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William Gascoigne, Justice of the Peace

Also Known As: "William Gascogne "the younger"", "William de Gascoigne", "Justice of the Peace for the West Riding Yorkshire"
Birthplace: Gawthorp, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Gawthorpe Hall, Harewood, Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Gascoigne, XIII, IVth Lord of Gawthorpe and Joan Harrison Jane Gascoigne
Husband of Margaret [lady] Gascoigne
Father of Sir William Gascoigne, of Gawthorpe; Lady Elizabeth Tailboys (Gascoigne); Margaret Ogle then Scargill, (Gascoigne); Anne Fairfax; Dorothy Gascoigne and 3 others
Brother of Margaret Warde (Gascoigne); Agnes Plumpton; Humphrey Gascoigne; John Gascoigne and Isabel Pigot (Gascoigne)

Occupation: Knight of Gawthorpe, Justice of the Peace for the West Riding, Yorkshire, Sir, XIV
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About William Gascoigne, Justice of the Peace

  • 'Sir William Gascoigne, Justice of the Peace for the West Riding, Yorkshire1,2
  • 'M, b. circa 1452, d. 12 March 1487
  • Father Sir William Gascoigne2 b. c 1426, d. bt 15 Jul 1461 - 13 Jan 1464
  • Mother Jane Neville2 b. c 1434
  • ' Sir William Gascoigne, Justice of the Peace for the West Riding, Yorkshire was born circa 1452 at of Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England.2 He married Margaret Percy, daughter of Sir Henry Percy, 6th Earl Northumberland, 6th Lord Percy and Eleanor Poynings, before 1469; They had 6 sons (William, Henry, Thomas, Henry, John, & Thomas) and 7 daughters (Margaret, Eleanor, Maud, Joan, Elizabeth, Agnes/Anne, & Dorothy).2 Sir William Gascoigne, Justice of the Peace for the West Riding, Yorkshire died on 12 March 1487.2
  • 'Family Margaret Percy b. c 1453
  • Children
    • ◦Margaret Gascoigne+3 d. a 6 Jul 1515
    • ◦Elizabeth Gascoigne+3,4 d. 1559
    • ◦Dorothy Gascoigne+3,5 b. c 1470, d. b 18 May 1526
    • ◦Agnes Gascoigne+6,3 b. c 1474, d. 1504
    • ◦Sir William Gascoigne+ b. 1478, d. 1545
  • Citations
  • 1.[S3605] Unknown author, Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, by F. L. Weis, 4th Ed., p. 55.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 349.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 349-350.
  • 4.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 701-702.
  • 5.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 498.
  • 6.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 302.
  • http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p428.htm#i12855
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  • 'Margaret PERCY
  • Born: ABT 1447, Yorkshire, England
  • Father: Henry PERCY (3º E. Northumberland)
  • Mother: Eleanor POYNINGS (B. Poynings)
  • 'Married: William GASCOIGNE (Sir Knight) Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. William GASCOIGNE
    • 2. John GASCOIGNE
    • 3. Thomas GASCOIGNE
    • 4. Elizabeth GASCOIGNE
    • 5. Margaret GASCOIGNE (B. Ogle)
    • 6. Agnes GASCOIGNE
    • 7. Dorothy GASCOIGNE
    • 8. Eleanor GASCOIGNE
    • 9. Anne GASCOIGNE
    • 10. Joan GASCOIGNE
    • 11. Maud GASCOIGNE
  • http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/PERCY.htm#Margaret PERCY1
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  • 'Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=p_yzpuWi4sgC&pg=PA498&lpg=PA498&dq=Ninian+Markenfield&source=bl&ots=RRsL4L04e6&sig=HOA0KQVzJa5GUM_ntbGr1Yf5KUI&hl=en&ei=P_W8TaHkDIL4swPBjMHiBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=Ninian%20Markenfield&f=false
  • Pg. 349
  • 13. JOAN NEVILLE, daughter and heiress. She married (1st) about 1459-60 WILLIAM GASCOIGNE, Knt., of Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, and, in right of his wife, of Oversley, Warwickshire, Tyrley, Staffordshire, Womersley, Yorkshire, and Whatton, Nottinghamshire, son and heir of William Gascoigne, Knt., of Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, by Margaret, daughter of Thomas Clarell, Knt., of Aldwark, Yorkshire, They had three sons, William, Knt., John, and Humphrey, and four daughters, Margaret, Agnes (wife of Robert Plumpton, Knt.), Elizabeth and Joan. SIR WILLIAM GASCOIGNE died about 1463. His widow, Joan, married (2nd) by license dated 13 jan. 1463/4 JAMES HARRINGTON, Knt., of Hornby, Yorkshire. They had three sons, John, Thomas and William.
  • Children of Joan Neville, by William Gascoigne, Knt.:
    • ' i. WILLIAM GASCOIGNE, Knt. [see next].
    • ii. MARGARET GASCOIGNE, married Christopher Warde, Knt., of Givendale, Yorkshire. [see TUNSTALL 12].
    • '14. WILLIAM GASCOIGNE, Knt., of Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, Tyrley, Staffordshire, etc., Justice of the Peace for the West Riding, Yorshire, Knight of the Body for King Richard III, son and heir, born about 1450. He married before 1469 MARGARET PERCY, daughter of Henry Percy, Knt., 3rd Earl of Northumberland, 6th Lord Percy (descendant of King Edward III), by Eleanor, daughter and heiress of Richard Poynings, Knt. (descendant of King Edward I) [see PERCY 12 for her ancestry]. They had six sons, William, Knt., Henry, Thomas, Henry (again), John, and Thomas (again) and seven daughters, Margaret (wife of Ralph, Lord Ogle), Eleanor, Maud, Joan, Elizabeth, Anne (or Agnes), and Dorothy. In 1480 he obtained a license to crenellate his house at Gawthorpe and impark over 2,000 acres of his demesne. He was knighted by Richard, Duke of Gloucester (afterwards King Richard III), on campaign near Berwick in 1481. He was present at the Batte of Bosworth in 1485. SIR WILLIAM GASCOIGNE died 12 Mar 1487.
    • ' Children of William Gascoigne, Knt., by Margaret Percy:
      • Pg. 350
      • i. ANNE (or AGNES) GASCOIGNE, married THOMAS FAIRFAX, Knt., of Walton, Yorkshire [ see FAIRFAX 15].
      • ii. ELIZABETH GASCOIGNE, married GEORGE TAILBOYS, Knt., de jure Lord Kyme, styled Earl of Angus [see TAILBOYS 14].
      • iii. DOROTHY GASCOIGNE, married NINIAN MARKENFIELD, Knt., of Markenfield, Yorkshire [see MAULEVERER 14].
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  • 'The Plumpton letters and papers By Joan Kirby
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=x4K7ymaBPS8C&pg=PA117&lpg=PA117&dq=William+Gascoigne+1551&source=bl&ots=9E4YnRUSC8&sig=OnKy4y7DF0fpTia_pWyn2Yf_kSc&hl=en&ei=uYeCTI_OKZDEsAPN6Oz2Bw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CCsQ6AEwCDgK#v=onepage&q=Alice%20Frognall&f=false
  • Pg. 316
  • Gascoigne, Sir William (1450-87)
  • Of the senior branch of a landed family descended from Henry V's chief justice Sir William Gascoigne, of Gawthorpe (d.1419). 'Sir William's father' and namesake (d. by 1477) married Joan, daughter and co-heiress of John Neville of Womersley, whose second wife was Margaret, daughter of Sir William Plumpton and widow of Sir George Darrell.
  • ' His son's marriage with Margaret Percy, daughter of the 3rd earl of Northumberland promoted his advance under his brother-in-law the 4th earl, to whom he owed his appointment as deputy steward of Knaresborough. Both had been attainted after Towton, but whereas William was pardoned in July 1641', Henry Percy had remained nearly ten years in the wilderness. . . . . .
  • ' . . . He died in March 1487 leaving his eldest son a minor, aged eighteen or nineteen.
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Birth: Abt 1445, Gawthorpe,Yorkshire,England

