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Families covered: Gostwike of Shefford, Gostwick (Gostwyke) of Willington

                               
William de Gostwyke of Willington, Bedfordshire (a 1214)
1. Hugo de Gostwyke of Willington (a 1301)
  A. Roger de Gostwyke of Willington (a 1306)
  i. William de Gostwyke of Willington (a 1322)
a. Richard de Gostwyke of Willington (a 1337)
  (1) Robert de Gostwyke of Willington (a 1379)
  (A) John Gostwyke of Willington (a 1417)
  (i) Robert de Gostwyke of Willington (a 1435, 1461)
  (a) Sir John Gostwike of Willington
  ((1)) Sir John Gostwike 'of Willington' (Master of the Horse)
  m. Margaret St. John (d 27.08.1562, dau of Oliver, Lord St, John, m2. Francis, Earl of Bedford)
  ((2)) William Gostwike of Willington - continued below
  m. Anne Pyke of Ranhall
  (b) William Gostwyke
  ((1)) Edward Gostwyke
  ((A)) William Gostwyke
  ((i))+ issue - Roger, Edwad, Thomas, George, Mary, Jane
  ((B))+ other issue - John, William, Thomas, Robert
  ((2)) Edmond Gostwyke
  ((A)) John Gostwyke
  ((B)) Mary Gostwyke
  m. _ Miller
  ((C)) Dorothy Gostwyke
  m. _ King
  ((3)) Elizabeth Gostwyke
  m. _ Commaunder of London

 

 

William Gostwike of Willington - continued above
m. Anne Pyke of Ranhall
1. Robert Gostwicke of Marston
  m. Margaret Taylor (dau of John Taylor)
  A.+ issue - William, John, Gertrude
2. Edward Gostwike of Shefford, Bedfordshire (4th son)
  m. _ Saunders of Surrey
  A. William Gostwike of Shefford
  m1. Catherin Hadley (dau of George Hadley of Barkway)
  i. Roger Gostwyke (a 1630, parson of Samford Courtney, Devon)
  m. Constance Pelsant (dau of _ Pelsant of Pelsant Hall)
  a. Mary Gostwyke
  m. _ Smyth (parson of Bardford Saling)
  b. Elizabeth Gostwyke
  m. _ Row (parson of Stoke)
  c.+ other issue - Gabriel, William of London, Roger, Cosntance, Anne, Mildred, Jane, Hester
  m2. Martha Radcliff (dau of Sir Humffrey Radcliff of Elstow)
  ii. Edward Gostwick
  m. Anne Gostwick (dau of Sir William Goswike of Willington)
  iii. Thomas Gostwick
  B. Anne Gostwike
  m. William Clarke of Rainwold
C. Alice Gostwike
  m. William Ashwell of Dunstavill
3. Edmond Gostwicke of Willington
  m. Anne Harding (dau of Nicholas Harding of Norwell)
  A. John Gostwike of Willington
  BEB1841 is somewhat skimpy on this family until Sir John (Master of the Horse) & Margaret St. John who is shown as father of this John. Following Visitation, we show that Sir John as this John's great-uncle (above).
  m. Elizabeth Petre (dau of Sir John Petre or Peeter of Ingatestone)
i. Sir William Gostwick of Willington, Sheriff of Bedfordshire, 1st Bart (b 02.12.1565, d 19.09.1615)
  BEB1841 inserts another generation here, showing this Sir William as son of an earlier William by Martha Ratcliffe, dau of Sir Humphrey Ratcliffe of Elnestow & sister/coheir of Edward, 6th Earl of Sussex. TCB & Visitation omit that generation. We believe that BEB1841 has confused this William with his father's cousin, William of Shefford, shown above.
  m. (by 1588) Jane Owen (dau/heir of Henry Owen of Wotton)
  a. Sir Edward Gostwick, Sheriff of Bedfordshire, 2nd Bart of Willington (b 1588, d 20.09.1630)
  m. (02.04.1608) Anne Wentworth (b 1590-1, d 06.07.1633, dau of John Wentworth of Gosfield by Cicely Unton)
  (1) Sir Edward Gostwick, 3rd Bart of Willington (b 1619, a 08.1659)
  m. (08.09.1646) Mary Lytton (bpt 07.02.1622, dau of Sir William Lytton of Knebworth by Anne Slaney)
(A) Sir William Gostwick, Sheriff of Bedfordshire, 4th Bart of Willington (bpt 21.08.1650, bur 24.01.1719/20, MP, 2nd son)
  BEB1841 identifies William's wife as Mary, dau of Sir William Boteler of Walton Woodhall. TCB identifies her as ...
  m. Mary Boteler (d 1691, dau of Sir Philip Boteler of Walton Woodhall by Elizabeth, dau/coheir of Sir John Langham, 1st Bart)
  (i) John Gostwick (dvp bur 08.03.1715)
  m. Martha Hammond (d 1691, dau of Anthony Hammond of Cambridge)
  (a) Sir William Gostwick of North Tawton (Devon), 5th Bart (dsp bur 06.05.1766)
  m. (after 16.09.1760) Loveday Gostwicke (bpt 18.02.1727, d 1786, dau of Edward Gostwicke of Northampton then North Tawton (by Margery), sister/heir of Edward of North Tawton)
  (b) John Gostwick in Bolton, Lincolnshire (dsp)
  m. Mary Bell (dau of Robert Bell of Bedford, widow of _ Throclmorton)
  (ii) Anne Gostwick
  m. Edward Nelthorpe (dsp 04.12.1728, son of Sir Goddard, Bart)
  (B)+ other issue (d unm) - Edward (dvp bur 13.08.1659), 3 sons, 2 daughters
  (2) Thomas Gostwick (dsp)
  m. Elizabeth Dorislaus (dau of Mynheer Dorislaus, Ambassador from Holland)
  (3) William Gostwick of Cople, Bedfordshire (d 1696)
  m. Joane Wharton (dau of Anthony Wharton of London)
(A) Anne Gostwick
  m. _ Eames of Northill
  (B)+ other issue (d young) - 3 sons, Mary
  (4) Elizabeth Gostwick
  m. Francis Reading of Willington
  (5) Mary Gostwick
  m1. William Spencer of Cople
  m2. Sir Clement Armiger of Cople
  (6) Frances Gostwick
  m. Francis Mordaunt (son of Henry, 4th Lord of Turvey)
  (7) Anne Gostwick
  m. _ Thorne
  (8) Jane Gostwick
  m. _ Oliver of St. Neots
  b. Elizabeth Gostwick
  m. _ Elmer of Lincolnshire
  c.+ other issue - John, Nicholas, Francis, William, Thomas, son, 3 daughters
  ii. Gertrude Gostwick
  m. Thomas Prescott of Colmer
  B. William Gostwike
4.+ other issue - John, Thomas, Robert, Elizabeth

Main source(s): BEB1841 ('Gostwick of Willington'), Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1566+1582+1634), 'Gostwicke (of Willington)') with some support from TCB (vol 1, 'Gostwick of Willington', p100+)
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