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John Gurdon

Male Abt 1544 - 1623  (~ 79 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Gurdon was born about 1544 in of Assington, Suffolk, England (son of Robert Gurdon and Rose Sexton); died on 21 Sep 1623.

    Notes:

    MP for Sudbury, Suffolk in 1571. Sheriff of Suffolk 1584-85.

    From the History of Parliament:

    The Gurdons were small clothiers and landowners of Dedham, Essex, who by the close of the fifteenth century had risen in status. Gurdon's father made a fortunate marriage, and purchased Assington Hall from Sir Richard Corbet†. Thus, by the beginning of Elizabeth's reign Robert Gurdon had the standing of a country gentleman and was a justice of the peace with a son at an inn of court. It was this son who was returned for the local borough of Sudbury in 1571, but no contribution by him to the business of that Parliament is known.

    After he had succeeded his father, Gurdon was from time to time asked to undertake special duties, as, for instance, to arbitrate in the case of a disputed marriage contract, or to find means of satisfying the creditors of Dr. Sherman, a physician imprisoned for debt, whose professional services could not easily be spared. Gurdon died 21 Sept. 1623. His will, made in December 1621, and proved 10 Oct. 1623, cut out the heir Brampton, who nevertheless inherited the entailed lands. The executor and residuary legatee was a grandson John, Brampton's son by his first wife, but the Norfolk property was to go to the testator's brother Robert. Sir Henry Mildmay was supervisor.

    Family/Spouse: Amy Brampton. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Brampton Gurdon was born in 1566 in of Assington, Suffolk, England; died before 2 Apr 1650; was buried on 2 Apr 1560 in Assington, Suffolk, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Robert Gurdon was born in in of Assington, Suffolk, England (son of John Gurdon and Anne Coleman); died in 1578.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1577

    Robert married Rose Sexton. Rose (daughter of Robert Sexton and Agnes Jermyn) died after 1579. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Rose Sexton (daughter of Robert Sexton and Agnes Jermyn); died after 1579.
    Children:
    1. 1. John Gurdon was born about 1544 in of Assington, Suffolk, England; died on 21 Sep 1623.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Gurdon was born about 1485 in of Dedham, Essex, England (son of John Gurdon and Joan); died before 27 Apr 1556.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 1536 and 1556
    • Alternate death: 1536

    Notes:

    Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain gives him several generations of Gurdon ancestry reaching back to a Sir Adam de Gurdon in the time of Henry III, but as with much of Burke, we know of no basis for this.

    John married Anne Coleman before 19 Dec 1505. Anne (daughter of John Coleman) was born before 1490; died before 1538. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Anne Coleman was born before 1490 (daughter of John Coleman); died before 1538.
    Children:
    1. 2. Robert Gurdon was born in in of Assington, Suffolk, England; died in 1578.

  3. 6.  Robert Sexton was born in in of Lavenham, Cosford, Suffolk, England; died about 1517.

    Robert married Agnes Jermyn before 1503. Agnes was born in in of Rusbrooke, Suffolk, England; died about 1520. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Agnes Jermyn was born in in of Rusbrooke, Suffolk, England; died about 1520.
    Children:
    1. 3. Rose Sexton died after 1579.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Gurdon was born in in of Dedham, Essex, England (son of John Gurdon and Matilda); died between 3 Apr 1504 and 21 May 1504.

    John married Joan. Joan died after 28 Dec 1512. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Joan died after 28 Dec 1512.
    Children:
    1. 4. John Gurdon was born about 1485 in of Dedham, Essex, England; died before 27 Apr 1556.

  3. 10.  John Coleman was born in in of Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England.
    Children:
    1. 5. Anne Coleman was born before 1490; died before 1538.