Name: Peter Gott 1
Residence: Royston, Herts
Note: 2 1|
Change Date: 25 FEB 2011
In the Gott pedigree provided by Samuel in 1662 for the Visitation of Sussex, a two generation pedigree with the following names heads up the page, but no continuation of the line of descent is made to link it to Samuel:
Peter Gott of Royston had Samuel Gott of London, who married Elizabeth.
I have not been able to identify the Peter Gott at the head of the tree but the Samuel Gott of London referred to was certainly from Royston Herts originally. He had siblings who remained in that town and the area around, one of his brothers lived rent free in a house belonging to Samuel of London. This Samuel?s will speaks of ?Royston where I was born?. There is a John Gott at Royston in the same generation as the unidentified Peter. He leased a small property from the Manor and gave it up in favour of the new King James when he started to acquire property there to convert to his hunting lodge. I have not been able to establish a link between Peter Gott and John Gott but I assume that they were related. Another brother of Samuel of London was the blacksmith at Bassinbourn, close to Royston. I think that there was another brother who also went to London.
I believe that the Gott family we are discussing had their pre-Royston roots in Cambridgeshire or Norfolk but have not proved this.
- Samuel Gott b: in Royston, Hertfordshire
- Text: Jeremy Gott
- Text: Visitation of Sussex 1662-8
Gott pedigree given by Samuel Gott 1662
(MS notes in WSCRO, ref MP89)