Here is a list of medieval references for Robert Newburgh (Latinised as "de Novo Burgo" in the ancient references), who held Winfrith, part of Lulworth, and other lands in Dorset from some time before 1199 to his death in 1249. From other references, Robert's father was Roger Newburgh. His wife's name is given in these references as Lucy, but no more than that is known of her.

These references are given in date order. Actual quotes are in italics.

 

# Document Date Text Notes
  Red Book of the Exchequer 1199 Dorset & Somerset. Robert de Novo Burgo - 15 fees of part of the fees that belong to Roger Arundel. The earliest references show that Robert held significant lands in Dorset, but do not show where.
  Red Book of the Exchequer 1201 Dorset & Somerset. Robert de Novo Burgo - 15 knights of the fee of Roger of Arundel.  
  Victoria County History for Northampton Volume 4 - Wollaston 1208ff There were, in 1086, two manors in WOLLASTON: one assessed at 5 hides, which was included in the land of Gunfrey of Chocques under Spelhoe Hundred and had been held by the four thegns who preceded him, with sac and soc. [This] manor formed part of the honor of Chokes, of which the descent was complicated by temporary escheats, due to its holders' connexions with France. During the 12th century Wollaston seems to have been granted to Robert de Newburgh (or Neufbourg, Normandy). The Advocate of Béthune obtained seisin of it with the rest of his inheritance in England in 1200 [Pipe Rolls 2 John], and in 1208 sued Robert de Newburgh for the manor, on the plea that it had only been mortgaged to him for a loan of £40, which he was now willing to repay [Cur. Reg. R. v, 233]. Evidently the Advocate recovered the overlordship and Robert then held of him the manor, which he granted to the abbey of Bindon (Dorset) [Cart. Antiq. Q. 17]. Subsequently, in 1223, Robert de Newburgh commuted this grant for a money payment, as he enfeoffed Robert the son of Ralf of the manor, retaining 1 virgate with the service of Saer de Wollaston and his heirs [Feet of F. Northants., file 17, no. 150], and stipulating that Robert should pay 210 marks to the abbey. Robert son of Ralf appears to have granted a third part of his manor to John de Newburgh for life in 1225 [Cur. Reg. R. 84, m. 19], but is described as holding two fees in Wollaston in 1236 of Robert de Newburgh, and in 1242 of 'the Honor of Chokes, which Robert de Gynes holds' [Bk. of Fees, i, 603; ii, 939]. Robert the son of Ralf seems to be Robert le Waleys who died before1246, when Robert de Guisnes successfully claimed the custody of the manor during the nonage of his heir [Cal. Close, 1242–7, pp. 479, 522].

...

In 1280
[Feet of F. Northants., file 51, no. 39] William de Bray, with Helwis, Agnes, and Maud, the daughters of William son of Roger de Newburgh, registered a claim to a messuage and 10 virgates in Strixton and Wollaston, which Richard de Newburgh was granting to Roger de Newburgh and his wife Agatha for their lives [Feet of F. Northants., file 52, no. 57].

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BARTHILMEW'S FEE. Robert de Newburgh granted 7½ virgates of land in Wollaston to the Hospital of St. Bartholomew in Smithfield
[see N. Moore, St. Bartholomew's Hospital,i, 367], Hugh, the Master of the hospital, obtaining warranty of charter from him in 1218 [Feet of F. Northants., file14, no. 1]. He also granted the grazing of 14 oxen wherever his own oxen should feed in Wollaston [see N. Moore op cit i, 256].

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The mill belonging to the larger manor was granted by William de Betun to Peter son of Adam about the end of the 12th century   and was afterwards bestowed by Robert son of Roger de Newburgh on the Hospital of the Holy Trinity by Northampton
[Ancient Deeds P.R.O., C, 1897].
This entry shows that Robert Newburgh held land in Northamptonshire as well as Dorset. I do not know the reltionship of the other Newburgh's mentioned here (John, William, and Richard).

See also the VCH entries for Huish Champflower, Charlton Mackrell, Broomfield, Raddington, and West Quantoxhead in Somerset also contain information on the Newburgh's
  Testa de Nevill [d] 1208 Northampton. Robert de Novo Burgo of the honor of Cheches, two knights.  
  Red Book of the Exchequer 1210 Dorset & Somerset. Robert de Novo Burgo - 15 knights.
The same [i.e. Robert de Novo Burgo] Wynforde with the hundred, and two parts of the hundreds of Haselovere, Lullewrth and Burtone, and chamberlain service.

Dorset & Somerset. Serjeanties: Robert de Novo Burgo, Wynfrode for which he stands as chamberlain and gives water to the king.

Dorset & Somerset. Names of tenants in the king's domain - Robert de Novo Burgo, £40 in Herdecote in exchange for his lands.
This is the first reference showing the Newburghs holding Winfrith, for the "serjeanty" (i.e. service) of serving water to the king.
  Testa de Nevill [d] 1212 Dorset. Hundred of Winfrod. Robert de Novo Burgo holds the manor of  Winford' with appurtenances, namely Lolewrdhe and Bureton, and the whole hundred of Winfrot, and two parts of the hundred of Haselore, by service of chamberlain in chief to the lord king; the ancestors of the foresaid Robert have had this holding antecessores since the time of Henry I for the foresaid chamberlain's service.
Hundred of Haselore. Robert de Novo Burgo holds three parts of the hundred of Haselore in chief of the lord king since the time of Henry I, for the same service as applies to Winfrod, namely service of chamberlain.
The King holds Powerstock in his own right, having made exchange with Robert Newburgh in Somerset. Others hold these fees from Robert Newburgh:
- Thomas of Mountsorel holds fee of 3 knights in White Lackington
[Somerset];
- Thomas of Champflower holds fee of 2 knights in Huish [Huish Champflower, Somerset];
- Herbert of Hauwee fee of 1 knight in Ash [Ash Herbert, Somerset];
- William son of Robert fee of 1 knight in Wrchester
[sic];
- William son of Henry fee of 1 knight in Kingcombe
[Lower Kincombe, Dorset];
- Osbert Dace fee of 2 knights in Wraxhall
[Dorset];
- William Bubb fee of 1 knight in Melbury
[Melbury Bubb];
- Robert of Well fee of 1 knight in Swanage;
- William of Windham and Hugh of Bexington fee of 1 knight.
Robert Newburgh has served the lord King since the Conquest.
The monks of Bexington hold fee of 1 knight in Bexington and fee of 1 knight in Look and Nottington from the foresaid Robert.
The Newburghs (Novo Burgo is how the name was shown in old documents) were significant land owners, probably (but not certainly) related to the Earls of Warwick (see above), whose family name was Newburgh. Like the Earls of Warwick, they probably took their family name from Neubourg, near Rouen in Normandy.
This entry implies that the ancestors of Robert Newburgh had served royalty at least since the early 12th century and possibly since the Conquest; this is important information in its own right.
  Fine Rolls [h]
2 Henry III/55
3 May
1218
Robert of Newburgh gives the king a palfrey for having a writ to summon Alice de Mohun to be before the justices at Westminster on the morrow of Trinity [to answer] concerning a knight’s fee with appurtenances in Sirineton’, into which Alice has no entry except by the intrusion which she made in that land after the death of Azalia, Robert’s grandmother , who held that fee in dower by the gift of Robert of Glastonbury, her former husband, whose heir he is, and of which he says he is unjustly deforced. He has the writ. Maybe a reference to Shurton (see 1246 entry)
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 5, Page 23, Entry 18
1218/19 At Sireborn, Saturday next after the feast of St Andrew the Apostle, between Roger son of Paganus, plaintiff, and Dionisius, Abbot of Cerne, tenent, of the manor of Netlecumbe. Assize of mort ancestor was summoned between them. Roger remitted and quit claimed for himself and his heirs to the Abbot and convent of Cerne for ever, all his right in the aforesaid manor. For this the Abbot and convent of Cerne gave to Roger one hundred shillings sterling.
Robert de Neweburgh puts in his claim to the manor.
 
  Testa de Nevill [d] 1219 Dorset. The free manor of Swere was an escheat of the lord king; king John gave it to Robert Belet and Robert's son William, who gave it in dower to Margery de Novo Burgo, who holds it now; value £10. Robert de Novo Burgo holds the free manor of Winfrod by the serjeanty of giving water to the king on his birthday, Easter and Pentecost, valued at £30.
Somerset. Robert de Novo Burgo holds in Herdicot of the domain of the lord king; £10; this land exchanged with king John for Purstok.
 
