'Gower01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Gower of Hutton, Gower of Stittenham

Sir John Gower (a c1290) followed by ...
1. Lawrence Gower (a 1315) succeeded by ...
A. Sir Nicholas Gower (a 1351)
  i. Sir Thomas Gower of Stittenham
  m. Agnes Thwaites (dau of Thomas Thwaites of Lovetofts)
  a. Sir John Gower of Stittenham (d after Tewkesbury 04.05.1471)
  m. Elizabeth Goldsborough (dau of Edward Goldsborough)
  (1) Sir Edward Gower of Stittenham
  m. Margery Constable (dau of Sir Robert Constable of Flamborough)
(A) Thomas Gower of Stittenham (a 1560)
  m1. Anne Mauleverer (dau of James Mauleverer)
  m2. Barbara Baxter (dau of John Baxter)
  (i) Thomas Gower of Stittenham
  m. Mary Fairfax (dau of Gabriel Fairfax of Steeton)
(a) Sir Thomas Gower, 1st Bart of Stittenham (d before 12.06.1655)
  m. (28.05.1604) Anne D'Oyley (d 28.10.1633, dau of John D'Oyley of Merton)
  ((1)) Sir Thomas Gower, 2nd Bart, Sheriff of York (bur 03.09.1672)
  m1. Elizabeth Howard (dsp, dau of Sir William Howard of Naworth Castle)
  m2. Frances Leveson (dau of Sir John Leveson of Halling and Lilleshall)
  ((2)) Edward Gover
BP1934 reported that Sir Thomas (1st Bart) had "with other issue" his successor Thomas and D'Oyley, his 3rd son. Edward was identified as (a) younger brother of the Thomas who married the Leveson heiress in Commoners (vol III, Dixon of Gledhow) which provided the following connection.
  ((A)) Edward Gower of Hutton
  ((i)) Thomas Gower of Hutton
  ((a)) Frances Gower
  m. John Dixon of Leeds (b 1684-5, d 1749)
  ((3)) D'Oyley Gower (Colonel)
  ((A)) Faith Gower
  m. Gabriel Brooke of Burton
((4)) Mary Gower identified in BLG1952 (Foljambe of Osberton)
  m. George Montaigne of Westow
  ((A)) Elizabeth Montaigne (eldest daughter & co-heir)
  m. (17.09.1668) Francis Foljambe of Aldwarke (b 25.02.1643-4, d 15.05.1707)
  (B) Richard Gower
  m. Agnes Leving (dau of William Leving of Aclam)
  (i)+ 4 sons - Edward, Thomas, Francis, Ralph
  (C) Katherine Gower
  m. Walter de la River of Bransby
  (D) Agnes Gower (bur 29.12.1583)
  m. (c1542) Sir John Widrington of Widdrington (b c1503, d 10.10.1571)
  (E) Barbara Gower
  m. Sir Henry Widrington
(2) Elizabeth Gower
  m. Christopher Fenton of Creake
  (3) Jane Gower
  m. Hugh Clitherow of Bradingham
  (4)+ other issue - Robert of London, Sir John, George, Walter
  b. Sir Thomas Gower had issue
  m. Joan ("a French lady")
  c. Anne Gower
  m. Sir Ralph Ellerker of Risby
  d. Margaret Gower
Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Aslakeby) shows Margaret as m. James Aislaby, thereby supporting BP1934, but the Harleian editor suggests that this Margaret m. William Hungate of Saxton ("though Glover calls her Alice") with the wife of James Aislaby being Jane, dau of Sir John Gower. We will investigate this further in due course.
  m. James Aislaby of South Dalton
  e. Alice Gower sb Margaret? see note just above
  m. William Hungate of Saxton
  f. Joan Gower
  m. Robert Constable
  g. Agnes Gower possibly of this generation
  m. John Witham of Cliffe and Corneburg
  h. daughter possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Lepton of Kepwick
  (1) daughter
  m. (1442) George Thwenge of Upper Helmsley

Main source(s): BP1934 (Sutherland)
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