You can view a 200 year Newburgh pedigree for East Lulworth at this link. New articles will beappearing soon in the form of extracts from major articles to be published in a new book about the Newburgh family of Dorset UK. The book will focus on the events that led to the extinction of the Newburgh family at E. Lulworth.
Pedigrees of royal and noble families sometimes included their descent from mythical figures. A pedigree of the Earls of Warwick, apparently dating from the Renaissance period (MS 6/33, below), shows their descent from the mythical king Dunvallo, King of Cornwall and one of the descendants of Brutus, who according to Geoffrey of Monmouth won the Civil War of the Five Kings. This information came from the College of Arms in London. http://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/news-grants/news/item/100-pedigree-rolls
NEW RESEARCH - 2015-2016
Recently, I discovered that William Westbury who was the son of Alice Carent Westbury died in 1453, thus negating my research, previously posted here. When I have made the proper corrections, I will repost my findings. Until then, this information from the Close Rolls is relevant to the correct lineage.
1458 37 Henry VI
To the excheator in Somerset. Order to take the fealties of Nicholas Carent clerk, otherwise dean of the cathedral church of Welles, and John Chafyn, and to give them seisin of a moiety of the manor of Orchardley; as it is found by inquisition, taken on Thursday after St. Matthew, 28 Henry VI, before John Tyler then escheator, that William Westbury the elder long before his death by charter dated Berkeley, 12 January 24 Henry VI gave that moiety to the said Nicholas and John Chafyn and to Robert Wheler of Boxe, their heirs and assigns, to the intent that, when William Westbury the younger should come of age, they should by charter make a grant thereof to him and the heirs of his body, with reversion to themselves, their heirs and assigns, to perform the last will of William the elder, that the grant was made by fraud and collusion to defraud the king of the wardship of that moiety and of the marriage of William the younger, that the said moiety is held in chief of the service of the twentieth part of one knight’s fee, and that William Westbury the younger is cousin and heir of William the elder, and it is found by another inquisition taken 8 June last, before Henry Flaxby then escheator, that William Westbury was siesed of the said moiety, and held the same in chief by the service aforesaid, and by charter (as above) gave the same to the said Nicholas and John Chafyn and to Robert Wheler now deceased, their heirs and assigns to the intent etc. (as above), that the gift was made by fraud etc. for that the said moiety was held in chief, that William Westbury the younger died without issue at Thomer on the eve of St. James the Apostle, 32 Henry VI,  without reaching the age of one and twenty, that by the death of William the elder and by reason of the nonage of William the younger, the said moiety came to the king’s hands and is yet in his hand and that Agnes wife of Robert Leversege is cousin and next heir of William the younger, namely daughter of William the elder father of John his father, and is of full age; and by letters patent of 8 February last, the king of his particular knowledge and mere motion among other things did pardon John Chafyn, by name of John Chafyn of New Sarum ‘gentilman’ or any other whatsoever, for all gifts alienations and purchases of land held in chief to 7 December then last, with the issues and profits thereof taken in the mean time, and by other letters patent of 5 February lst, did likewise pardon Nicholas Carent, and for 6 s. 8 d. paid in the hanaper did respite their homage until [ *] next.
In June of 1456, John Newburgh Junior was keeper of the castle and lordship of Corfe - the BEAUFORT family stronghold. The duke of Somerset, Edmund Beaufort, was a major Lancastrian player in the Wars of the Roses and was killed at the first Battle of St. Albans. After his death, 22 May 1455, John Newburgh Junior acted as a mainprise to Eleanor Dowager Duchess of Somerset in delivering her son to the king, because of his minority. (Cal Fine R. Vol. 19, 163-164)
June 2017 - The two churches of St. Andrew still stood together on the Lulworth Track as late as 1850. When Lulworth St. Andrew was reduced to a farm in the 17th century, the Newburgh Manor House, and their Church of St. Andrew began their slow descent into extinction. Today. Nothing is left of the medieval buildings. When the site was reduced to a farm, a newer 17th century farmhouse was built atop the ruins of the Manor House. Today, it is impossible to access the site, as it is now part of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) Tank Range, which takes up a large portion of the Juriassic Coast.