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Eleanore de Gorges (Ferre), Heiress of Tothill

Also Known As: "Lady de Gorges", "Heiress of Tothill"
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Birthplace: Tothill, Louth, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Barnstaple, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir John Ferre, of Tothill
Wife of John Peche, 1st Lord Peche of Wormleighton and Sir Ralph de Gorges, 1st Baron Gorges of Wraxall
Mother of Elizabeth de Gorges, Heiress of Tothill; Ralph IV de Gorges; Eleanor de Gorges, Heir of Wraxall & Knighton and Joan de Cheyny

Occupation: Heiress
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About Eleanore de Gorges, Heiress of Tothill

  • Parentage unknown, but she was NOT a de Ferre. She is sometimes listed as daughter of John de Ferre or wife of Guy de Ferre, but Guy's wife was another Eleanor, and this fact also contributes to the misinformation that John de Ferre was her father.

Married

  1. Ralph 1st Baron de GORGES , of Wraxall, Sir b: BEF 1278 in Wraxall, Long Ashton, Somerset, England BEF 20 DEC 1301 as her 1st husband
  2. John 1st Baron PECCHE , of Honiley, Sir b: ABT 1265 in Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England BEF 1326 as her 2nd husband, his 2nd wife 4

Children

  1. Eleanor de GORGES , Heir of Wraxall & Knighton b: ABT 1307 in Knighton, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
  2. Ralph 2nd Baron de GORGES , of Wraxall, Sir b: 1308 in Wraxall, Long Ashton, Somerset, England
  3. Joan de GORGES , Heiress of Tothill b: ABT 1309 in Wraxall, Long Ashton, Somerset, England

Notes

  • Eleanor's death year is unknown, but she was alive in 1330 when there was recorded that "Dame de Georges wife of Sir John Peche concerned in an assault on Margery wife of John de Donveld" (Thorne George's work, p. 25). Gorges (p. 34) in addtion points out that Eleanore's grandson, William Russell described her as a "grasping, avaricious, tyrannical woman." Though she married Sir John Peche, she continued to style herself as "Lady de Gorges."
  • He [Ralph de Gorges] m. before 20 Nov 1301, Eleanor (f). He was living 15 July, but was dead before 27 Sep 1323. His widow was granted as dower the manor of Wraxall and one-third of the manor of Braunton (25 Jan 1323/4) by assignments of 1 and 20 Mar 1323/4, enrolled 18 Dec 1324. The manors of Bradpool, Litton, and Combe, with the hundred of Beaminster, etc. had already been settled on her husband and herself cojointly. She m., in or before 1326, John Peche (1st Lord Peche), and was living 1334. [Complete Peerage VI:9-12, XIV:342]

Sources

  1. Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000. Page: VI:9-12 & 11 note (f)

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Eleanore de Gorges, Heiress of Tothill's Timeline

1280
1280
Louth, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
1301
December 19, 1301
Age 21
1st Husband
1305
1305
Age 25
Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1307
1307
Age 27
Knighton, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England
1307
Age 27
1309
1309
Age 29
Somerset
1326
1326
Age 46
1341
July 1341
Age 61
Barnstaple, Devon, England, United Kingdom