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John Fortescue

Male Abt 1420 - Aft 1461  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name John Fortescue 
    Born Abt 1420  of Whympston in Modbury, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1461  [4
    Alternate death 11 Mar 1481  [5, 6
    Person ID I7889  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father William Fortescue,   b. Abt 1385, of Whympston in Modbury, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 8 Nov 1421  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother Maud Falwell,   d. Aft 8 Nov 1421 
    Married Bef 1411  [1
    Family ID F4583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan Prutteston,   b. of Preston in Ermington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1501 
    Married Bef 1451  [6, 7, 8
    Children 
    +1. John Fortescue,   b. of Wimpstone, Modbury, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1519
    +2. Joan Fortescue,   d. Aft 1523
    +3. William Fortescue,   b. Abt 1460, of Preston in Ermington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1520  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F4570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Not to be confused with his 1st cousin, Sir John Fortescue, lawyer who became Chief Justice in England." [Ancestral Roots] This confusion is present in A History of the Family of Fortescue in All its Branches, citation details below.

  • Sources 
    1. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013., place only.

    3. [S1466] History of Gibbs of Fenton in Dartington, County Devon by Herbert Cokayne Gibbs. London: The Saint Catherine Press, 1925., place only.

    4. [S741] A History of the Family of Fortescue in All Its Branches, by Thomas Fortescue, Lord Clermont. 2nd edition, London: Ellis and White, 1880.

    5. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., says "11 Mar 1460/1" in 246F-35, but says "11 Mar 1480/1" in 246E-35, so we think we can assume the former is a typo.

    6. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    7. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., "by 1450".

    8. [S741] A History of the Family of Fortescue in All Its Branches, by Thomas Fortescue, Lord Clermont. 2nd edition, London: Ellis and White, 1880., "before the year 1450".