Sir Richard Burley, K.G.

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Sir Richard Burley

Birthplace: Birley, Weobly, Herefordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1388 (50-51)
probably Spain
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Burley, K.G. and Amice Pembridge, Heiress of Fordingbridge
Husband of Beatrice de Ros
Brother of Matilda Plowden; Juliana Harley; Isabel Hopton, heiress of Fordingbridge; Jane Corbet; Joice Gatacre and 3 others

Occupation: Knight
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About Sir Richard Burley, K.G.

No children.

Served under the Black Prince and John of Gaunt.

The following is from "Lives of the Speakers of the House of Commons", p. 89:

Sir Simon's brother, John, was also a Knight of the Garter, and besides his eldest son, William, who was seated at Burley, had two other sons, Richard, an eminent man in his day, Knight of the Garter, Marshall of the Field, and Privy Counsellor to John of Gaunt, whom he accompanied into Spain, and died there the same year his uncle was beheaded, and Sir Roger, father of John Burley, of Bromcroft Castle, Sheriff of Salop in 1409, whose daughter, Joyce, became the wife of John de Gatacre, of Gatacre, a family of stupendous antiquity, having acquired the estate of Gatacre (now the principal seat of their lineal descendants), by grant from Edward the Confessor.

Amice de Burele was noted in the Inquisition Post Mortem of her nephew Henry Pembrugge, son of Richard, in 1375. Henry's heirs were Richard de Burele, knight, son of Amice de Burele, sister of Richard de Pembrugg, and Thomas Barre, knight, son of Hawise, second sister of the same Richard. The heirs were both of full age.[1][2]


'Parishes: Fordingbridge', in A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4, ed. William Page (London, 1911), pp. 567-577. British History Online [accessed 26 May 2020].

... The former was living in 1361, (fn. 63) but had apparently died before 1364, when the manor was granted in custody to Richard de Pembridge, (fn. 64) and two years later to Richard and his heirs. (fn. 65) Richard, then a knight, died in July 1375, and on the death of his only child Henry a few months later (fn. 66) the manor was divided between Richard de Burley and Thomas atte Barre, sons respectively of the two sisters and heirs of Sir Richard, Amice and Hawise. Thomas, reserving a yearly rent, gave up his share to Richard de Burley, (fn. 67) who in 1386 settled the whole manor on himself and his wife Beatrice with remainder in default of issue male to Sir Simon Burley, to whom it passed on his death a few years later. (fn. 68) After the execution of Sir Simon, the favourite of Richard II, in 1388 the manor again fell to the Crown, ...

It is unlikely that he was the John, 4th or 5th s. of Sir John Burley KG, of Burley, Herefs., bro. of Sir Richard Burley KG (d.1387), and nephew of the famous Sir Simon Burley KG, who was executed by the Lords Appellant in 1388 (CIPM, xvi. 514, 654; CCR, 1389-92, p. 136; Reg. Gilbert Canterbury and York Soc. xviii), 34-36, 109-12), if only because of his marked attachment to one of those Lords, Richard, earl of Arundel. Nor should he be confused with Sir Simon's great-nephew and heir, who, while still a minor, petitioned the parliament of 1401 for the annulment of the judgment of 1388 and for the recovery of the forfeited Burley estates. That John Burley came of age in 1404 and died in 1428, leaving a young son, William, as heir to Birley: RP, iii. 464, 537-8; CPR, 1401-5, pp. 87, 122; CFR, xv. 235; CCR, 1422-9, pp. 430-1; Peds. Plea Rolls ed. Wrottesley, 235.


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Sir Richard Burley, K.G.'s Timeline

Weobly, Herefordshire, England
Age 51
probably Spain
December 17, 1993
Age 51
December 2, 1994
Age 51