Biography of Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496

1470 Welles' Rebellion & Battle of Losecoat Field aka Empingham

1471 Battle of Tewkesbury

1471 Battle of Barnet


Family Trees

Descent

Ancestry

Around 1431 [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 was born to [his father] Thomas Burgh 1405-1487 (26) and [his mother] Elizabeth Percy 1405-1455 (26) at Lincolnshire.

On 28 Sep 1455 [his mother] Elizabeth Percy 1405-1455 (50) died.

Before 1458 William Botreaux 3rd Baron Botreaux 1389-1462 and [his wife] Margaret Ros Baroness Botreaux, Baroness Burgh 1430-1488 were married. Margaret Ros Baroness Botreaux, Baroness Burgh 1430-1488 by marriage Baroness Botreaux (1368).

In 1460 [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 (29) built at Gainsborough Old Hall.

Before Dec 1462 [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 was appointed Esquire to the Body to Edward IV King England 1442-1483, and to the Privy Council.

Before 1463 [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 and [his wife] Margaret Ros Baroness Botreaux, Baroness Burgh 1430-1488 were married.

Around 1463 [his son] Edward Burgh 6th Baron Cobham Sternborough, 4th Baron Strabolgi, 2nd Baron Kingston 1463-1528 was born to [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 (32) and [his wife] Margaret Ros Baroness Botreaux, Baroness Burgh 1430-1488 (33).

Around Oct 1469 [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 (38) rescued Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (27) from Middleham Castle, Middleham.

Welles' Rebellion & Battle of Losecoat Field aka Empingham

In Feb 1470 Robert Welles 8th Baron Willoughby Eresby 8th Baron Welles -1470 attacked Gainsborough Old Hall home of [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 (39), a senior Yorkist, Edward IV's (27) Master of the Horse. It isn't known whether this attack was a consequence of local or national issues. Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (27) summoned Robert's father Richard Welles 7th Baron Willoughby Eresby, 7th Baron Welles 1428-1470 (42) and uncle-in-law Thomas Dymoke 1428-1470 (married to Margaret Welles sister of Robert Welles 8th Baron Willoughby Eresby 8th Baron Welles -1470) to London. Both initially went into Sanctuary, Westminster Abbey but were pardoned on 03 Mar 1470.

Battle of Barnet

On 14 Apr 1471 Edward IV (28) commanded at the Battle of Barnet supported by his brothers George (21) and Richard (18), John Babington 1423-1485 (48), Wiliam Hastings (40) (commanded), Ralph Hastings -1495, William Norreys 1441-1507 (30), William Parr KG 1434-1483 (37), John Savage 1422-1495 (49), Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (31), John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 (45), [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 (40) and Thomas Strickland -1494.
The Yorkists William Blount -1471, Humphrey Bourchier 1431-1471, Humphrey Bourchier 1435-1471 and Thomas Parr -1471 were killed. Henry Stafford 1425-1471 (46) was killed making his wife Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (27) a widow for the second time.
The Lancastrians Warwick the Kingmaker (43), John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 and William Tyrrell -1471 were killed.
William Fiennes 2nd Baron Saye and Sele 1428-1471 (43) was killed. His son Henry Fiennes 3rd Baron Saye and Sele 1446-1476 (25) succeeded 3rd Baron Saye and Sele. Anne Harcourt Baroness Saye and Sele by marriage Baroness Saye and Sele.
Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter 1430-1475 (40) commanded the left flank, was badly wounded and left for dead, Henry Stafford 1425-1471 (46) and John Paston 1444-1504 (27) were wounded, John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (28) commanded, and John Paston 1442-1479 (29) and William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 (33) fought. .
Robert Harleston 1435-1471 (36) was killed.
Thomas Hen Salusbury 1409-1471 (62) was killed.

Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck Painter 1499-1525 (10). Portrait of Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 in the Masters Lodge, St John's College. Commissioned by John Fisher Bishop of Rochester 1469-1535 (40). Note the Beaufort Arms on the wall beneath which is the Beafort Portcullis. Repeated in the window. She is wearing widow's clothes, or possibly that of a convent; Gabled Headress with Lappets. On 29 Mar 2019, St John's College, Cambridge, which she founded, announced the portrait was original work by Wewyck.

Battle of Tewkesbury

On 04 May 1471 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (29) was victorious at the Battle of Tewkesbury.
His brother Richard (18), Richard Beauchamp 2nd Baron Beauchamp Powick 1435-1503 (36), John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (46), George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny 1440-1492 (31), John Savage 1422-1495 (49), John Savage 1444-1492, Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (31), John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 (45), [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 (40) fought. William Brandon 1425-1491 (46), George Browne 1440-1483 (31), Ralph Hastings -1495, Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (38), James Tyrrell 1455-1502 (16), Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 (38) were knighted. William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (40) commanded.
Margaret of Anjou (41) was captured. Her son Edward of Westinster Prince Wales 1453-1471 (17) was killed. He was the last of the Lancastrian line excluding the illegitmate Charles Somerset 1st Earl Worcester 1460-1526 (11) whose line continues to the present.
John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon 1435-1471 (36), John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471, Humphrey Tuchet 1434-1471 and John Beaufort 1441-1471 were killed.
Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke Somerset 1439-1471 and Hugh Courtenay 1427-1471 were captured.
William Vaux of Harrowden 1436-1471 (35) was killed.

