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idz do goryThe Gosiewski surname

I would like to thank Marek Milewski for help in defining the source materials.

The surname Gosiewski originates from a group of villages Gosie near Zambrow (Zambrów) in Poland. The name of the villages originate from the person Gotard from Milewo. He has founded the first village Gosie Lesnica in 1411. Later around Gosie Lesnica another villages were founded. About 30-40 years later documents can be found where people call themselves 'from Gosie' i.e. Jan from Gosie, Wojciech from Gosie. Not a long time later the first references of the surname Gosie (without 'from') can be found. The firs written document is the land act from 1642 where Stanislaw Gos crest Buyny is mentioned. This has remained for the next 1-2 generations in XV century. Later for convinience instead of Gos they were referenced as Gosiewski which is the final surname. Due to mistakes there were some variations of the surname like Gasiewski or G±siewski etc. but this is already a different story. The original spelling 'Gos'  or 'Go¶' also remained in some regions. 


idz do goryThe family crest: ¦lepowron

Based on crest calendar from 1997.

Herb rodziny Gosiewskich - Slepowron¦lepowron

On blue background, standing on gold cavalery cross mounted to silver horseshoe there is a black raven. In the jevel above the crest on the helmet in the crown is the same raven.

According to the legend the crest was taken by the Korwin from Hungary after the marriage with a girl from Pobóg (Pobog) fammily joining the signs of both families. But according to heraldic studies the history of a raven in the crest is much older and originates in ancient Roman times. In Rome, in the times of Tiberius there lived Valessius Messala Corvinius. During the key battle with francs he was called to a duell by one of his enemies of a legendary strength and power.

During the battle suddenly a black raven came and sat on the Corvinius helmet. Valerius has easilly killed the disoriented franc. For memory of this event the Roman did include the raven in his crest.

¦lepowron, most widely known in the regions of Kalisz, Sandomierz, Sieradz, Ru¶ and Mazowsze was the family crest of about 350 families, including the Korwin and Gosiewski families.


idz do goryOther Gosiewski family crest: Korwin

Some Gosiewskis were had a different family crest - Korwin. The relation between both crests is close, and obvious when you know the "¦lepowron" crest origins and when you compare both crests:

¦lepowron

Korwin

Both pictures are taken from an excellent heraldic web page http://republika.pl/akromer/polska.html , with permition from the author mailto:akromer@friko4.onet.pl


idz do goryThe Gosiewski family roots (according to what people have told me)

The information below is not confirmed by any documents that I have seen, but it seams very probable. It differs a little bit from the history according to crest books while it originates at least one generation earlier. ..

Gosiewscy v. Gasiewscy Korwinowie herb Slepowron

The Gosiewski Family originates from a village Gosie near Różan about one / two generations earlier than the cited below crest books say. From this village originated four lines of Gosiewski fammily: the Zambrów (Zambrow) line of fammily, the Chełsty (Chelsty) line, the Bieszczady line and the Warszawa (Warsaw) line. The lines were originated probably by fours sons of some Gosiewski.

The Zambrów (Zambrow) family line

This fammily line after migration from Gosie near Różan (Rozan) founded (built) the village Gosie near Zambrów (Zambrow). This line is best known in the history becouse from this family line Wincenty Gosiewski (Hetman Polny Litewski) and his son Aleksander Gosiewski (Wojewoda Smoleński) originate.

The Chełsty (Chelsty) family line

This line was originated by creation of a big farm which cousin of Wincenty Gosiewski either owned or created. The farm was 30 big włóka (wloka) big which is about 900 hectars) and contained villages: Modzele, Ogony, part of Młynarze (Mlynarze) village between the road and Narew river, part of Kruszewo village (south part of village and terrains up to Chełsty (Chelsty). Generally the farm contained quite big terrain from Chełsty to Różan. If you want to search theese villages on the map you should try starting from Chełsty (Chelsty) [52deg66min North, 21deg29min East]
It is known that grand-son of owner of the Chełst region became also owner of a part of a village Mroczki-Kawki (it is about 7 km south from Różan).
Many Gosiewskis still live in Chełsty and the Chełsty region.

