Note: Sir Edmund Gorges and Lady Anna Howard Sir Edmund Gorges of Wraxall was born in 1454, Wraxall Church, Somersetshire, England. He was the son of Walter Gorges of Wraxall (b: about 1422 in Wraxall, Somerset, England, died in 1466), and Mary Oldhall (b. about 1435.) Edmund's father, Walter Gorges, died in 1466, when Edmund was about 12; Edmund became a ward to John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, Lord of the Manor of Wraxall. (NOTE: John Howard eventually became Edmunds' father-in-law., and Edmund eventually became Lord of the Manor of Wraxall.) Edmund married (1st) Anne Howard, about 1478. She was the daughter of John Howard and Catherine Moleyns. They had four children: --- Edward Gorges of Wraxall (Sir); b. 1482/83 in Wraxall, & Clevedon, Somerset, England --- William Gorges; b. about 1484 in Wraxall, & Clevedon, Somerset, England --- John Gorges; b. about 1486 in Wraxall, & Clevedon, Somerset, England --- Margaret Gorges; b. about 1488 in Wraxall, & Clevedon, Somerset, England NOTE: Ann Howard was descended from King Henry I and King William I “the conqueror”, and from King Edward I. Edmund became Lord of the Manor of Wraxall, and he was created a Knight of the Bath by King Henry VII, at the creation of King Henrys' son Arthur, as Prince of Wales in 1489. NOTE: "Lord of the Manor" is a titular feudal dignity which is still recognized today as a semi-extinct form of landed property. NOTE: "Knight of the Bath" refers to an important medieval ceremonial honor in which a King grants knighthood (usually in connection with an important state ceremony.) The Knight bathes (symbolic of purification), is instructed in a knights' duties, spends a night in prayer in a chapel, and is "dubbed" by the King (either by sword or by hand), conferring knighthood. Sir Edmund was made Sheriff of Somerset, 5 Nov 1495. Anne Howard died about 1500, and was interred in Wraxall Church, Somerset. Sir Edmund married (2nd) Joan Hampton, after 1500 (d. 1506) (dau. of John Hampton.) They had one child: --- Walter Gorges; b. before 1506. Sir Edmund married (3rd) Joan Copstone, after 1505 (also her 3rd marriage; b. 1481 in East Harptree, Somerset; d. 1524) (dau. and heiress of Thomas Copston.) Sir Edmund Gorges of Wraxall died 13 Apr 1512; he was buried in the Chancel of Wraxall Church, Somersetshire, England. SOURCES:  http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/GORGES.htm  Book: De Georges from Gaurges in the Cotentin, Normandy, 1065" by George Thorne.  http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wprokasy&id=I28305  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mysouthernfamily/myff/d0030/g0000023.html  http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18686  http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ancestorsearch&id=I4347
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