OK,let's see, I left off at William Gyrlyngton, who was Lord Mayor of York. (His brother, Nicholas (yeah, another one) served as a "man-at-arms" at the Battle of Agincourt in the 3rd year of Henry V)
William's was the son of John de Gyrlyngton,Lord of Gyrlyngton (born about 1370) His wife's name is not known
William was the son of William de Gyrlyngton,Lord of Gyrlyngton and his wife, Margaret.Robert de Wycliffe sued William for cutting down trees at Wycliffe in the 32nd year of Edward III
William was the son of Robert fil Thomas de Gyrlyngton and his wife, Amabilia, the daughter of William of York.Robert served as a "man-at-arms" in the Scottish Wars during the reign of Edward II and the first year of Edward III (see Mel Gibson's movie Braveheart)
Robert was the son of Thomas fil Robert de Gyrlyngton, Lord of Gyrlyngton. In the 30th year of Edward I, Thomas claimed damages against Robert de Wycliffe for detaining his cattle. The said Robert de Wycliffe claimed damages against Thomas for the same reason during the 32nd year of Edward I. (Hatfields & McCoys??) Thomas de Gyrlyngton's wife was Sabella, the daughter and heir of Gilbert de Askeby of Askeby.Sabella was living as a widow and claimed a dower in the 12th year of Edward II (1319)
Thomas was the son of Robert fil Waleran de Gyrlyngton, Lord of Gyrlyngton (wife's name is unknown).
Robert was the son of Waleran fil Henry de Gyrlyngton, Lord of the Manor of Gyrlyngton (wife's name is unknown)
Waleran was the son of Sir Henry fil William de Gyrlyngton, Lord of Gyrlyngton, knight in the reign of King John (must NOT have been a friend to Robin Hood!!)
Sir Henry was the son of William fil Waleran de Gyrlyngton, Lord of Gyrlyngton-juxta-Wycliffe near Richmondshire during the reign of Henry I and King Stephen (1100 - 1154)
That's as far back as I can definitely go, but I found evidence of the Gyrlyngton name in pre-conquest Saxon England, and the manor of Gyrlyngton shows up in the Domesday Book (first tax records of William the Conqueror). Unfortunately, the specific records of Gyrlyngton in the domesday Book were lost.
By the way, I have a photograph taken of the manor house of Gyrlyngton in the early 1970s by my friend Thesta Scogland.I had traced over a new map of England using an ancient map which showed the location of Gyrlyngton Manor.I asked her to please (while she was in England) to just go and take a picture of the place where we all started (I expected it might even be the location of a McDonalds by 1970).Imagine my surprise when she called me long distance to excitedly tell me the ORIGINAL manor house was till standing (this is a survivor since the 12th century!!! If you would like, I will send you a copy of the photo from "The Garlington Family" Book. I hope this has been enlightening and fun to read.I was hooked on genealogy in 1970, when I was 24 years old, and worked with Thesta (a very well educated and gracious lady) to compile a couple of chapters in "The Garlington Family" (one of my chapters was obviously the one on our English Ancestors)