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Parish of Burghill, by William A. Blake (1972)

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A small framed copy from a manuscript in the Harleian Collection in the British Museum which is usually adjacent to the Milbourne monument reads: ‘The Milbournes came out of Lincolnshire: King Edward V and Sir Peers Milbourne descended from two sisters, the Milbournes of Milbourne Port in the County of Somerset. And Sir Peers was one of Lord Bewchamp’s heirs, and chancellor of the Queen of England, which Sir Peers married the daughter of Sir John Eynesford, Knight, Lord of Tillington, in the parish of Burghill, County of Hereford. The said Sir John received the King into this house, and kept him certain days at his own charge.

Sir Peers had a son of the aforesaid daughter of Sir John Eyenesford, who married the daughter of Sir Walter Devereux, the lord of Weobley. This does appear on a fair tomb in the Parish Church of Burghill with the inscription, “Here lyeth the bodies of Sir Milbourne, and Elizabeth his wife, the daughter of the most Honourable Knight of England, who was slain at the great battle of Pilleth, (between Walton and Presteigne, Radnorshire)”

Of the said John and Elizabeth came Sir Simon Milbourne. The marble ornaments around the tomb, which are missing, were built up in the wall near the southwest angle by the “barborous masons” who used them as common stones.” John Milborne of Burghill and Tillington, temp. Henry VI bore arms: a chevron between three escallops, argent.

Elizabeth Milborne, daughter of Sir Walter Devereux, bore: gules, a chevron between three escallops, argent.

Also contained in this book are two pictures of Tillington Court and Burghill Court - small, stately country houses.

Transcribed by Adrian Benjmain Burke, Esq.

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