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  • Name Elizabeth SHERBURN 
    Born 1553  Greenhalgh Castle, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1584  Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried All Hallow's Churchyard Bispham, Blackpool Unitary Authority, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Elizabeth Shireburn Newsom
      Birth 1553
      Lancashire, England
      Death 1584 (aged 30?31)
      Lancashire, England
      Burial
      All Hallow's Churchyard
      Bispham, Blackpool Unitary Authority, Lancashire, England
      Memorial ID 183899521 View Source

      Elizabeth Shireburn Newsom was born Greenhaligh Castle, Lancashire, England the daughter of Sir Richard and Maude Bold Shireburn. She married in 1578 at Lancashire, Robert Newsom the son of George and Catherine Elston Newsom.

      Known Children:
      William Newsom 1584-1624 Md Elizabeth Lucille Singleton. Died Bispham, Lancashire, England
    • Notes for Elizabeth Sherbourne:
      Right: The tomb of Sir Richard Sherbourne and Matilda (Maude) Bolde, parents of Elizabeth Sherbourne. It is the original tomb in the original location: the Sherbourne Chapel in All Hallows Church, Mitton, Lancashire near Garstang (click on photo for larger view).

      Elizabeth Sherbourne is said to have lived in Greenhalgh Castle, Lancashire. The lonely and beautiful ruins of the Castle still stand on a grassy knoll overlooking the River Wyre, one kilometer east of the hamlet of Garstang (picture below - click for larger view). A Newsome Family Legend tells of Elizabeth's marriage to Robert Newsom of Newsom Hall which was "not far" away. This union marks the uniting of two old and venerable Lancashire families - the Newshams and the Sherbournes. Both lines abound with individuals of accomplishment and repute, a pattern which continued into the subsequent emigration to the New World in the early 1600's (see notes for William Newsom, Jr.).

      Of the Sherbournes, Burke's Peerage says, "The family of Sherbourne was of great antiquity and distinction in the county of Lancaster, and possessed Stonyhurst from the time of the early Plantagenets. Under Edward I, Robert Sherburn was Seneschal of Wiswall and Blackburnshire, and in the marshall reign of the third Edward, Sir John Sherburn, attending his royal master in his French wars, served at the siege of Calais..."
      There is strong circumstantial evidence, but no proof yet, to support the view that Elizabeth Sherbourne was a daughter (or possibly a niece) of Sir Richard Sherbourne of Stonyhurst and therefore sister to Richard Sherbourne the younger who was "Master Forester of Bowland, Steward of the Manor of Slaidburn, Captain of the Isle of Man and one of Her Majesty's (Elizabeth I) Deputy Lieutenants..." (Burke's Peerage). Key points are that Sir Richard essentially controlled much of the area around Greenhalgh Castle where Elizabeth lived, virtually all Sherbournes in the moderately populated vicinity must have been related, the birth and death dates of all of the individuals concerned are appropriate, and there are land records dating from 1586 which confirm, "Robert Newsom sold lands in Thornton and Wheatley to Sir Richard Shireburn..." (Lancashire Life Magazine, August 1974). Elizabeth Sherbourne's pedigree has tentatively been drawn to reflect this relationship.
      Greenhalgh Castle was built in 1490 by Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby, and was one of the last - perhaps the last - Royalist strongholds in Lancashire resisting the radical Commonwealth/Parliamentary movement of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War. The castle took its name from the local village of Greenhalgh which pre-dated its construction. It was never actually owned or controlled by any member of the Greenhalgh family, though there was strong alliance between John Greenhalgh (then Governor of the Isle of Man), much of his family, and the royal Stanleys against Cromwell. Interestingly, the Stanleys were Protestant - not Catholic like most of the opponents of Cromwell. Yet they steadfastly maintained their loyalty to Catholic King Charles I. One of John Greenhalgh's brothers administered the Last Rights to Lord Derby at his execution for treason by Cromwell. King Charles I himself was executed on January 30, 1649. Presumably, Lord Derby's death took place at about the same time.

