Captain William I Burleigh [56115]


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Captain William I Burleigh [56115]

  • Marriage: Anne Langford [56116]

bullet  General Notes:

William Burleigh, Ann Langford Burleigh and the Burleigh Pedigree:

"Captain in the Sir John Cloworthy's regiment of horse, who was wounded at the defense of Lisburn against O'Neill in 1641; was subsequently Lieutenant Colonel of the Earl of Kildare's Regiment."
Source: Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, Ulster. Published in London. Published for Henry Colburn by his Successors, Hurt and Blackett, Great Marlborough Street, 1855. Page 153.
Burke, who was based in Ulster, obviously assumes that his readers are familiar with the "O'Neill" he is referencing, and the importance of 1641. For those who aren't (and that would probably include most of us) -- "O'Neill" would be Sir Phelim O'Neill, although Burke's military history seems a little off: Sir Conn Magennis may have actually besieged Lisburn.
On one side: O'Neill, Magennis and Ulster Catholic landowners who had lost their estates and their independence when Great Britain planted English colonists in Ulster.
On the other: the Protestant landowners, military and merchants in Ulster.
According to the BBC: "It began when Sir Phelim O'Neill seized Charlemont, and soon after Dungannon, Castlecaulfield, Newry and Lurgan were captured. Sir Conn Magennis besieged Lisburn, and most of the castles in Fermanagh (the exception was Enniskillen) fell. Then terrible massacres ensued: colonists in the centre and the west of the province were most vulnerable. The most notorious incident was at Portadown, where some 80 Protestant captives were thrown off a bridge and piked or shot to death."
Of course, keep in mind that this is the BBC's reporting of the events of 1641 - they fail to mention that when Oliver Cromwell and his government beheaded the King, took over the government and then stomped into Ireland a short time later, he had revenge on his agenda for this incident, and proceeded to slaughter the inhabitants of entire towns in an even more gruesome series of incidents that disgust and horrify people, even today.
This may have been one of the garrisons disbanded by order of Parliament on 6 July 1647: "Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, and the Committee at Derby House, to put in Execution the Votes, passed both Houses, for the disgarisoning the several Garisons voted to be disgarisoned and dismantled: And that they do forthwith make Report of this Business to the House; and of the Obstructions: And that the Report from the Lords, concerning the Garisons, delivered in by Sir John Cloworthy, be referred to this Committee; to consider of and state it to the House."
From: 6 July 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 234-36.
URL: Date accessed: 29 July 2005.
However, Burke means to point out with this brief entry that Burleigh was Protestant and probably stationed in or near Ulster - or at least in Northern Ireland - in 1641.

Record Type: Book
Title: Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland
Author: Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms
Published: London: Published for Henry Colburn, by his Successor, Hurst and Blackett, Great Marlborough Street
Year: 1855
Page: 153
GROUP NO: Chute Family Records/GP3895-1


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Military: Sir John Cloworthy's horse regiment, 1641, Lisburn, Ireland.


William married Anne Langford [56116] [MRIN: 551614826], daughter of Sir Roger Langford [56117] and Unknown. (Anne Langford [56116] was born about 1629 in Woodmancote Near Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, Great Britain and was christened on 6 Apr 1629 in Woodmancote Near Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, Great Britain.)

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