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William Gascoigne V

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Sir William "The Younger" Gascoigne V
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


m. Margaret Percy, dau of Henry Percy, 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 26. 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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