The data on this part of the fammily can be found in the church in Płock (Bishops)

The Bieszczady family line

The third line of Gosiewski family originated by the member of the family who moved to Bieszczady. I have no information on this line.

The Warsaw (Warszawa) family line

Fourth and last family line who migrated to Warsaw. I have no information on them either.


idz do goryThe Gosiewski family roots (family prehistory)

The text below was taken from an ancient heraldic book, untranslateable into english for me (it's uning ancient polish language). Anyway, the family history starts in about XVth century, the family originates from a village "Gosie" in Zambrow region in Poland. If somebody could help me with translation - please contact me. This is a key material to understand the family roots.

Gosiewscy v. Gasiewscy Korwinowie herb Slepowron

Wies Gosie w powiecie zambrowskim, jest ich gniazdem. Czasem sie jednak przez nieswiadomosc z Gasiewa pisali. W XV-m wieku zwali sie Gosiami, zanim sie nazwisko Gosiewskich ustalilo.

Akta lomzynskie z 1462 roku wspominaja o Stanislawie Gosiu, herbu Buyny, a z 1465 r. o Janie i Albercie Gosiach, tegoz herbu (Mil.). Tomasz, syn Jakoba z Gosi, 1468r. a Swietoslaw, sym tegoz, 1476 r. na uniwersytecie krakowskim. Czesc z nich przeniosla sie na Litwe.

Zyjacy w drugiej polowie XVI-go wieku Jan Gosiewski, pozostawil syna Aleksandra (A Zap. Ros.), pisarza kanclerza litewskiego 1597r. (ML 191 A f. 113). Ze starosty wieliskiego referendarz litewski 1610r., pisarz 1615r. wojewoda smolenski 1625r. i pisarz polny litewski 1630r. Oprocz wieliskiego posiadal jeszcze starostwa: kupiskie, punskie, bielskie, i markowskie, oraz dzierzawe koniuchowska i wiszniewska. Te ostatnia odstapil Strawinskim, za koneserem krolewskim z 1621e. (Pac.). Znakomity wojownik, bral udzial w wojnach moskiewskich za czasow Zygmunta III-go, a w czasie wojny inflanckiej, pobil Szwedow pod Lixna, Krzyzborgiem i Dynaburgiem. Oceniajac jego wielkie zaslugi dala mu rzeczpospolita rozne dobra w wojewodztwie smolenskim o czem konstytucja sejmowa z 1631r. obszernie mowi. Fundowal wraz z zona kolegium Jezuitow w Witebsku i rezydencje w Dynaburgu. Umarl w 1639 roku, pochowany w Wilnie.

Z Ewy Pacowny, podkomorzanki Brzeskiej, mial synow: Krzysztofa, Mikolaja i Wincentego, oraz corki: Helene, zone Samuela Szymona Sanguszki, zmarla 1635r. i Anne, zakonnice reguly Sw Brygidy w Brzesciu (Pac.).

Krzysztof, po ojcu pisarz litewski 1625 i referendarz 1638 r. zostal rowniez po ojcu wojewoda smolenskim 1639r. Trzymal starostwo wieliskie, ktore mu ojciec odstapil 1627r. (list Jur Mat XXII). Jezdzil do Francyi jako posel Wladyslawa IV-go. celem uwolnienia z wiezienia Jana Kazimierza