      Also in 1649, Greenhalgh Castle was razed on the personal order of the vindictive Cromwell. Local farmers were invited to dismantle the walls and utilize the fieldstones for buildings on their farms, an invitation many among them accepted. Only one of the original four towers remain.
      Evidence of Newsome (Newsham) involvement in the political affairs of the time may be found in a list of "Lands and Estates of several other persons forfeited for Treason, to be sold... 20th Day of May, 1642." An Andrew and a Nicholas Newsham, both of Plumpton (modern Woodplumpton near Newsham), Lancashire, and almost certainly relatives of the Newshams of Newsham Hall, appear prominently on the list. Isle of Man Governor John Greenhalgh appears on the same list. So it is virtually certain that Newsome ancestors were strong Royalist Catholics, fought against Cromwell alongside the great Lancashire families of the day - the Greenhalghs, Stanleys Kighleys, Fleetwoods, Molyneuxs and Sherbournes - and forfeited lands as a consequence.

      The source for the "traitors list" is "An Index of the Names of the Royalists Whose Estates were Confiscated During the Commonwealth" compiled by Mabel G. W. Peacock, London, Longmans, Green & Company, 39 Paternoster Row, Hertford, Printed by Stevin Austin & Sons, 1878.

      Children of Robert Newsom and Elizabeth Sherbourne are:
      15 i. Richard7 Newsom, born 1579 in Newsom Hall, Lancashire, England; died 1632. He married Barbara Fleetwood
      Notes for Richard Newsom:
      Richard Newsom was the last of the Newsoms to live in Newsham Hall. After at least seven generations in the family, the Hall was sold to a Thomas Wilson in about 1630. Richard died two years later.
      + 16 ii. William Newsom, Sr., born 1584 in Newsom Hall, Lancashire, England; died Unknown in England.
      17 iii. Thomas Newsom, born 1586 in Newsom Hall, Lancashire, England; died 1634. He married Anne Hedges; born in Chalberry, Oxford, England.
      Notes for Thomas Newsom:
      Thomas Newsom was a London tailor. His 1634 will is "proved."
      18 iv. George Newsom, born 1588 in Newsom Hall, Lancashire, England.
      19 v. Alice Newsom, born 1592 in Newsom Hall, Lancashire, England. She married Thomas Sharples 1610 in Lancashire, England; born in Lancashire, England.
      20 vi. Ellen Newsom, born 1594 in Newsom Hall, Lancashire, England. She married Henry Lundhop; born in Lancashire, England.
      21 vii. Grace Newsom, born 1596 in Newsom Hall, Lancashire, England. She married James Draper; born in Cockerhouse, Lancashire, England.
      22 viii. Bridget Newsom, born 1598 in Newsom Hall, Lancashire, England.
    Person ID I1528  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2021 

    Father Richard SHERBURN,   b. 2 May 1526, Milton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1594, Stonyhurst, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Dame Matilda BOLD,   b. 1525, Cranshaw, Bold, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1588, Stonyhurst, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F2618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert NEWSOM,   b. 1553, Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1624, Bispham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1578  Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard NEWSOM,   b. ABT. 1579, Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1632  (Age ~ 53 years)
    +2. William NEWSOM, Sr,   b. 1584, Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1624, Bispham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +3. Thomas NEWSOM,   b. 1586, Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1634  (Age 48 years)
     4. George NEWSOM,   b. 1588, Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John NEWSOM,   b. ABT. 1590,   d. WFT Est. 1591-1680  (Age ~ 90 years)
     6. Alice NEWSOM,   b. 1592, Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ellen NEWSOM,   b. 1594, Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Grace NEWSOM,   b. 1596, Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Bridget NEWSOM,   b. 1598, Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. WFT Est. 1599-1692  (Age 94 years)
     10. Catherine NEWSOM,   b. 1600, Newsom Hall, Lancashire England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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