'GZmisc01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Gernon of Grimston Hall, Gernon of Merdley, Gamage of Coity Castle, Gamage of Ragland, Gamage of Rogaid, Gardner of Coleraine, Gardner of Uttoxeter
[The original 'GZmisc01' was renamed 'Giffard01' on 15.07.04.]

Robert de Gernon of Merdley, etc (a 1066, 1086)
Robert, who came to England at the time of the Conquest from the Gernon-Montfichet region in Normandy, is sometimes identified as father of William de Montfichet but this seems unlikely as such a possible connection is not mentioned by Collins. Perhaps there were 2 different people called Robert who came to England from the same region at about the same time. They may have been related. This Robert obtained lands in Herefordshire whereas William de Montfichet obtained (whether by inheritance, possibly from a father called Robert, or otherwise is not known) Stanstead in Essex.
1. Matthew de Gernon of Merdley, etc
  m. Hodierna de Sackville (dau of Sir William de Salkevil)
  A. Ralph de Gernon 'of Pratwell, Derbyshire' (a 1167)
  m. ?? Brews (sister of Sir William Brews)
  i. Ralph de Gernon of Pratwell (d 1248)
  a. William de Gernon (d 1258)
  m. Eleanor
  (1) Sir Ralph de Gernon (d 1274)
  (A) Sir William de Gernon (d 1327)
m. Isabel
  (i) John de Gernon (d 1335)
  'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 1, 1830, 'Engaine, Lizures, Bassingburn, Colvile, Basset, Gernon, &c.', p9) identifies the mother of the Sir John who was father of Joan & Margaret as ...
  m. Alice (sb Margaret?) Colville (dau of Roger, Baron Colville)
  (a) Sir John de Gernon of Lees (& Bakewell), lord of Wicken (d 13.01.1378/9)
  ((1)) Joan Gernon
m. John de Botetourt
  ((2)) Margaret de Gernon (d c1415)
  m. Sir John Peyton
  (2) Geofrey de Gernon
  (A) Roger de Gernon of Grimston Hall (in Trimley St. Martin, Suffolk) (d 1324)
  m. _ Potton (dau/heir of John Potton of Cavendish)
  Collins clearly identifies this Roger as father of Sir John de Cavendish, the Lord Chief Justice, ancestor of the extant Dukes of Devonshire, plus Roger (m. Alice Stratton), Mayor Stephen & Richard. However, BP1934 (Devonshire) implies that there is doubt on this. Roger is the first mentioned by Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, Gernon alias Cavendish of Grimston Hall) which shows his son John as John Gernon alias Cavendish of Grimston Hall, father of Roger (m. Alice Stratton). To confuse matters further, Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4) shows Roger (m. Alice Stratton) as brother of William of London (ancestor of Cavendish of Suffolk) and son of Sir William of Cavendish, son of Sir William son of Justice Sir John Cavendish of Cavendish. Provisionally, we follow Visitation (Suffolk) but may revise this in due course.
  (i) John Gernon alias Cavendish of Grimston Hall
  m. Christian
  Visitation (Suffolk) mentions that there were other children of this generation. Provisionally we presume that Collins was right to suggest that they included:
  (ii) Stephen de Cavendish, Sheriff then Lord Mayor of London (dsp 1374)
  (iii) Richard de Cavendish
  ii. Roger de Gernon (a 1170, to Ireland) ancestor of Gernons and Garlands in Ireland
  Roger, mentioned in BLG1886 (Gernon of Athcarne Castle), went to Ireland with Richard 'Strongbow' de Clare, Earl of Pembroke.



Payne de Gamage of Ragland, Monmouthshire
m. Margaret de St. Pierre (dau of Roger de St. Pierre)
1. Robert de Gamage of Ragland
  m. ?? Beauchamp (dau of Thomas de Beauchamp, son of Walter of Elmley Castle by Joan de Mortimer)
A. Sir Robert de Gamage of Rogaid, Glamorganshire (a c1300)
  m. _ de Martel (dau of Sir John de Martel)
  i. Sir William (Gilbert?) de Gamage of Coyty
  m. Sarah de Turberville (dau of Payne de Turberville of Coity Castle by Gwenllim, dau of Sir Richard Talbot of Eccleswall by Sarah de Beauchamp)
a. Sir William de Gamage of Rogaid (d 1382)
  m. Lettice Seymour (dau of Sir William Seymour of Penhow by Margaret, dau of Simon de Brockbury)
  (1) Sir Thomas Gamage of Coyty or Coity Castle, Glamorganshire
  m. Janet Dennis (dau of Sir Gilbert Dennis of Siston by Margaret, dau of Sir Maurice Russell of Kingston)
(A) Sir John Gamage of Coity Castle
  m. Margaret (dau of Morgan (Mathew?) ap Llwelyn of Radyr)
  (i) Sir Morgan Gamage of Coity Castle
  m. Eleanor Vaughan (dau of Sir Roger Vaughan of Tretwr)
  (a) Sir Thomas Gamage of Coity Castle
  m. Margaret St. John (dau of Sir John St. John of Bletsoe)
((1)) Robert Gamage of Coity Castle
  m. Joan Champernowne (dau of Sir Philip Champernowne of Modbury)
  ((A)) Sir John Gamage of Coity Castle (d 08.09.1584)
  m. Catherine or Gwenllian Powell
  ((i)) Barbara Gamage (d 05.1621)
  m. (23.09.1584) Sir Robert Sydney, 1st Earl of Leicester (b 1563, d 1626)
  ((B)) Margaret Gamage possibly of this generation
  m1. Miles Mathew of Castle Mynyc
  m2. (sp) Thomas Lewis of the Van
((2)) Catherine Gamage
  m. Sir Thomas Stradling of St. Donat's (d 1573)
  ((3)) Mary Gamage
  m. Mathew Herbert
  ((4)) Margaret Gamage
  m. (c1536) William Howard, 1st Lord of Effingham (b c1510, d 21.01.1572-3)
  (ii) Margaret or Jane Gamage
  m. William Mathew
  (B) Jane or Joan Gamage
  m. Roger Arnold (ap Thomas Arnallt?)



