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Richard Gobion

Male - Bef 1230


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  • Name Richard Gobion  [1
    Born of Yardley Gobion, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Higham Gobion, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Bef 27 Dec 1230  Gascony, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Alternate death Bef 29 Dec 1230  Gascony, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I10448  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of FW, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2018 

    Father Richard Gobion,   b. of Yardley Gobion, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1182 
    Mother Beatrice de Lucelles,   b. 1145,   d. Aft 1184  (Age > 40 years) 
    Married Bef 1159  [2, 5, 9
    Family ID F6078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes de Merlay,   b. of Morpeth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Hugh Gobion,   b. of Higham Gobion, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 3 Jun 1275
    +2. Margery Gobion,   b. of Higham Gobion, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F6074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From A History of the Church of St. Giles Northampton, citation details below:

      Richard Gobion added largely to his estates by marrying the daughter of Roger de Merley, the powerful Baron of Morpeth, who brought in frank marriage the manors of Knaptoft in Leicestershire, Shilvington in Northumberland, and Yedingham in Yorkshire.

      He was only a simple knight, but writers of later days persist in speaking of him as "Earl Gobion," and even as "Earl of Northampton," to neither of which titles had he the slightest claim.

      Thus the Heralds who visited Leicestershire in 1562-64, and who ought to have known better, left the following record of him:--"It ys to be remembered that the forenamed Rychard Gubbyon, Erl of Northampton was also Lord of Knapthorp, where he remeaned as apereth before proved by Sundry evydences. And for manyfest proff that this same was he that was Erl of Northampton he had in the said towme of Northampton, one manner called by the name of Gobyon, and the most parte of the towne, and also his tenents few or none reserved but paid rent to the said manner, And he gave goodly comons and sundry lybertyes on Gobyon's [Manner]. And this manner was throwne by descent from the name of Gubbyon to Pannell, and from Pannell to Kynesman, and so to Turpyn."

      The gift of the commons and liberties above mentioned, is thus explained by Henry Lee, a seventeenth century Town Clerk:

      "Earl Gobion, who lived in ye farme house in Abington street in this Town killed a man [in an election riot]. And he gott his pardon, and to quiett the Town granted to the poor liberty to follow syth and sickle in ye fields of Northampton, called Gobion's farme to this day."

  • Sources 
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    2. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition, by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

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    4. [S878] Honors and Knights' Fees by William Farrer. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1925., date only.

    5. [S969] G. Andrews Moriarty, "The Royal Descent of a New England Settler." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 79:358, 1925.

    6. [S977] The Blackmans of Knight's Creek: Ancestors and Descendants of George and Maria (Smith) Blackman by Henry James Young. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: 1980., year and place only.

    7. [S1308] A History of the Church of St. Giles Northampton by R. M. Serjeantson. Northampton, England: W. Mark & Co., 1911., year only.

    8. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

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