Gascoigne, William (1404 - 1461/62)

of Gawthorpe, Yorkshire

Born / Died

Birth Date: 1404
Death Date: 1462

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: by 1426
    Union ended: n.d.


From Clarel, Margaret ( - 1461/62)

  1. Female offspring: Gascoigne, Alice (n.d.)

Primary Title



  • Knight
    Assumed By 1430/1-03
    Vacated 1465

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
MP, Yorkshire 1431 n.d.
Commissioner of Gaol Delivery, York 1433 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Yorkshire: West Riding 1434 n.d.
MP, Yorkshire 1435 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Yorkshire: West Riding 1435/6 n.d.
JP, Yorkshire 1439 n.d.
Sheriff, Yorkshire 1441-11-4 1442-11-6
Commissioner of Array, Yorkshire: West Riding 1448 n.d.
MP, Yorkshire 1452/3 (date uncertain) n.d.

Details of Properties


  • Gawthorpe, Yorkshire: West Riding


  • (city-county) in Yorkshire
    Acquired: 1441
    Divested: 1447
  • Yorkshire: West Riding: Arthington, Askwith, Burgh Waleys, Darrington, Denton, Guiseley, Sprotborough, Sutton, Wheldale

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1450-1450 Common Hall, York , York (city-county) in Yorkshire Sir William Gascoigne's Minstrel

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Sir William Gascoigne's Minstrel Gascoigne, William (1404 - 1462) Entertainers/Minstrels 1

Bibliographic Sources

Roskell, J.S., Linda Clark and Carole Rawcliffe, eds. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1386–1421. 4 vols. Stroud: Alan Sutton Publishing for The History of Parliament Trust, 1992.
Wedgwood, Josiah C., and Anne D. Holt. The History of Parliament: Biographies of the Members of the Commons House 1439–1509. London: HMSO, 1936.