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Ancestors of Margaret May Harvey

      295944. Walter II Gambon, born Abt. 1320 in of Blackpool, Moreston, Devonshire; died Unknown. He was the son of 591888. Walter I Gambon. He married 295945. Ismania~.

      295945. Ismania~, died Unknown.

Notes for Walter II Gambon:
Ancestors of Francis, Celia & Hugo Hodgson
Entries: 31178 Updated: Fri Aug 15 10:31:12 2003 Contact: Richard Hodgson
ID: I30699
Name: Walter Gambon 1
Sex: M
Death: AFT 1334
Residence: Moreston, Devon, England

Note: 2

Moorstone, or Lynor, or Moreston, in Halberton parish and Halberton hundred: In 1242 Geoffrey Gamboun or Gambon was in possession of half a fee of the honour of Gloucester. In 1285 Walter de Gambon was lord of the manor. In the riegn of Edward IV the Gambon co heiresses married into the families of Sydenham and Woobearne. Moorstone was inherited by Sydenham, whose granddau married into the Wyndham family. Lyson describes it as an estate in the hands of Hon Percy Wyndham in 1822, and the Countess of Egremont was in possession in 1850. The medieval manor house of the Gambon family survies at Moorstone Barton (Pevsner p 467).

The home of the Gambons before Moorstone was Gambuston, in Chittlehampton. Papers relating to it are in the Wyndham papers in Shire Hall in Taunton (Chittlehampton Chronicle Nov 1955)

Change Date: 12 MAY 2003

Marriage 1 Ismania
Thomas Gambon

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Child of Walter Gambon and Ismania~ is:
  147972 i.   Thomas Gambon, born Abt. 1340 in of Blackpool, Moreston, Devonshire; died Unknown.

      303616. John De Washbourne, born Abt. 1315 in Little Washbourne; died Abt. 1358. He was the son of 607232. Roger De Washbourne and 607233. Margaret~. He married 303617. Isabelle~.

      303617. Isabelle~, died Unknown.
Child of John De Washbourne and Isabelle~ is:
  151808 i.   Peter Washbourne, born Abt. 1329 in Stanford; died Unknown; married Isolde Hanley.

      303618. Thomas~ Hanley, born Abt. 1307 in Hadley William; died Unknown.
Child of Thomas~ Hanley is:
  151809 i.   Isolde Hanley, born Abt. 1333; died Unknown; married Peter Washbourne.

      303638. Sir John II De Botetourte Baron Botetourte, born 1318 in of Woebley Castle; died 04 Apr 1386. He was the son of 607276. Thomas De Botetourte and 607277. Joan De Somery. He married 303639. Lady Joyce La Zouche De Mortimer Baroness Botetourte.

      303639. Lady Joyce La Zouche De Mortimer Baroness Botetourte, died Abt. 04 Apr 1372. She was the daughter of 607278. Sir William Mortimer La Zouche Baron Zouche and 607279. Alice De Tosny.

More About Sir John II De Botetourte Baron Botetourte:
Title or Name: Baron Botetourte 2nd
Children of John Baron Botetourte and Joyce Baroness Botetourte are:
  i.   Katherine De Botetourte, born in Of Weebly Castle, Worcester; died Unknown; married Thomas Berkeley; born 1332 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire; died 1360.
  ii.   John III De Botetourte, born in of Woebley Castle; died 21 Sep 1369; married Maud Grey; born 1330 in of Rotherfield; died 1390.
  151819 iii.   Joyce De Botetourte, born Bet. 1350 - 1368 in of Weobley Castle, Worcestershire; died 08 Dec 1420; married (1) Sir Baldwin De Freville II Baron Freville; married (2) Sir Adam De Peshall.

      303640. Sir Thomas II De La Lee, born in of Shropshire; died Unknown. He was the son of 607280. Sir Thomas I De La Lee and 607281. Petronilla Corbet. He married 303641. Petronilla De Stanton.