  Fine Rolls [h]
5 Henry III/45
6 Dec
1220
Ralph Monachus gives the king half a mark for having a pone before the justices of the Bench at Hilary in 15 days against Robert of Newburgh, concerning the suits which Robert exacts from him at his hundred of Winfrith . He has the writ. Order to the sheriff of Dorset to take etc.  
  Fine Rolls [h]
8 Henry III/110 & 221
22 Mar
1224

&

4 Jun
1224
Order to the sheriff of Dorset to cause to be replevied to Robert of Newburgh, until upon his next account at the Exchequer, his lands and fees of Winfrith, which have been taken into the king’s hand because Robert, it is said, sold them to the abbot of Bindon , and which Robert held of the king by the service of sergeanty.

And later

Order to the sheriff of Dorset to cause his land of Winfrith, which he took into the king’s hand by order of the king, to be replevied to Robert of Newburgh until upon the account of the sheriff at Michaelmas in the eighth year.
The King taking land at Winfrith back from Robert de Newburgh, having heard that Robert had sold land to Bindon abbey. The King later restores the land. See the later reference to Bindon Abbey.
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 5, Page 148, Entry 42 (old number 37)
1225/6 At Westminster, on the morrow of the Apostles Simon and Jude, between Roger son of Pagan, plaintiff, and Robert de Novo Burgo, tenent, of the manor of Portstok in the county of Dorset. And between the same Roger, plaintiff, and Margery Belet, tenent, of the manor of Bromfeld and of a moiety of the manor of Cherlton in the county of Somerset. Margery vouched to warrant the said Robert against Roger, who came and warranted to her. Assize of mort ancestor was summoned between Roger, Robert and Margery. And between the same Robert, plaintiff, and Alice Briwerr, tenent, of a moity of the vill of Worth in the county of Dorset. Alice vouched to warrant the said Roger against Robert as for her dower, who came and warranted to her. Roger remitted and quit claimed for himself and his heirs to Robert and Margery and their heirs all his right and claim in the aforesaid manor of Portstok and in the said manor of Bromfeld and in the said moiety of the manor of Cherlton, except the advowson of the church of that vill, and to which Roger or his heirs shall present the first clerk after the decease of John de la Ford who was parson on the day this concord was made, and when that clerk is dead who shall be presented by Roger or his heirs, Margery or her heirs shall present a clerk. And so from clerk to clerk alternately for ever. For this Robert remitted and quit claimed for himself and his heirs to Roger and Alice and the heirs of Roger his right and claim in the aforesaid moiety of the vill of Worth, and likewise remitted and quit claimed for himself and his heirs to Roger and his heirs all his right and claim in the moiety of the vill of Ceden in the county of Somerset whereupon there was a dispute between them. Moreover Robert granted, rendered and quit claimed for himself and his heirs to Roger and his heirs the homage and whole service of Ralph de Muntsorell and his heirs in respect of two knights' fees in Wichtlakington in county of Somerset; and the homage and whole service of William son of Henry and his heirs in respect of a knight's fee in Kemthecumb in the county of Dorset. This concord was made there being present Ralph and William who acknowledged that they owed the said services.  
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 5, Page 38, Entry 66
