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Helena's children













1.

Helena and Thomas Gorges




Thomas GORGES (Sir)

Born: 1536, Wraxall, Somersetshire, England

Died: 30 Mar 1610, Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Edward GORGES of Wraxall (Sir)

Mother: Mary NEWTON

Married: Helen SNAKENBORG (M. Northampton) (b. ABT 1549 - d. 1 Apr 1635) (dau. of Wolfangus Snakenborg) (w. of William Parr, M. Northampton)

Children:

1. Elizabeth GORGES

2. Francis GORGES

3. Frances GORGES

4. Edward GORGES (1 B. Gorges of Dundalk)

5. Theobald GORGES

6. Bridget GORGES

7. Robert GORGES


http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/GORGES.htm#Thomas%20GORGES%20(Sir)1


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Son of Sir Edward Gorges of Wraxall,

possibly by his first wife, Mary Newton

(some sources states Mary Poyntz, Edward's second wife, as Thomas' mother).

Knighted at Beddington in 1586 and Member of Parliament from Downton in 1587.

He was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth(her second cousin).

One of the people with whom he worked was Sir Francis Drake.






He married the widow of William Parr, M. of Northampton,

without first obtaining the permission of the Queen and he was for a short time imprisoned in the Tower of London as a result.





About his wife, none genealogists appear to know much about this lady.

She is thus noticed by a contemporary, Bishop Parkhurst, in a letter to Bullinger, dated 10 Aug 1571.

"The Marquess of Northampton died about the beginning of Aug. When I was in London, he married a very beautiful German girl, who remained in the queen's court after the departure of the Margrave of Baden and Cecilia his wife from England". (Zurich Letters, vol. i. p. 257. Parker Society.)






Longford Castle






The same fact is confirmed by the statements of her epitaph in Salisbury cathedral; which adds that she became a lady of the bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth , and having married, secondly, Sir Thomas Gorges, of Longford, Wilts, had issue by him four sons and three daughters.


She survived Sir Thomas for twenty-five years, and died on the 1 Apr 1635, aged 86. In Sir R. C. Hoare's South Wiltshire, Hundred of Cawden, are three beautiful folio plates of her monument, which includes whole-length recumbent effigies of the Countess and Sir Thomas Gorges.


http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/ThomasGorges.htm





2.

Her children




Elizabeth GORGES

Born: Jun 1578

Died: 1 Feb 1658/9

Father: Thomas GORGES (Sir)

Mother: Helen SNAKENBORG (M. Northampton)

Married 1: Hugh SMYTHE

Married 2: Ferdinando GORGES (Sir Knight)

28 Sep 1629, Wraxall, Somerset, England


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Frances GORGES

Born: 1589, Little Langford, Wiltshire, England

Father: Thomas GORGES (Sir)

Mother: Helen SNAKENBORG (M. Northampton)

Married: Thomas TYRINGHAM (Sir)

ABT 1610, Little Langford, Wiltshire, England


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Edward GORGES (1 B. Gorges of Dundalk)

Born: ABT 1582, Kent, England

Father: Thomas GORGES (Sir)

Mother: Helen SNAKENBORG (M. Northampton)

Married 1: Catharine OSBORNE

ABT 3 Jul 1605

Children:

1. Edward GORGES

2. Francis GORGES

3. Thomas GORGES

4. Richard GORGES (2 B. Gorges of Dundalk)

(m. Bridget Kingsmill)

5. Catherine GORGES

6. Bridget GORGES

7. Helena GORGES

8. Mary GORGES

9. Margaret GORGES

10. Theobald GORGES

Married 2: Jane THROXTON

Children:

11. Son GORGES


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Bridget GORGES

Born: ABT 1582, Kent, England

Father: Thomas GORGES (Sir)

Mother: Helen SNAKENBORG (M. Northampton)

Married: Robert PHELIPES

Children:

1. Elen PHELIPES

2. Catherine PHELIPES

3. Elizabeth PHELIPES

4. Edward PHELIPES

5. Edith PHELIPES (m. John Williams)

6. Bridget PHELIPES

7. Robert PHELIPES


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Robert GORGES

Born: 1588

Died: 1648

Father: Thomas GORGES (Sir)

Mother: Helen SNAKENBORG (M. Northampton)

Married: Mary HARDING

Children:

1. Thomas GORGES (b. 1613)

(m. Margaret Poyntz)

2. Charles GORGES (b. ABT 1620)

(m. Joan Colet)


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Theobald GORGES

Born: 1583

Died: 1647

Father: Thomas GORGES (Sir)

Mother: Helen SNAKENBORG (M. Northampton)

Married 1: Anne POLE

ABT 1611

Children:

1. Helena GORGES

Married 2: Anne GAGE

2 Feb 1645




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3.

Thomas Gorges is a second cousin to the Queen, Elizabeth I




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Anne HOWARD

Born: 1446, Tendring, Essex, England

Father: John HOWARD (1. D. Norfolk)

Mother: Catherine De MOLEYNS

Married: Edmund GORGES of Wraxall (Sir)

Children:

1. Edward GORGES of Wraxall (Sir)

2. John GORGES

3. William GORGES

4. Margaret GORGES



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Edward GORGES of Wraxall (Sir)

Born: 1481, Wraxall, & Clevedon, Somerset, England

Died: 11 Feb 1565/6

Notes: Sheriff for Somerset 17 Nov 1514 and 9 Nov 1529. Knighted at the battle of Flodden Fieldon 9 Sep 1513. He was a member of the jury that indicted the Duke of Buckingham for treason.

Father: Edmund GORGES of Wraxall (Sir)

Mother: Anna HOWARD

Married 1: Mary NEWTON

Children:

1. Edmund GORGES (Esq.)

2. Thomas GORGES (Sir)



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Thomas GORGES (Sir)

Born: 1536, Wraxall, Somersetshire, England

Died: 30 Mar 1610, Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Edward GORGES of Wraxall (Sir)

Mother: Mary NEWTON

Married: Helen SNAKENBORG (M. Northampton) (b. ABT 1549 - d. 1 Apr 1635) (dau. of Wolfangus Snakenborg) (w. of William Parr, M. Northampton)

Children:

1. Elizabeth GORGES

2. Francis GORGES

3. Frances GORGES

4. Edward GORGES (1 B. Gorges of Dundalk)

5. Theobald GORGES

6. Bridget GORGES

7. Robert GORGES



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Helena Snakenborg Parr


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