Death: 4 MAR 1486/1487


Identification Number: 20262

Father: William GASCOIGNE (b. Abt 1439, Of,Gawthorpe,Yorkshire,England; d. 1463)

Mother: Joan NEVILLE (b. Abt 1443, Of,Oversley,,England)

Family 1: Margaret PERCY (b. Abt 1447, Yorkshire,England)

Marriage: Of,Gawthorpe,Yorkshire,England

Children of William GASCOIGNE and Margaret PERCY

William M 1467 Of,Fryston,York,England 20 OCT 1551

John M Abt 1468 Of,Fryston,York,England

Thomas M Abt 1470 Of,Gawthorpe,York,England

Elizabeth F Abt 1471 Of,Gawthorpe,York,England Abt 1553

Margaret F Abt 1473 Of,Gawthorpe,York,England Aft 6 JUL 1515


Agnes F Abt 1474 Of,Gawthorpe,York,England

Dorothy F Abt 1476 Of,Gawthorpe,York,England

Elinor F Abt 1478 Of,Gawthorpe,York,England

Anne F Abt 1479 Of,Gawthorpe,York,England

Joan F Abt 1481 Of,Gawthorpe,York,England

Maude F Abt 1483 Of,Gawthorpe,York,England


  1. ID: I027482
  2. Name: William Gascoigne
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: ABT 1445
  5. Death: 4 MAR 1487

Father: George Gascoigne b: ABT 1399 in Of, Cardington, Bedfordshire, England

Mother: Elizabeth Rufford b: ABT 1401 in <Of, Cardington, Bedfordshire, England>

Marriage 1 Margaret 'Margery' Percy b: ABT 1447


  1. Elizabeth Gascoigne b: ABT 1471
  2. Margaret Gascoigne b: ABT 1473 in Of, Gawthorpe, York, England

Marriage 2 Elizabeth Vynter Or Wynter

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William Gascoigne, Justice of the Peace's Timeline

Gawthorp, Yorkshire, England
Age 22
Fryston, York Co., England
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Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England
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Probably Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
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Southampton, Northamptonshire, , England