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Anne Fairfax (Gascoigne)

Also Known As: "Agnes"
Birthplace: Gawthorpe, West Yorkshire, England
Death: 1504 (25-35)
Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William “the Younger” Gascoigne, V and Lady Margaret Gascoigne
Wife of Sir Thomas Fairfax, of Gilling Castle and Walton
Mother of Sir Nicholas Fairfax, of Gilling Castle, MP; William Fairfax and Margaret Maunsell
Sister of Sir William Gascoigne, Kt.; John Gascoigne; Thomas Gascoigne; Elizabeth Tailboys; Margaret Ogle and 4 others

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About Anne Fairfax


  • **** see daughter Margaret for line to Maunsell
  • 'Agnes Gascoigne1,2
  • 'F, b. circa 1474, d. 1504
  • Father Sir William Gascoigne, Justice of the Peace for the West Riding, Yorkshire1,2 b. c 1452, d. 12 Mar 1487
  • Mother Margaret Percy1,2 b. c 1453
  • ' Agnes Gascoigne was born circa 1474 at Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England. She married Sir Thomas Fairfax, son of Sir Thomas Fairfax and Elizabeth Sherburne, circa 1495 at of Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England; They had 6 sons (Nicholas, William, Thomas, Miles, Guy, & Robert) & 7 daughters (Anne, Margaret, Isabel, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Katherine, & (married to Mr. Dawny).1,2 Agnes Gascoigne died in 1504.
  • Family Sir Thomas Fairfax b. c 1476
  • Child
    • ◦Sir Nicholas Fairfax, Sheriff of Yorkshire+1 b. c 1499, d. 30 Mar 1571
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 302.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 349-350.
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  • 'Anne Gascoigne1
  • 'F, #158180, b. circa 1474, d. 1504
  • Last Edited=29 Jan 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=0.95%
  • ' Anne Gascoigne was born circa 1474 at Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England.2 She was the daughter of Sir William Gascoigne and Lady Margaret Percy.1 She married Sir Thomas Fairfax, son of Sir Thomas Fairfax and Elizabeth Sherburne, circa 1495.2 She died in 1504 at Walton, Yorkshire, England.2
  • ' From circa 1495, her married name became Fairfax.3
  • 'Children of Anne Gascoigne and Sir Thomas Fairfax
    • 1.Margaret Fairfax+
    • 2.William Fairfax4
    • 3.Thomas Fairfax4
    • 4.Sir Nicholas Fairfax+1 b. 1496, d. 30 Mar 1571
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1372. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  • 3.[S1122] Michael Rhodes, "re: updates," e-mail message to, 8 July 2004. Hereinafter cited as "re: updates."
  • 4.[S5113] Richard Eustace Tickell, Tickell and Connected Families (n.p.:, 1948). Hereinafter cited as Tickell and Connected Families.
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  • 'Thomas FAIRFAX (Sir Knight)
  • Born: ABT 1475
  • Died: 1520
  • Notes: in 1513 served under Henry VIII on his expedition to Flanders, and when Tournai surrendered to the King, Sir Thomas was one of those who received the honour of knighthood. He left a large family of 6 sons and 6 daughters. Nicholas was his heir. William, the twin of Nicholas, settled at Bury St. Edmunds and was buried at Walsingham. His descendants became Church of England, as did Thomas the third son who became a priest in that church. Sir Thomas died in 1520 and was succeeded by his eldest son Nicholas at the age of 22.
  • Father: Thomas FAIRFAX (Sir)
  • Mother: Elizabeth SHERBURN
  • 'Married: Agnes GASCOINE
  • Children:
    • 1. Nicholas FAIRFAX (Sir)
    • 2. William FAIRFAX
    • 3. Robert FAIRFAX
    • 4. Miles FAIRFAX of Gilling (b. 1506)
    • 5. Guy FAIRFAX
    • 6. Son FAIRFAX
    • 7. Dau. FAIRFAX
    • 8. Dau. FAIRFAX
    • 9. Dau. FAIRFAX
    • 10. Dau. FAIRFAX
    • 11. Dau. FAIRFAX
    • 12. Dau. FAIRFAX
    • FAIRFAX (Sir Knight)1
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  • 'Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • 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.
    • 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].
  • Pg. 302
    • *'15. ANNE (or AGNES) GASCOIGNE, married THOMAS FAIRFAX, Knt., of Walton and Gilling Castle (in Ryedale), Yorkshire, son and heir of Thomas Fairfax, Knt., of Walton and Gilling Castle, Yorkshire, Master of the Horse to King Edward VI, by Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Sherburne, Knt., of Stonyhurst, Lancashire. He was born about 1476 (aged 29 in 1505). They had six sons, Nicholas, William, Thomas, Miles, Guy, and Robert, and seven daughters, Anne (wife of William Harrington), Margaret (wife of William Sayre and Richard Mansell), Isabel, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Katherine, and ___ (wife of ___Dawny). SIR THOMAS FAIRFAX left a will dated 26 Nov. 1520, proved 20 Jan. 1520/1.
      • *16. NICHOLAS FAIRFAX, Knt., of Walton and Gilling Castle (in Ryedale), Yorkshire, Sheriff of Yorkshire, Knight of the Shire for Yorkshire, son and heir, born about 1499 (aged 22 in 1521). He married (1st) JANE PALMES, daughter of Guy Palmes, Esq., of Lindley, serjeant-at-law. They had eight sons, William, Knt., Nicholas, Thomas [Canon of Carlisle], George, Robert, Edward, Cuthbert, and Henry, and five daughters, Anne (wife of Christopher Anne, Esq.), Margaret (wife of William Bellasis, Knt.), Eleanor (wife of John Vavasour, Elizabeth (wife of ___ Roos), and Mary. He married (2nd) ALICE HARRINGTON, widow of Henry Sutton, Knt., and daughter of john Harrington, Knt., of Exton, Rutland. They had no issue. SIR NICHOLAS FAIRFAX died testate 30 March 1571, and was buried at Gilling, Yorkshire.
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The Plumpton letters and papers By Joan Kirby Pg.117



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Anne Fairfax's Timeline

Gawthorpe, West Yorkshire, England
Waltin, Yorkshire, England
Age 30
Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
January 20, 1934
Age 30
February 2, 1934
Age 30
February 1, 1994
Age 30
February 2, 1994
Age 30