'Gawdy1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Gawdy of Cantley, Gawdy of Claxton, Gawdy of Crow's Hall (Crowshall), Gawdy of Redenhall (Rednall), Gawdy (Gawdey) of West Harling (Herling), Gawdy of Weybread Hall

BEB1841 reported: "The family of Gawdy is stated to have derived from Sir Brews Gawdey, a French knight, taken prisoner in 1352, who was naturalized, and settled in Suffolk."
William Gawdy of Harleston and Redenhall (d 1556/7)
m1. Elizabeth Hellows or Helwise
1. Thomas Gawdy of Redenhall and Norwich (d 04.08.1566, serjeant-at-law, recorder of Norwich)
  m1. Anne Bassingborne (dau/co-heir of John Bassingborne of Woodhall, Hatfield)
  A. Thomas Gawdy of Redenhall & Weybread Hall (Gawdy Hall in Rednall) (d c1595)
  m. Honor Steyning (d 1601, dau of Walter Steyning or Staynings of Holnicote or Honycott)
  i. Thomas Gawdy of Weybread Hall (Waybred)
  m. Ursula Bolton (dau of Francis Bolton of Burston)
  a. Henry Gawdy (to Ireland)
  m. _ Rushbrook of Suffolk
  b.+ other issue including Francis & Thomasine
  ii. Owen Gawdy
  m. Frances Bolton (dau of Francis Bolton of Burston)
a.+ 2 daughters
  iii.+ other issue - Rafe (dsp), Catherine, Mary, 3 others
  B. Bassingbourne Gawdy of Mendham and West Harling or Herling, Sheriff of Norfolk (d 20.01.1589)
  m1. (26.09.1558) Ann Wootton (d 06.1587/8, dau of John Wootton of Tuddenham by Elizabeth, dau of Robert Bardwell of West Harling; Ann was widow of Sir Thomas Woodhouse and Henry Repps of Mendham)
  i. Sir Bassingbourne Gawdy of West Harling or Herling, Sheriff of Norfolk (b 19.05.1560, bur 23.05.1606)
m1. Anne Framlingham (bur 06.1594, dau of Sir Charles Framlingham of Crow's Hall by Dorothy, dau of Sir Clement Heigham)
  a. Framlingham Gawdy or Gawdy of West Harling, Sheriff of Norfolk (b 08.08.1580, d 1654)
  m. Lettice Knolles (bur 03.12.1630, dau of Sir Robert Knolles or Knowles)
  (1) Sir William Gawdy or Gawdey, 1st Bart of West Harling (b 09.1612, d 08.1669 (not 1666))
  m. (01.09.1636) Elizabeth Duffield (d 1653, dau of John Duffield of East Wretham)
(A) Sir John Gawdy, 2nd Bart of West Harling (b 04.10.1639, d 01.1708/9 (not 1699), 2nd son)
  m. Anne de Grey (dau of Sir Robert de Grey of Merton by Elizabeth, dau of William Bridon of Ipswich)
  (i) Sir Bassingbourne Gawdy, 3rd Bart of West Harling (d unm 23.10.1723/4)
  (ii) Anne Gawdy
  m. Oliver Le Neve of Great Wichingham
  (B)+ other issue - Bassingbourne (b 17.07.1637, dvp unm 23.02.1660/1), William (d unm 21.02.1660/1), Framlingham of Bury, Mary (not Anne) (b c1549, d unm 11.10.1671)
  (2)+ other issue - Framlingham, Bassingbourne (b 1614), Thomas (b 1617, d unm), Charles (b 1618), Robert (b 1620), Lettice, Dorothy/Anne
  b. Sir Charles Gawdy of Crow's Hall or Crowshall (b 1591)
  m. Judith or Elizabeth Walgrave (dau of Sir William Walgrave or Waldegrave of Smalbridge)
(1) Sir Charles Gawdy Bart of Crow's Hall or Crowshall
  BEB1841 reports that this Charles was created 1st baronet in 1661 but TCB (vol iii, Gawdy or Gawdey of Crowshall) reports that it was his son who was so created. TCB adds the following note: "The three persons of the name of Charles, who successively were of Crowshall, cause much confusion."