Theophilus Gardner of Coleraine
1. William Gardner of Coleraine
  A. William Gardner 'of Coleraine' (b 24.03.1691, d 14.08.1762, Lt. Colonel)
  m. (07.12.1729) Elizabeth ffarington (d 16.08.1783, dau/coheir of Valentine ffarington of Preston, son of George of Shaw Hall)
  i. Valentine Gardner (b 06.05.1739, Major, 2nd son)
  m1. Alida Livingstone (d 09.1791, dau of Col. Robert Livingstone)
a. William Linaeus Gardner (Colonel) had issue
  m2. (01.10.1792) Frances Holworthy (dau of Samuel Holworthy, widow of Framingham Thruston of Weston)
  b. Valentine Gardner (b 1794) had issue
  m. Alida Scott (dau of Captain _ Scott)
  ii. Alan Gardner, 1st Lord Gardner of Uttoxeter (b 12.02.1742, d 01.01.1809, Admiral, 4th son)
  m. (20.05.1769) Susannah Hyde Gale (d 20.04.1823, dau/heir of Francis Gale of Liguania in Jamaica (by Susannah, dau of James Hall of Hyde Hall), widow of Samuel Turner)
  a. Alan Hyde Gardner, 2nd Lord Gardner of Uttoxeter (b 05.02.1770, d 22.122.1815, Admiral) had issue
  m1. (09.03.1796, div 1805, sp) Maria Elizabeth Adderly (d 04.12.1831, dau of Thomas Adderly of Innishannon, m2. Henry Jadis)
  m2. (10.04.1809) Charlotte Elizabeth Smith (d 27.03.1811, dau of Robert, 1st Baron Carrington)
  b. Francis Farington Gardner (b 21.06.1772, d 08.07.1821, Rear Admiral) had issue
  m. (04.05.1809) Catherine Van Straubenzee (d 15.07.1870, dau of Charles Van Straubenzee of Spennethorpe, aunt of General Sir Charles)
c. William Henry Gardner (b 06.10.1774, d 15.12.1856, General) had issue
  m. (20.12.1804) Elizabeth Lydia Fryers (d 1850, dau of Lt. Gen. William Fryers)
  d. Herbert Gardner (b 29.08.1781, d 10.08.1858) had issue
  m. (07.11.1804) Mary Anne Cornwall (d 06.01.1857, dau of John Cornwall)
  e. Susannah Hall Gardner (d 09.05.1853)
  m. (07.01.1794) John Cornwall of Hendon, Middlesex
  (1) Augusta Cornwall apparently of this generation
  m. (04.09.1834) Francis Boyle Shannon Wilder of Busbridge Hall
  a.+ other issue - Edward (b 09.03.1784, d 05.10.1861), Valentine William, Samuel Mortoin
  iii. Anne Gardner
  m. Thomas Dixon of Newcastle-on-Tyne
  iv. Sarah Gardner
m. Henry Humphreys of London
  v. Dorothy Gardner
  m1. (1772) Robert Barrie
  m2. George Clayton of Lostock Hall
  a. Frances Clayton probably of this generation
  m. (18.05.1814) James Radcliffe Lyon (b 1785, rector of Pulford)
  b. Eliza Clayton (youngest dau) apparently of this generation
  m. (28.02.1820) Thomas Lyon of Appleton Hall (b 1786, d 1859)
  vi.+ other issue - William of Liverpool (d unm 1788), Henry (d 1740), Henry Farington (b 01.07.1747, d unm 20.07.1792, Colonel), Agnes, Elizabeth, Mildred (d unm), Margaretta (d unm 1777)

Main source(s):
(1) For Gernon and Cavendish (uploaded 12.12.04, amended 06.06.10) : Collins (1741, vol i, Cavendish of Devonshire)
(2) For Gamage (uploaded 08.11.06) : various web sites
(3) For Gardner (uploaded 16.09.11) : BP1934 (Gardner)
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