Name: William Goring
Birth: BEF 1500
Death: 2 MAR 1553 in Westminster, Middlesex 1
Burial: 12 MAR 1553 Burton, Sussex
Residence: Burton, Sussex
Occupation: Master of the Horse to Henry VIII.
Cause: On a visit to Queen Mary
MEM: Burton church, Sussex: indent of brass of kneeling figure, with inscription
Note: 1 2|
Change Date: 18 APR 2013
Master of the Horse to Henry VIII.
Gentleman Privy Chamber to Edward VI.
Sheriff of Sussex and Surrey
Anne, m 1. Sir Geo Delalynde, 2. Francis Browne, bro of Vct Montagu.
The manor of Cokeham, in Sompting, Sussex, was given in 1316 to Hardham priory to provide four secular chaplains. (fn. 80) At the dissolution of the priory in 1534 the prior attempted to sell Cokeham to Richard Scrase and others, but the sale presumably never took effect. Although the manor may have been given to Queen Anne Boleyn in 1534 it was later granted to Sir William Goring, patron of Hardham, who held it at his death in 1553/4.
?The exact period of its [Hardham Priory] dissolution is not known ; but it was certainly before the general dissolution of monasteries j Sir William Goring, at its abandonment, taking possession of the lands it then possessed ns the heir-at-law of the founder.?
(Suusex Archeological Collections 1860)
Funeral of Sir William Goring. MS. Harl. 897, f. 8:
"Sir William Goryng knight dyed at Westmynster the 4th of Marche 1553, and was conveyd to his howse called Burton, and there buryed the xijth of Marche." He was one of the gentlemen of the king's privy chamber. His funeral at length is in Coll. Arm. I. 3, f. 102.
After asking to be buried in the parish church, he ordered the following inscription to be placed over his tomb:
O God forget my sins and impute them not unto me
But forgive me for thy dear son Jesus Christ?s sake
And indict me according unto thy inscrutable mercy
For if we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves
And there is no truth in us.
His body was taken by barge to Kingston-upon-Thames, and then overland to Burton where eight days later it was buried.
Father: John Goring
Mother: Constance Dyke
Elizabeth Covert b: 1499
- Henry Goring b: 1521
- George Goring b: AFT 1522
- Anne Goring
- Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage 92nd Edition
- Text: Notes to The Diary of Henry Machyn
Citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London (1550-1563)