      303641. Petronilla De Stanton, died Unknown.
Children of Thomas La Lee and Petronilla De Stanton are:
  i.   John De La Lee886, died Unknown; married (1) Matilda De Erdington; born Abt. 1297 in of Erdington, Shawbury, Corfe Mullen; died Unknown; married (2) Alicia Of Haberly; died Unknown.
  Notes for John De La Lee:
page 28

Sir Thomas (living circa 1221-1258) married Petronilla, daughter of Sir Thomas Corbet, Sheriff of Salop 38 Hen. III. (1253-4) and had two sons besides Sir John, viz.: Reyner (called again Reginald in the pedigree) and Sir Thomas, who is also given in the pedigree. The latter married Petronilla de Stanton, heiress of the Stantons of Stanton Hineheath, Acton Reynald, etc., through whom an unbroken descent is given by Eyton from Richard, Lord of Stanton Hineheath, in 1086. The identity of Reyner and Reginald is here again shown by comparing the description in the pedigree "Reginaldus cui pater ejus dedit villam de Lee subtus Pevenhull" with the wording of the charter "Thomas de la Lee miles dedit Reynero filio suo totam villam de Lee subtus Pevenhull." In the pedigree this Reyner or Reginald is called filius primogenitus, but this is clearly an addition made in error. He is not so described in the deed, while Eyton and Hardy give evidence that Sir Thomas's eldest son was John. The next step in the pedigree shows a second Sir John as son to Reginald or Reyner and married to Matilda de Erdington. Here again there seems undoubtedly to be confusion, and it is little to be wondered at, for on examining the pedigree by the light of Eyton and Hardy's researches we find the first Sir Thomas married to Petronilla Corbet; two of his sons, John and Thomas, married to Petronilla de Drayton and Petronilla de Stanton; and each of his three sons, Sir John, Sir Thomas, and Reyner, having a son John, two of these last three Johns being knighted. The one who married Matilda de Erdington seems to have been son of Thomas and of course nephew to Reyner, not son, as given in the pedigree. He again had an eldest son John, who was knighted, and a daughter Matilda, besides a second son, Sir Thomas de Lee of Okehirst, married (according to Hardy) to Sibilla. This last Sir John is shown in the pedigree as having a son Robert who married Margaret Astley, the heiress of another very ancient family (showing an unbroken descent from 1100-1135) and was the first Lee of Coton. It is quite certain from documentary evidence, including the Inquisition Post Mortem of Margaret herself, that her husband's name was Roger, not Robert, and Sir W. Hardy thought it most probable that he was younger son of Sir John Lee's brother, Sir Thomas of Okehirst, whose eldest son was, according to

  More About John De La Lee:
Forename Variant: Johis, John, Johannes
Lineage: may be son of Reginaldus de la Lee

  151820 ii.   Thomas III De La Lee, Kt, born in of Okehirst; died Unknown; married Sibilla.

      303680. William Tracy I, born Abt. 1357 in of Toddington, Gloucestershire; died Unknown. He was the son of 607360. John Tracy.
Child of William Tracy I is:
  151840 i.   William Tracy II, born Abt. 1379 in of Toddington, Gloucestershire; died Bef. 24 Jul 1441 in Toddington, Gloucestershire; married Alice De La Spineto.

      303684. Hugo Pauncefort, born Abt. 1305; died Abt. 1379. He was the son of 607368. Emerick~ Pauncefort. He married 303685. Katherine.

      303685. Katherine, died Unknown.
Child of Hugo Pauncefort and Katherine is:
  151842 i.   John Pauncefort, born Abt. 1379; died Unknown; married Margaret Alice Herle.

      303696. Sir Robert Throkemorton Lord Of Throckmorton, born Abt. 1330 in of Throckmorton, Warwickshire; died Aft. 1362. He was the son of 607392. Sir Giles Throkemorton Lord Of Throckmorton and 607393. Agnes Fraunceys. He married 303697. Lucy Colman Abt. 1350.

      303697. Lucy Colman, born Abt. 1334; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 607394. Geoffrey Colman.

More About Sir Robert Throkemorton Lord Of Throckmorton:
Died 2: Aft. 1411

More About Lucy Colman:
AKA (Facts Pg): Lucy Colmon

More About Robert Lord Of Throckmorton and Lucy Colman:
Marriage: Abt. 1350
Child of Robert Lord Of Throckmorton and Lucy Colman is:
  151848 i.   Sir Thomas Throckmorton Lord Of Throckmorton, born 1356 in of Throckmorton, Warwickshire; died Aft. 1411; married Agnes Besford.

      303698. Sir Alexander Besford MP Lord Of Besford, born Abt. 1319 in of Besford, Worcestershire; died Bef. 1404. He was the son of 607396. John De Besford and 607397. Joan De Harley. He married 303699. Beatrice De Thornden.

