry, <i>Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Sussex</i>, 1 (London: Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1830), 191-192.

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

3 <i>A History of the County of Sussex</i>, 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 6 Part 3: 160-164.

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