Burga DE WILLEY
- Married (2): Abt 1284, Shropshire, England
- Died: After 1335
Orthographic variation: DE WILLILEY.
Sole daughter and heir, a contemporary of Edward II.
Burga was married twice, first to Philip de Stapleton, who died without issue in 1283, and secondly to Sir Richard de Harley, of Harley, knight. By this marriage the manors of Willey and Kenley came to the Harleys.
After becoming widowed Burga gave lands of her own inheritance to the Abbey of Buildwas, Shropshire.
As "Burga de Harley" she had a grant of free warren in her manors of Kewley, Willey, Gretton, Hatton, Wilderhope, and Rushbury from Edward II, 17 Dec 1318.
In 1327, the following inhabitants of Wylileye were assessed to the Subsidy: Burga de Wylileye iiijs, Ralph de Wylileye ijs, Nicholas de Spencer xiiijd, Richard Ball xiijd, Henry son of Ralph ixd, William Potel xiijd, Richard de Swyney xiijd, Walter de Sheynton xviijd, John Corbet xijd.
Burga de Harley was living in 1331.
On 10 Oct 9 Edw. III (1335), in an Inq. p.m., Theobald de Verdon had a moiety of a knight's fee in Wildridhope, Salop, held by Burga, late the wife of Richard de Harleye. 1 2
Burga married Philip DE STAPLETON. (Philip DE STAPLETON died in 1283.)
Burga also married Sir Richard DE HARLEGH Knt., son of Robert DE HARLEY Baron Harley and Alice DE PULESTON, about 1284 in Shropshire, England. (Sir Richard DE HARLEGH Knt. died about 1320 2.)