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Posted in Uncategorized by geesnmore on March 14, 2010

Dear members of Ancestry.com…. if you find what you need here, please do not copy. Please paraphrase, rewrite, use freely the dates and names, but reorganize and make it your own…
This collateral research evolved from my research into the Gee Lineage and that of their wives who originated in colonial Virginia.  I am not related, nor am I an expert on these lines.  Use the information with discretion, and only as a jumping off point for your own research.   If you can revise, or clarify, please post a comment for others to view.

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Kathryn

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  1. geesnmore said, on October 30, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    This is probably filled with errors, but I can’t bring myself to just toss it out completely. It is background material that I dug up while searching for the father of Grace Baskerville who married Edmund Gee around 1415 or earlier. Neither the Baskervilles of Eardisley, nor Sir Thomas Beaumont are the correct lines.
    IN SEARCH OF THOMAS BASKERVILLE
    The Baskerville family is a very old Norman family in England. Eardisley in Herefordshire was their earliest home. Ralph de Baskerville married Sibyl, heiress of Adam de Port and held a knights fee in 1165 of Adam de Port, in Eardisley. His son, Sir Robert Baskerville, married Agnes, daughter of Nesta, daughter of Rhys ap Gryfudd, Prince of South Wales. Their sons were Ralph, Walter died post 1168, Robert, died post 1173, and Richard, died 1177. Their Sir Ralph (Radulphus) de Baskerville married a daughter of Drogo, Lord Clifford in 1154. He held his lands from the reign of Henry I through inheritance and upon his murder in 1194 in Northamptonshire, his son Roger succeeded to Eardisley, in Herfordshire and his son Thomas succeeded him at Pickthorn, the Shropshire estate. In 1200, Thomas, not yet of age, challenged Roger Fitz William … for that wickedly, and in the King peace, and in felony, and in murder, he slew Ralph de Baskerville his father in his house, and this the said Thomas saw, as he said, being a boy under age, and this he offers to prove against Roger with his body. Another son, Walter married first Emma de St. Leger, who died in 1196, then the widow, Iseult Pantulf. Emma was the mother of Walter Baskerville who was born about 1194 and died around 1243. Another son of Ralph and the lady Clifford was Ralph who died in 1186. In Warwickshire is Stretton-Baskerville, which obtained its name from William d Baskerville who held three fees of Robert, Earl Ferrers honor of Tutbury. In 1208, the last Baskerville to hold Stretton was Walter, grandson of William.
    By the 13th century Baskerville (Basqueville; Bacqueville) families lived in Herefordshire along the border with Wales, Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Norfolk, Buckinghamshire, and Wiltshire.
    Baskervilles of Eardisley, Herefordshire
    Sir Roger de Baskerville, of Eardisley, married Joan daughter of Sir Rothes (Rhyderch) Le Gros, Lord Orcop and was the father of Walter de Baskerville, who married Elizabeth Pembrugge daughter of Sir Richard Pemburgge. Walter was born about 1189 and died in 1243. Their son, Walter married Susannah daughter of Sir John Crigdon. His brother was Richard Baskerville, father of Adreas, Thomas and Richard.
    Walter, who died before 1260, and Susannah were the parents of Robert, Sir Walter, who inherited, Richard and possibly George and Robert. Sir Walter Baskerville married Sibilla Streaton after 1280 and died before 1290.
    Richard’s son Walter who married Sibilla, sister of Pet Corbet de Caux, succeeded his uncle. Their son, Richard Baskerville of Eardisley married Joanna Poyntz, daughter of Nicholas. Their son Richard married Isabella and they were the parents of Richard who died in 1395.
    It is Richard de Baskerville who died in 1395, son of Richard and Isabella who inherited the Eardisley estates. Richard married Joanna, daughter of Adam de Everingham de Laxton. Their son John Baskerville was born in 1390, and married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Brugge de Letton. John died in 1415. John and Elizabeth were the parents of John and Ralph. Their son John was born February 12, 1408, at Combe, Northants (Northamptonshire) who died December 23, 1455. He married Elizabeth daughter of Isabell and John Touchet, Lord Audley. His brother, Radulphus (Ralph), was born in 1410 and married Ann daughter of John Blackett.
    John as a young man, served with King Henry at Agincourt. John and Elizabeth were the parents of Sible, James, Thomas, John, Henry, and Humphrey. These children were born between 1430 and 1445. James Baskerville, of Eardisley, Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Henry VII, married Sibilla, sister of Walter Devereux. In 1454 James Baskerville was involved in controlling the Welsh. At the battle of Towton, in 1461, this family was well represented. Among the Yorkists were James Baskerville, esquire, and Thomas Baskerville, esquire, supporting the Yorkist cause of Edward IV. In 1471, the Battle of Tewksbury included Sir James Baskerville and Sir Thomas Baskerville on the Yorkist side. James Baskerville, after the battle of Stoke, near Newark in 1487, was made Knight Banneret on the field and Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Henry VII. Sir James Baskerville, born in 1430, married Sibilla Devereux, were the parents of Walter, Phillip, James, Henry, Edmund, Thomas and Ralph as well as several daughters. This family resided at Eardisley, Herefordshire. Their son Thomas married Alice Milbourne, widow of Henry Parry. They were married after 1523.
    Sir James Baskerville had two grandsons named Thomas, but both were far too young to be the father of Grace. One resided in Goodrest, Warwickshire and the other was Thomas of Netherwood, Herefordshire. A great grandson was Thomas of Pontrilas.
    Thomas Baskerville, second son of John and Elizabeth Baskerville was born in 1432 in Herfordshire. He is likely the Sir Thomas Baskerville noted with Sir James Baskeville at Towton and Tewksbury.
    Baskervilles of Pickthorn, Shropshire
    In 1260 Juliana de Baskerville issued a release to Hugh de Baskerville of a virgate of land in Northwood which Ysolda de Baskerville mother of the said Juliana and Hugh held in the said vill. Winesses were Thomas de Upton, Walter Hakket, Robert de Bold, Thomas Botterell, Adam de Faintree, and Robert de Middleton.
    In 1275, Hugh de Baskerville received rent for a fee farm of land in Northwood. In 1293, Margery, widow of Hugh de Baskerville released to Baldwin de Baskerville a tenement in and ouside the vill of Northwood which the said Hugh enfeoffed to the said Baldwin. In 1295, Margery, formerly the wife of Hugh de Baskerville released to Nicholas de Bireton, two acres of land lying in the fields of Northwood, one acre lying in the fields of Nortwood…. Among the witnesses was John son of Hugh de Baskerville. In 1300 Baldwin de Baskerville granted to John de Baskerville of the rent of a rose, annually, a fee-farm of two ridges of land lying in the field of Northwood, in the filed opposite Pickthorn between the land of the said John and the land of John de Hawkswood and extending from the land of Nicholas de Biriton to highway leadingfrom Northwood towards le Ewis, and a piece of moor lying between the garden formerly of Robert Pain and the moor of the said John and extending from grantor’s moor to the moor of Margery, grantor’s mother. The same year Baldwin also rented two acres of land in the field of Northwood … formerly of Hugh de Baskerville…. In 1310 John de Baskerville was granted a messuage by Ricvhard, son of Hugh le Mon. One of the witnesses was Lord Roger de Baskerville who was later noted in 1312 with Joan.