In 1483 [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 (52) was appointed 225th Knight of the Garter by Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30)..

In 1487 [his father] [his son] Thomas Burgh 1405-1487 (82) died.

On 01 Sep 1487 [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 (56) was created 1st Baron Burgh. [his wife] Margaret Ros Baroness Botreaux, Baroness Burgh 1430-1488 (57) by marriage Baroness Burgh.

Around 1488 [his son] Edward Burgh 6th Baron Cobham Sternborough, 4th Baron Strabolgi, 2nd Baron Kingston 1463-1528 (25) and Anne Cobham Baroness Mountjoy, 6th Baroness Cobham Sternborough, Baroness Strabolgi 1467-1526 (21) were married (he was her half second-cousin once-removed).

In 1488 [his wife] Margaret Ros Baroness Botreaux, Baroness Burgh 1430-1488 (58) died.

In 1491 Henry Willoughby 1451-1528 (40) and [his daughter] Elizabeth Burgh Baroness Fitzhugh -1507 were married.

Before Apr 1493 [his son] Margaret Burgh -1493 died.

On 18 Mar 1496 [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 (65) died. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Gainsborough. His son [his son] Edward Burgh 6th Baron Cobham Sternborough, 4th Baron Strabolgi, 2nd Baron Kingston 1463-1528 (33) succeeded 4th Baron Strabolgi, 2nd Baron of Kingston. Anne Cobham Baroness Mountjoy, 6th Baroness Cobham Sternborough, Baroness Strabolgi 1467-1526 (29) by marriage Baroness Strabolgi.

[his daughter] Elizabeth Burgh Baroness Fitzhugh -1507 was born to [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 and [his wife] Margaret Ros Baroness Botreaux, Baroness Burgh 1430-1488.

[his son] Margaret Burgh -1493 was born to [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 and [his wife] Margaret Ros Baroness Botreaux, Baroness Burgh 1430-1488.

[his son] Thomas Burgh was born to Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 and [his wife] Margaret Ros Baroness Botreaux, Baroness Burgh 1430-1488.

[his daughter] Anne Burgh was born to [his son] Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 and [his wife] Margaret Ros Baroness Botreaux, Baroness Burgh 1430-1488.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Burgh

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 18 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 12 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 13 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 5 Grand Son of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Kings Franks: Great x 8 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 6 Grand Son of Louis "Lion" VIII King France 1187-1226

Ancestry

Father: Thomas Burgh 1405-1487 4 x Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

GrandFather: Hugh Burgh 1388-1430 3 x Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great GrandFather: John Burgh 2 x Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Donn Burgh 3rd Earl Ulster 1312-1333 Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Burgh 1286-1313

Great x 4 GrandFather: Richard "Red Earl" Burgh 2nd Earl Ulster 1259-1326

Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Burgh Countess Ulster

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Clare Lady Verdun 1295-1360 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester, 6th Earl Hertford 1243-1295 4 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandMother: Joan of Acre Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford 1272-1307 Daughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandMother: Maud Plantagenet Countess Ulster 1310-1377 Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 4 GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl of Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster 1245-1296 Son of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 4 GrandMother: Blanche Capet Queen Navarre 1248-1302 2 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Chaworth 1282-1322

Great x 4 GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth 1250-1283

Great x 4 GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp Baroness Monthermer 1263-1306

GrandMother: Elizabeth Burgh

Mother: Elizabeth Percy 1405-1455 5 x Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272

GrandFather: Henry Percy of Atholl 1385-1432 4 x Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great GrandFather: Thomas Percy 1362-1387 3 x Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Percy 1st Earl of Northumberland 1341-1408 2 x Great Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Percy 3rd Baron Percy 1321-1368 5 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandFather: Henry Percy 2nd Baron Percy 1299-1352 5 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandMother: Idonia Clifford Baroness Percy 1303-1365 4 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mary Plantagenet Baroness Percy 1320-1362 Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 4 GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 4 GrandMother: Maud Chaworth 1282-1322

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Neville Countess Northumberland 1329-1372 4 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby 1291-1367 4 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby 1262-1331

Great x 4 GrandMother: Euphemia Clavering Baroness Neville Raby 1267-1329 3 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Audley Baroness Greystoke, Baroness Neville Raby 1304-1374 3 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley Stratton Audley 1267-1347 2 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 4 GrandMother: Isolde le Rous 1269-1328

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Strathbogie 1353- 3 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: David IV Strathbogie 12th Earl Atholl 1327-1369 5 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandFather: David III Strathbogie 11th Earl Atholl 1309-1335 4 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: David Strathbogie 10th Earl Atholl -1326 3 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Beaumont Countess Atholl 4 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandFather: Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan 1279-1340 3 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandMother: Alice Comyn Baroness Beaumont 7 x Great Granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Ferrers Countess Atholl 1336-1375 2 x Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers Groby 1303-1343 6 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby 1272-1325 5 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandMother: Ellen or Margaret Segrave Baroness Ferrers Groby 1282-1318

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Verdun Baroness Ferrers Groby 1316-1349 Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun 1278-1316

Great x 4 GrandMother: Elizabeth Clare Lady Verdun 1295-1360 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307