Biography of Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh 1287-1355

Paternal Family Tree: Burghesh

1321 Siege of Leeds Castle

1346 Battle of Crécy

Around 1282 [his father] Robert Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 28) and [his mother] Maud Badlesmere Baroness Burghesh (age 17) were married.

Around 1287 Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh was born to Robert Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 33) and Maud Badlesmere Baroness Burghesh (age 22). He was named for his uncle Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere (age 11).

On 12 Nov 1303 [his father] Robert Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 49) was created 1st Baron Burghesh by writ of summons. [his mother] Maud Badlesmere Baroness Burghesh (age 38) by marriage Baroness Burghesh.

In 1306 [his mother] Maud Badlesmere Baroness Burghesh (age 41) died.

In 1306 [his father] Robert Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 52) died. He was buried in the St Catherine Chantry at Lincoln Cathedral [Map]. His son [his brother] Stephen Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh (age 23) succeeded 2nd Baron Burghesh.

Robert Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh: Around 1254 he was born at Burghesh. Around 1282 Robert Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh and Maud Badlesmere Baroness Burghesh were married. In 1299 he was appointed Warden of the Cinque Ports which position he held until his death. On 12 Nov 1303 Robert Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh was created 1st Baron Burghesh by writ of summons. Maud Badlesmere Baroness Burghesh by marriage Baroness Burghesh.

Stephen Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh: Around 1283 he was born to Robert Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh and Maud Badlesmere Baroness Burghesh. In 1310 Stephen Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh died. His daughter Maud Burghesh 3rd Baroness Burghesh succeeded 3rd Baroness Burghesh.

Before 1314 Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 27) and Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh (age 13) were married. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

Around 1314 [his son] Henry Burghesh was born to Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 27) and [his wife] Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh (age 14).

Around 1315 [his daughter] Maud Burghesh Baroness Grey Rotherfield was born to Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 28) and [his wife] Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh (age 15) at Rotherfield, Oxfordshire.

In 1317 John Montagu and [his sister-in-law] Joan Verdun Baroness Furnivall (age 13) were married at Royal Chapel Windsor Castle. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

Around 1319 [his daughter] Joan Burghesh Baroness Dunster was born to Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 32) and [his wife] Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh (age 19) at Burwash.

Siege of Leeds Castle

In Oct 1321 Isabella of France Queen Consort England (age 26) was returning from Canterbury, Kent [Map] to London. She sought accommodation at Leeds Castle, Kent [Map] which was under the protection of Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere (age 34) the wife of [his uncle] Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere (age 46). Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere (age 34) refused entry to the Queen killing around six of her retinue when they tried to force entry. King Edward II of England (age 37) commenced the Siege of Leeds Castle. Once King Edward II of England (age 37) gained possession of the castle, he had the garrison hanged from the battlements. His wife Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere (age 34), her five children (Margery Badlesmere Baroness Ros of Helmsley (age 13), Maud Badlesmere Countess of Oxford (age 13), Elizabeth Badlesmere Countess Northampton (age 8), Giles Badlesmere 2nd Baron Badlesmere (age 6) and Margaret Badlesmere Baroness Tibetot (age 6)), and her nephew Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 34), were imprisoned in the Tower of London [Map].

Around 1322 [his son] John Burghesh was born to Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 35) and [his wife] Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh (age 22) at East Worldham, Alton.

In or before 1328 [his son] Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh was born to Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 40) and [his wife] Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh (age 27).

In 1329 Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 42) was sent to King Philip IV of France (age 35) to explain the reasons for the delay in King Edward III (age 16) rendering of his homage.

On 25 Jan 1330 Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 43) was created 1st Baron Burghesh. [his wife] Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh (age 30) by marriage Baroness Burghesh.

On 31 Aug 1330 John Mohun 1st Baron Dunster (age 61) died. His grandson John Mohun 2nd Baron Mohun of Dunster (age 10) succeeded 2nd Baron Mohun of Dunster. Given his young age he became a ward of the King who sold his wardship and marriage to [his brother] Bishop Henry Burghesh (age 38) who then married him to his niece [his daughter] Joan Burghesh Baroness Dunster (age 11), daugher of his brother Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 43).

Before 28 Feb 1333 Henry Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers of Groby (age 30) and [his sister-in-law] Isabel Verdun Baroness Ferrers Groby (age 16) were married. She by marriage Baroness Ferrers of Groby. She a great granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 02 Oct 1334 [his sister-in-law] Joan Verdun Baroness Furnivall (age 31) died at Alton, Cheadle, Staffordshire.

Before 10 May 1335 [his son] Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh (age 7) and [his daughter-in-law] Cecily Weyland Baroness Burghesh (age 21) were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King John "Lackland" of England. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

After Oct 1336 Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 49) was appointed Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle which offices he held, with occassional interruption, to his death.

In 1337 Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 50) was appointed Admiral of the Fleet from the mouth of the Thames westward, Constable of the Tower of London, Lord Chamberlain of the Household and Seneschal of Ponthieu.

Before 1343 [his son] John Burghesh (age 21) and [his daughter-in-law] Maud Kerdeston (age 16) were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King John "Lackland" of England.

