Mapping the Newburgh Family

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Hello friends!

A new phase of research is beginning for the 16th century Newburgh family of East Lulworth.  John Newburgh, Esquire had a large family and two marriages, which has complicated research efforts.  Obtaining relevant documents to continue our story is costly when approaching various archives.  Additional expenses include professional translations of medieval Latin and old English, traveling expenses, reproduction fees, and web site development.  

This is an ongoing project which began in 2009 and will likely continue into the future!  My colleagues and I would be grateful for your generous participation in our quest to unmask the descendants of the Newburghs who migrated to Berkeley, Somerset in 1485.

World Wide Newburgh Project 

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Just a note to let everyone know things are moving along. We have been able to get a few of the documents acquired in August translated, but are now finding we need to acquire more to make full sense of what we are looking at. We have discovered there were more Thomas' in the family than we originally thought. More Johns have surfaced as well. However, we think we have a handle on who they are because of the previous research that we have accomplished.

After 1485 it seems that the Newburgh/Neuburgh name changed (permutation) to Newborough. Another thing we have discovered is the arms for the Dorset group changed during the time of Henry VIII. According to my experts that would have been unconventional, so we must have a cadet line that was unknown in the past.

I would like to thank my colleagues Jacob Newbury and my editor Sally Thomson for all their dedicated work. We have such a good time following all these knights from the past.

All donations for this research are appreciated. Thanking you in advance for your kind assistance and generosity.
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Things are moving along. We have recently identified another family line that may have connections with the Somerset group. The individual that we have identified was a son of William Newburgh who died in 1471. William died at the Battle of Tewkesbury at the hand of King Edward IV. William's sons received East Lulworth via charter through their grandfather's (The Esquire's) feofees. The first heir was John Senior, who died shortly after his grandfather. John Sen.'s brother Roger then became Lord of East Lulworth. He had two other brothers, one was William and the other was named John 'the younger'. It is'THE YOUNGER' whom we have identified through his IPMs in several counties.

When the heirs of Lulworth, Dorset passed away, the families in outlying counties started using the permutation of NEWBOROUGH. Eventually the name became Newberry and other permutations.

In November I will be publishing a book titled:
The Lost Legacy of St. Andrew's Church and Medieval Lulworth. It will be available from Amazon.
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We are moving ahead with translations, beginning with Thomas Newborough of Berkeley, Somerset. His will and IPMs have been acquired, and the translator is working on the difficult Latin. We are finding some previously unknown, and surprising pieces of information.
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