Sir Robert de Burghersh [a], Lord Burghersh, b 1252, of Burghersh, Sussex, England, d 1306. He md Maud de Badlesmere abt 1282, daughter of Guncelin de Badlesmere, Justiciar of
Child of Robert de Burghersh and Maud de Badlesmere was:
Sir Bartholomew de Burghersh [b], Lord Burghersh, Knight, b abt 1296, d 3 Aug 1355. He md Elizabeth de Verdun bef 11 Jun 1320, daughter of Sir Theobald de Verdun, Lord Verdun, Justiciar of Ireland, Knight, and Maud de Mortimer.
Child of Bartholomew de Burghersh and Cecily de Weyland was:
Elizabeth de Burghersh[d] b 1342, d 26 Jul 1409. She md Sir Edward le Despenser, Knight of the Garter, bef Dec 1364, son of Sir Edward le Despenser and Anne de Ferrers.
a. Son and heir of Reynold de Burghersh, he was Constable of Dover Castle, and Warden of the Cinque Ports from 1299 until his death. He was summoned to Parliament from 12 Nov 1303 to 13 Jul 1305, whereby he is held to have become Lord Burghersh.
b. Third son, he served in the wars of Scotland, and was with the Earl of Lancaster at Boroughbridge 16 Mar 1321/22, where he was taken prisoner. He served as Constable of Dover Castle, and Warden of the Cinque Ports 1327, 1343, and 1346-50, and was summoned to Parliament from 25 Jan 1329/30 to 15 Mar 1354/54. In 1340, being then aged 36 and more, he was heir to certain lands of his brother, Henry, Bishop of Lincoln and Lord Treasurer. He was a Banneret in 1341, and in Aug 1343, he formed part of an important embassy to the Pope. He fought at the battle of Crecy, 25 Aug 1346, and served as Chamberlain of the Household, Constable of the Tower of London from 27 Jun 1355 until his death. His widow survived him by some five years.
c. He was aged 26 and more at his father's death. He fought alongside his father at Crecy in 1346, and in 1348, was one of the 25 original Knights of the Garter. He was a companion of the Black Prince (Prince Edward) in nearly all of his expeditions. He fought at Poitiers 19 Sep 1356, and was one of the most distinguished warriors of his day.
d. Elizabeth was aged 27 at her father's death. In her will, she called herself Elizabeth de Burghersh, Dame le Despenser. She survived her husband by over 30 years, but evidently never remarried.
CP Vol II[425-427]; AR: Line 70[33-35].
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