Sir Guncelin de Badlesmere Knight
- Born: Castle Badlesmere, Kent, England
- Marriage: Joan Fitz Bernard about 1264 in Castle Badlesmere, Kent, England 200,726
- Died: 1301, Castle Badlesmere, Kent, England 200
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 54:32, 70:33, Sir Guncelin de Badlesmere, Knight, father of Barthlolomew de Badlesmere, first lord of Badlesmere who married Margaret de Clare.160
~Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry, p. 35, Bartholomew de Badlesmere, Knight, of Badlesmere, Steward of the King's Household, governor of Leeds, tunbridge and Bristol Castles, son of Guncelin de Badlesmere, Justice of Chester, by his wife Joan. 821
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 726,1085
Gunceline de Badlesmere was in opposition against Henry III, for which he was excommunicated along with other oponents to the rule of Henry III. After he made his peace with the King, he was appointed as the Justice of Chester, which he continued to do up to 9 Edward I. He took part in the expedition into Wales in 1281 or 1282 (10 Edward I), he died 29 Edward I, being then seized of the manor of Badlesmere.
Gunceline married Joan, the daughter of Ralph Fitz Bernard, Lord of Kingdowne, Kent. Joan was the heiress of Thomas, Lord Fitz Bernard.
~Fenwick Allied Ancestry, pg. 152
~ Bank's The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England, Vol. II, p.23
• Background Information. 814
Gunceline de Badlesmere was chief-justice, of Cheshire and lived at the time of Edward I. He was seised of the manor of Gadlesmere, holden of the king in capsite. He married Margaret, daughter and hier to Thomas (Ralph in other references) Fitz Bernard.
~Baronia Anglica Concentrata, Vol. I, p. 112
• Background Information. 900
Bartholomew de Baldesmere, living 16 Henry II, was father of William de Badlesmere, who adhered to the Barons during the reign of King John. After him was Giles de Badlesmere, 1248; and Guncelin de Badlesmere, chief justice of Chester until 9 Edward I. He died 29 Edward I siezed of the lordship of Badlesmere in Kent. His son and heir, Bartholomew Lord Badlesmere, was summoned to parliament among the Barons from the 3rd to the 14th of Edward II.
~ Collins's Peerage of England, Vol. VI, p. 489
• Background Information. 1247
"Of his heirs this manor was held by the eminent family of Badlesmere, who took their surname from their possessing it. Guncelin de Badlesmere, with his brother Ralph, accompanied king Richard I. to the siege of Acon, in Palestine. Guncelin de Badlesmere held this manor, 2s before-mentioned, in the reign of king John, and was a justice itinerant, as was his brother Giles de Badlesmere, who was slain in a conflict with the Welsh in the 43rd year of Henry III. anno 1248. The former left one son Bartholomew, and two daughters, Joane, married to John de Northwood, and another to John de Coningsby.
"Bartholomew de Badlesmere afterwards possessed this manor, and on his death was succeeded in it by his son Guncelin, who was chief justice of Chester in the 2nd year of Edward I.
"He died in the 29th year of that reign, and was buried in Badlesmere church, where his effigies lying cross-legged, cut in wood, was remaining in Philipott's time, then holding this manor of the king in capite, as of the barony of Crevequer, by knight's service, and paying to the ward of Dover castle, and making suit to the king's court of Ledes. He left by Margaret his wife, heir of Ralph Fitzbernard, one son Bartholomew de Badlesmere."
~The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 6, pp. 467-481
Guncelin married Joan Fitz Bernard, daughter of Ralph Fitz Bernard and Joan de Aguillon, about 1264 in Castle Badlesmere, Kent, England 200.,726 (Joan Fitz Bernard was born about 1235 in Kent, England and died in 1310 in Baldesmere, Kent, England.)