'Burgh02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Burgh (Bourgh or Borough) of Gainsborough

                               
Sir Hubert de Burgh (a c1240)
1. ?? de Burgh
  A. ?? de Burgh
  i. ?? de Burgh
a. ?? de Burgh
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  (1) ?? de Burgh
  (A) ?? de Burgh
  (i) Sir Thomas de Burgh, later of Gainsborough
  m. Elizabeth Percy (d 28.09.1455, dau of Sir Henry Percy of Atholl or Harthill)
  Through this marriage, a descendant (in 1916) successfully claimed the barony of Strabolgi (Strathbogie).
  (a) Thomas Burgh, 1st Lord of Gainsborough (d 18.03.1495/6) - continued below
  m. (c1463) Margaret Ros (d 10.12.1488, dau of Thomas Ros, 9th Lord)
  (b) Beatrix Burgh apparently of this generation
  m1. _ Strickland (dsp)
  m2. Richard Page

 

 

Thomas Burgh, 1st Lord of Gainsborough (d 18.03.1495/6) - continued above
m. (c1463) Margaret Ros (d 10.12.1488, dau of Thomas Ros, 9th Lord)
1. Edward Burgh, 2nd Lord of Gainsborough (b by 1473, d 20.08.1528)
  m. (1477) Anne Cobham (d 26.06.1526, dau of Sir Thomas Cobham of Sterborough)
  A. Thomas Burgh, Sheriff of Lincolnshire, 3rd Lord of Gainsborough (d 28.02.1549/50)
BE1883 differs here from TCP. BE1883 shows Thomas, 3rd Lord (d 1552), as having married Anne Tyrwhit and been father of another Thomas, 4th Lord (m1. Elizabeth Owen, m2. Alice), father of William, 5th Lord. Against the name of Thomas, 4th Lord, BE1883 provides a note that "Sir Harris Nicolas omits this Thomas de Burgh as if he considered him identical with Thomas, the 3rd baron." We follow TCP (BP1934 and BLG1886) and therefore hereafter use different numberings of the Lords from BE1883.
  m1. (1496) Agnes Tyrwhitt (dau of Sir William Trywhitt of Kettleby)
  Elizabeth, daughter of Sir David Owen, is identified by BE1883 as the faithless wife who had children by another person during the marriage (with her husband obtaining an Act of Parliament to have them bastardised) and thereafter identifies William, successor of Thomas '4th Lord', as by his second wife Alice. However, TCP, which we follow, identifies Agnes Tyrwhitt as that wife but shows William as accepted by Thomas as his legitimate successor.
  i. Sir Edward Borough (dvpsp)
  m. (c1529) Katharine Parr (d 05.09.1548, dau of Sir Thomas Parr of Parr and Kendal)
ii. Sir Thomas Borough (dvp) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Owen (dau of Sir David Owen)
  BP1934 reports that Sir Thomas's children were "bastardised by Act of Parliament".
  iii. William Burgh or Borough, 4th Lord of Gainsborough (b by 1522, d 10.09.1584)
  m. Katharine Clinton (dau of Edward Clinton, Earl of Lincoln)
  a. Thomas Burgh, 5th Lord of Gainsborough (b by 1558, d 14.10.1597)
  m. Frances Vaughan (bur 19.07.1647, dau of John Vaughan of Sutton-on-Derwent by Anne Pickering)
  (1) Robert Burgh, 6th Lord of Gainsborough (b c1594, d 26.02.1601/2)
  (2) Thomas Burgh (d young)
(3) Elizabeth Burgh
  m1. (1599) George Brooke (bur 05.12.1603, prebendary of York)
  Through this marriage came claims for the baronies of Strabolgi (Strathbogie) and Burgh.
  m2. (before 24.10.1605, sp) Francis Reade (son of Sir William of Osterleigh)
  (4) Anne Burgh
  m. (11.10.1604) Sir Drew Drury, Bart of Riddlesworth (dsp before 07.02.1624-5)
  (5) Frances Burgh
  m. Francis Coppinger
  (6) Catherine Burgh (bur 01.05.1646)
  m. (28.02.1620) Thomas Knyvet of Ashwellthorpe (bpt 10.06.1596, d 30.06.1658)
  b. Mary Burgh
  m. Sir Richard Bulkeley of Beaumaris and Baronhill (b c1533, d 28.06.1621)
  c. Elizabeth Burgh
  m. _ Rider
  d. Anne Burgh
  m. Sir Henry Ashley
  e.+ other issue - Henry, Sir John (b c1542, d 07.03.1594, Admiral)
  m2. Alice London (d by 1559, dau of William London)
Other than William, shown above, BE1883 shows the following as children by this marriage. As TCP identifies William as 3rd and youngest son of the first marriage, it is assumed that BE1883 was mistaken in suggesting that Henry (if he was of this generation) was born before William. BP1934 mentions Henry (noting his ancestry of the family of Stowe) but, as it does not mention the marriage to Alice London, identifies him as 4th son of Agnes Tyrwhitt.
  iv. Henry Burgh of Stowe (dvpsp) ancestor of Burgh of Stowe
  m. Elizabeth Constantine (dau of Richard Constantine of Bewdley)
  v. Dorothy Burgh
  m. Sir Anthony Nevill
  B. Henry Burgh
  m. Catherine Neville (dau of Sir Ralph Neville)
  i. Anne Burgh
  m. Richard Vaughan
2. Thomas Burgh
3. Elizabeth Burgh
  m1. Richard FitzHugh, 7th Lord (d 1508)
  m2. (sp) Sir Henry Willoughby of Wollaton (d 1528)
4. Anne Burgh
  m. Sir George Talbois of Kyme

Main source(s): BE1883 (Burgh of Gainsborough), TCP (Burgh of Gainsborough), BLG1886 (De Burgh of West Drayton), BP1934 (Burgh)
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