FORTESCUE FAMILY

III. FILLEIGH LINE

John FORTESCUE (Sir Chief Justice)

Born: ABT 1394 / 1412, Wymston & Shepham, Devonshire, England

Died: ABT 1476 / AFT 1502, Ebrington, Gloucestershire, England

Notes: Educated at Exeter College, Oxford. During the reign of Henry VI he was three times appointed one of the governors of Lincoln's Inn. In 1441 he was made a King's sergeant at law, and in the following year Lord Chief Justice of the King's bench. As a judge Fortescue was recommended for his wisdom, gravity and uprightness; and he is said to have been favoured by the King.

He held his office during the remainder of the reign of Henry VI, to whom he was loyal; as a result, he was attainted of treason in the first parliament of Edward IV. When Henry subsequently fled into Scotland, he is supposed to have appointed Fortescue, who appears to have accompanied him in his flight, Lord Chancellor of England. In 1463 Fortescue accompanied Queen Margaret and her court in their exile on the Continent, and returned with them afterwards to England. During their wanderings abroad the chancellor wrote for the instruction of the young Prince Edward his celebrated work 'De laudibus legum Angliae'. On the defeat of the Lancastrian party he made his submission to Edward IV, from whom he received a general pardon dated Westminser, 13 Oct 1471. The exact date of his death is not known.

Fortescue's masterly vindication of the laws of England, though received with great favour by experts, did not appear in print until the reign of King Henry VIII, when it was published, but without a date.

Father: John FORTESCUE (Sir)

Mother: Eleanor NORREYS

Married: Isabella JAMYS

Children:

1. Martin FORTESCUE

2. Maud FORTESCUE

3. Elizabeth FORTESCUE

4. Robert FORTESCUE

Maud FORTESCUE

Father: John FORTESCUE (Sir Chief Justice)

Mother: Isabella JAMYS

Married: Robert CORBET 1455


Elizabeth FORTESCUE

Father: John FORTESCUE (Sir Chief Justice)

Mother: Isabella JAMYS

Married: Edward WHALESBROUGH 1456


Robert FORTESCUE

Born: ABT 1445

Father: John FORTESCUE (Sir Chief Justice)

Mother: Isabella JAMYS

Married: Elizabeth TRENCHARD (dau. of John Trenchard) (m.2 Hugh Chichester)


Martin FORTESCUE

Died: 12 Nov 1472, Filleigh, Devonshire, England

Father: John FORTESCUE (Sir Chief Justice)

Mother: Isabella JAMYS

Married: Elizabeth DENSELL 10 Sep 1454, Married settlement

Children:

1. John FORTESCUE of Filleigh

2. William FORTESCUE of Buckland


William FORTESCUE of Buckland

Born: AFT 1460

Died: 8 Jan 1547/48

Father: Martin FORTESCUE

Mother: Elizabeth DENSELL

Married: Maud ATKYNS

Children:

1. Edward FORTESCUE

2. James FORTESCUE

3. Jacquetta FORTESCUE

4. Margaret FORTESCUE

5. John FORTESCUE


Jacquetta FORTESCUE

Father: William FORTESCUE of Buckland

Mother: Maud ATKYNS

Married: William DENNIS


John FORTESCUE

Father: William FORTESCUE of Buckland

Mother: Maud ATKYNS

Married: Christian ARSCOTT (dau. of John Arscott and Margery Floyer) (m.2 Thomas Chamond)

Children:

1. William FORTESCUE of Buckland and Filleigh

2. John FORTESCUE

3. Alice FORTESCUE


Alice FORTESCUE

Father: John FORTESCUE

Mother: Christian ARSCOTT

Married: William FACYE


William FORTESCUE of Buckland and Filleigh

Died: 1580

Father: John FORTESCUE

Mother: Christian ARSCOTT

Married: Anne GIFFARD (dau. of Sir Roger Giffard) 1555

Children:

1. Martin FORTESCUE

2. Bartholomew FORTESCUE

3. Elizabeth FORTESCUE

4. Faithful FORTESCUE (Sir)

5. John FORTESCUE of Buckland and Filleigh

Elizabeth FORTESCUE

Father: William FORTESCUE of Buckland and Filleigh

Mother: Anne GIFFARD

Married: John YEO


Martin FORTESCUE

Died: BEF 1606

Father: William FORTESCUE of Buckland and Filleigh

Mother: Anne GIFFARD

Married: Jane GROVE

Children:

1. Hugh FORTESCUE


Faithful FORTESCUE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1512

Died: ABT 1608

Father: William FORTESCUE of Buckland and Filleigh

Mother: Anne GIFFARD

Married: ?

