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Adam de Gotham

Birthplace: Norton, Derbyshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1478 (77-79)
Norton, Derbyshire, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert de Gotham
Husband of Lady? Elizabeth H. Warner
Father of Elizabeth Parker

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About Adam de Gotham


This Adam resembles Adam de Gotham, of Norton Lees. Are they supposed to be the same person? Further research is warranted.


Adam de Gotham was born in 1400. His father seems to be Thomas son of Roger/Robert.


This family was founded by Thomas Parker, an eminent Lawyer, who rose to the dignity of T,ord High Chancellor, and Earl of Macclesfield. He wa-: son of Thoman Parker, an Attorney, at Leake, in Staffordshire. a That this name was anciently wrote Le Parker, is evident from our records : William le Parker, in 1271, had a grant of free warren in all his lands in Eccles, Lesingham, Hapesburg, Brumsted, and Shaleham, in the county of Norfolk. Thomas Parker, was seated at Bulwel, and a person of such ample possesions, that in the reign of Richard II. he had to wife Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Adam de Gotham, son of Thomas de Gotham, of Lees, son of Roger de Gotham, of Lees, near Norton, in the county of Derby, of which lordship he was also owner, and now retains the name of Norton Lees. He had by the same Elizabeth, three sons; Robert, who continued the line; Thomas, of Norton Lees, who had an only daughter, married to Thomas Moore, of Gieen Hill ; and William, seated at Shirland, in Derbyshire.

Robert Parker, his eldest sin, was seated at Norton-Lees; and with his younger brother, William, was certified, in 12 Henry VI. among the gentlemen of the county of Derby, J who then, pursuant to an act of parliament, made oath for the observance of the lass, for themselves and retainers.

The said Robet having married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of John Birley, of Barnes, had issue several children ; of whom, the eldest son, Johw Parker, of Norton- L-es, was at full age in 12 Henry VI. for he also being then wrote of Norcon,tj nude oath with his father for the observation of the laws. The said John had to wife Ellen, daughter of Roger North, of Walkringham, in Nottinghamshire, ancestor to the present Earl of Guilford, by whom he had issue five sons, and four daughters ; John Parker, of Norton-Lees, the eldest stm, married Elizibeth, daughter to Ralph Eyre, of Alfreton, and had issue three sons ; John, Henry, and Anthony ; and a daughter, Margaret.

Henry, the fourth son of John Parker, by Ellen North, was Groom of the Chamber to Henry VIII. but left no iuue. William, the fifth, was S-wer to that King, and seated at Luton, in Bedfordshire ; and married Margaret, daughter to John Wroth, of Purance, in Enfield, in Middlesex, Esq. by whom he had an only daughter, Barbara, his heir, married to John Wickham, of Enfield, father by h-r of William Wickham.

Thomas Parker, second brother to the said Henry and William, had to wife —daughter and heir of Parker, of his own family, by whom he had issue William Parker, of Ashborn, in Perbyshire, who had three sons, George Parker, of Nethtr-Lecs ; Rowland, and Edward. Which George, married Barbara, daughter of ——Burley, of Berkshire, and had issue William Parker, of Parwich, in com. Derb. who died in 1651, aged seventy-eight, having wedded Elizabeth, daughter to Humphry Wilson, and had issue Thomas Parker, of Leke, in Staffordshire, the father of the Chancellor.

Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical vol 4

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Norton, Derbyshire, England (United Kingdom)
North Lees, North Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Age 78
Norton, Derbyshire, England (United Kingdom)