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Sir Thomas Josselyn, of Hyde Hall & High Roding

Also Known As: "Jocelyn"
Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Loddington, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: October 24, 1562 (56)
Josselyn Hall, Essex, England
Place of Burial: Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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Son of John Jocelyn, of Hyde Hall & High Roding and Philippa Josselyn
Husband of Dorothy Josselyn
Father of Mary Glascock; Richard Jocelyn, of Hyde Hall & High Roding; Henry Josselyn, Esq., of Willingale-Doe; John Josselyn; Leonard Josselyn and 3 others
Brother of Lady Jane Wentworth
Half brother of Catherine Skinner; Margaret (Barley) Bell 1515-1575; William Barley; Jane ( Joan ) Honwick; Grace Serle and 1 other

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About Sir Thomas Jocelyn of Hyde Hall & High Roding

  • 'Stephen Gates of Hingham and Lancaster, Massachusetts, and his descendents : a preliminary work subject to addition and correction
    • (See Vol. XIV. Harleian Society, Page 574).
  • f. WILLIAM GATES (Sir Geoffrey c, William b, Thomas a) of Essex, England m. Mabel, daugher and heiress of Thomas Capdow of Higheaster, Essex, and his wife Ann, daughter and heiress of Thomas Fleming of Essex, England.
    • g. SIR GEOFFREY GATES (William f, Sir Geoffrey c, William b, Thomas a), m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Clapton, Knight, of Kentwell, Sussex, England.
    • Children of Sir Geoffrey Gates g. Sixth generation
      • i. Sir John. m. Mary, daughter of Sir Edward Denny. Sir John Gates was Gentleman of the Bedchamber to Henry VIII, and was remembered in the Will of the King (See Strypes' Annals). He became Master of the Horse to King Edward VI, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and of the Privy Council. He lost his head (dying sine prole) for High Treason in the matter of Lady Jane Grey.
      • j. Geoffrey. m. ? Pascall of Essex, England
      • k. Henry. He was of Somer, County York, England and from him the Gates of Yorkshire are derived.
      • l. William. He left no children
      • ' m. Dorothy. m. Sir Thomas Josselyn, of Josselyn Hall.
      • j. GEOFFREY GATES (Sir Geoffrey g, William f, Sir Geoffrey c, William b, Thomas a), of HIgheaster, Essex, England. m. Pascall of Essex, England.
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  • 'The Journal of American history, Volume 6 By Mabel Thacher Rosemary Washburn, National Historical Society
  • Pg. 527
  • George, known as George Joslyn, the Courtier, on account of his accomplishments and courtly grace. he married Maude Bardolph, daughter of Edmund Bardolph.
    • The son of George and Maude Joslyn, John Joslyn, in 1509 married Philippa, daughter of Sir William Bradbury of Littlebury near Walden, Essex. He and his wife lie buried in Sawgridgeworth, Hertfordshire, where on the north wall of the Chancel is an Alter-tomb bearing their effigies carved in stone, now greatly defated. Above them is an inscription on a marble tablet: "Heare Lyeth John Jocelyn Esqr., and Philippa his wife which John Dyed Ao Dom 1525." The record of the probating of his will under date of 1525 is found on the Roll of the Canterbury Prerogative Court.
      • ' Thomas Joslyn, son and heir of John Joslyn, was crated a Knight of the Bath by King Edward VI at his Coronation, January 28th, 1547. He married Dorothy, daughter of Sir John Gates, by whom he had ten children. This marriage took place prior to the year 1544, as in that year the estate or hamlet of Broomeshoobury, Hertfordshire, was granted by King Henry VIII to Thomas Jocelyn and Dorothy, his wife.
      • Pg. 528
      • ' In 1554 Sir Thomas Jocelyn purchased of Sir William Stafford that historical baronial estate known as High Roding, County Essex, in possession of which he died in 1562. This domain was held in the Jocelyn family for about two hundred years. The mansion of this estate was a large house with a court and a chapel. In the windows of the hall and parlor there were several Coats-of-Arms.
      • ' Sir Thomas Jocelyn was Privy Councillor of Queen Mary in 1554. His will is recorded, under date of 1564, in the Canterbury Prerogative Court.