  m. (before 1636) Vere Cooke (bpt 04.07.1612, dau of Sir Edward Cooke of Giddey Hall)
  (A) Sir Charles Gawdy, 1st (not 2nd) Bart of Crow's Hall or Crowshall (bur 15.09.1707)
  m1. Mary Feilding (bur 08.09.1691, dau of George Feilding, 1st Earl of Desmond)
  (i) Sir Framlingham Gawdy, 2nd Bart of Crow's Hall (d unm 1710)
  m2. Elizabeth
  (B) Anne Gawdy
  m. Wentworth Garneys of Boyland Hall
  (C)+ other issue - Francis (dsp), Edmund (a 1695), Bassingbourne (dsp), Henry (dsp)
  (2) Judith Gawdy
m2. (30.04.1595) Dorothy Bacon (dau of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Bart of Redgrave)
  c. Dorothy Gawdy (d 1653)
  m. Sir Henry Felton, Bart of Playford (d 18.09.1624)
  d.+ other issue - Bassingbourne, Bacon, Anne, Frances
  ii. Sir Philip Gawdy
  m. Bridget Strongman
  a.+ issue - Francis (dsp), 5 daughters (youngest born in 1614)
  m2. (12.1588) Margaret Sulyard (bur 15.08.1590, dau of Eustace Sulyard of Flemings, widow of Thomas Darcy of Tolleshunt Darcy)
  C. Catherine Gawdy
  m. Henry Everard of Lynsted
m2. Elizabeth Harris (dau of John Harris of Devon, widow of Walter Steyning of Holnicote)
  D.+ other issue - John (dsp probably bur 05.02.1580), Anthony of Castleacre (dsp bur 15.06.1606, Captain)
  m3. (1554, sp) Catherine L'Estrange (dau of Robert L'Estrange of Hunstanton, widow of Sir Hugh Hastings of Elsing)
m2. Rose Bennett (dau of Thomas Bennett of Rushall)
2. Sir Thomas Gawdy of Redenhall and Claxton (d 05.11.1588, judge)
  m1. Audrey Knightley (dau of William Knightley of Norwich)
  A. Sir Henry Gawdy of Claxton (b c1547, d 1620)
  m1. Elizabeth Warner (dau of Sir Robert Warner of Norwich)
  i. Sir Robert Gawdy (d before 02.10.1639)
  m. Winifred Bacon (dau of Sir Nathaniel Bacon of Stokeby)
  a. Thomas Gawdy (dvpsp?)
  b. Dorothy Gawdy apparently of this generation
  m. Sir Philip Parker of Erwarton (a 1640)
  ii. Sir Anthony Gawdy (dsp)
  iii. Edward Gawdy of Cantley (b 1587-8, d 30.06.1662)
  m. Frances Lovell (d 1637, dau of Charles Lovell of East Harling)
  a. Philip Gawdy of Cantley (dsps)
  m. Katherine Hill (dau of William Hill of Hales)
  b. Thomas Gawdy of Cantley (d before 13.02.1664)
m. Mary
  (1) Ann Gawdy
  c. Henry Gawdy
  iv. George Gawdy of Claxton (d before 06.10.1643)
  m. Mary Whipple
  a. Thomas Gawdy possibly the Thomas of Claxton Manor who married ...
m. Anne Gilbert (dau of Thomas Gilbert of Carlton)
  b.+ other issue - Robert, George, Henry, Frances, Mary
  v. daughter
  m. Sir Thomas Jenkinson
  m2. _ Barnardiston (dau of Sir Richard Barnardiston, widow of Sir Charles Framlingham)
  B. Anne Gawdy probably the Anne who married ...
  m. Thomas Reade of Weston (bur 03.09.1622)
  C. Isabel Gawdy probably the Isabel (bur 11.08.1621) who married ...
  m. John Mingay of Arminghall (bpt 06.09.1545, bur 07.10.1622)
  D.+ other issue - Thomas, George, 2 daughters
  m2. (1567) Frances Richers (bpt 1550, d 1622, dau of Henry Richers of Swannington)
  H. Sir Clypsby Gawdy of Rednall
  m. (20.01.1599/1600) Mary Brooke (dau of ?? Brooke of Aspall, widow of ?? Brews of Wenham)
  i. Thomas Gawdy
I. Mary or Juliana Gawdy (d before 11.02.1645)
  m. Sir Thomas Berney of Redham
  J.+ 2 daughters
3. Margaret Gawdy
  m1. John Plume or Plombe of Topcroft
  m2. _ Aldrich
m3. Elizabeth Shires (dau of Oliver Shires or Shyres)
4. Sir Francis Gawdy of Wallington Hall (d 15.12.1605, Lord Chief Justice)
  m. (02.06.1563) Elizabeth Coninsgby (dau of Christopher Coningsby or Conisby of Wallington)
  A. Elizabeth Gawdy
  m. Sir William Newport, later Hatton (d 12.03.1596)
5. William Gawdy (d unm bur 15.08.1559)
6. Elizabeth Gawdy
  m. (1554) William Southall of Ilketshall St. Andrew
7. Katherine Gawdy
  m. (25.09.1564) Francis Butler

Main source(s): Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613+1664, Gawdy), Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, Gawdy of Norfolk and Mendham), BEB1841 (Gawdy of West Herling), TCB (vol iii, Gawdey or Gawdy of West Harling) and some input from BEB1841 (Gawdy of Crow's Hall)
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