      303699. Beatrice De Thornden, born Abt. 1323; died 1404. She was the daughter of 607398. Nicholas I De Thornden.

Notes for Sir Alexander Besford MP Lord Of Besford:
A Genealogical and Historical Account of the Throckmorton Family
Page 37


THE first recorded tenants of Besford, Pershore Hundred, Worcestershire, under the Beauchamps were the Besfords.

Vivian de Besford paid 20 shillings fine in 1175-6. (Pipe Rolls, 22 Henry II [Pipe Rolls Society], 38.)

In 1220-1 Vivian, son of Osbert de Besford, recovered seisin of 2 caracutes of land in Besford against Walter de Nafford and Denise, mother of Walter. (Assize R. 1021 in 6.)

In I Edward I, in the parish of Fladbury under Hulle, De Johan de Besford was taxed XVIIId., and under Besford, Alexander de Besford was taxed IIIs. There seems to have been some connection between the families of Besford and Nafford, as Walter, son of Vivian de Besford, confirmed the grant made to Abbot Gervaise by Walter de Nafford, son of William, son of Ellis de Nafford, of land in Besford. (Aug. Off. Misc. Bks. LXI, fol. 77d. 78.)

Walter, son of Vivian de Besford, granted land in Besford to Abbot Gervaise of Pershore (1404-34). (Aug. Off. Misc. Bks. LX, fol. 79d.)

Helen, widow of Sir Walter de Besford, granted to Abbot Roger of Pershore (1234-50), the right to make assarts in Ramsen wood, in confirmation of an agreement made by her son, Alexander, in 1248-9. (Off. Misc. Bks. LX, fol. 77d. and fol. 76-77-77d.)

Alexander de Besford must have been dead before January 12, 1268, for on that date Guy de Bello Campo (Beauchamp) in his will orders that "The wardship and marriage of Henry Alexander (sic) Besford may be sold, so that the heir be not disparaged and the money laid out for the benefit of my soul." This William de Beauchamp was sheriff of Worcestershire. This heir, Alexander de Besford, about 1280 paid 4s. 6d. subsidy in Besford. (Lay Subsidy R. Worc. 1280 [Worc. Hist. Soc.], 107.)

Alexander de Besford and his wife, Margaret, in 1300 instituted John de Besford acolyte to the church of Flyford Flavel (Reg. G. Gifford [Worc. Hist. Soc.], 541); they also presented in 1302 (Sede Vac. Reg. [Worc. Hist. Soc.], 67). The advowson was claimed in 1330 by a grandson of Avice de Nauton(*) (who had presented to the church in 1290) Thomas de Nauton (De Banco, R. 283, m. 185). Thomas, however, failed to make good his claim against Alexander de Besford, who stated that Avice had given the advowson, apparently also the manor to her son, Robert, and Robert had given it to Alexander and his wife, Margaret. Robert de Nauton was holding Flavel in 1297-8. (De Banco add ms. 28024, vol. 148.) The manor then descended with Besford. (Thomas de Nauton was still dealing with land in Flyford Flavel in 1341. (Sir T. Phillips Index to Worcester Fines.)

(*) Adam de Nauton in 1274-5 narrowed the King's way in the vill of Nauton. In 1276 he
was assessed at 2s. under Severn Stoke, in 1315 Alice (Avice?) de Nauton was returned, as
holder of a quarter of a fee in Nauton under Robert Clifford. As a manor, Black Nauton
first appears in the 15th century in the possession of John Throckmorton who enfeoffed
John Cade and others to make an estate for one Thomas Greet (Land at Severn Stoke was
settled in 1340-1 on Peter de Greet, his wife Agnes and their children, Peter, John Nicholas
and Agnes (Feet of Fines, Worc. 14, Edw. III, No. 43).

Thomas left it to his wife, Margery, who m. as her second husband, Thomas Washburn.
The manor reverted to the Throckmortons and was in the possession of Sir Robert Throckmorton
on his death in 1518, and it was held of Lord Clifford; his grandson, Sir Robert
Throckmorton, in 1562 sold it to John Folliot of Purton, and it is still in the possession of his

Margaret, the wife of Alexander de Besford, was evidently a daughter of Avice de
Nauton, who held a quarter fee in Nauton of Robert Clifford in 1315, as John Throckmorton
(the son of Thomas Throckmorton and Agnes Besford, one of the co-heirs of
Alexander de Besford, grandson of Alexander de Besford and Margaret) held the manor
in the 15th century.