    George Baskerville was lord of Lawton and Pickthorn during the reign of Edward I. He was the father of Richard, John and Sir Walter Baskerville. Richard, of Miles, Lord of Pickthorne married Juliana, daughter of Nicholas Hampton, knight.
    They were the parents of Roger and Walter. Roger was the father of Walter de Baskerville, noted I the 42nd year of Edward III whose son, John, became Lord of Pickthorne. Of this line are John de Baskerville, Lord of Weston and Richard Baskerville, Lord of Weston whose son Richard Baskerville of Weston in 1545.

    THOMAS DE BASQUEVILLE
    Nichols notes Thomas de Basqueville, in the early records of Leicester. Thomas Beaumont, Signeur de Basqueville, was born in 1381 and died in 1457. He was frequently referred to as Sir Thomas lord Basqueville. Sir Thomas lord Basqueville spent a good deal of time fighting and managing possessions of the king in Normandy. He was the Constable of Dover Castle, and was the Captain of Chateau-Gaillard. He was given the title of Seigneur de Basqueville, in 1426 in Normandy. It was stated of him …this Sir Thomas, as some write, was he who was slaim manfully fighting such time as the French received Paris from the English. He possessed the Manore of Goadby and Cole Orton through his wife, Philippa, daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Maureward, knight. He was also the ancestor of the Beaumonts of Grace Dieu.
    Thomas was the younger son of Sir John de Beaumont, 4th Lord Beaumont, who married Katherine de Everingham. His father had received the Barony of Folkingham upon the attainment of Hugh le Despencer and had served as Constable of the King’s amry and justice of Scotland. Sir John had served in the French wars, and attended John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaseter in Spain in 1387. He was Governor of Cherburgh Castle, Constable of Dover Castle, Warden of the Cinque Ports and Knight of the Garter. Sir John de Beaumont was buried at Sempringham, Lincolnshire September 9, 1396. His elder son Henry de Beaumont inherited the barony and lands.
    Thomas Beaumont, Signeur de Basqueville, was the father of John, George, William and Thomas. John Beaumont resided at Cole Orton about 2 miles from Ashby de la Zouch. It came into their possession in 1426. John was killed in the Lancastrian cause as was his cousin, Viscount John Beaumont, who held the barony.* Viscount Beaumont was the last of his line. John, the eldest son of Thomas lord Basqueville was attainted upon the defeat of the Lancastrians, and his possessions, which included Thringston, were confiscated. This would have placed the family in precarious financial and political conditions. The estates were later restored to his youngest brother, Thomas Beaumont who resided at Thringston, Leicestershire.
    The first three sons of Thomas, lord Basqueville; John, George and William were also dead. William was the only male heir who left sons who could inherit the barony. It passed to his eldest son, Richard Beaumont. Richard died in 1537 and his wife married secondly, William Villiers, Esquire.
    William Beaumont’s son George resided in Kent. William’s son Anthony was father of Sir Francis Beaumont and Mary Beaumont, (Lady Mary Compton) who married Sir George Villiers, knight and became Countess of Buckingham through James I.


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