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1295, Robert commander of banks and dykes in Sussex.
3/14/1297 at Ringwood, Robert assigned to “hold custody of the Cinque Ports.”
1299, Robert, 1st Baron Burghersh, named Constable of Dover Castle, and Warden of the Cinque Ports. The Lord Warden was solely responsible for the return of all writs to the Crown, along with the collection of taxes and the arrest of criminals. His court was held in St James’ church, near Dover Castle.
7/1299 at Whitsand, Robert, Constable of Dover castle, delivers captured King Baliol of Scotland to the Bishop of Vicenza. (S) A History of the Weald of Kent, Furley, 1874, P226.
8/10/1302, King Edward I ordered Robert, constable of Dover castle, to free Roger de Brevant.
11/1303–6/1305, Robert, Lord Burghersh, summoned to Parliament [1 of only 2 new names on the rolls on this date.]
7/20/1304 at Stirling, Robert accused of hunting [illegally] in the forests of Sussex.
11/9/1305, Robert ordered by Edward I to go to Hastings and remove the dean.
1306, Robert died, buried in Lincoln Cathedral.
(S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, Jeffries, 1827, P202.
Stephen de Burghersh, born ~1282 in
1305, Stephen, age 23, became 2nd Baron Burghersh.
1310, Stephen died.
Children: Maud de Burghersh, born ~1306 in Enlgand.
Henry de Burghersh, born ~1286 in
5/28/1320, Henry appointed Bishop of Lincoln.
1322, after hiding Bartholomew de Badlesmere from Edward II, the King seized his financial assets and requested his dismissal by the Pope [who refused.] (S) Weir, P143.
1328, Henry, Lord Chancellor to Edward II.
1330, Henry imprisoned with his primary supporter Roger de Mortimer.
1334, Reconciled with Edward II, Henry named Treasurer of England.
1341, Henry died in Ghent.
Bartholomew de Burghersh, born ~1304 in