Gascoigne, John (1510 - 1568)

Born / Died

Birth Date: by 1510-00-00
Death Date: 1568-04-04

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: by 1531
    Union ended: n.d.


From Scargill, Margaret ( - 1575)

  1. Male offspring: Gascoigne, John (n.d.)
  2. Female offspring: Gascoigne, Elizabeth (n.d.)

Primary Title



  • Knight
    Assumed 1541 (possibly knighted after 15 Nov. 1538)

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
MP, Bedfordshire 1542 n.d.
Sheriff, Buckinghamshire 1542-11-22 1543-11-23
Sheriff, Bedfordshire 1542-11-22 1543-11-23
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Cambridgeshire 1544/5 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Norwich 1544/5 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Huntingdonshire 1544/5 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Norfolk 1544/5 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Bedfordshire 1544/5 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Suffolk 1544/5 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Buckinghamshire 1544/5 n.d.
MP, Bedfordshire 1545 n.d. Possibly held this office
Commissioner of Musters, Bedfordshire 1545/6 n.d.
JP, Bedfordshire 1547 1568
MP, Bedfordshire 1553-10 n.d.
MP, Bedfordshire 1558 n.d.
Recorder, Bedfordshire by 1566 n.d.

General Lands Note

Livery of lands 12 May 1541

Details of Properties


  • Cardington, Bedfordshire
    Patrimony; alienated
    Acquired: 1541-05-12
    Divested: 1562-06-01


  • Bedfordshire: Bushmead Manor and Priory
    Acquired: 1541
    Divested: 1562
    Patrimony (included additional lands in Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire); alienated
  • Bedfordshire: Cardington Cotton End (alias Cotes, Cotton, Eastcotts) Manor
    Acquired: 1544
    Divested: ca. 1566
  • Bedfordshire: Cardington Manor
  • Bedfordshire: Franklins Manor
    Divested: 1563
  • Bedfordshire: Little Staughton Manor
    Acquired: 1541
    Divested: 1545

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1565-1565 St Mary's Church, Long Sutton , Lincolnshire Sir John Gascoigne's Players

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Sir John Gascoigne's Players Gascoigne, John (1510 - 1568) Players 1

Bibliographic Sources

Bindoff, S.T. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1509–1558. 3 vols. London: Secker & Warburg, 1982.
Blaydes, Frederic Augustus, ed. The Visitations of Bedfordshire, Annis Domini 1566, 1582, and 1634. Publications of the Harlein Society 19. London: npub, 1884.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Elizabeth I [1558–78]. 7 vols. London: HMSO, 1939–82.
Doubleday, Herbert Arthur. The Victoria History of the County of Bedford. Victoria History of the Counties of England. 3. Westminster: A. Constable, 1904-1912.
Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII [1509–47]. 21 vols and Addenda (2 vols). London: HMSO, 1864–1932.
List of Sheriffs for England and Wales from the Earliest Times to AD 1831. Public Record Office Lists and Indexes 9. London: HMSO, 1898.
Shaw, William Arthur. The Knights of England: A complete record from the earliest time to the present day of the knights of all the orders of chivalry in England, Scotland, and Ireland, incorporating a complete list of knights bachelors dubbed in Ireland. 2 vols. London: Sherratt & Hughes, 1906.