      • ' There is also there recorded the will of his widow, "Dame Dorothy," proved in 1582.
        • Henry Joselyn, fifth son of Sir Thomas, married Anne, daughter and heiress of Humphrey Torrell, or Tyrell, of Torrell's Hall in Essex. he became seated there. He had six sons and six daughters.
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  • 'The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 71 By Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Pg. 241
  • 17. GEORGE16 JOSSELYN (Thomas15, Jeffrey14), of Hide Hall in Sawgridgeworth, co. Herts, and of Sheering, co Essex, born in 1428, died after 1480, the year in which he settled Hide Hall on his son Ralph. He married MAUD BARDOLLPH, daugher and heir of Edmund. He is said to have been called "Jocelyn the Courtier." He was heir of his uncle, Sir Ralph (14, vi), and at the death of the latter in 1478 was said to be fifty years and more of age.
    • 19. JOHN17 JOSSELYN (George,16 Thomas,15 Jeffrey14), of Newhall Josselyn in High Roding, co. Essex, and of Hide Hall in Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts. the testator of 1524, born about 1640, died 14 July 1525. he married first, before 1492/3 CICELY (MOLINEUX) FITZHERBERT, who died 7 July 1502, the inquisition post mortem being taken 12 Feb. 1503/4, daughter of John Molineux of Chipping Campden, co. Gloucester, and widow of Henry FitzHerbert; and secondly PHILIPPA (BRADBURY) BARLEY, the testatrix of 1530, who died after 14 Oct.
    • Pg. 242
    • 1530, daughter of William and Jane (FitzWilliams) Bradbury of Littlebury and Wicken-Bonhunt, co. Essex, and widow of John Barley of Stapleford-Abbots, co. Essex.
    • John Joseelyn bought of his nephew, George Josselyn (17, i, 1), the ancestral estate of Hide Hall in 1513. .... He and his wife were buried in the priory of King's Hatfield, and in the chancel of the ancestral church in Sawbridgeworth was erected a stately tomb, .... It seems probable that, when the priory at King's Hatfield was destroyed at the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538, their bodies were removed to Sawbridgeworth.
    • Children by first wife:
      • i. PHILIP,18 d. young.
      • ii. NICHOLAS, b. in 1498; d. between Feb. 1503/4 and 1524.
    • Children by second wife:
      • 21. iii. THOMAS, b. abt. 1507.
      • iv. JANE or JOAN, d. in 1569; bur. in the church at Burnham co. Bucks; m. SIR NICHOLAS WENTWORTH of Lillingstone-Lovell, co. Bucks, Knight, s. of Henry and Joan FitzSymonds). Children: 1. Peter, b. before 1530. 2. Henry, b. before 1520. 3. Clare, b. in or before 1530. 4. Paul.
      • v. ANNE, m. after 1530 JOHN BAGOTT or BAGSHOTT of Blofield, co. Norfolk, Esq.
      • Pg. 243
      • ' 21. SIR THOMAS18 JOSSELYN (John,17 George,16 Thomas,15 Jeffrey14), of Hide Hall in Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, and of Newhall Josselyn in High Roding, co. Essex, Knight, the testator of 1561, was born about 1507, being eighteen years of age at the time of his father's death, and died 24 Oct. 1562. he married, in 1524, DOROTHY GATES, the testatrix of 1579, who died before 11 Feb. 1582/3, daughter of Sir Jeffrey of High Roding, co Essex, Knight, by his wife Elizabeth Clopton, daughter of Sir William of Kentwell, co. Suffolk, Knight. .... He and his wife lie buried in the Sawbridgeworth church.
      • Children:
        • i. MARY,19 b. abt 1525; living in 1561; m. (1) JOHN KEBLE; m. (2) before 1561 JOHN GLASCOCK of Notley and of powers Hall, Witham, co. Essex, s. of Richard and Grace (Musgrave). .....
