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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lord William Gascoigne & Agnes Franke

2954256. Lord William Gascoigne & 2954257. Agnes Franke

~1310, William Gascoygne born in Gawthorp, West Riding, Yorkshire, England, s/o 5908512. William Gascoigne & 5908513. Maud de Gawthorp.

~1320, Agnes born in England, coheir & d/o 5908514. Nicholas Franke & 5908515. Helen Elys.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1331, William heir to his father.

4/23/1341, Commission … in the county of Devon touching a complaint by William Gascoun, merchant of Brittany, that, whereas he freighted a ship called la Katerine of the town of Daurey with salt and other goods, … carried away the ship and cargo … (S) CPRs.

1357, William Gascoun witnessed a deed of Thomas de Bekingham of North Deighton.

10/24/1358, Whereas … in Harewod, which he had acquired from William Gascoun, … William Fraunk and William Gascoun entered … without the king’s licence … pardoned … to grant … to the said William Gascoun, Agnes his wife, and his heirs. (S) CPRs.

7/25/1360, Grant of Alan de Scardeburgh … to John Cort, chaplain, William Gascoigne and their heirs … in Thorpe by Scotton … (S) CPRs.

7/20/1361,  Exemption for life … of William Gascoigne of Harewod from being put on assizes, juries, … (S) CPRs.

1362, Release by Robert Fossard, parson … William Gascoigne, of Harewood, … of Farnham, of all their right in the manors of Scotton and Brerton … York. (S) UKNA.

4/26/1363, William and his son Richard gave 2 marks for pardon of the trespass in acquiring the custody of the park, wood, and warren of the Manor of Harewood, and 20s. for pardon for acquiring a tenement in Harewood without leave from Robert de Insula, lord of the manor of Harewod. (S) CPRs.

11/4/1363, William and Agnes, and their son John, purchased a close called Stockinge in Harewood from Robert de Insula, chief lord of the fee, paying 20s. (S) CPRs.

2/6/1364, William Gascoigne of Harewode a mainpernor for Joan late the wife of John de Coupeland. (S) CFRs.

12/8/1365, Charter indented … Witnesses: Sir Thomas de Musgrave the father, Sir John Moubray, John de Fencotes, William de Nessefeld, Alexander Moubray, William Gascoigne, … (S) CCRs.

1370, William was defended in a plea of land at the suit of William de Aldeburgh who claims the land of Kirkby Overblowers against him.

1373, William entailed his lands in Harewood, Werrdelay & Weton on his eldest son William, with remainder to his younger sons Nicholas and Richard.

2/18/1376, Order by mainprise of … and William Gascoigne of Yorkshire to stay altogether the execution of the king's late writ … (S) CCRs.

7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.

1/27/1378, William Gascoygne of Harewod' and Robert de Manston', querents, ... 1 messuage, 100 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow in Garford’ ... William Gascoygne and Robert have given them 100 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Yorkshire.

1/28/1378, … association of … William Gascoigne, the elder, with John duke of Lancaster, and others, in the commission of peace in the North Riding of Yorkshire. (S) CPRs.

1378, William died.

12/7/1378, Orders touching the lands of the following persons, directed to the escheators in the counties named: William Gascoigne of Harewod ; York, who held in chief, was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death. (S) CFRs.


9/29/1383, Agnes, who was the wife of William Gascoigne, and John Gascoigne, clerk, son of William and Agnes, release to Richard Marshall, chaplain, … in Harwode, …

(S) Testamenta Eboracensia: or, Wills Registered at York, 1836, P391. (S) Publications of the Thoresby Society, V17, 1908, P244.

Family notes:

·         This William was the 7th William in succession in the family.

Children of William and Agnes: [5 sons, 2 daughters]

i. William Gascoigne (1477128), born ~1340 in England. [Eldest son]

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