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Agnes Gainsford[1]

Female


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  • Name Agnes Gainsford  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died Bedgebury, Goudhurst, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I12353  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2018 

    Father John Gainsford,   d. 19 Jul 1450, Crowhurst, Godstone, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Richard Wakehurst,   d. Bef 1455 
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F8054  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Culpepper,   b. Abt 1430, of Bedgebury, Goudhurst, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1480  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1460  [2
    Children 
    +1. Isabel Culpepper,   d. 17 Jan 1491, Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Walter Culpeper,   b. of Wigsell, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 14 Sep 1514 and 28 Apr 1516
    +3. Alexander Culpepper,   b. Abt 1470,   d. Between 1 Jan 1541 and 21 Jun 1541  (Age ~ 71 years)
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F8038  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • It is possible that she was the sister, rather than the daughter, of the John Gainsford shown as her father here.

      From Culpepper Connections:

      "It appears also from [the Visitation of Kent, 1619] that this Sir John married Agnes, daughter of John Bedgebury, but no mention whatever is there made of the undoubted fact that some time before 1460 he was the husband of Agnes Gainsford, which is clearly proved by the Proceedings in Chancery relating to the abduction of the two Wakehurst heiresses by Sir John's brothers, Richard and Nicholas, where it is expressly stated that a sister of John and William Gainsford was wedded to John Culpepyr, and later on in the same suit mention is made of John Culpeper and Agnes, his wife. The marriage is also alluded to in De Banco Roll, Trin., 5 Edward IV., m. 118d, and it explains the mention of Ottewell and George Gainsford (grandsons of the above John Gainsford, who married Anne Wakehurst, aunt of the co-heiresses, and sons of Sir John Gainsford, by Anne, daughter of Ottewell Worsley), as cousins in the will Walter Colepeper, of Calais, 1514-1516.

      "The question arises, therefore, as to whether the record of Sir John's marriage with Agnes Bedgebury is not due to a mistake on the part of the heralds. In their pedigree they certainly omit these two important facts, viz., that before 1460 Sir John was the husband of Agnes Gainsford, and also that his father Walter's wife, of the same Christian name, was the widow of John Bedgebury. It seems therefore not improbable that these two marriages have been confused; such, indeed, must have been the case unless Sir John was twice married, and of this the Visitation affords no evidence whatever. Sir John Colepeper died 22nd December, 1480, and was buried at Goudhurst."

  • Sources 
    1. [S373] Adrian Benjamin Burke, John Blythe Dobson, and Janet Chevally Wolfe, "The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings of New England." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 165:245, October 2011; 166:46, January 2012.

    2. [S376] Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy.