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William V Gascoigne

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Sir William (William V) "The Younger" Gascoigne
Born about in Gawthorpe, York, England
Husband of — married before [location unknown]
Died about in Harewood, Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England
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Sir William Gascoigne V

(Note that old Gascoigne pedigrees are not reliable. The early generations are fictitious, and the two generations before the Clarell marriage tend to be confused.)


m. Margaret Percy, dau of Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland abt 25 Jun 1435.


  • 6 sons and 7 daughters.
  1. h. Sir William, Knt.[6]
  2. Henry[6]
  3. Thomas[6]
  4. Henry[6]
  5. John[6]
  6. Thomas[6]
  1. Elenor[6] (no issue)
  2. Maude[6] (no issue)
  3. Joan[6] (no issue)
  4. Margaret m. Lord Ralph Ogle[6]
  5. Elisabeth m. Sir George Talboys
  6. Anne or Agnes[6] m. Sir Thomas Fairfax
  7. Dorothy[6] m. Sir Ninian Markenfield


"For a time, the Gascoignes were a prominent family in West Yorkshire. Gawthorpe Hall was very near the site of the present-day Harewood House, home of the Earls of Harewood.

Three generations of Gascoignes married into the Nevilles and Percys, two leading families in the North and birthed their descendants -- not least Catherine Middleton -- with a number of descents from Edward III and earlier Plantegent and Norman kings. Some Gascoigne descendants settled in New England, and were ancestors of many prominent Americans, including president George Washington" ~ Cracrofts Peerage


  • 14th great Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II through her mother.
  • 15th great grandfather of HRH Prince William of Wales through the Spencer line.


Justice of the Peace for the West Riding, Yorkshire.
Knight of the Body for Richard III.
1485: Battle of Bosworth.
"Sir William Gascoigne, of Gawthorp, admitted of Corpus Christi, York, in 1473, and died 4 March (?May), 1486/7, seised of the manor of Whatton, co. Notts., of Bentley, co. York, and many others. He had custody of Knaresborough castle, under the Earl of Northumberland."[7]



  1. Wikipedia: Margaret Percy: Family
  2. "The Visitation of Yorkshire 1563-4 made by William Flower Esq., Norroy King of Arms." Harleian Society, London 1881. Vol 16. Gaskon Pedigree. pp. 133-136.
  3. “The Visitation of Yorkshire in 1584/5 made by Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, and in 1612 by Richard St George, Norroy King of Arms’ (Joseph Foster ed., London, 1875)’ , “Gascoigne of Gawthorpe, Sedbury &c” pp. 384-5
  4. Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire (1874), Foster, Joseph, (2 volumes in 12. London: W. Wilfred Head, 1874), vol. 1 pt. 2 Pedigree of Gascoigne.
  5. “Heraldic Visitation of the Northern Counties in 1520 by Thomas Tonge Norroy King of Arms’ (Surtees Society, Durham, 1862) “Vol 41 p. 14-5 Pedigree of Sir William Gascoyn of Galthrop
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12
    Richardson, Douglas (2011). Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd ed. pp. 141. Google Books
  7. Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire (1874), Foster, Joseph, vol. 1 pt. 2 Pedigree of Gascoigne

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