The Medieval Combat Society
Born: 1309 Burghersh, Sussex, England
Died: 5 April 1369, Walsingham
Parents: Bartholomew Burghersh (born 1287, Burghersh, Sussex, England, died 3 August 1355) married Elizabeth Verdon (born about 1291, Alton, Staffordshire, England, died 1 May 1360)
Henry Burghersh (born about 1314, Burghersh, Sussex, England)
Elizabeth Burghersh, (born about 1320, Burghersh, Sussex, England)
Joan Burghersh, Baroness Mohun, (born about 1324, Burghersh, Sussex, England, died 4 October 1404)
Married 1: 1332
Spouse: Cicely De Weyland, Baroness Burghersh, (born 1314, Blaxhall, Suffolk, England, died after August 1354)
Elizabeth De Burghersh, Baroness Despencer (born 1332, Ewias Lacy, Herefordshire, England, died 26 July 1409) married ( 2 August 1354, Essendine, Rutlandshire, England) Edward Despencer, Baron Despencer
Spouse 2: Margaret Gisors
Heraldic Coat of Arms: gules, a lyon rampant tail fourchee. Described by George Beltz as Or, a fess between two chevronels Sable.
Knight of the Garter 1348, Founder Member, Stall 10
Bartholomew was the chamberlain of Edward III and in 1343 Edward III sent him as Lord Chamberlain to Parliament and said that as war was undertaken and begun by the common assent of the Prelates, Magnates and Commons, the king did not wish to make peace without their common assent. Bartholomew fought at Crecy as a knight banneret under Edward of Woodstock and at the siege of Calais in 1345-8. In 1349 Bartholomew obtained a charter of free warren to himself, his wife, and their heirs, for the Manor of Henley. In 1351 Bartholomew was made constable of Walingford castle.
Sir Bartholomew Burghersh, received 6000 pounds Sterling from the king for handing over his prisoner, the Count of Ventadour. He was a close friend of Prince Edward and took part in the discussions of the King for the Treaty of Guînes (1354). In 1355 following the death of his father Bartholomew Burghersh, he was made baron Burghersh. Bartholomew earned a great reputation as a soldier and took part in Prince Edwards campaign and chevauchee of 1356, he held of a French ambush at Romorantain and following the battle the city was captured. Before the battle of Poitiers he led a scouting unit and especially distinguished himself during the battle of Poitiers in 1356 and captured the count of Ventadour. Bartholomew took part in the campaign of 1359. He left a will requesting burial at Walsingham, Norfolk.
Memorials OfThe Most Noble Order Of The Garter From Its Foundation To The Present Time, George Beltz, 1841