Sir Thomas Burgh, 1st Baron Burgh of Gainsborough

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Sir Thomas Burgh, 1st Baron Burgh of Gainsborough

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Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died
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Son of Thomas Burgh Borough and Elizabeth PERCY
Husband of Margaret de Ros and Margaret Borough
Father of Edward de Burgh, 2nd Lord of Gainsborough; Elizabeth Burgh, Hon; Margaret Burgh; Anne Burgh; Thomas Burgh and 1 other

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About Sir Thomas Burgh, 1st Baron Burgh of Gainsborough

Thomas was Esquire of the Body to King Edward IV of England and by Christmas 1462, Thomas was created a Knight by the King and a Privy Councillor. Sir Thomas slowly became the King's chief man in Lincolnshire where he held manors, land, tenements from Northumberland (from his mother's inheritance, which he shared with her sister Margaret, Baroness Grey of Codnor) through Westmorland, Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire, down to his wife’s dower lands in Somerset. Thomas became a rich man who was backed by the King and soon found himself giving advice and legal help to the people of Lincolnshire as well as becoming their Sheriff in 1460 and their representative in Parliament.

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