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Henry de Gaskryk, of Farlesthorppe, Lincolnshire

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Date: 1260 to 1300
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Gostwick Name Study

Henry de Gaskryk, of Farlesthorppe, Lincolnshire

born bef 1260, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, England
died abt Nov-1300, Lincolnshire, England



It's rather refreshing the amount of evidence and degree to which we can make conclusions about Henry. Rare to have so much early evidence.

In particular, to deduce two spouse's maiden surnames is quite rare in the 13th century.

7-Jun-1276, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, England[1]

Maud, widow of Rich. Adynet (sells) Henry, son of John de Garscryke of Barton; 2 tofts and 4 bovates of land in Barton' for 40s/yr for the life of Maud, then Henry quit of payment, and holds for his heirs...(snip)...Henry has given her 1 sore sparrowhawk.

Note: a sore sparrowhawk is one less than one yr old; but it more likely refers to a 'token price' like 'dry bones' and other strange items sometimes given in ancient deeds.

This type of transaction should always suggest that there was a relationship, when something of great value is given for a token. Perhaps an inheritance. Perhaps even an earlier 1st marriage settlement undocumented

6-Oct-1281, Grant, Farlesthorppe Manor, Farlesthorppe, Lincolnshire, England[2]

Richard & Beatrice Rudde of Barton, grant 1/4 interest in the manor of Farlesthorpp' to Henry de Gaskeryk for one sore sparrowhawk

20-Dec-1285, Writ of Plenius Certiorari, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, England[3]

Henry De Gaskrik and Gilbert Crispyn of Barton, Writ of plenius certiorari to Richard Oysel, keeper of the manor of Barton, on the complaint of Juliana de Gandavo that the said Richard had taken into the king’s hand the custody of the lands &c. and heirs of the said Henry and Gilbert, who held of her by knight’s service, 20 Dec. 28 Edw. I.
Barton: 6 tofts, 6 bovates of land, and 22s. 4d. rent, were held by the said Henry of the said Juliana by service of 8 knights’ fees and 4 attendances yearly at her court in Barton.

John his son, aged 16, is his next heir.

Marriages & Children

Henry de Gaskryk to Unknown Rudde / Ruddell / Ridell

2 children are known to this union, one suspected:

  1. John de Gaskryk, Esq. b. 1269[3]
  2. Richard
  3. Henry de Gaskryk, b. abt 1286-1287, suspected he died with his mother, no evidence

abt 1287, Widowed, Lincolnshire, England

Henry's first wife must have died abt 1287, given childrens ages, and 2nd marriage

abt 1288, 2nd marriage, Lincolnshire, England

Henry de Gaskryk to Unknown de Hayton
  1. Roger de Gaskryk
  2. William de Gaskryk, b. abt 1296
  3. Robert de Gaskryk, b. bef 1300, d. aft 1321, married Agnes Tydman

12-Nov-1288, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, England[4]

Henry de Gascryk receives 6 acres in Barton' from Nicholas & Maud de Hayton, for one sore sparrowhawk

abt 1291, Bonby, Lincolnshire, England[5]

Order to replevy until the next Parliament after the Easter next, of the following late tenants of Bondesby, in the King's fee. 4 Bovates of land which Henry Gaskrik held (snip) (19 Edw I)

20-Jun-1297, Levy, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, England[6]

Henry de Gascrik of Barton and Robert Crispin of Barton, acknowledge that they owe to Alan de Thornton, 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels, in co. Lincoln.

19-May-1298, Inquisition Post Mortem, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, England[7]

In the 1304 Inquisition for Gilbert de Gaunt, it notes knight's fees existent (19 May 1298) upon his death. Barton: Certain lands held by Henry de Gaskeryk by service of 1/4 knight’s fee

1-Apr-1300, Westminster, Middlesex, England[8]

To Richard Oysel, keeper of the manor of Barton
Order not to intermeddle further with the lands whereof Henry de Gaskrik and Gilbert Crispyn of Barton were seized in their demense as of fee (snip)

28-Jun-1300, Inquisition, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, England[9]

To Richard Oysel, keeper of the manor of Barton: (snip) Henry de Gastrik and Gilbert Crispyn held nothing of him at their deaths (snip)

(this is a long passage that implies the King had bad timing and now was adjusting his judgement based on the Feoffment wishes of Gilbert de Gandalvo)

Research Notes

Re: Inquisition dates

the date Jul 1307 is a later inquisition. the earliest date is the first inquisition dated 20 Dec 1300. John is said to be 16 which would be also be consistent with the date.

RE: Town of Barton Haven

was known as 'Gascrick' in the 13th century, per the Lost streets of Barton

Pre-1500 evidenciary logic

Re: Birth date
The deed in 1276 is used to peg Henry's date bef1258, (1276-18=b bef1258) making him 18yrs old. [1]

Re: Birth location

Re: Marriage date

Re: Death date

Re: Death location

Re: Parentage

Re: Offspring


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Pedes Finium - Feet of Fines Assize Rolls: Edward I (1239-1307)", [database on-line], Medievalgenealogy.org.uk: Feet of Fines, Ref: CP 25/1/132/51, number 47
  2. "Pedes Finium - Feet of Fines Assize Rolls: Edward I (1239-1307)", [database on-line], Medievalgenealogy.org.uk: Feet of Fines, Ref: CP 25/1/132/53, number 42
  3. 3.0 3.1 British History Online, [database on-line]. www.british-history.ac.uk, Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol.3, pp489-508, Entry for Henry de Gaskrik, Writ of Plenius Certiorari, Barton (upon Humber), Lincolnshire, 20 Dec 1285 (28 Edw I), Ref: Entry #610
  4. "Pedes Finium - Feet of Fines Assize Rolls: Edward I (1239-1307)", [database on-line], Medievalgenealogy.org.uk: Feet of Fines, Ref: CP 25/1/133/61, number 3
  5. "Calendar of the Fine Rolls: Volume 1 - Edward I (1272-1307)" Hathitrust.org (accessed [12-Oct-2021]), Entry for Henry Gaskrik, pg295, membrane 7
  6. "Calendar of the Close Rolls: Preserved in the Public Record Office. Edward I (1296-1302)", Archive.org, (accessed [15-Oct-2021]), pg.114, membrane 13d.
  7. J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, File 114', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 4, Edward I (London, 1913), pp. 149-166. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol4/pp149-166 [accessed 17 October 2021].
  8. "Calendar of the Close Rolls: Preserved in the Public Record Office. Edward I (1296-1302)", Archive.org, (as accessed [15-Oct-2021]), pg.350, membrane 8.
  9. "Calendar of the Close Rolls: Preserved in the Public Record Office. Edward I (1296-1302)", Archive.org, (as accessed [15-Oct-2021]), pg.360, membrane 5.


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