Before 1343 Mark Hussey 3rd Baron Hussey (age 27) and [his sister-in-law] Margaret Verdun Baroness Hussey (age 32) were married. She by marriage Baroness Hussey. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

Battle of Crécy

On 26 Aug 1346 the army of King Edward III of England (age 33) defeated the French army at the Battle of Crécy. The English army was commanded by King Edward III of England (age 33), his son Edward "Black Prince" (age 16), Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick (age 33), William Bohun 1st Earl of Northampton (age 36) and John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Warwick (age 30).

The English army was included: Bishop Thomas of Hatfield (age 36), Hugh Despencer 1st Baron Despencer (age 38), Bernard Brocas (age 16), Thomas Felton (age 16), James Audley (age 28), Robert Bourchier 1st Baron Bourchier, Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 59), [his son] Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh (age 18), Reginald Cobham 1st Baron Cobham (age 51), John Darcy 1st Baron Darcy of Knayth (age 66), Robert Ferrers 3rd Baron Ferrers of Chartley (age 37), Richard Scrope 1st Baron Scrope of Bolton (age 19), William Scrope (age 21), Stephen Scrope (age 21), William Latimer 4th Baron Latimer of Corby (age 16), John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle (age 28), Gerard Lisle 1st Baron Lisle (age 42), Nicholas Longford (age 61), Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu, Walter Paveley 4th Baron Burghesh (age 27), Michael Poynings 1st Baron Poynings (age 28), Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk (age 48), John de Vere 7th Earl of Oxford (age 34), Thomas West (age 34), John Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby (age 43), John Wingfield (age 26), Henry Percy 11th and 3rd Baron Percy (age 25), Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon (age 43) (possibly), Walter "Elder" Devereux (age 37), John Devereux (age 44), Enion Sais Brecon, John Chandos (age 26), Richard Pembridge (age 26) and John Sully (age 63).

The French army suffered significant casualties. King Philip "Fortunate" VI of France (age 52) was wounded. William de Coucy (age 60) and his son Enguerrand 6th Lord de Coucy (age 33) and were killed.

Charles Valois Count Alençon (age 49) was killed. His son Charles Valois Archbishop Lyons (age 9) succeeded Count Alençon.

Louis Chatillon II Count Blois I Count Chatillon was killed. His son Louis Chatillon III Count Blois Count Soissons succeeded III Count Blois.

Louis Dampierre II Count Nevers I Count Flanders (age 42) was killed. His son Louis Dampierre III Count Nevers II Count Flanders (age 15) succeeded III Count Nevers, II Count Flanders.

King John I of Bohemia (age 50) was killed. His son Charles IV King Bohemia Holy Roman Emperor Luxemburg (age 30) succeeded IV King Bohemia.

Rudolph "Valiant" Metz I Duke Lorraine (age 26) was killed. His son John Metz I Duke Lorraine succeeded I Duke Lorraine.

Jean IV de Harcourt (age 39) was killed.

In or before 1347 [his son-in-law] John Grey 2nd Baron Grey (age 31) and [his daughter] Maud Burghesh Baroness Grey Rotherfield (age 31) were married. She by marriage Baroness Grey of Rotherfield. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

In Nov 1348 [his son] Henry Burghesh (age 34) died.

On 30 Jun 1349 [his son] John Burghesh (age 27) died at Ewelme, Oxfordshire.

On 25 Jul 1349 [his sister-in-law] Isabel Verdun Baroness Ferrers Groby (age 33) died at Groby, Leicestershire.

On 03 Aug 1355 Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 68) died at Dover, Kent [Map]. He was buried in the St Catherine Chantry at Lincoln Cathedral [Map] with his father and brother. His son [his son] Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh (age 27) succeeded 2nd Baron Burghesh. [his former daughter-in-law] Cecily Weyland Baroness Burghesh by marriage Baroness Burghesh.

Cecily Weyland Baroness Burghesh: Around 1314 she was born to Richard de Weyland. Before 10 May 1335 Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh and she were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King John "Lackland" of England. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England. In Aug 1354 she died.

On 01 May 1360 [his former wife] Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh (age 60) died. She was buried at Croxden Abbey, Staffordshire [Map].

William Blount and Margaret Verdun Baroness Hussey were married. They were fourth cousins. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

John Crophull and Margaret Verdun Baroness Hussey were married. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

Thomas Furnival 2nd Baron Furnivall and Joan Verdun Baroness Furnivall were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

[his daughter] Elizabeth Burghesh Countess Kildare was born to Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh and Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh.

[his son] Henry Burghesh and Isabel St John 4th Baroness St John Basing were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King John "Lackland" of England.

Royal Descendants of Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh 1287-1355

Anne Neville Queen Consort England x 1

Catherine Parr Queen Consort England x 1

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom x 30

Queen Consort Camilla Shand x 5

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 79

Ancestors of Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh 1287-1355

Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh

GrandFather: Gunselin Badlesmere

Mother: Maud Badlesmere Baroness Burghesh

GrandMother: Joan Fitzbernard