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Sir Thomas Fairfax, Knight

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: The Castle, Gilling East, North Yorkshire, England
Death: 1520 (41-49)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Fairfax, of Walton and Elizabeth Fairfax
Husband of Anne Fairfax
Father of Sir Nicholas Fairfax, of Gilling Castle, MP; William Fairfax; Margaret Maunsell and Joan Maunsell
Brother of John Fairfax; Jane Aldborough; Elizabeth Fairfax; Margaret Sayre; Robert Fairfax and 5 others

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About Sir Thomas Fairfax, of Gilling Castle and Walton

Sir Thomas Fairfax (c. 1475 – 1520) was an owner of Gilling Castle, near Gilling East, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. He and his wife Anne Gascoigne are common ancestors of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

  • 'Sir Thomas Fairfax1,2
  • 'M, b. circa 1476
  • Father Sir Thomas Fairfax2 d. 1505
  • Mother Elizabeth Sherburne2
  • ' Sir Thomas Fairfax was born circa 1476 at of Walton & Gilling Castle in Ryedale, Yorkshire, England; Age 29 in 1505.2 He married Agnes Gascoigne, daughter of Sir William Gascoigne, Justice of the Peace for the West Riding, Yorkshire and Margaret Percy, 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).2,3 Sir Thomas Fairfax left a will on 26 November 1520.2 His estate was probated on 20 January 1521.2
  • 'Family Agnes Gascoigne b. c 1474, d. 1504
  • Child
    • ◦Sir Nicholas Fairfax, Sheriff of Yorkshire+2 b. c 1499, d. 30 Mar 1571
  • Citations
  • 1.[S10537] Unknown author, Burke's Commoners, Vol. II, p. 115.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 302.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 349-350.
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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].
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Sir Thomas Fairfax, of Gilling Castle and Walton's Timeline

Gilling East, North Yorkshire, England
Age 24
Waltin, Yorkshire, England
Age 25
Age 33
Age 45