Alexander de Besford was one of the jurors, 26 Edw. I (1298), at the Inq. p. m. of William de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick.

In 1306 a messuage in Pershore was held of Alexander de Besford. (Chan. Inq. p. m., 9 Edw. III, No. 60, Cal. Close 1302-7, p. 408.) Juror for the survey of the forest of Feckenham, 28 Edw. I.

In 1316 he was holding a knight's fee in Besford (Chan. In p. m., 9 Edw. II, No. 71, m. 53), and in 1327 he held a rent of 100s. in Birlingham and elsewhere (Place de Banco Hil., 1 Edw. III, m. 11), and in the same year he headed contributors in Besford with a payment of 3 shillings. (Lay Subs. R. Worc. 1327.) Alexander, son of Alexander de Besford, was engaged in a suit against John de Bishopsdon in 1325 (Cal. Close 1323-7, page 520) and in 1328 (Plac. de Banco Trin., 2 Edw. III, m. 241), and in the latter year dower in Besford was recovered against him and others by Parnel, widow of John Thorndon (Plac. de Banco Hil., 1 Edw. III, m. 11).

Alexander de Besford was a person of importance in Worcestershire. On January 3, 1322 (16 Edw. II), a commitment was issued by the King to William de Bello Campo (de Beauchamp), William de Bradewell and Alexander de Besford of the keeping of all the castles, lands, etc., of William Corbet during the pleasure of the King (Cal. Fine Rolls, Aug. 6, 1322), New Castle on Tyne. Order to William de Bello Campo, William de Bradewell and Alexander de Besford to deliver to Roger Carles the castles and lands of the late Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and other king's enemies and rebels in the county of Worcester. M. P. for Worcestershire, 17 Edw. II (Nash). Alexander de Besford was commissioned with Roger Carles on the 24th of August, 16 Edw. II (1322), to take In. p. m. on the death of Alex. de Fryvil (Cal. of In. p. m., Misc., vol. 2, page 160). An order was issued in 1338 for the election of a Verderer for the forest of Feckenham in the place of Alexander de Besford, who was so sick and broken by age that he could not perform the duties of his office. He must have died before 1341, when John de Besford and Joan, his wife, were holding the manor of Besford (Feet of Fines for Worc., case 260, fol. 21, No. 3). John de Kyngton of Pershore vs. John, son of Alexander de Besford, touching: a messuage and 1/2 virgate of land in Besford by writ of de forma donacious. John, son of Alexander, prays for the view day given Morrow of St. Martin's (De Banco R. Trin., Edw. III [1327].), and made a grant to Alexander de Besford, his son. John de Besford married Joan, daughter and co-heir of Sir Robert de Harley of Harley in Shropshire, by his wife, Joan, daughter of Sir Roger Corbett of Morton, Shropshire. In 1338 and 1341 John de Berlingham and Joan, his wife (Feet of Fines, Worcestershire, case 260, file 21, no. 7), granted a mill in Berlingham to Alexander de Besford and his wife, Joan. In this connection a suit between Margaret, wife of Robert de Harley (father of Sir Robert de Harley, whose daughter married John de Besford) and Elizabeth, wife of Edmund Cornwall, the co-heirs of Brian de Brampton and Henry de Muryvale and Richard de Longdon, whom they sued for land in Berlingham, which they claimed on the death without issue of John Lovett, to whose ancestors the land had been given in fee tail by Brian de Brampton (Wrottesley Ped. from Plea R. 38, 46). is of great interest, as the deed to the mill apparently followed the suit. Berlingham was adjacent to Besford and formed part of the manor of Nafford, which was in the possession of the Harley family. Sir Robert de Harley, who married Margaret de Brampton, had, according to the Visitation of Shropshire, 1623 (Harl. Soc. Pub., vol. 28, page 213-214); two sons, Sir Bryan de Harley, who married Eleanor, daughter of Sir Roger de Corbett of Morton, and Sir Robert de Harley, who married her sister, Joan. The Visitation shows that Sir Robert had a daughter and heir, Alice, who married Hamo de Peshall (Pashley) of county Stafford, Knight, but without question he also left a daughter, Joan, married to John Page 40

de Besford. The following deed from the Public Record Office, London, Ancient Deed B. 4198 is of interest:

Know all etc. that I Joan de Harley relict of Robert de Harley have given, granted, and by this charter confirmed to Alexander de Besforde all my lands and tenements in Harley, Caldwelle, and Besford. To hold to Alexander his heirs and assigns of the chief lords of that fee by the services thereof owing and of right accustomed for ever. Further I have remised and relaxed to Alexander his heirs and assigns all the right and claim that I have or at any time may have in all the lands and tenements in Harley, Caldwelle, and Besford which late were of Robert Harley formerly my husband. So that neither I the said Joan nor any other person shall have any right or claim to sell the said lands. And I the said Joan and my heirs will warrant the said lands and tenements to Alexander and his assigns against all men forever. Witnesses: John Bewchamp, John Sapy, knights, Robert Russel, John Spenser, William Foliot, Thomas Dapetot, Ralph Kynton, and others. Dated at Harley the Feast of St. Andrew 50 Edw. III (Nov. 30, 1376). Seal, Two Ravens.

On July 29, 1349, Joan de Besford presented John Harley to Flavell Church (Nash's Worcestershire).

It is of interest to note that the grandson of Alice de Harley and Sir Hamo de Pashley married Maud, daughter of Roger Harewell and his wife, Agnes, daughter and co-heir of Sir William Clopton and Joan Besford. John Harewell, a nephew of Maud, married Anne Middleton, a granddaughter of John Throckmorton, whose mother was Agnes Besford, sister to Joan, daughter of Alexander de Besford. The Harley arms were quarterly of seventeen: 1. A bend cotised sable (Harley); 2. Or, on a chief sable 3 taus of the first (Presthope); 3. Sable 3 mullets of six points pierced argent (Puleston); 4. Or, fretty azure a canton gules (Willey); 5. Argent on a bend sa. 3 escallops of the field (Kenley); 6. Azure a lion rampant or (Stapleton); 7. Or, two lions passant in pale gules (Brompton); 8. Or, two lions passant guardant in plae gules (St. Valory); 9. Barry of six vairee ermine and azure and gules (Bruse); 10. Gules two bends the upper or the other argent (Mylo); 11. Gules five fusils in fess or (Newmarch); 12. Gules a bend fusilly or (Marshall); 13. Or, six lions rampant sa. (2, 2, 2) (Strongbow); 14. Sable 3 garbs argent banded gules (MacMorough); 15. Azure three round buckles or (Remeville); 16. Or two ravens sable (Corbett of Caus); 17. Or on a chief indented azure 3 annulets of the first argent (Hereford). Crest: A castle tripled towered ppr. issuing therefrom a demi lion rampant gu. armed and langued azure. Motto: Virtute et Fide.

In 10 R. II (1388), Nicholas de Thorndon, son and heir of John de Thorndon, grants to Alexander de Besford and Beatrice, his Page 41

wife, and heirs of Alexander, a rent in the "More" in the parish of Fladbury, dated at More, the Feast of St. Kenelm. This was in all probability the property received as dower by Parnel, widow of John de Thorndon, on winning her suit from Alexander de Besford, grandfather of Alexander, in I Edw. III.

On October 28, 1375 (49 Edw. III), Alexander de Besford received a commitment with William de Mulsho, King's clerk, and Robert de Bardolf by marisprice of Thomas Restwold, county of Berks., of the keeping of the priory of Tykford and all its possessions (the priory being without a prior), etc. (Cal. of Fine Rolls, Vol. 8, page 309.)

Alexander de Besford, son of John de Besford and Joan de Harley, lord of Besford, Flyford Flavell and Black Nauton. Worcestershire, and Hodison(+) Herts., M. P. for Worcestershire in 1383 and 1398, dead before 1404, married (first) Joan, married (second) Beatrice, who survived him and died in 1404, as Beatrice, widow of Alexander de Besford, who held of the lord, a toft in which the capital messuage of her manor used to stand, and two parts of the manor of Besford; died in 1403-4. I have been unable to identify Joan, the first wife of Sir Alexander, but Beatrice was the relict of Sir William Vampage, Knight, and daughter of Nicholas de Thorndon. Her husband's brother, Sir John Vampage, married Katherine, daughter of William Wollashall of Wollashall, county Worcester, to whom John Throckmorton enfeoffed his property in 1438. It seems probable that Joan was the mother of the first three children and that Agnes, the youngest child, was a daughter of Beatrice.

Child of Alexander Lord Of Besford and Beatrice De Thornden is:
  151849 i.   Agnes Besford, born Abt. 1350 in of Besford, Worcester; died Aft. 1428; married Sir Thomas Throckmorton Lord Of Throckmorton.

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