Sir Henry Tregoz of Goring, Sussex
- Marriage (1): Margaret 1
- Died: Bef 1316 1
His son Henry had a grant of protection in November 1295 when he was going on the king's service to Scotland with John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey [Cal. Pat. 1292-1301, p.167.] In 1297, during Edward I's quarrel with his barons, Hewnry was one of three persons appointed to see the Magna Carta and the Forest Charter were observed in Sussex, and from 1308 to 1314 he was a conservator of the peace for this county [Cal. Pat. s.a.]. He had a grant of a market on Friday and a fair on the eve, day, and morrow of SS Peter and Paul (22 June) at Goring in 1301 [Cal. Chart. III. 1.]; and of free warren in Wiggonholt in 1305 [Ibid. 61]. In 1303 William de Montfort conveyed to Henry Tregoz, the manor of Bargham, or Barpham (in Angmering) [De Banco, Mich. 10 Edward. II, m. 226d.], which he had inherited from his mother as geiress of the Dunstanvilles [Farror, op. cit. 37-40, where Barpham is hopelessly confused with Burpham.].
In 1301 Henry Tregoz, 'Lord of Goring', sealed the famous letter of the Barons to the Pope rejecting his claim to adjucate on the claim of Edward I to the Scottish throne. His seal [The Ancestor, vii, 257, no, iv.] bears the arms \endash two gimel bars and in chief a leopard. The Ewyas branch of the family bore the same device, the field or and the charges gules; in the Suffolk branch these tinctures were reversed; and in the Sussex branch the field was azure and the charges or; a lion passant was sometimes used instead of a leopard. It may be doubted if the Sussex branch used arms before this date, as an undated deed of about 1290 by 'Henry de Tregoz, lord of Goring and of Daddesham, son and heir of Sir Henry de Tregoz' was sealed with a device of a star of eight points [Add. Ch. 9001.] By this deed he gave, or rather sold, to Wakter Burgess of Horsham his tenement in Southwark which his father had of the gift of Richard Martin, lying between a tenement of the Prior of Merton on the south, one of Stephen Abed (formerly of Isaac the Jew of Southwark) on the north, and extending from the high road on the west to the common ditch (antrum) which runs round the vill of Southwark, in the parish of St Margaret; to hold by the rent of 1d. yearly. The witnesses includeed Robert de Veel, William Paynel, Luke de Vyenne, Roger de Cuvert, knights \endash of whom the two last were co-executors of his father's will.
It is with this Henry that the fifteenth century pedigree [Inserted in Harl. MS. 173] of the family begins. It states that he was married to one Margaret (otherwise unidentified) and had two sons, Thomas and Henry, and a daughter Isabel, of whom Henry died without issue.
The name of Henry Tregoz is found as knight of the shire for Sussex in the parliaments of 1301, 1309, and 1313 [S.A.C. xxxiii] and as summoned to parliament as a Baron at intervals between 1305 and 1322 [G.E.C., Complete Peerage (Ist Edn.), vii, 424 \endash an account full of inaccuracies] But the Henry with whom we have been dealing must have been dead by 1316 when his son Thomas was lord of the manors of Goring, Preston, Bargham, and Greatham [Feudal Aids, v. 142]; so the Baron of the summonses after that date must be the younger brother of Thomas, who himself is also alleged to have been similarly summoned from 1318 until his death in 1335 [G.E.C. loc. Cit.].
L. F. Salzman
[Sussex Archaeological Collections Vol 93  pp34-58]
Henry married Margaret.1