~1295, Gilbert born in Essex, England.
Gilbert, a tanner, resided at Sible Hedingham, Essex, his manor at Gosfield let to a tenant.
1314-5, Gilbert in litigation with John Graveshale over 300 acres of land and 18 acres of meadow associated with the dowery of his daughter Johanna.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
1327, in the Lay Subsidy, Gilbert ranked 7th of 45 families in wealth for Sible Hedingham, and 8th of 52 in Finchingfield.
10/16/1329, … acknowledge that they owe to Walter de Roughey, Gilbert de Haukwod, and John de Nunthey £408 to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Essex. (S) CCRs.
1336, Gilbert a witness to a grant of the rector of Bradwell.
7/18/1340, Gilbert wrote his will: to be buried in the church of Sible Hedingham, … sons John the elder, John the younger, Nicholas, … to John senior a cart, 6 horses, 2 oxen, 10 quarters of wheat and 10 quarters of oats, … to John junior £20, 100 solidi and a bed … to Nicholas 10 marks, … [each son also got 5 quarters of wheat, 5 of oats, with bed and maintenance for a year] … daughters Agnes married to Thomas Ruby, and Joan married to John Gravashale, Alice and Margaret “spinsters” [both receiving 100 solidi, £10, with bed and maintenance for a year] … executors – the 2 sons named John and the Vicar of Gosfield.
Bef. 10/10/1340, Gilbert died. (S) Will proved. [Gilbert of Hedingham Sible and of Gosfield, Essex held manors under the Earl of Oxford.]
(S) Gen. Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley, Waters, 1878. (S) John Hawkwood, Caferro, 2006, P34. (S) Giovanni Acuto Soria D’un Condotiere, 1889.
Children of Gilbert and ?:
i. John Hawkwood, ‘the elder’, born ? in England.
4/12/1341, John Hawkwood (de Haukwode), son and heir of Gilbert Hawkwood (de Haukwode). Sealed at Sible Hedingham, Essex; Property in Langham, Essex / Stratford St Mary, Essex. Seal Design: Design: shield of arms (a lion rampant, over all a bend) with a tendril above and on each side, within a traceried outline of 4 angles and 4 lobes, Size: 20 mm, Shape: round, Colour: red-brown, Legend: *SECRETVMIOHANNISDEHAVKEWODE. (S) UKNA.
1341-42, John de Haukwode, son and heir of Gilbert de Haukwode to John le Somenour of Wethersfield: Release of his right in the land, etc., of which John de Longwode died seised in Langham and Stratford, and which the grantor, the grantee, and Hugh le Clerk of Sible Hedingham (Hengham Sibile) inherited from John de Longwode: Essex, Suff. (S) UKNA.
1363, John, esquire, of Sible Hedingham.
ii. John Hawkwood (1477526), born 1323 in Essex, England.
[2nd son of the same name.]
iii. Nicholas Hawkwood, born ? in England.
1363, Nicholas a priest.