- Robert de Uford, late Earl of Suffolk, held a garden in the parish of St. Botholpe called "Goswelle," containing 3 rods of land. Held of the church of St. Botolph by service of 12d. per ann., 43 Ed. III. (Ch. I. p.m.). Apparently St. Botolph, Aldersgate.Gave its name to Goswell Street. The Earl of Suffolk held the manor of "Base Court" or Barbican (q.v.) here, which was apparently in the parish of St. Giles Cripple-gate.Called "Godewelle" in Clerkenwell Register (Cott. MS. Vesp. B. IX. f. 24b.).
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.