Avery Cornburgh

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Died2 February 1487
  • Politician
  • Sea captain

Avery Cornburgh (1430 – 2 February 1487) was an English politician and sea captain who was Under-Treasurer of England from 1483 to 1487 and Keeper of the king's Great Wardrobe from 1486 to 1487.

He was a Member of Parliament (MP) of the Parliament of England for Cornwall 1463 and 1467 and probably also for a Cornish seat in 1472–5. He was MP for Plymouth in 1478, 1483, 1485 and also probably also for a Cornish seat in 1484.[1]

He lived at Dover’s in Essex and Bere Ferrers in Devon. He was Yeoman of the Crown and Chamber from 1455 to 1474 then Squire of the Body and Sea Captain from 1474 to 1485. He was Under-Treasurer of England 1483-87 and Keeper of the king's Great Wardrobe from 1486-87.

He married Beatrice Brewster probably a daughter of John Brewster of Dover’s, Essex, and his wife Margaret.[2]

He died on 2 February 1487 and was buried at Romford, Essex.


  1. Wedgwood, Josiah C. History Of Parliament (1439-1509). pp. 223–4.
  2. King, H. (1869). "Ancient Wills". Essex Archaeological Society Transactions. 4: 1–20.

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