Sir William Gascoigne, I, Knight

Sir William Gascoigne, I, Knight

Male Abt 1409 - Bef 1466  (~ 56 years)

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  • Name William Gascoigne 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix I, Knight 
    Alt Birth Abt 1398  Gawthorpe Hall, Harewood, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born Abt 1409  Gawthorpe Hall, Harewood, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1466  Gawthorpe Hall, Harewood, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried All Saints' Church, Harewood, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Sir William Gascoigne (I) was a Yorkshire knight who was a captain for Sir Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland. He fought for him at the battle of Wakefield (1460), and also at the battle of Towton (1461), where he was on the Lancastrian (losing) side and so was attained by the victorious Edward IV. He died peacefully in 1466 and his son took over the reigns of the family.

      Map, Photo & History of All Saints' Church ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints'_Church,_Harewood
    Person ID I37176  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2016 

    Father William Gascoigne, IX, Knight,   b. 1370, Harewood, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1422, Harewood, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Joan Wyman,   b. Abt 1388, (West Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1421, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married ~1408  (North Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F13902  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Clarell,   b. Abt 1405, Aldwark, Ecclesfield, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1435, Gawthorpe Hall, Harewood, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married Abt 1425  Aldwark, Ecclesfield, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Sir William Gascoigne, XI, Knight,   b. 1427- 1430, Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1463-1464, (Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     2. Anne Gascoigne,   b. Abt 1436, Gawthorpe, Bishop Wilton, East Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1488  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Photos
    Lotherton Hall
    Lotherton Hall
    The building has been home to a number of prominent families, including the Nevilles (notably Archbishop George Neville, younger brother of Warwick the Kingmaker), the de Hothams, and finally the Gascoignes in 1825.
    All Saints' Church, Harewood, England
    All Saints' Church, Harewood, England
    Burial site for Sir William & Lady Margaret Gascoigne, III, Knight of the Realm
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F13714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - Abt 1398 - Gawthorpe Hall, Harewood, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1409 - Gawthorpe Hall, Harewood, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1425 - Aldwark, Ecclesfield, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1466 - Gawthorpe Hall, Harewood, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - All Saints' Church, Harewood, West Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Monument probably of Sir William Gascoigne and his wife Margaret Clarell, c. 1465
    Monument probably of Sir William Gascoigne and his wife Margaret Clarell, c. 1465
    The photograph was taken by Geoffrey Wheeler. The tombs are at Harewood All Saints, Yorkshire, in the care of the Redundant Churches Fund, Queen Victoria Street, London EC4

  • Notes 
    • Sir William Gascoigne

      During the period 1450 to 1490 there were three Gascoignes, a father(I), son(II) and grandson(III). It was a family tradition to call the first-born son William.


      They held extensive lands in West Yorkshire and lived at Gawthorpe Hall, which no longer exists, having been demolished in the eighteenth century to build a lake at Harewood House. At this time, the Gascoignes relocated to Lotherton Hall, a few miles down the road from Towton. In the grounds of Harewood House is a church containing the tombs of Sir William (I) and Sir William (III). Sir William (I)'s grandfather's tomb is also here - a famous judge of his time. He is dressed in his judge's robes whereas the rest of the Gascoigne males are portrayed in a harness (suit of armour). These tombs have only been re-erected in the last twenty years. [3]
    • A history of the Gascoigne family during the "War of the Roses" ... http://homepage.ntlworld.com/nellkyn/gascoignes/wgb.htm [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S51750] http://www.geni.com/people/William-Gascoigne/6000000001074545605.

    2. [S51448] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I19043&tree=00.

    3. [S971] http://homepage.ntlworld.com/nellkyn/gascoignes/wgb.htm.

    4. [S8967] "Sir William Gascoigne's Fellowship", http://homepage.ntlworld.com/nellkyn/gascoignes/wgb.htm, updated January 23, 2016.

    5. [S51753] http://www.geni.com/people/Sir-William-Gascoigne-II/6000000002979939954.

    6. [S5298] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/register.php?personID=I19838&tree=00&generations=10.