Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 7: Kent (PROPOSED CORRECTIONS)


Volume 7, page 142:
Hubert [(de Burgh), Earl of Kent] d. leaving male issue, 12 May 1243, at his manor of Banstead, Surrey, and was bur. in the Church of Black Friars, London, when the Earldom of Kent became extinct.

John P. Ravilious, in April 2003, provided evidence that Hubert was dead by 5 May 1243 [citing Excerpta e Rotulis Finium, vol. 1, page 406].

[Item last updated: 27 April 2003.]

Volume 7, page 143:
On 28 July 1321 the King, his brother, having girded him [Edmund of Woodstock (d. 1329/30)] with the sword as EARL OF KENT, granted him £30 a year from the issues of that county by the hands of the sheriff under the name and honour of Earl of Kent, and gave him divers farms and hundreds to hold for life.

His creation as earl is dated 26 July 1321 according to Public Record Office, E 101/378/13, m. 1 [Ian Mortimer, personal communication, February 2004].

[Item last updated: 3 May 2004.]