Gunselm de Badlesmere

Male 1232 - 1301  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name Gunselm de Badlesmere 
    Born ~ 1232  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Guncelin de Badlesmere  [2
    Died ~ 1301  [2
    Person ID I47917  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2017 

    Family Joan LNU 
    Married Y  [1
    Children 
     1. Bartholomew de Badlesmere, Knight, 1st Baron Badlesmere,   b. 18 Aug 1275, Blean, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1322, Blean, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     2. Maud de Badlesmere,   b. ~ 1282, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F17637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Guncelin de Badlesmere (c.1232c.1301), son of Bartholomew de Badlesmere (died 1248), was Justice of Chester and Cheshire in England.[1]

      Guncelin de Badlesmere was appointed to the office of Justice of Chester and Cheshire on 16 October 1274.[2] He held this position until 1281, when Reynold de Grey was appointed to this role and Gunselm was instructed to deliver the associated premises to him with effect from 29 September of that year.[3]

      An example of his close connection with the Crown appears in the account of the delivery of the royal seal of King Edward I by his son Edward to the Lord Chancellor, John de Langeton, which took place at Tonbridge Castle, Kent on 27 August 1297, with Sir Guncelin de Badlesmere being one of the witnesses.[4]

      Gunselin was evidently still alive on 22 March 1299/1300, when Walter de Gloucester, as "escheator this side the Trent", was instructed to investigate allegations that Guncelm had damaged property belonging to the estate of Edward, son and heir of Philip Burnel, a minor whom the King had committed into Guncelin's custody.[5]

      On 13 April 1301, a writ was issued to initiate enquiries into the identity of the next heir of lands that had been held directly from the King by Guncelin de Badlesmere. Presumably, he had died shortly before that date. An inquisition post mortem held on 30 April of that year in respect of land he held in Kent at Badlesmere and Donewelleshethe confirmed that the next heir was his son Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere (c.12751322).[6]

      By 4 October 1302, it was established that the damage to Edward Burnel's inheritance had taken place before Gunselin became involved. Therefore, the lands concerned were to be delivered to the executors of Gunselin's will.[7]

      He died in the 29th year of the reign of Edward I (in 1301), and was buried in Badlesmere church, where in 1800 it was reported that his wooden cross-legged effigy could still be found.[1] [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10594] "Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere (August 8, 1275 - 14 April 1322)" biography, which was abstracted, down.

    2. [S10595] "Gunselm de Badlesmere" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by David A. H.