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Ann (Hawte) Gainsford (abt. 1473 - abt. 1502)

Ann Gainsford formerly Hawte aka Haute, Peyton
Born about in Maidstone, Kent, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married about 1495 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 29 in Kent, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Dec 2009
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Ann Hawte was born about 1473[1] in Maidstone, Kent, England.

Anna Haut was the daughter of Richard Haut, esq, and his wife, the widow of Robert Darcy, esq.[2] Her mother was Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir Thomas Tyrell knight, of Heron in East Horndon, and his wife Anne Marney.[3]

From her mother's first marriage to Sir Robert Darcy, Anne had half-siblings:[3]

  1. Thomas Darcy who married Margaret Harleston;
  2. Robert Darcy;
  3. Elizabeth Darcy who married 1) William Berkely or Barley, and 2) John Byrde;
  4. Anne Darcy who married 1) John Moyle and 2) Sir William Hody;
  5. Katherine Darcy who married Robert Crane of West Norton, Suffolk;
  6. Elinore Darcy;
  7. Alice Darcy who married Richard Lewis of Thornton, Essex (this Alice may have been from an earlier generation);

Anna had siblings:

  1. Edward Haut, aged 11 in 3 Henry VII, who married the daughter and coheir of Froggenhaule,[2] Elizabeth Frognall;[3]
  2. Elizabeth, who married Radulphus St Leger de Vicomb, esq,[2] or Isabel and her husband was Ralph St Leger, esq, of Ulcombe, Kent;[3]

Ann married twice:

  1. Thomas Peyton; Ann was about five years old when she was contracted to marry Thomas in 1478, and widowed at the age of 11 by Thomas' death.[1]
  2. John Gainsford, knight, the son of John de Crowhurst in Suthreia;[2] as his second wife. [4]

In the will of Anne's mother, proved 24 January 1506/7, she styles herself as "Dame Elizabeth Darcy, widow" and leaves to her "daughter Gainsford a pair of sheets of 3 breadths and a tablecloth of diaper of birds eyen, and a bed of blue say embrawdid [=embroidered] with flowers and sykfoyles [=cinqfoils]."[2]

Ann Gainsford died about 1502.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Community Trees," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2015-09-05), entry for Anne /Haute/.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Robert Hovenden, ed., "The Visitation of Kent taken in the years 1619—1621 by John Philipot, Rouge Dragon, Marshall and Deputy to William Camden, Clarenceux", The Publications of the Harleian Society, XLII, (London: Harleian Society, 1898), accessed 7 September 2015, pp.213.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Nina Green, transcriber, "THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES PROB 11/15/363", The Oxford Authorship Site, 2013,, accessed 7 September 2015.
  4. The Visitation of Surrey Page 93: Gainsford
  5. A source for this information is needed.

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Anybody got any ideas why her mother left her things in her will, when she had been dead for at least four years?
posted by [Living Bethune]

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