In 1341 Theobald Russell "de Gorges” adopted the Gorges arms used by his uncle and grandfather, that is to say those taken from their de Morville heiress who brought them Wraxall. Ralph, 2nd Baron Gorges, who died without issue in 1330/1, shortly after his father's death, formed the plan of bequeathing the Gorges estates to a younger son of his sister Eleanor on condition that he should adopt the name and arms of Gorges. This material contains information on the careers and schooling of family members as well as copies of their correspondence. Thomas was born in 1571, in Maxtock, Warwickshire, England. With the artistic direction of his wife he built the surviving Longford Castle on the banks of the River Avon, to the south of the City of Salisbury, a triangular Swedish pattern castle with a round tower in each corner, with deer park, fruit garden and kitchen garden. A pair of the wooden roof bosses of the church at Chagford, Devon, display whorls, believed to be the Gorges arms, as the family was connected with that manor. Ralph de Gorges was marshal of the army of King Edward I in the wars in Gascony in 1293, and was in opposition to Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall. Gorges had begun his researches as early as 1908, when he received permission from the 6th Marquess of Waterford to reproduce a family portrait.. 5, Knighton, footnote 124, Inq.p.m. J G Oliva Salinas), CD-ROM, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico , quoted in Column: The crucible, by Philip Ball, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles, William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1604-1629/member/gorges-sir-robert-1589-1648, "GORGES, Sir Robert (c.1589-1648), of Redlynch, Som", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Thomas_Gorges&oldid=981293570, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2012, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. She was a daughter of Ulf Henrikson von Snakenborg of Ostergottland, Sweden. Raymond's great-great-grandfather was Gorges Edmond Howard, his great-grandfather was Captain Hamilton Gorges of Kilbrew and Ballygowley, MP. Although he failed to publish it in his lifetime, his wife had the book published to his specifications in 1944. Major John Arthur Howard Gorges was a son of Revd John Howard Gorges, He was knighted at Beddington in 1586. He appears to have married off his 2nd daughter, Eleanor, to the young Theobald Russell (1303–1340) of Yaverland, Isle of Wight and Kingston Russell, Dorset, son and heir of Sir William Russell (d.1311), who was possibly his ward, and later settled the manor of Knighton in tail-male on Eleanor's two younger sons (William and Theobald).
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