Guncelin de Badlesmere
Noted events in his life were:
• 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
After which the manor of Badlesmere was granted by the king to Hamo de Crevequer, and together with other lands made up the barony of Crevequer, as it was called, being held of the king in capite by barony, as of his castle of Dover, for the desence of which he was bound by his tenure. [Chatham, vol. iv. p. 205. Leeds, vol. v. p. 485]
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.
~The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 6, pp. 467-481