Wincenty prawdopodobnie po ojcu starosta punski i markowski, a po bracie Krzysztofie wieliski, stolnik litewski 1646r., z tym tytulem podpisal z wojewodztwem wilenskim, elekcyje Jana Kazimierza. General artylerji litewskiej 1651 roku, podskarbi wielki litewski i pisarz 1652r, w koncu hetman polny litewski 1654r. Marszalek kola poselskiego 1650 i 1652 roku. Znakomicie sie odznaczyl w wojnach kozackich Chmielnickiego, na ktore znaczna czesc swojego majatku wylozyl, tak, ze szlachta kijowska zlecila poslom swoim z 1651r. aby mogl byc ze skarbu rzeczypospolitej wynagrodzony. Nastepnie bil dzielnie Szwedow i Brandenburczykow. W koncu jednak pobiwszy Wolynskiego pod Kownem, gdy jako komisarz udal sie do zawarcia traktatu z Moskwa, wziety do niewoli kilka lat w wiezieniu w Moskwie pozostawal, z ktorego dopiero powrocil, gdy pieciu znakomitych wodzow moskiewskich wydano za niego. Wojsko, dlugi czas nieplatne zawiazalo sie w konfederacye, ktorego pretensye rozpatrywac mialy komisye, w ktorych marszalkowali hetmani. Gosiewski posadzony o zdrade zwiazku przez rycerstwo, wyciagniety podstepem z domu w Wilnie w ktorym przebywal, zginal w Ostrynie 29 listopada 1662r. z reki tych ktorzy przez dlugie lata przywykli byli go sluchac i szanowac. Z Magdaleny Konopackiej, kasztelanki Elblaskiej pozostawil Wincenty syna Boguslawa i corki: Zofie, zone Aleksandra Przyjemskiego, podstolnego koronnego, z ktorym zawarla intercyze przedslubna 1676r. i Terese, zone 1-o v. Jozefa Boguslawa Sluszki, kasztelana wilenskiego, 2-o v. Kazimierza Jana Sapiehy, wojewody wilenskiego (M 207 f.140 i 212 f. 27; Sap.).

Boguslaw, kantor wilenski, podpisal uchwaly zjazdu pod Olkinikami 1700 roku. Nastepnie dziekan wilenski, biskup akantenski i sufragan bialoruski, 1722 r. administrator dyecezyi wilenskiej, zostal biskupem smolenskim 1724r. Umarl w 1744r. W 1733 podpisal konfederacye generalna warszawska (Obl. Warsz. 49 f. 422). Ze byl synem Wincentego a bratem Teresy zaswiadcza jego wlasnoreczny dopisek z 1725r. znajdujacy sie na inwentarzu starostwa homelskiego, ze inwentarz ten, znajdujacy sie w jego reku, po smierci szwagra jego Sluszki oddal Krasinskiemu, staroscie homelskiemu (Akta XIII f. 377).

Teresa z mezem Sluszka, otrzymala od matki starostwo markowskie, za konsensem krolewskim z 1681 roku i odstapila je zaraz w tymze roku Kotlowi, a w 1699 roku otrzymala wspolnie z mezem starostwo latowickie. W 1699 roku sprzedala Gluchow i Tursko w powiecie Kaliskim Gurowskiemu. W 1706 r. byla juz zona Sapiehy (Sap: Perp. Czers. 16 A f. 116 i 17 f. 100; M. 219 f. 249). Matka ich, Magdalena z Konopackich, wyszla po smierci meza za ks. Janusza Karola Czartoryskiego, podkomorzego krakowskiego. Nabyla ona okolo 1668r. Warszewice od Warszewickiego (Kij. VII f. 891 i Perp. Czers 13 f 288).

Rafal, ziec Katarzyny Podoskiej na wolyniu 1595r. (Wol 1 f. 109). Stanislaw, w powiecie piotrkowskim, zonaty z Katarzyna z Uniechowskich procesuje Czeszejke 1612r. (Zs. Grodz.). Marcin z wojskiego smolenskiego, kasztelan parnawski 1625r. Michal rotmistrz krolewski 1625r. (V.L.). Maciej general artyleryi litewskiej i starosta loziejski podpisal z wojewodztwem wilenskim elekcyje Jana III-go.

(c.d.n.) jak znajde chwile czasu zeby to dalej przepisac, jest tego sporo!!!!


idz do gory

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