1226/7 At Dorcestre, on the morrow of the Anunciation of the Blessed Mary, between Robert de Neuburg, plaintiff, and Silvester de Almero, tenent, of three hides of land in Almere. Recognizance of the great assize was summoned between them. Silvester acknowledged the land to be the right of Robert and rendered and quit claimed the same for himself and his heirs to Robert and his heirs for ever. For this Robert gave to Silvestre one hundred shillings sterling.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1227-31 page 72
1228 Of the land of Robert de Newburgh who was pledged to Aaron of London, Jew – The Sheriff of Dorset and Somerset is ordered to take into the king’s hand the land of Robert de Newburgh in Winfrith, Shroton and Almer, of which the king ordered that seisin be made to Aaron of London Jew as of his pledge, notwithstanding the foresaid order, and to hold it safe until 5 weeks from the day of St Michael, in the 12th year [of our reign]. In the meantime the crops of the lands are to be brought together and made safe, so that nothing be removed save reasonable food for the said Robert. And let the foresaid Jew be summoned before the justices, assigns etc. at the foresaid time to give the said Robert a reasonable period to pay what he owes.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1227-31 page 88
1228 Dorset – Peter de Russeals appoints as attorneys Walter son of Andrew of Winterburn and John Kaynel against Robert de Newburgh, concerning land in Almer.  
  Fine Rolls [h]
11 Henry III/290
5 Sep
1229
Concerning the fine of Robert of Newburgh, so that he remains at home. Robert of Newburgh gives the king 20 m. to be quit of the king’s forthcoming passage, of which he is to render a moiety at Michaelmas in the thirteenth year and the other moiety at Easter in the fourteenth year, except for the scutage of the same Robert and his knights who hold of him, all of which the king will have. A fine paid by Robert Newburgh so that he is excused from joining the King on a journey.
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 5, Page 51, Entry 104
1230/1 At Westminster, on the octave of St Hillary, between Peter de Rusceaus, plaintiff, and Robert de Newburg, tenent, of two hides and two virgates of land in Almere. Peter remitted and quit claimed for himself and his heirs to Robert and his heirs all his right and claim in the land for ever. For this Robert gave to Peter twenty five marcs of silver. Be it known that if Peter or his heirs henceforth produce any charter or other muniments against Robert or his heirs contrary to this fine they shall be void.  
  Fine Rolls [h]
15 Henry III/275
5 Sep
1231
Concerning respite of a demand. Order to the sheriff of Somerset to place in respite the demand for 42 marks that he makes by summons of the Exchequer from Robert of Newburgh, until All Saints in the sixteenth year, having accepted security from him that he will satisfy the king then at the Exchequer for the aforesaid debt.  
  Fine Rolls [h]
16 Henry III/291
14 Oct
1232
Concerning respite of a demand. Order to the sheriff of Dorset to place in respite, until the octaves of Martinmas in the seventeenth year, the demand for scutages that he makes by summons of the Exchequer from Robert of Newburgh from three knights’ fees, so that it may be discussed then between Robert and Roger son of Payn which of them ought to answer the king for those scutages.  
  Testa de Nevill [d] 1235 Dorset. Robert de Neuburg renders account for 30 knights from 15 fees of old feoffdoms. In Treasury, £7 18s 10d. Owes £12 14d. And for 2 knights from Robert de Neuburg for 1 fee in Lulworth of new feoffdom.
Somerset. From Robert de Novo Burgo for four and a half fees; £5 13s. 4d. And for 9 knights from four and a half fees of Robert de Novo Burgo. From Robert de Novo Burgo half a mark.
Northampton. Robert de Novo Burgo two fees of the honor of Chokes in Wullaugston and Strixton, that Robert son of Radulf holds from him.
 
