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John Gaskrik of Barton on Humber, Lincolnshire

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Date: 1280 to 1341
Location: Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Surname/tag: Gaskrik, Gostwick
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Gostwick Name Study

John de Gaskrik, of Barton-upon-Humber

Collector of Alien Merchant Customs, Barton-upon-Humber, from 1322
born bef 1281, Barton-Upon-Humber, Northumberland, England
died aft 1341, Barton-Upon-Humber, Northumberland, England
Language Spoken: French, Latin, English?



John de Gaskrik was born before 1281, likely in Barton-upon-Humber. He was the son of Henry de Gaskrik[1]


23-Apr-1302, Grant, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, England[2]

Nicholas de Hayton, of Barton, and Matilda, his wife
John de Gaskrik, of Barton
Grant: 8 acres in the fields of Barton on Humber.

Marriage & Children

bef 1315, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, England[3]

John de Gaskrik to Joan Unknown
  1. Richard de Gaskrik, b. abt 1316
  2. Robert de Gaskrik, b. abt 1318

7-Apr-1323, Tax Collector, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, England[4]

John de Gascrik and William de Gascrik, (Commission to collect 2s per tun for wine) in the ports of Barton upon Humber and Grymesby and in every place thence to the town of Boston.

Note: the names may be spelled differently, but early Gostwicks trade wine, make beer and collect taxes, regardless of where they settled. ~Chris

16-Jun-1325, Inquisition Post Mortem, West Rasen, Lincolnshire, England[5]

Inquisition of John Paynel: "His daughters Elizabeth, whom Richard son of John de Gascrik married before his death, aged 7 on 12 March last, and Margery Paynel aged 4 on 29 Sept last, are his next heirs."

abt 1322, Quitclaim, West Rasen, Lincolnshire, England[6]

Quitclaim: Peter Chaap of Snelleslound to William de Gascrik of Barton Messuage in Westrasen which he inherited on death of his brother William Chaap.: Witn. John de Gascrik of Barton {snip}

7-May-1329, Property Sale, Barrow-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, England[3]

Sir John de Eyeuill of Barewe (Barrow) & Joan his wife (sell) to Peter de Ludyngton, Wm de Brockelsby & Robt Wellewyk'; the manor of Barewe {snip} John de Gaskerik & Joan in respect of all the tenements which they held (of sir John Eyeruill)

13-Oct-1336, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, England[1]

John, son of Henry de Gascrik' of Barton' , (purchases) 1/3 part of a messuage in Barton' from William ate Halle, and Katherine, his wife. John pays 40s silver.

28-Jun-1337, Commission of Oyer & Terminer, West Rasen, Lincolnshire, England[7]

Commission of Oyer & Terminer: (list) on complaint by Roger Pouger that John de Gastryk of Barton {Bardon, Durham} and other broke his close & houses in West Rasen, Lincoln {snip}

13-Dec-1341, Hull, Yorkshire, England[8]

Commission to Robert de Bayous & John de Gastryk of Barton to make inquiries alleged taking of wool (beyond the realm in his name)

Research Notes

To Do

  • Finish transcribing all evidence citations (7/15 so far)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Pedes Finium - Feet of Fines Assize Rolls: Edward III (1327-1377)", [database on-line], Medievalgenealogy.org.uk: Feet of Fines, Entry for John de Gaskerik, Ref: CP 25/1/138/105, number 3
  2. "Lincs to the Past" [database on-line]. www.LincstothePast.com. Entry for John de Gaskrik, Grant, 23 Apr 1302, citing Lincolnshire Archive. Ref: NEL/4/1/1
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Pedes Finium - Feet of Fines Assize Rolls: Edward III (1327-1377)", [database on-line], Medievalgenealogy.org.uk: Feet of Fines, Entry for John de Gaskerik, Ref: CP 25/1/138/104, number 27
  4. "Calendar of the Fine Rolls:Volume 2 - Edward II (1307-1319)" [Hathitrust.org] (accessed[12-Oct-2021]), Entry for John de Gaskrik, pg204-205, membrane 6
  5. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Edward II (1316-1327)" archive.org (accessed[12-Oct-2021]), Entry for John Paynel, pg369-370, #591
  6. "Papers of the Constable Maxwell Family: of Everingham", Ref: U DDEV/44/30, Hull History Center: PDF
  7. "Calendar of the Close Rolls: Preserved in the Public Record Office. Edward III (1333-1337)", books.google.com, (accessed [11-Oct-2021]), pg.509, membrane 29d.
  8. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls: Preserved in the Public Record Office. Edward III (1340-1343)", Hathitrust.org, (accessed [12-Oct-2021]), pg.360, membrane 11d.


  • Hull History Center, an excellent paper on the Maxwell Family of West Rasen, thank you!
  • Special thanks to Medievalgenealogy.org.uk the ONLY place to find Feet of Fines!

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