        • ii. RICHARD, of Hide Hall in Sawbridgworth, co. Herts, and of Newhall Josselyn in High Roding, co. Essex, b. abt. 1526-7; d. in Sept. 1575; m. (1) ALICE SHELTON, dau. of Sir John, Knight and Margaret (Parker); m. (2) ANNE LUCAS, dau. of Thomas, Esq., and Mary (Jermyn) of Bury St. Edmunds and Little Horningsheath, co. Suffolk. Anne m. (2) ___ Higham, d. at Hide Hall in Apr. 1604, and was bur. in the chancel of the Sawgridgeworth church. Children by second wife: ....
        • Pg. 244
        • iii. THOMAS, b. abt. 1528; d. s.p. after 1561; ..
        • iv. JOHN, .....
        • v. LEONARD, b. in 1530; d. s.p. before 1561.
        • vi. JANE, b. abt. 1532; d. before 1602; m. ....
        • Pg. 245
        • 23. vii. HENRY. b. at Willingale-Doe, co Essex, abt. 1540.
        • viii. EDWARD, of Loddington, co. Northampton, b. abt. 1548 and bapt. by Archbishop Cranmer, King Edward VI being his godfather; d. 15 Apr. 1627; m. MARY LANBE, who d. 22 feb. 1614/15, dau. and heiress of John of co. Middlesex. Children: 1. Mary,20 m. Peter Gates of London; had issue. 2. Henry, of Oakington, co. Cambridge, d. s.p. between 1653/4 and 1657. 3. John, d. young. 4. Tomas, d. s.p. 5. Winifred, m. John Syday of Bures-Mount, co Essex; had issue. 6. Jane, d. abt. 1637, administration on her estate being granted to her brother Henry 4 Nov. 1637. 7. Dorothy, living in 1653/4; m. (1) Richard Stubbins; m. (2) ___ Martin; had issue. 8. Anne, m. ___ Lovett; had issue. 9. Elizabath, living unm. 11 June 1657, when she proved her brother Henry's will.
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  • 'Sir Thomas Jocelyn1
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  • ' Sir Thomas Jocelyn married Dorothy Gates, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Gates.1
  • ' He lived at High Roding.1
  • 'Child of Sir Thomas Jocelyn and Dorothy Gates
    • 1.Richard Jocelyn+1 d. 1604
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  • 1.[S1541] Beatrice Potter, "re: Lady Isabella Somerset," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 30 November 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: Isabella Somerset."
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  • Sir John GATES of Great Garnetts, Knight
  • Born: 1504, Great Garnetts, High Easter and Havering-atte-Bower, Essex, England
  • Died: 22 Aug 1553
  • Father: Geoffrey GATES (Sir)
  • Mother: Elizabeth CLOPTON
  • Married: Mary DENNY ABT 1534, Cheshunt, Hetfordshire, England
  • John Gates of Great Garnetts, High Easter and Havering-atte-Bower, Essex; London, and Syon, Mdx.; first son of Sir Geoffrey Gates of High Roding (b. 1484 - d. 1526) and Elizabeth Clopton; brother of Henry. ....
  • John Gates's father was a man of standing in Essex, an associate of the 13th Earl of Oxford and a regular attendant at court and upon the King until his death. He may have died too early to secure his son a place in the royal household, and it was probably to the King's favourite Anthony Denny, whose sister he married, that Gates owed his early advancement. ....
  • 'His sister Dorothy (b. 1512 - d. BEF 11 Feb 1582) had married in 1524 Thomas Josselyn of Hide Hall, Hertfordshire (b. 1506 - d. 24 Oct 1562). Dorothy Josselyn was at court in the household of Queen Catherine Howard in 1540-2 and surviving correspondence with her brother, Sir John Gates, indicates that the Queen was not that easy to get along with. “I fear I shall scant content her Grace”, Dorothy wrote on one occasion. Dorothy was probably "a supplier of dresses” to Queen Catherine Parr. Dorothy regularly wrote letters asking for favors from Sir John. In 1542, she needed his help when her husband was implicated in a case of forgery. She made her will in 1579 but lived for several more years.
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Sir Thomas Jocelyn of Hyde Hall & High Roding's Timeline

Loddington, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 30
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Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England
Age 32
Torrell Hall,Willingale Doe,Essex,England
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Essex, England
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Loddington, Northamptonshire, England