  Fine Rolls [h]
21 Henry III/181
15 Jul
1237
Order to the sheriff of Dorset to place in respite the demand for 6 marks that he makes from Robert de Muscegros by summons of the Exchequer for two scutages that the same Robert rendered to Robert of Newburgh to the king’s use, as he says, until 15 days from Michaelmas in the twenty-first year, so that it may then be seen at the Exchequer which of them ought to answer the king for this.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1237-42 page 156
1239 [Entry, needing translation, concerning Robert Newburgh and an unnamed Jew - see 1228 entry above]  
  Testa de Nevill [d] 1242 Swanage 1 fee in the feoffdom of Robert Newburgh;
- Windelham 2 parts of one fee in the same;
- Wraxhall 1 fee in the same;
- Bexington 1 fee in the same;
- Then the same Robert Newburgh 10 fees.
Robert Newburgh holds 15 fees in the same
[i.e. from the lord King]
Manors of Wymfrod, come to 6. Robert de Novo Burgo holds Wymfrod of the lord king by serjeanty of giving water for washing the king's hands on the lord's birthday and on Pentecost, and should have fonts unless the earl of Oxford is present, and if the earl is present he will have the fonts and Robert will have the 'robam' of the earl; value £15.
 
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 5, Page 77, Entry 190
1243/4 At Schyreburn, fifteen days after the day of St John Baptist, between William de Monte Acuto, complainant, and Robert de la Stane, deforciant, of customs and services that William exacts from him in respect of the free tenement which he holds from William in Lullewurth, whereof William exacts from him that he should render to him yearly one pound of cumin, which service Robert before did not recognise. Robert acknowledged and granted for himself and his heirs that henceforth they will render yearly to William and his heirs one pound of cumin at Michaelmas for the said tenement for all service and exaction. For this William remitted and quit claimed for himself and his heirs to Robert and his heirs all the damages and arrears which he was said to have sustained by reason of detaining the said rent, for ever. Be it known that William took the homage of the said Robert in respect of the said tenement in the presence of Robert de Novo Burgo chief lord of that fee who agreed thereto.  
  Fine Rolls [h]
29 Henry III/379
10 Jul
1245
Robert of Newburgh gives 20s. for having a pone [to remove a plea] from the county court of Dorset to [the justices of the Bench at] Westminster.  
  Fine Rolls [h]
30 Henry III/257
6 Mar
1246
[List of pledges of future payments, made to the sheriff of Dorset by a number of people including Robert de Newburgh]  
  Fine Rolls [h]
30 Henry III/458 & 467 & 582
5 Jun
1246

&

10 Jun
1246

&

20 Aug
1246
Concerning lands to be taken into the king’s hand. It is written in the same manner to the sheriff of Somerset, concerning taking the lands formerly of Robert of Newburgh into the king’s hand.

And

For the executors of the testament of Robert of Newburgh. Order to the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset to permit the executors of the testament of Robert of Newburgh to have free administration of all his former goods and chattels in his bailiwick towards making execution of his testament, having accepted security from them that they will satisfy the king for the debts which he owed him.

And

For Henry of Newburgh. The king has taken the homage of Henry, son and heir of Robert of Newburgh, for all the lands and tenements which Robert held of the king in chief. Order to Henry of Wingham and his co-escheators in Somerset and Dorset that, having accepted security from Henry for rendering £50 to the king for his relief, they are to cause him to have full seisin of all the lands and tenements of which Robert was seised as of fee on the day he died and which fall to Henry by hereditary right in the aforesaid counties.
Action taken on the death of Robert Newburgh, first to take his property into the king's hands, then to give administration to executors, and finally (after receiving homage) passing the property to Robert's son and heir, Henry.

See also the following entry.
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 1 page 18
10 Jun 1246 Robert de Novo Burgo [i.e. Newburgh].
His heir [unspecified] will be 23 at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin.
Somerset. Sureveton 
[Shurton] manor. Hurdecote [Hurcot] manor.
Dorset. Winfrot alias Winfrod
[Winfrith] manor. Almere [Almer] manor, and it renders 60s. to the abbess of St. Edward. Tenures unspecified.
List of Robert Newburgh's properties, and information on his heir. See also the previous entry.
  Close Rolls [f]
1242-47 page 438 & 439
1246 Concerning dowry to be assigned - The sheriff of Somerset is commanded, from the lands and holdings that Robert de Novo Burgo held of the king in chief, of which he was seized in fee on the day he died, to make an assignment of reasonable dowry for Lucia who was the wife of the said Robert.
[and another entry amending this to include lands not held directly of the king]
 
  Fine Rolls for the reign of Henry III [h] 1254-1272 [Various fines paid by Lucia de Novo Burgo for use of law courts]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1266-72 page 298
20 Nov 1269 Licence for Manser, son and heir of Aaron, Jew of London, to sell to William le Moyne that debt wherein Robert de Novo Burgo and Henry his son are bound to the said Manser; pursuant to the provision lately made in the king's presence, by the counsel of Edward the king's son and other magnates and lieges that no Jew may sell to any one any debt due to him by a Christian without the king's special licence, and if any Christian buy such debt with the king's licence, he shall have nothing more thereof than the king would have if the debt were in his hand, to wit the chattel found in the deed made thereof, without usury.
Mandate to the justices appointed for the keeping of the Jews to cause this to be done and enrolled.
 
  Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 5, Page 243, Entry 48
1275/6 At Westminster, in the octaves of St Michael, between Alyenora, Queen of England, consort of the King, querent, by Walter de Kancia in her place, and Henry de Novo Burgo, deforciant, of the manor of Herdecote and six knights' fees and three parts of a knight's fee in Meleburne Bubb, Swanewyke, Wrokeshale, Athelardeston, Wyndelham and Esse. Plea of covenant was summoned. Henry acknowledged the fees to be the right of the Queen, as by his gift. To have and to hold to the Queen and her heirs, of the King and his heirs, by the services which belong to the tenement, for ever. Moreover, Henry granted for himself and his heirs that the said manor which Lucia who was the wife of Robert de Novo Burgo held in dower of him of his inheritance on the day this concord was made, and which after her decease ought to revert to him and his heirs, should then wholly remain to the Queen and her heirs. To hold together with the fees, of the King and his heirs by the services aforesaid, for ever. For this the Queen gave to Henry two hundred pounds sterling. This concord was made, Lucia being present who acknowledged she had no right in the manor except in name of dower.
Endorsed. John de Novo Burgo put in his claim.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1279-88 page 94
12 Jul
1281
To the same [i.e. the treasurer and barons of the exchequer]. Order to cause the abbot of Bynedon to be acquitted of 7 marks in which he and his sureties were amerced before John de Reygate and his fellows, justices lately in eyre in co. Dorset, because he did not prosecute, and of half a mark in which Robert de Neuburg, whose lands the abbot holds, was amerced before the said justices by reason of the common summons made before them of their eyre in that county, as the king has pardoned the abbot these sums. This entry is not clear, being well after Robert's death
  Close Rolls [f]
1279-88 page 182
11 Apr
1282
Memorandum, that Robert Iwen, who holds a messuage and half a virgate of land and a piece [plitum] of meadow in the manor of Wynfred, which Lucy de Nefburg holds in dower of the inheritance of John de Neuburg, came into chancery and confessed that he had no right in the said messuage and land and meadow except for Lucy's life, so that after her death they shall revert to him who ought to have them of right.  
  Kirby's Quest [e] 1284 Dorset. Hundreds of Haselore and Ryssemore. The earl of Gloucester is lord of the hundred of Haselore and ... the same earl and his predecessors had seisin from the time that he purchased two parts of the said hundred from Henry de Novo Burgo, and Henry and his predecessors had seisin since time immemorial. Hundred of Wynfrod, of John de Neuburg. John de Novo Burgo holds the town of Winfrod in chief of the lord king, for the serjeanty of giving water for the hands of the lord king on the king's birthday, and providing silver basins with which to give the water.  The abbot of Bynedon claims all liberties within the liberty of John de Novo Burgo, through charter of the present king, which liberties John formerly used, namely in the lands of Chalvedon and Chalvedon (sic), Lulleworth, Brune, Yate, Wodesterte, Welle, Knysteton, Buryton, Wynfrod and Gaulton. Hundred of Efergone, which is a mesne hundred of the lord king. The town of PORSTOKE is a mesne manor of the lord king, which Robert de Novo Burgo previously held in the fee of Roger de Arundel. Later, king John makes exchange with the foresaid Robert de Novo Burgo, giving Robert the hamlet called Herdecote in the manor of Somerton, co. Somerset, for the manor of Porstoke.
Somerset. Wyleton Hundred. Nicholas le Waleys holds the town of Hywys Chamflur, of the barony of Henry de Neuwburgh, that now the queen holds [sic] from the lord king. Robert de Eadington holds Eadington, of the barony of Henry de Neuburgh, in chief of the lord king. Andredesfeld Hundred. Peter de Halswille holds the town of Halswille of the prior of Taunton, and the said prior of the heir of Henry de Novo Burgo, and the said heir of the lord king, ... and it is for a quarter part of one knight's fee.
The entry for the Hundred of Hasilor is interesting. This Hundred consists of lands just to the east of Winfrith and Lulworth. This entry says that the Newburghs have owned Hasilor "since time immemorial", which generally means since the Domesday Book of 1086. The Domesday Book has parts of Steeple and Church Knowle owned by Roger de Beaumont; Roger was a Norman earl, father to two English earls, the younger of whom was Henry de Beaumont de Neubourg, earl of Warwick, named after Neubourg near Rouen. This makes a strong link between the Newburghs of Dorset and the Beaumonts of Normandy; it does not prove a blood link.
  Close Rolls [f]
1279-88 pages 410, 412, 538, 553 and 1288-96 page 255
1286-1292 [Records of debts owed severally by John Newburgh and Lucy Newburgh, secured on property in Somerset and Dorset] Lucy is probably John's grandmother, Robert's widow, although she would have been at least mid-80's in 1292.
  Inquisitions post mortem [i]
Vol 4 page 164
1304 An entry shows the Gauelton [Galton] held for ⅓ knight's fee by Robert de Novo Burgo from Edmund de Mortu Mari [Edmund Mortimer, 2nd Baron Mortimer]. It is not clear who this Robert Newburgh was, since this Robert's great-grandson Robert was only about 12 in 1304. This needs cross-checking against other entries for Galton.