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Subject: Re: Two Bartholomew Burgersh but three tombs
Date: 29 Aug 2005 13:44:48 -0700
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I have photographs of the Burgersh tombs at Lincoln which I could scan
and email if they might be of interest.
According to the 1676 edition of Dugdale's Baronage sub Burgersh, the
Burgersh chantry in St Catherine's Chapel at Lincoln was established by
Sir Roger Swillington pursuant to a licence 20 Richard II [the
reference given is Pat 20 Rich II p 3 m 23] "for the health of the soul
of Kinf Edward III, Bartholomew [2nd] Lord Burgersh and his ancestors.
[I agree that the elder Bartholomew was the 1st Lord of the 2nd
creation (! Edward III), the first (32 Edward I) having fallen to Maud
Paveley daughter and heir of Stephen, 2nd Lord Burgersh, eldest brother
of Bishop Henry and the elder Bartholomew].
The third Burgersh tomb at Lincoln is assigned to Robert, whom the text
in the link attached above refers to as the "younger brother of the
Bishop" - I seem to recall from visiting that it is normally attributed
to Robert, 1st Lord Burgersh, father of Stephen, Bishop Henry and the
elder Bartholomew, and am unaware of any purported brother they had
Another problem is identifying who "John" the son of "Bartholomew
Burwash" is. The elder B B is known to have had a son Henry, who died
in 1348; a son Bartholomew, who succeeded him, was KG etc; a son
Thomas, clerk in Holy Orders; and two daughters - Countess of Kildare
and Lady Mohun of Dunster respectively.
There is, of course, and otherwise unplaced John Burgersh: Sir John B,
whose wife Maud brought him the lordship of Ewelme in Oxfordshire and
who was great-grandfather of the famour Alice Chaucer, Duchess of
Suffolk, but I am unsure whether the chronology would allow him to be
placed as a son of the elder BB (sometimes it is suggested he was
another brother). At least this shows that John was a family name at