Children:

1. John FORTESCUE

2. Faithful FORTESCUE

3. Arthur FORTESCUE


John FORTESCUE of Buckland and Filleigh

Born: 1566

Father: William FORTESCUE of Buckland and Filleigh

Mother: Anne GIFFARD

Married 1: Anne PORTER

Children:

1. Roger FORTESCUE

2. Ethelreda FORTESCUE

3. Grace FORTESCUE

4. Anne FORTESCUE

Married 2: Susan CHICHESTER

Children:

5. John FORTESCUE

6. Faithful FORTESCUE (Sir)


Ethelreda FORTESCUE

Father: John FORTESCUE of Buckland and Filleigh

Mother: Anne PORTER

Married: William PRIDEAUX


Grace FORTESCUE

Father: John FORTESCUE of Buckland and Filleigh

Mother: Anne PORTER

Married: James BAGGE (Sir)

Children:

1. Gertrude BAGGE (b. 1614 - d. 1691) (m.1 Nicholas Slanning - m.2 Richard Arundell)


Anne FORTESCUE

Father: John FORTESCUE of Buckland and Filleigh

Mother: Anne PORTER

Married: Francis TRELAWNY


Roger FORTESCUE

Died: 1629

Father: John FORTESCUE of Buckland and Filleigh

Mother: Anne PORTER

Married: Mary NORLEIGH

Children:

1. Catherine FORTESCUE

2. Anne FORTESCUE

3. Pascha FORTESCUE

4. Gertrude FORTESCUE

5. Elizabeth FORTESCUE

6. John FORTESCUE


Catherine FORTESCUE

Father: Roger FORTESCUE

Mother: Mary NORLEIGH

Married: Reade FORTESCUE


Anne FORTESCUE

Father: Roger FORTESCUE

Mother: Mary NORLEIGH

Married: John HUTCHINS


Pascha FORTESCUE

Father: Roger FORTESCUE

Mother: Mary NORLEIGH

Married: John CORY


Gertrude FORTESCUE

Father: Roger FORTESCUE

Mother: Mary NORLEIGH

Married: Adam LUGGE


Elizabeth FORTESCUE

Father: Roger FORTESCUE

Mother: Mary NORLEIGH

Married: John STUCLEY of Cobleigh (son of John Stucley of Affeton and Mary Redman) 21 Jan 1629/30, Buckland Filleigh

Children:

1. Roger STUCLEY of Chumleigh

2. Mary STUCLEY


John FORTESCUE

Born: 1597

Died: 7 Jun 1655

Father: Roger FORTESCUE

Mother: Mary NORLEIGH

Married: Thomasine PRIDEAUX (b. 23 Oct 1603 - d. 1655) (dau. of Humphrey Prideaux and Honora Fortescue)

Children:

1. John FORTESCUE

2. Anne FORTESCUE

3. Thomasine FORTESCUE

4. William FORTESCUE of Buckland Filleigh

5. Mary FORTESCUE

6. James FORTESCUE

7. Elizabeth FORTESCUE

8. Honora FORTESCUE (m. George Luttrell)

9. Roger FORTESCUE

10. Gertrude FORTESCUE


Faithful FORTESCUE (Sir)

Died: 1666

Buried: 29 May 1666

Father: John FORTESCUE of Buckland and Filleigh

Mother: Susan CHICHESTER

Married 1: Anne MOORE (dau. of Garret Moore, V. Drogheda, and Mary Colley) ABT 1608

Children:

1. Chichester FORTESCUE

2. John FORTESCUE

3. Roger FORTESCUE

4. Garret FORTESCUE

5. William FORTESCUE

6. Lettice FORTESCUE

7. Eleanor FORTESCUE

8. Mary FORTESCUE

9. Elizabeth FORTESCUE

10. Alice FORTESCUE

11. Thomas FORTESCUE of Dromiskin (Sir) (m. Sidney Kingsmill)

Married 2: Eleanor SYMONDS 1639

Children:

12. Grace FORTESCUE

13. Anne FORTESCUE


John FORTESCUE of Filleigh

Born: ABT 1456

Died: 2 Jun 1503

Father: Martin FORTESCUE

Mother: Elizabeth DENSELL

Married: Jacquetta St. LEGER

Children:

1. Bartholomew FORTESCUE of Filleigh

2. George FORTESCUE


Bartholomew FORTESCUE of Filleigh

Born: ABT 1486, Fallegh, England

Died: 12 Sep 1557

Father: John FORTESCUE of Filleigh

Mother: Jacquetta St. LEGER

Married: Ellen MOORE (b. ABT 1505) (dau. of Morris Moore and Cecily Bonville) ABT 1522, Mt. Drake, Devonshire, England

