Jasper Selwyn

Male 1560 - 1635  (75 years)


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  • Name Jasper Selwyn 
    Born 1560 
    Gender Male 
    Resided 1600  Matson House, Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Acquired from Ambrose Willoughby 
    Died 13 Jan 1634/35  Matson Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0536  The Selwyn Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2015 

    Father William Selwyn,   d. 1599, Kings Stanley Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Catherine Clutterbuck,   d. 1599 
    Family ID F088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Robins,   d. 28 May 1636 
    Married 13 Jan 1590/91  Kings Stanley Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William Selwyn,   b. 1593,   d. 28 Oct 1643, Matson, Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +2. Richard Selwyn,   b. Abt 1595
     3. Catherine Selwyn,   c. 1598,   d. 1598  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. Thomas Selwyn,   c. 1600
     5. John Selwyn,   c. 1603,   d. 1603  (Age ~ 0 years)
     6. Joan Selwyn,   c. 1603
     7. Margaret Selwyn,   c. 1604
     8. Ann Selwyn,   c. 1605
     9. Sarah Selwyn,   c. 1606
     10. Jasper Selwyn,   c. 1608
     11. Dorothy Selwyn,   c. 1615
     12. John Selwyn,   c. 1617
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jan 1590/91 - Kings Stanley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - Acquired from Ambrose Willoughby - 1600 - Matson House, Gloucester Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jan 1634/35 - Matson Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

    Matson House in the 19th century

    Documents
    Will of Jasper Selwyn of Matson
    Will of Jasper Selwyn of Matson
    Proved in 1635

    From William Bazeley's "Some Records of Matson"

    Jasper Selwyn died in 1634, and was buried at Matson. His monument describes him as 'Counsellor at law and one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Gloucester.' From his will, which I have examined at the Gloucester Probate Court, it appears that he left his plate and other moveables to his daughters, Margaret, Sarah, and Dorothy, and certain fittings of the house, which he describes as 'wainscot and glass,' to his son William, stipulating that his widow, whom he makes his sole executrix, should have the use of them during her life-time. The will is a very short one, and more than half of it is a solemn declaration of his Christian faith. Margaret Selwyn survived her husband only two years.

  • Notes 
    • Acquired Matson House from Ambrose and Susan Willoughby in 1600.
    • of Co. Gloucester, pleb. MAGDALEN HALL, matric. entry under data 15 April, 1580, aged 19; of Matesdon, co. Gloucester, (2s. William, of Stanley Regis, co. Gloucester); bar.-at-law, Lincoln's Inn, 1591; treasurer 1620; buried 1634-35; father of William 1607. See Foster's Judges and Barristers.
    • From "British History Online" for Stonehouse: Manors and other estates

      In the 16th century and early 17th an estate at Stonehouse and Ebley was acquired by the Selwyn family of Matson. In 1588 Jasper Selwyn bought a fulling-mill at Bridgend and lands from Humphrey Osborne, and in 1602 his estate in Stonehouse was described as 4 houses and over 100 a. of land. By his marriage to Margaret Robins in 1592 Jasper Selwyn acquired lands in Stonehouse and Ebley which had belonged in 1533 to Thomas Lane (d. 1544); Thomas's son, also Thomas, sold the lands in 1557 to John Robins of Matson, whose successor, Thomas Robins (d. c. 1578), left them to his daughter Margaret. In 1621 Jasper Selwyn's son William married Edith, daughter of an Ebley clothier, Leonard Bennett; her inheritance included Ebley Mill and the house called EBLEY COURT. Jasper Selwyn died in 1635 and William in 1643. The estate then passed to William's son, also William, who died in 1679. William the son of the younger William (d. 1702) then held the estate, and his widow Albinia (d. 1738) held it in 1711. In the late 17th century the property at Ebley included the cloth-mill with 70 a. of land, and another farm of 60 a., and, at Stonehouse, the Bridgend cloth-mill and c. 100 a. of land. Albinia Selwyn's son John died in 1751, and his son, George Augustus Selwyn, owned Ebley Mill in 1788 and died in 1791 when the estate passed to his nephew Thomas Townshend, Viscount Sydney.


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