Name: Thomas or John Bedelgate or Bedlisgate or Bittlesgate
Sex: M 1
Residence: Knighteston, Ottery St Mary, Devon
Change Date: 23 SEP 2011
Of Knighteston, Over Gabriel and Maidencombe, Devon.
Stoke Gabriel (same as Over Gabriel?) is 8 m from Maidencombe.
Knighteston, in Ottery St. Mary, Devon, gave name to a family, by whom, about the year 1370, it was sold to Bittlesgate. After continuing a few descents in that family, it was entailed on Lord Bonville, who enjoyed it notwithstanding a claim made by Anthony Widville, Earl Rivers, as next heir of Bittlesgate.
The ancient mansion and estate of Knightstone, in the southern part of this parish, belonged to the family of Bittlesgate.
John Bythelysgate was canon of Ottery, 3 November, 1366, and died 1404.
Richard Bittlesgate died in 1494, and the right of succession passed, on failure of issue of that family, to the Lady Cicely, great-granddaughter and heiress of William Lord Bonville and Chuton.
(The Collegiate Church of Ottery St. Mary : being the Ordinacio et Statuta, Ecclesie Sancte Marie de Otery, Exon. Diocesis A.D. 1338, 1339, ed. from the Exeter Chapter MS. 3521, and the Winchester Cartulary vol. 1. part ii.ff.98-114, with plans, photographs, introduction and notes.)
Knightstone was built by Thomas de Bittlesgate in 1380.
Or of Bedlesgate, Northamptonshire?
- Joan Bittlesgate or Bedlisgate b: ABT 1390
- Type: Web Site
Author: Jason Potts