Name: Roger GOMELDON  G0004 
Born: ca. 1572   
Baptised: 1572  Salisbury St Edmund, Wiltshire, England
Parents: William GOMELDON Ann Unknown
Died:1618 City of London, Middlesex, England
Buried: 20 Oct 1618  St Andrew Undershaft, Middlesex, England
Occupation:Merchant adventurer. Citizen and Skinner   
Note: Information about later generations may be excluded for reasons of privacy
Spouse 1Cicily Joyce WILCOX
Married 4 Apr 1605
Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
(Died 1647)
Child 1 H0002 William GOMELDON
Child 2 H0003 Susan GOMELDON
Child 3 H0005 Catherine GOMELDON
Child 4 H0001 Joyes GOMELDON ca. 1606
Child 5 H0004 Richard GOMELDON ca. 1617
Roger Gomeldon was a son of William Gomeldon [F0001] and his first wife Ann. He was baptised 1572 at Salisbury St Edmund, Wiltshire.

In the later grant of arms to two of his sons, he was described as a Merchant Adventurer. This presumably means that he was a member of the Company of Merchant Adventurers, which dated from the early 15th century and consisted of London's leading overseas merchants in a guild-like organisation. Its members' main business was originally the export of cloth, but may have been more diverse by this era. Admission was by patrimony (being the son of a merchant who was free of the company at the time of the son's birth), service (apprenticeship to a member), redemption (purchase) or 'free gift'. By the time of the accession of James I in 1603, there were at least 200 members.

He was also described (in his own will) as a "Citizen and Skinner of London". The Worshipful Company of Skinners is one of the twelve great Livery Companies of the City of London. It was originally an association of those engaged in the trade of skins and furs. Membership of the Skinners' Company would also have conferred the rights of Citizenship (ie "freedom of the City").

He married Cicily Joyce WILCOX (or WILCOTTS) on 4 Apr 1605 at Banbury, Oxfordshire. They had at least five children

Roger Gomeldon was buried 20 Oct 1618 at the church of St Andrew Undershaft, in the City of London. His will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and mentions his wife Cicely and five children. 

1572 Baptism of Roger GAMBELLTON Salisbury St Edmund, Wiltshire, England Baptisms index
1605 Marriage of Roger GOMELDON and Joice Wilcotts None Marriage index
4 Apr 1605 Marriage of Geordge [sic] GUMBLETON and Sisselie WYLLCOX Banbury, Oxfordshire, England Marriage index
20 Oct 1618 Burial of Roger GOMELDON St Andrew Undershaft, Middlesex, England Burials index
19 Nov 1618 Will of Roger Gomeldon 1618 London View details
1663 Roger GOMELDON referenced in Visitations of Middlesex, 1663 Middlesex View details
1664 & 1667 Roger GOMELDON referenced in London Pedigrees & coats of arms 1664 & 1667 London View details

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