Children:

1. Richard FORTESCUE

2. Lewis FORTESCUE

3. Elizabeth FORTESCUE

4. Gertrude FORTESCUE


Elizabeth FORTESCUE

Born: ABT 1521, Filleigh, Devon, England

Died: 10 Feb 1561, Aller, Devonshire, England

Father: Bartholomew FORTESCUE of Filleigh

Mother: Ellen MOORE

Married: Lewis HATCH (b. ABT 1521 - d. BET 1559/60)

Children:

1. Thomas HATCH (b. ABT Aug 1556 - d. ABT Feb 1582/83) (m. Cecily Chichester)

2. Anne HATCH (m. Edmund Reinell)

3. Jane HATCH

4. Edmund HATCH

5. John HATCH

6. Dorothy HATCH

7. Lewis HATCH (b. ABT 1554 - d. 6 Apr 1629)

Married 2: Geoffrey TOTHILL 24 Nov 1569


Gertrude FORTESCUE

Born: ABT 1538, Filleigh, Devon, England

Died: 10 Feb 1600/01, probably Mt. Drake, Devonshire, England

Father: Bartholomew FORTESCUE of Filleigh

Mother: Ellen MOORE

Married: Bernard DRAKE (Sir)

Children:

1. John DRAKE


Lewis FORTESCUE

Born: ABT 1517, Filleigh, Devon, England

Died: 1595

Father: Bartholomew FORTESCUE of Filleigh

Mother: Ellen MOORE

Married: Wilmot GIFFORD (dau. of Roger Gifford and Margaret Cobleigh)

Children:

1. James FORTESCUE (b. ABT 1550, Chittlehampton, Devon, England)


Richard FORTESCUE

Born: ABT 1517, Filleigh, Devon, England

Died: 1570

Father: Bartholomew FORTESCUE of Filleigh

Mother: Ellen MOORE

Married: Joan MORETON

Children:

1. Hugh FORTESCUE of Filleigh


Hugh FORTESCUE of Filleigh

Born: ABT 1541, Raleigh, Devonshire, England

Died: 1 Aug 1600

Father: Richard FORTESCUE

Mother: Joan MORETON

Married: Elizabeth CHICHESTER ABT 1566, Raleigh, Devonshire, England

Children:

1. John FORTESCUE

2. Joan FORTESCUE

3. Sarah FORTESCUE

4. Rebecca FORTESCUE

5. Cecily FORTESCUE

6. Mary FORTESCUE

7. Hugh FORTESCUE (b. Jun 1584 - d. 30 Jul 1650)


Rebecca FORTESCUE

Born: ABT 1578, Weare, Somersetshire, England

Father: Hugh FORTESCUE of Filleigh

Mother: Elizabeth CHICHESTER

Married: George REINELL (son of Edmund Reinell and Anne Hatch) ABT 1604

Children:

1. Elizabeth REINELL

2. Edmund REINELL

3. Alice REINELL

4. Anne REINELL

5. Sara REINELL

6. Rebecca REINELL

7. John REINELL

8. William REINELL

9. Marie REINELL

10. Jane REINELL


Cecily FORTESCUE

Born: ABT 1576, Weare Giffard, Devon, England

Died: 24 Aug 1609, Yarnscombe, Devonshire, England

Father: Hugh FORTESCUE of Filleigh

Mother: Elizabeth CHICHESTER

Married: Anthony TREVELYAN (son of Hugh Trevelyan and Elizabeth Pollard) ABT 1600, Weare, Somersetshire, England

Children:

1. Cecily TREVELYAN

2. Joan TREVELYAN

3. Arthur TREVELYAN

4. Mary TREVELYAN

5. Hugh TREVELYAN

6. John TREVELYAN


Mary FORTESCUE

Born: ABT 1583, Weare Giffard, Devon, England

Father: Hugh FORTESCUE of Filleigh

Mother: Elizabeth CHICHESTER

Married: Edmund REINELL (son of Edmund Reinell and Anne Hatch) ABT 1603

Children:

1. Hugh REINELL

2. Edward REINELL

3. John REINELL

4. Jane REINELL


John FORTESCUE

Born: ABT 1575, Weare Giffard, Devon, England

Died: BEF 5 Apr 1605

Father: Hugh FORTESCUE of Filleigh

Mother: Elizabeth CHICHESTER

Married: Mary SPECCOT

Children:

1. Hugh FORTESCUE


Hugh FORTESCUE

Died: 1661

Father: John FORTESCUE

Mother: Mary SPECCOT

Married: Mary ROLLE

Children:

1. Elizabeth FORTESCUE


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