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Goswick Genealogies by: Kay (Goswick) Kennemore
copyright 1986


Note: The information on the family below is taken from old England Records, as to who belonged to whom.  Some of this may be correct, and some may not be correct, but I am listing this family as found in earlier records. {kgk}  Along with past written records, I am also listing IGI findings when & where found.  These IGI records may help place these families according. {kgk}

Sir William Gostwick born Dec.02,1565 Bedford,Eng. d:Sep.19,1614 Willington,Bedford Co
(m) ca. 1587
Jane Owen b.n/r  Wotton Beds d;n/r (dau of Henry Owen)  (Jane Gostick (m) 2nd)
               children listed:
1. Edward Gostwick 1588 (m) Anne Wentworth
2. John Gostwick b.n/r (ca. 1590)(2nd son)(see Adm of Wm.Gostick)
3. William Gostwick b.n/r
4. Nicholas Gostwick b.9/12/1593 Cople, Bedford Co.
5. Thomas Goswick b.n/r  d:June 10,1625 buried St.Vedast's, Foster Lane, London Co.Eng.
6. Elizabeth Gostwick b.n/r ( Oct.29,1618 Willington,"John Aylmer"
7. Anne Gostwick b.n/r(,1608 Willington, Bed Co. Anthony Hynde (kgk)
8. Mary Gostwick b. 5/24/1604 Willington,Bedford Co.(m)
9. Francis Gostwick(son) b.12/13/1609 Willington, Bedford Co.died:1650 St.Giles in the Fields,London
10. (possibly a son named "Henry")added by me: kgk
11.(possibly a daughter named "Jane")added by me:kgk

The Gostwick Family Cart by Edith Chapman in 1932 shows that this William Gostwick was the son of John (born ca.1543)& Elizabeth (Petree) Gostwick, and g-son of Edmund & Anne (Hardin) Gostwick.  In HPR Finbergs Gostwick book this William is listed as the son of John  born 1537 & Elizabeth (Petree) Gostwick of Willington, and grandson of Sir William and Anne (Pike) Gostwick.  (SO VERY CONFUSING)kgk.

It is said that a monument is placed in the Church of Willington for Sir William Gostwick by his wife Jane (Owen) Gostwick.

On the North side of the tomb this enscription reads:
 Here lyeth the body of Sir William Gostwyke, Bart, who had to wife Jane Owen, the daughter of Henry Owen, Esq., by whom he had issue 7 son's and 4 daughters.

On the South Side of the same tomb:
 Ask who lies here, and do not weep, He is not dead, he doth but sleep;  This stony Register is for his bones, his fame is more perpetual than these stones: And his own goodness with himself being gone, shall live when earthly monuments are none.

According to the enscription on the North side of the Monument of Sir William Gostwyke/Gostwick, he and Jane had a total of 11 children, therefore from the listing above there is 1 son (not accounted for-possibly a ("Henry") and 1 daughter (possibly a "Jane")


Dominus W'mus Gosticke al's Gostwicke, Miles.
Of the Goods &c. of William Gostwicke of Willington in the Co. of Bedford deed. granted to :John Gostwicke, natural and lawful son. (P.C.C.Ad.Acts fo.166.)

Found on the IGI England Records:


William Gostwick c. Sep.07,1542 Southill,Bedford Co. (parent not listed)
William Gostwick c. Mar.18,1548 Southill, Bedford Co. (parent not listed)

William Gostwick c. Jun.22,1540 Bedford St. Marys, Bedford Co.(son of William)

William Gostwick c. Dec.02,1565 Bedford St. Mary, Bedford Co.(son of John
Ann Gostwick c. May 28,1567 Bedford St.Marys, Bedford Co. (dau of John)

Nicholas Gostwick c.Sep.12,1593 Cople,Bedford Co. (son of William)

Mary Gostwick c. May 24,1604 Willington, Bedford Co. (dau of William)
Francis Goswick c. Dec.13,1609 Willington, Bedford Co. (son of William)


Robert Gostwick c. Sep.08, 1565 Barkway, Hertford, Co. (son of William 1542)
Roger Gostyck c.Jan.10,1582 Bushey, Hertford Co.(son of William born ca. 1560)


Marye Gostyke c. Feb.1588 Westminister St.Margarets (dau of William Gostyke 1565)

Jane Gostick (m) June 2, 1625 London St. Dunston in the East. "Matthew Lister"

(it is stated that Jane Gostick was the widow of Sir William Gostwick/Gostick of Wellington, Bedford Co.)